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Court hears 911 call as mom testifies in McTear trial

Court hears 911 call as mom testifies in McTear trial

TAMPA — Trembling, sobbing and fighting to keep herself under control, Jasmine Bedwell testified Wednesday against the man prosecutors say threw her infant son out a car window on Interstate 275 five years ago....
Updated: 7 hours ago

Lakeland man faces prison for possessing gun

A Lakeland man has been convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun and could face between 15 years to life in prison, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Port Tampa Bay names marketing director

TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay has named Gonzalo Padron as its new director of marketing and business development for Latin America.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Description released of SUV that hit, killed 4-year-old

Description released of SUV that hit, killed 4-year-old

Tampa police detectives say they have narrowed the description of a sport-utility vehicle that struck and killed a 4-year-old boy on North Florida Avenue on Sunday night.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Pasco superintendent works on summer lunch bus for a day

HUDSON — A Pasco County school bus, its interior converted into a diner, stopped at a mobile home park off U.S. 19 Wednesday and School Superintendent Kurt Browning, taking on food-service duties for the day, stood ready to serve lunches....
Updated: 8 hours ago

County planners ask public for input on development priorities

TAMPA — Residents have already made their views known on how they would like Hillsborough County to look in the future, with more infill development and less sprawl, more transit choices and more neighborhoods close to job centers....
Updated: 8 hours ago

Hillsborough school board campaigning hits historic high

TAMPA — With just over a month until the primary election, two political newcomers running for seats on the Hillsborough County School Board have raked in nearly $100,000 in donations each — the most raised in any local school board ele...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Polk couple face fraud charges in donation scam

Polk couple face fraud charges in donation scam

A Mulberry couple face fraud charges after deputies said they attempted to scam a store owner out of $100 under the guise of raising funds for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Anberlin will begin farewell with Warped Tour in St. Petersburg

Anberlin will begin farewell with Warped Tour in St. Petersburg

Entering the studio to make one last album is an unusual concept for a band after it announces that it’s splintering. But that’s what Anberlin decided to do in January after explaining to its fans that it would call it a day after a doz...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Road worker killed in Lakeland hit-and-run

A man on a construction crew was killed by a hit-and-run vehicle early Wednesday as he worked on pedestrian safety project on well-traveled Lakeland road.
Updated: 12 hours ago