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Tampa police chief, Pasco sheriff tout benefits of body cameras

Tampa police chief, Pasco sheriff tout benefits of body cameras

The footage, taken from a camera mounted on a police officer’s dashboard in Celina, Texas, showed the officer tackling to the concrete a man suspected to be high on heroin. The man struggled before eventually being put in handcuffs.
Updated: 22 hours ago
‘MythBusters’ show is magic that’s science

‘MythBusters’ show is magic that’s science

If the zany and oftentimes risky escapades of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from the Discovery series “MythBusters” are your cup of tea, then brace yourself: They’re coming to Tampa.
Published: 04/17/15
Pinellas Park chief made history, but is now saying goodbye

Pinellas Park chief made history, but is now saying goodbye

PINELLAS PARK — When Dorene Thomas joined the Pinellas Park Police Department, she had to knock on the door to the men’s locker room to access crime-scene evidence — stored in an attached room.
Published: 04/17/15
Man killed in MagneGas blast ID’d, from Safety Harbor

Man killed in MagneGas blast ID’d, from Safety Harbor

Authorities on Friday identified the worker killed during an explosion at a Tarpon Springs waste-to-fuel conversion plant.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our editors’ picks for things to do around Tampa this week, from John Travolta’s appearance in Clearwater to a festival that could turn anyone int...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Gyrocopter pilot's wife has attorney, says she knew nothing of plans

Gyrocopter pilot's wife has attorney, says she knew nothing of plans

Douglas Hughes' wife was “scared and shocked” when she learned her husband had flown into restricted airspace in a protest stunt over campaign finance reform, said her attorney. Until she saw news reports, she believed her husband was in Virginia visiting his daughter from his first marriage.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Lightning lose opener, but crowd remains true blue

Lightning lose opener, but crowd remains true blue

The Lightning gave new meaning to the term “crowd control’’ before Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Red Wings in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series. Judging by the scarcity of out-of-town red jerseys at Amalie Arena, the idea of steering ticket sales toward local fans could be deemed an inspirational bolt out of the blue.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Patels’ Hillsborough County estate is beyond big

Patels’ Hillsborough County estate is beyond big

TAMPA — On the traffic-stuffed intersection of Busch Boulevard and North Dale Mabry Highway rises what may become Hillsborough County’s most visible signature home - a 17-acre, lake-front compound that will include a half-dozen luxury hou...
Updated: 21 hours ago
Woman who accused Winston of rape files lawsuit against him

Woman who accused Winston of rape files lawsuit against him

Two weeks before the NFL draft, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to select him with the No. 1 overall pick, former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was sued Thursday by a Zephyrhills woman who has accused him of sexual as...
Updated: 21 hours ago
Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic
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Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic

The story of the Ruskin man who flew onto the Capitol lawn Tuesday in a small gyrocopter was already bizarre.
Updated: 21 hours ago