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Suspect in shooting death of two North Tampa roommates returns from state mental hospital
Devon Arthurs returned to jail Tuesday night after a year of treatment in a state hospital. He was previously deemed incompetent to face trial.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rick Kriseman to replace two agency board members as city seeks greater oversight of Housing Authority
Mayor Rick Kriseman is not reappointing St. Petersburg Housing Authority board members Basha P. Jordan Jr., and Jo Ann Nesbitt to new terms.
Updated: 1 hour ago
WFLA-Ch. 8 morning anchor Marco Villareal accused of battering pregnant woman
The 37-year-old news anchor faces a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, records show.
Published on 03/25/19
Updated on 03/26/19
Cat-feeding woman slaps gun out of attacker's hands after robbery
The woman, who is in her 70s, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities continue to search for her attacker.
Published on 03/23/19
Jane Castor defends her record as Tampa police chief
The mayoral front-runner says she would have done some things differently in her six years as chief, but is proud of her record.
Published on 03/22/19
Updated on 03/25/19
Watch video: Diver swims beside stingray bigger than him off Tarpon Springs
Shawn Campbell counts himself lucky that the massive sea creature stuck around long enough for him to alert the others in his tour and shoot some video.
Published on 03/22/19
Tampa man sought in neighbor's death arrested, deputies say
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office took the wanted 31-year-old into custody late Thursday.
Published on 03/21/19
Tampa man, 36, may be connected to 11 armed robberies
Ted Benjamin Grossman was arrested by St. Petersburg police on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon. But he could be connected to nine other cases.
Published on 03/20/19
Updated on 03/21/19
David Straz: Fatal Tampa police shooting in 2014 may have prompted cover-up
The mayoral candidate made his remarks after meeting with the mother of Jason Westcott, who was fatally shot by police during a raid on his house.
Published on 03/19/19
Updated on 03/20/19
State agrees to foster care reforms in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, but what about rest of Florida?
The Florida Department of Children and Families settles class-action lawsuit filed by child advocates in South Florida but agreement applies only in that region.
Published on 03/19/19
Hillsborough Sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots man armed with knife
The 52-year-old man who was killed had been taken into custody for mental health evaluation eight times since 2018, said Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister.
Published on 03/19/19
Tampa police arrest 48-year-old in Sebring woman's 2018 murder
Gary Tyrone Danielle knew the victim, Laurie Marie Pietscher, according to Tampa police. She was found strangled last year.
Published on 03/19/19
An all-male Tampa City Council? That hasn't happened in almost 50 years
For the first time since 1971, there will be no female city council members in arguably the most progressive city in Tampa Bay.
Published on 03/18/19
Here's how the federal government ranks Tampa Bay area hospitals for patient safety
BayCare's St. Joseph's Hospital is the only hospital in Tampa Bay to receive a five-star ranking from the federal agency. Most others scored two to three stars.
Published on 03/18/19
Driver found in submerged Tampa car identified by deputies
Gustavo Bonifacio De La Cruz, 24, is the driver of the white Honda found in a retention pond. Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Published on 03/18/19