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Tampa man, already in jail, now faces murder charge

Tampa man, already in jail, now faces murder charge

TAMPA — Prosecutors tacked on a murder charge to a man who was already in jail Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.James Michael Morris, 36, of Tampa was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Anthony Alexander G...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Canadian Mounties assist in child porn case against Hillsborough Community College professor

Canadian Mounties assist in child porn case against Hillsborough Community College professor

TAMPA — A Hillsborough Community College math professor is facing child pornography charges after federal agents said he exchanged illicit images online, according to a criminal complaint.Howard Joseph Vorder Bruegge III was arrested Tuesday at his e...
Updated: 2 hours ago
District swimming notebook: Lofty expectations for a stacked Plant girls team

District swimming notebook: Lofty expectations for a stacked Plant girls team

TAMPA — Plant is back in the pool and looking as strong as ever.Maybe stronger than ever.Which is saying a lot considering the Panther girls finished as state runners-up the past two years, losing to only to one of the best teams in the country...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Region volleyball: Bishop McLaughlin handles its business

SPRING HILL — Not too many playoff volleyball matches clock in at under an hour, but Bishop McLaughlin is not like too many volleyball teams.The Hurricanes' perfect record was not in the slightest jeopardy Tuesday night as they rolled past visi...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Region volleyball: Calvary Christian cruises into region final

CLEARWATER — Calvary Christian made short of work of Maitland Orangewood Christian in Tuesday night's Class 4A region semifinal in a 25-12, 25-20, 25-9 win. The Warriors (19-7) will host Shorecrest next Tuesday. They defeated the Char...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hernando school board affirms firing of ex-superintendent Lori Romano

Hernando school board affirms firing of ex-superintendent Lori Romano

After the former superintendent appealed her firing, the board had to decide whether it acted properly back in June.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Deputies release name of Tampa mother and son killed in weekend double homicide

Deputies release name of Tampa mother and son killed in weekend double homicide

TAMPA — Deputies have released the names of the mother and her 10-year-old son who were fatally shot in a double homicide on Sunday.Stephanie Ann Willis, 34, and son Ricky Willis were killed in their home at Mariner’s Cove apartments by Willis’ live-...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Man fatally shoots stepfather, then himself in Tampa apartment, deputies say

Man fatally shoots stepfather, then himself in Tampa apartment, deputies say

TAMPA — A woman concerned that she hadn’t heard from her husband came home Tuesday to find that her adult son had killed the man and then himself, authorities said.Juan Luis Hernandez II, 30, shot himself after first killing his stepfather, Michael E...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs rookies embrace ‘being a kid again’ at community event

Bucs rookies embrace ‘being a kid again’ at community event

TAMPA — M.J. Stewart proudly wore a pink feather boa picked out for him by a new friend. Carlton Davis and Ronald Jones wore sparkly party hats. Alex Cappa walked around with a star sticker on his forehead. Shaun Wilson and Jordan Whitehead com...
Updated: 5 hours ago
There were two fatal wrong-way crashes last weekend. Should we be worried?

There were two fatal wrong-way crashes last weekend. Should we be worried?

A Pinellas Park man made a U-turn on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Friday, driving in the wrong direction for several miles before crashing into a van. The wrong-way driver died at the scene.Two days later, a Seffner man with his headlights off drov...
Updated: 6 hours ago