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What does a Florida Attorney General do? Ashley Moody and Sean Shaw clash on purpose of the job they seek.

What does a Florida Attorney General do? Ashley Moody and Sean Shaw clash on purpose of the job they seek.

One candidate, Democrat Sean Shaw, believes the attorney general should be a champion for social justice, fairness and enforcing the Constitution – even when the corporations are the targets.The other, Republican Ashley Moody, believe...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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...
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Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016

Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016

Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raises new questions two weeks before the ...
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
For killing his mother and niece, a half-century in prison for Pasco man

For killing his mother and niece, a half-century in prison for Pasco man

NEW PORT RICHEY — Jason Rios will spend up to half a century in prison for the 2015 murders of his mother and niece and the attempted murder of another niece.Rios, 28, could be eligible to be released in 39 years. By then, he will be 67 — and still s...
Published: 10/22/18
Land O'Lakes man killed after losing control, striking utility pole

Land O'Lakes man killed after losing control, striking utility pole

A Land O' Lakes man was killed while speeding northbound down County Road 583 when he lost control of his vehicle, veered into the shoulder and slammed into a utility poll.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Max Weinberg talks early Springsteen gigs, ‘Late Night,’ his son drumming in Slipknot and more

Max Weinberg talks early Springsteen gigs, ‘Late Night,’ his son drumming in Slipknot and more

Frank Lloyd Wright's drafting studio has excellent acoustics. So says Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who played a gig there just the other day."Going back my whole life, I'm a Frank Lloyd Wright fan," said Weinberg...
Published: 10/23/18
Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High student’s fatal overdose

Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High student’s fatal overdose

TAMPAFailures to call 911 leads to chargesA 19-year-old Tampa man is under arrest for his role in the death of a Plant High School senior who overdosed on heroin last year just weeks before graduation. Titan Goodson, of Harbour Island, was still in t...
Published: 10/22/18

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...
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Veteran blames fight over football on TV in shooting deaths of girlfriend and her son, 10

Veteran blames fight over football on TV in shooting deaths of girlfriend and her son, 10

TAMPA — A man accused of fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend and her 10-year-old son told deputies they attacked him after an argument over changing the channel to watch a football game, an arrest report says.Evidence at the scene contradicts tha...
Published: 10/22/18
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...
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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
Stunned reaction as WWE’s Roman Reigns reveals leukemia diagnosis, relinquishes title

Stunned reaction as WWE’s Roman Reigns reveals leukemia diagnosis, relinquishes title

"My real name is Joe, and I've been living with leukemia for 11 years. And unfortunately it's back."With that, WWE star and Tampa-area resident Roman Reigns opened Monday night's telecast of "Raw" to announce his diagnosis and decision to relinquish ...
Published: 10/23/18
Riley Bullough returns to aid Bucs’ depleted linebacking corps

Riley Bullough returns to aid Bucs’ depleted linebacking corps

TAMPA — Riley Bullough watched the Bucs' win over the Browns Sunday on TV, and saw as two of his old teammates suffer season-ending knee injuries. He hated to see them go down, but he knew that it might be a matter of time before Bullough would...
Published: 10/22/18
$22,000 worth of hope as 90 friends pool money for Mega Millions tickets

$22,000 worth of hope as 90 friends pool money for Mega Millions tickets

TAMPA — Ryan McGuinness is pooling money from nearly 90 friends to boost their chances of winning Tuesday night’s record $1.6 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing. His afternoon buy of 11,000 $2 tickets at the Metro Market in Ybor City was their fou...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Woman, 25, faces murder charge in Tampa shooting, stabbing death

Woman, 25, faces murder charge in Tampa shooting, stabbing death

TAMPA — A 25-year-old Brandon woman was arrested on Thursday in connection with the Sept. 30 murder of Justin Heilig in Hyde Park, according to Tampa police.Melissa McNutt faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery, police said.Heilig, 34...
Published: 10/19/18
Updated: 10/20/18
Romano: Cops should get body cameras before cell phones get them

Romano: Cops should get body cameras before cell phones get them

It’s happened again. Another snippet of video. Another Florida cop being questioned.This time, it’s in Coral Springs, and the cop is punching the midsection of a 14-year-old girl who is pinned on the ground with two cops above her, and her hands unde...
Published: 10/22/18

District volleyball: Sunlake doesn’t miss a beat without coach

LAND O'LAKES — Sunlake went into Thursday's Class 7A, District 8 championship without a notable figure on its sidelines: head coach Brian Gonzales.Gonzales was suspended for the district championship after Tuesday's district semifinal. Non...
Published: 10/18/18