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Man And Teen Arrested In St. Petersburg ‘Bait And Switch’ Carjacking Friday
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A man and teen have been arrested after a ‘bait...
Video: Man jumps into Busch Gardens alligator enclosure
TAMPA, Fla. - A man visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay stunned a group of onlookers as he jumped into the park’s alligator enclosure on Wednesday. In a video taken by a park visitor, the man can be seen on the banks of the enclosure. He points at the crowd and says, "Another wild Karen, crikey!"
Arrest made in connection with shooting at Tru by Hilton St. Petersburg Downtown parking garage
Bryton Dunbar, a 31-year-old individual, has been apprehended by the police on charges of three counts of attempted homicide in connection with a shooting incident at the Tru by Hilton St. Petersburg Downtown parking garage at 1650 Central Avenue. On May 1, 2023, around 12:30 p.m., law enforcement authorities and...
Pinellas deputies arrest 4 men in fatal drug robbery
Pinellas deputies have arrested four men on first-degree murder charges in a Largo shooting that occurred during a botched drug robbery at an apartment. Tyaire Turner, Terrell Markee Jackson, Joshua Ashley and Scott Laracuente each face a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Brent Alley, 20. He was shot to death on April 29 at 8300 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Tampa woman accused of laundering $25K from non-profit
TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa woman is facing multiple charges after she was accused of fraudulently stealing more than $25,000 while working for a non-profit organization. Zaria Walker, 21, is charged with three counts of false entry in books of a business entity, fraudulent use of personal information over $5,000 or 10 but less than 20 victims and second-degree grand theft, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Largo’s Vicki Gibson found safety in gay bars—now she runs one of her own
The Lady’s Room is arguably the only dedicated lesbian bar open in Florida.
St. Petersburg Obama Main Library renovation: over-budget and overdue
It’s been five years since then-Mayor St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman proposed renaming the city’s main library after former President Barack Obama. But the library — the only building in Florida named after the nation’s first Black president — has remained closed for the past two years as it undergoes renovations.
Suspect armed carjackers arrested after crashing into police cruiser during pursuit, officers say
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A couple of good Samaritans became crime victims early Friday morning when they stopped to help a woman they thought was in distress and got carjacked. According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, the couple was flagged down by a 17-year-old girl at the intersection of 4th Ave N and 35th St N.
TPD: Two arrested in Tampa street racing crash that killed two teens
TAMPA, Fla. - Two suspects were arrested Friday after a street racing crash killed two teens on South 20th Street in Tampa Sunday evening, officers said. The Tampa Police Department said 18-year-old Savion Griggs and a 17-year-old, who is not being named due to his age, were both driving separately, heading northbound on 20th Street when the crash happened.
St. Pete Yacht Club to be demolished
First opened in 1917, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club’s downtown facility has served as a waterfront landmark for over a century; however, father time and mother nature have caught up to the historic building. Brian K. Smith, club president, notified members of the impending demolition and redevelopment project in...
Body of former USF football player identified after being found in South Florida waterway
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — The body of a former University of South Florida football player was identified on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Jon Lejiste, 33, was identified on Tuesday as the person whose body was found in the Intracostal Waterway near Lake Worth Beach on May 26, The Palm Beach Post reported.
Pinellas County deputy arrested after sending death threats to wife, detective say
LARGO, Fla. - A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested after sending his wife death threats, officials said. On May 4, 31-year-old Deputy Marquis Fitzgerald was placed on administrative leave without pay after an investigation revealed text messages Fitzgerald sent to his wife due to infidelity issues. According...
Video: Armed robbery suspects sought by St. Petersburg police
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The St. Petersburg Police Department is searching for two men they say were armed when they forced a man to withdraw cash from a St. Petersburg ATM several times early Saturday morning. Deputies say the suspected robbers approached a man near Central and 2nd Street around...
Tropical Storm Arlene forms in the Gulf. Here’s what weather to expect in Bradenton
Tropical Storm Arlene is expected to remain offshore, but its impacts will bring much-needed rain to Bradenton, forecasters say.
Pinellas County deputies rescue ducklings from storm drain
A mama duck got some much-needed help in saving her ducklings from a storm drain, all thanks to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
St. Petersburg man sentenced for stealing, slaughtering horse
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A St. Petersburg man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for stealing and slaughtering a horse in 2019, according to court documents. Eladio Garcia-Gasca, of St. Petersburg, was caught on surveillance camera Dec. 1, 2019, leading a horse away from a property on Buckeye Road near Grass Farm […]
'You can’t cancel Pride': St. Pete Pride's executive director on the importance of this month's celebration
St. Pete Pride Guide 2023.
Tampa woman faces charges in theft of $25k from addiction treatment center
A Tampa woman who worked at the Phoenix House addiction treatment center has been arrested on charges that she stole more than $25,000 from the non-profit facility in 2022, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Friday news release. Zaria Walker, 21, was hired by Phoenix House in...
10 St. Pete Pride events happening during the month of June
St. Pete Pride Guide 2023.
Survivor says Tampa PD Chief great asset in fighting trafficking
TAMPA — While climbing the ranks through the Tampa Police Department, incoming Chief Lee Bercaw also pursued higher education. Chief Lee Bercaw had his interim tag removed Friday by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. Connie Rose, the Executive Director of Victims to Survivors U.S., says Bercaw is a great choice...
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