CDC: Florida Leads Nation In Eutylone Overdose DeathsA new synthetic drug called Eutylone is making its way across the United States.
St. Petersburg City Council Votes Against Rent Control CapThis comes after the St. Petersburg City Council voted against the measure on Thursday. Now local organizations are demanding change.
Authorities Have Identified The Suspect Who Attacked Author Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie, a celebrated author and winner of the world's top literary prizes whose writings generated death threats, was attacked and stabbed at least twice on stage Friday before a lecture he was scheduled to give at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, State Police said.
Anne Heche's Son Mourns His MotherAnne Heche's son paid tribute to his mother Friday, saying the family had lost "a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend."
Florida Students Return To Schools Reshaped By Gov. Ron DeSantis' Anti-'Woke' Education AgendaAfter 15 years teaching second and third grade at Burney Elementary, a 350-student school 30 minutes outside Tampa, Emily Lee set up her classroom this month to welcome three- and four-year-olds for pre-K. It's a change she has embraced, she said, a chance to get kids on the right path in their educational journey from a young age.
Preschool Teacher Arrested For Child AbuseDeputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have arrested a preschool teacher for child abuse on a student on August 10.
Former High School Teacher And Theme Park Employee Guilty Of Attempting To Meet A Minor For SexUnited States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Dennis Lee Line (51, Winter Springs) guilty of one count of attempting to coerce or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Line faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. He had been indicted on April 6, 2022. A sentencing date is scheduled for November 2, 2022.
An Alligator In Florida Was Euthanized After Being Found With A Knife In Its HeadA Florida alligator was euthanized after bystanders spotted the reptile swimming with a knife stuck between its eyes, officials say.
Trump Lawyer Claimed No Classified Material Was At Mar-A-Lago In Signed Letter To The Justice DepartmentOne of former President Donald Trump's attorneys signed a letter in June asserting that there was no more classified information stored at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Southbound I-275 Lanes On Howard Frankland Bridge To Close August 15All Southbound I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge from Tampa to St. Petersburg will close on Monday, August 15, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. weather permitting.
Two Teens Charged In Connection With A Traffic FatalityOn August 10, Tampa Police arrested two subjects in connection with a DUI-related traffic fatality that happened in the early hours of July 24 and resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male.
Toyota Is Offering To Buy Back An Electric SUV Because Its Wheels Could Fall OffIn June, Toyota issued a warning to owners of its BZ4X electric SUV that they should stop driving the vehicle and have it transported to a dealership because of a severe problem: the wheels could fall off while driving even after just a short time on the road.
The House Passes Democrats' Health Care And Climate Bill, Clearing Measure For Biden's SignatureThe House of Representatives voted Friday to pass Democrats' $750 billion health care, energy and climate bill, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote.
FBI Is Investigating 'Unprecedented' Number Of Threats Against Bureau In Wake Of Mar-A-Lago SearchThe FBI is investigating an "unprecedented" number of threats against bureau personnel and property in the wake of the search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, including some against agents listed in court records as being involved in the recent search.
United Airlines Puts $10 Million Behind Plan To Shuttle Customers By Electric AircraftUnited Airlines gave a $10 million deposit to a startup developing electric aircraft. The goal is to shuttle customers to and from the airport by air rather than gridlocked roadways.