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911, Cell Service Interrupted By Battery Theft

  • 3:20 am Thursday, December 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

911, Verizon and T-Mobile had their service interrupted by a Ruskin man who broke into the secured building and stole batteries worth $14,000. William Bingham sold them to a metal recycling company. Bingham had access codes and will face grand theft charges as well as burglary and dealing in stolen property.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has charged 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz with charges that range from felony counts of animal abuse to misdemeanor counts of illegal takes. That all stems from the terrible video of the three men allegedly dragging a [More]

Men Charged In Shark Dragging Video

  • 3:17 am Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has charged 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz with charges that range from felony counts of animal abuse to misdemeanor counts of illegal takes. That all stems from the terrible video of the three men allegedly dragging a shark behind their boat and posting it to social media. We have more on the story from ABC Action News.

Accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson waived his right to appear in court Tuesday. Instead, a written plea of not guilty was submitted by his lawyer. He is facing [More]

Donaldson Will Not Appear In Court Today

  • 3:23 am Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson has waived his right to appear in court this morning. A written plea will be submitted by his lawyer but we don’t know what that plea might be. Donaldson’s parents still face possible contempt of court charges for refusing to answer questions about their son and will be back in court in early January.

NORAD has a possible explanation for those louds booms heard across the Bay area last Saturday. It might have been a sonic boom produced by two F-15 Fighter Jets that were in the air due to the President’s visit to [More]

St Pete Utility Bills Going Up

  • 3:38 am Monday, December 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

St Pete residents will see an increase in their utility bills starting January 1st to help pay for repairs to the sewer system. It’s a 16% increase to help pay for the more than $32 million dollars in repairs and upgrades.

Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska and right now the big need is for turkeys and hams. The need for donations is stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here.

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Cold Weather Shelters Open

  • 4:17 pm Saturday, December 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

A wind chill advisory is up for Hillsborough, Pasco, as well as Manatee counties tonight, and a freeze watch is also in effect for Hernando and Citrus counties. There’s also a chance your flight up north is going to be delayed. A winter storm is slowing flights so please check ahead before you head to Tampa International Airport, St Pete or to Sarasota. Delta has already canceled close to 300 flights.

That same cold snap will have cold weather shelters will open tonight in Pasco and Sarasota counties. For updates stay with our partners from [More]

Donaldson Charged

  • 3:51 am Friday, December 8th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Donaldson III is now officially charged with four counts of first degree murder. The grand jury indictment came down on the same day his parents went before a judge in Hillsborough County. They continue to refuse to answer questions about their son and will be back in court January 5th and may face contempt of court charges.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the person who abandoned four sick puppies by the side of the road, right in front of the shelter. The four [More]

  • 3:30 am Thursday, December 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The parents of accused Seminole Heights killer Emanuel Donaldson are still refusing to answer question from the prosecutor about their son yesterday. They had been allowed a two-minute video visit with him on Friday at the Orient Road Jail where he is being held without bail. A hearing is scheduled today.

A Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy piloting a helicopter was temporarily blinded by a laser but managed to land safely in a parking lot. Pilot Stephen Bowman tracked that person to his home. Now 27 year old Ryan Fluke is facing third degree felony charged for pointing that laser.

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Duke Energy Customer Accounts Hacked

  • 3:35 am Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

If you paid your Duke Energy bill by check or cash at a payment processing center your personal information may have been stolen. TIO Networks process those payments and reported a hack that can affect customer information going back to 2008. TIO is sending letters out to customers in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association let the Hillsborough County School Board know what they thought of that raise that amounted to $92 per teacher at yesterday’s meeting. They demonstration outside was loud it could be heard inside. There is still no agreement between the two sides [More]

No Agreement On Hillsborough Teachers Raises

  • 3:47 am Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association say Monday’s offer from the Hillsborough County School District just isn’t the pay raise they were looking for. It amounted to $92 per teacher. So once again, no agreement between the two sides and discussions will continue.

At last night’s City Council meeting in Brooksville residents were told for the now, their Police Department is not being disbanded – for now. City Council is trying to find ways to save money on the city budget and that no decisions had been made. As a matter of fact the issue wasn’t even on the agenda and must [More]

McDonalds Manager Gets Full Reward

  • 3:47 am Monday, December 4th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

McDonald’s manager Delonda Walker will receive the entire $110,000 reward that was offered for information leading to the arrest of the Seminole Heights Shooter. 24 year old Howell Emanuel Donaldson gave her a bag that contained the gun that has been tied to all four deaths. He is being held without bond until his next hearing on Tuesday.

The lineup is set for the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day at Raymond James Stadium. The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the Michigan Wolverines. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and start at $80. Click [More]

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