Today in Tampa, young and old, Christians and Jews gathered in Lykes Gaslight Square Park. About 200 of them showed their solidarity and support for Israel in its latest ongoing bloody battle with Hamas. One bay area man watched some of that battle up close. Tampa attorney Mark Wright watched the war unfold on television. Wright is Jewish-American, has friends in Israel and traveled to the Jewish state several times. He said he felt the need to go, to help.... More>>
Kevin Ludig feels like a rock star – he loves his job at Lyft that much.“You know I keep telling people I feel like a rock star because everyone keeps talking about what I do,” joked Kevin in his sleek Mercury MKS Hybrid. “I love this job.”Kevin uses his life at Lyft as a supplement to his work in solar panel sales. More>>
The family of a California teen whose life was cut tragically short after smoking synthetic pot is on a mission to prevent future tragedies. More>>
Thursday Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told county commissioners and others attending a tour of his new Public Safety Complex that "it's time [for Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park and Tarpon Springs] to stop the nonsense" and combine their police dispatch operations with the new 911 center located inside his headquarters. More>>
Everyone loves a good donut. But not the ones Jena Slinkard bought Thursday night at gas station in Sarasota. She just wanted a yummy, powdered donut late at night. So she bought a few packs, but when she bit into her normal favorite, Hostess Donettes, she spit it right out. More>>
A mother and daughter are accused of running a scheme to smuggle prescription drugs into the Pinellas County Jail. A tip from an inmate led investigators to Janelle Albertson.
A Native American activist says the Venice High school Indian's mascot is racist. So he wants it changed. More>>
A mother of five who was mocked for her stretch marks while sunbathing at the beach has written an open letter to the trio who bullied her. That letter has now gone viral with more than a million likes and 218,000 shares. More>>
“Isolated showers and storms will be possible east of I-75 on Friday evening,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. “Overnight the showers end and temps will stay in the mid to upper 70s.” More>>
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from July 21 to 26, 2014.
Having problems with Facebook today? You are not alone.Mashable.com is reporting that the Facebook site is down for some users. More>>
A Pinellas Park Police officer and his K9 partner were shot at while responding to a disturbance call on Thursday evening. More>>
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured. More>>
Eighteen years later and now headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Derrick Brooks laughs at the memory of sitting in a hotel room the morning of a game early in his career. More>>
A Haines City police officer under an internal investigation has resigned. Amelia Inoa, an officer with Haines City since 2012, submitted her resignation Wednesday night. The resignation came a few hours after News Channel 8 aired a story exposing some of Inoa's posts on her personal Facebook page.
The Pinellas County school district is asking former Gov. Charlie Crist to pull a television ad filmed at an area high school. More>>
A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect.Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. More>>
At least 25 people have been killed and nearly 270 when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city of Kaohsiung Friday. More>>
It’s been a headache for many who travel U.S. Highway 301 in Riverview after the roadway was shut down. But FDOT expects the roadway to be back open about midnight Thursday.After a nearby construction crew damaged a 24-inch water line in the area, water poured out and created a hole, damaging the asphalt on U.S. 301.“It’s still every penny counts, I would say $30 to $50 possibly,” is how much the road closure cost Bee... More>>
Videos of a dangerous stunt are spreading all across social media. You can see examples on sites like Youtube and Facebook. It's called "The Fire Challenge" and involves young people dousing themselves with rubbing alcohol and lighting it up on their bodies. Burn victim and now, Tampa General Hospital volunteer, Joe Versaggi, knows all about the horrors of fire. He's undergone 30 surgeries after a fiery plane crash 8... More>>
Here's a fun way to beat the summer heat, an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it. The unusual cool treat was created by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares, who says the ice cream is made with natural ingredients. More>>
Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks. And, if it invades your body, you're in for a rough ride - it's called Cryptosporidium.