This is old-ish news, but I don't think we've talked about it and I just really think we should. Since every celebrity is apparently also secretly a designer with deep wells of talent we just never knew about, Britney Spears is launching a lingerie and sleepwear collection. She posted a photo of herself in a set from the collection last month, and I can't believe I didn't know she had Instagram until just now. For shame....
TAMPA — A man shot by police after his wife called 911 to report he was suicidal is suing both the officer who shot him and the city of Tampa, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.
In January, police responded to the call at the Tampa home of Jason Turk, a licensed real estate broker who served 11 years in the Navy. He was sitting in a car in the driveway, and police said he pointed a gun at them. Officer Tim Bergman shot Turk, then shot him a second time after Turk raised his gun again, police said....
TAMPA — A 3-year-old girl jumping up and down on a bed fell out of a third-floor apartment window Wednesday afternoon and landed in a dirt patch outside the building, authorities said.
Mumina Nass showed no obvious injuries, a Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman said, but was taken by helicopter to the trauma unit at Tampa General Hospital to find out if she suffered internal injuries.
The incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. at the Andover Place Apartments, 10216 Altavista Ave. in New Tampa....
Have you ever looked at the cover of one of those cheap drugstore romance novels and thought, man, I wish I could run away and find a dashing, gruff, but secretly kind-hearted pirate king all while wearing a great old timey red velvet dress and the perfect smokey eye?
Well MAC's new fall 2014 makeup collection will presumably be able to help you with at least one of those things. They're coming out with this new collection all based on romance novels, like the really great old ones with Fabio on the cover. It'll have lipsticks and eye shadows and the whole nine yards in lots of really pretty shades. There's even an eyeliner called Evil Twin, which I think is great. It's like, let's not let a trope go unreferenced, you know?...
After seeing chambray shirts all over my favorite style blogs and then looking high and low for my perfect version, I finally found it a few months ago at J. Crew Factory (similar to this one but I think I paid less than that for it). It's become my go-to shirt because it goes so well with everything in my closet. It works great with all my jeans, shorts, skirts, etc., and also as a nice cover up if a sweater would be to bulky, like for a late night at the beach or in a movie theater....
THONOTOSASSA — A woman canoeing in the Hillsborough River was attacked and bitten in the leg by an alligator Thursday afternoon near John B. Sargeant Park, an incident authorities are calling unusual.
Navigated by a sheriff's helicopter circling above, a crew launched a motorized boat and canoes to reach the victim and another woman with her in the canoe.
Andrea Reese, 20, of Uniontown, Ohio, sustained injuries to her left thigh and calf, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The attack occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday....
SEFFNER — A Hillsborough County detention deputy was arrested after he pointed a gun at another man during an off-duty road-rage incident Tuesday morning, the Sheriff's Office said.
It is the second time this year that a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy has faced charges over pulling out a gun during a roadway dispute.
Deputy Reginald J. Migues, 54, got into argument with Arthur Langley, 41, of Tampa over something that happened near the intersection of U.S. 92 and Williams Road, the Sheriff's Office said. The agency did not disclose the nature of the dispute. A Sheriff's Office report indicates Migues and Langley pulled into a parking lot at 5520 Carmack Road around 10:30 a.m. Officials said Migues walked toward Langley, who started getting out of his vehicle. ...
Consider this your Monday mid-afternoon pick me up. ICYMI, somebody put together a video of all the brands mentioned on Sex and the City. Check out the video over at Who What Wear. It's just over nine minutes long (and helpfully, in alphabetical order) and completely ridiculous....
TAMPA — A 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle died Friday night after she was struck by a van that dragged her more than a block and then drove away, police said.
Natalia Leonard was hit just before 10 p.m. near N 15th Street and E Osborne Avenue, a largely residential and small business area east of Interstate 275 and south of Hillsborough Avenue. As Natalia rode onto N 15th Street, the driver, Geraldo Rivera, 48, turned right onto E Osborne Avenue. Natalia was pinned underneath Rivera's 1999 white Ford Van and dragged about 200 feet, police say....
When I was little and would dream about my big day marrying whatever member of NSYNC I was most in love with that week, my outfit always looked the same: pristine white ballgown, long flowing veil, towering high heels, crustiest hairsprayed up-do.
Because that's what brides wear, right? Except none of that is actually me, and I think one of the simplest, but most often overlooked pieces of wedding fashion advice is to look like you on your wedding day....
07/25/14 Human Interest
TAMPA — Chad, one of seven horses in the Tampa Police Department's mounted patrol, recently hurt his leg during a training exercise, an injury that required surgery.
Now the department is turning to the public for help with his growing medical costs.
After a scrape on Chad's front left leg became infected, veterinarians at the Surgi-Care Center for Horses in Brandon operated and are housing him while he recovers. The cost so far is close to $10,000, said police spokeswoman Andrea Davis. The department hasn't had to pay anything yet and Surgi-Care has given them discounts, she said....
A few months ago I told you about the very important app filled with Karl Lagerfeld emojis (you're welcome, btw). If you've been sitting around thinking, gosh, these tiny little Karl icons are great for expressing all my deepest emotions, but what I really need is a Karl doll for my shelf, you're in luck....
TAMPA — Charlie Crist opened a new field office in Tampa on Saturday, giving the bay area its first look at Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, the South Florida businesswoman he announced as his running mate for governor.
Volunteers and supporters crowded outside the new office on W Waters Avenue to hear from Crist and Taddeo-Goldstein, who also is chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party....
07/17/14 Human Interest
When Scott Barry and Vincent Zeoli can marry — someday soon, they hope — it will be in the church they say has become part of their community.
"We will get married in this church, in our state," Barry, 57, said of Unity of Tampa Church.
The Bayport couple of 31 years were among those from the church and Equality Florida who gathered in Unity's Fellowship Hall on Thursday night to celebrate a Monroe County judge's ruling earlier in the day overturning Florida's 2008 constitutional ban on gay marriage....
07/16/14 Human Interest
TAMPA — For retired Tampa police Maj. Sophie Teague, training the department's bloodhound, Snoop, to help people was one of the most rewarding parts of her job.
"They're like your partner," she said. "You're with them every day. They go to work with you, they come home with you."
Snoop died Monday at the Temple Terrace Animal Hospital at the age of 8½. His leg was swollen, and veterinarians said he likely suffered a poisonous insect bite, Teague said. She and Snoop both retired last year....