Saturday, October 20, 2018

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9 days after Hurricane Michael, Florida’s death toll a mystery

9 days after Hurricane Michael, Florida’s death toll a mystery

TALLAHASSEE — It's been nine days since Hurricane Michael slammed the Panhandle and decimated whole cities, from the coastal beach towns to the rural, wooded communities north. Since the Category 4 storm hit Oct. 10, at least 27 people have bee...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Woman, 25, faces murder charge in Tampa shooting, stabbing death

Woman, 25, faces murder charge in Tampa shooting, stabbing death

TAMPA — A 25-year-old Brandon woman was arrested on Thursday in connection with the Sept. 30 murder of Justin Heilig in Hyde Park, according to Tampa police.Melissa McNutt faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery, police said.Heilig, 34...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in shooting of suspected shoplifter

Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in shooting of suspected shoplifter

LAKELAND — A Lakeland city commissioner surrendered Friday to face a second-degree murder charge in the Oct. 3 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter at a military surplus store.Michael Dunn, who has served on the City Commission since January, arr...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hillsborough deputies seek white SUV in homicide investigation

Hillsborough deputies seek white SUV in homicide investigation

TAMPA — Detectives are looking for a white 4-door Dodge Journey SUV that they believe is connected to the homicide investigation of a 24-year-old man found dead Friday.Witnesses said they saw the vehicle driving away from the apartment complex at 850...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Andrew Gillum on Ron DeSantis in St. Petersburg: ‘If I have to go there, I’m going to go there.’

Andrew Gillum on Ron DeSantis in St. Petersburg: ‘If I have to go there, I’m going to go there.’

ST. PETERSBURG — A few things you're sure to hear when Andrew Gillum addresses a crowd: References to his grandma. Generous sprinklings of "ya'll." Lots of crowd laughter."That's a shame," Gillum, at St. Petersburg College Friday, said of teach...
Updated: 10 hours ago
After break for Hurricane Michael, Andrew Gillum returns to stump in Tampa

After break for Hurricane Michael, Andrew Gillum returns to stump in Tampa

TAMPA  — After an 11-day break to deal with Hurricane Michael, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum returned to the campaign trail Friday with whistle stop appearances in St. Petersburg and Tampa.For a fired-u...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Scenes from Andrew Gillum’s campaign visit to Tampa Bay

Scenes from Andrew Gillum’s campaign visit to Tampa Bay

Andrew Gillum sure looked happy to be back on the trail.After spending 11 days away from the campaign to help his city through Hurricane Michael, Gillum returned to the stump Friday, delivering a fiery town hall-slash-rally at St. Petersburg College....
Updated: 11 hours ago
At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

ST. PETERSBURG — People have the right to speak at City Council meetings before every vote. But by then, some fear it’s too late.That’s because the real work of governing the city is done beforehand. Council members devise policies in smaller committ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

TAMPA — The Lightning opened the season with a five-game homestand. That was the easy part.Now for the hard part. Tampa Bay hits the road for the first time this regular season. And what a long road it is.Nine days. Five games. More that 5,000 ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
After a harrowing night, this Pinellas cop backs body cameras: ‘They can’t lie’

After a harrowing night, this Pinellas cop backs body cameras: ‘They can’t lie’

INDIAN SHORES — Officer Matthew Holm shined a flashlight at the oncoming car, the bright beam cutting through the early morning darkness in this sleepy beach town. He motioned for the driver to pull over. Instead, the car accelerated right at him.Hol...
Published: 10/19/18