‘Help find this driver!’; Investigators say road rage behind accident in Tampa
Reports from the Florida Highway patrol released dashcam footage Thursday morning that shows the driver of a green Toyota causing a dump truck driver to lose control and crash into two semi-trucks on I-75 in Tampa.news.yahoo.com
A property flipper bought a historic Black cemetery after the city of Tampa unexpectedly lost control of the property in a blind auction. The city's mayor 'may as well have spit on those graves,' pres
Preservationist Aileen Henderson told Insider the history of selling Black bodies is "repeating itself over and over again."news.yahoo.com
Tampa Bay's Russell Gage carted off field vs. Dallas
Just two weeks after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and needed to be resuscitated on the field, another sobering moment occurred in front of a prime-time audience on Monday night when Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage was taken off by stretcher late in the fourth quarter of a wild-card playoff game against Dallas. Gage was injured when he stumbled on a route, went to the ground, couldn’t make the catch and took a hard shot to the neck from Donovan Wilson. Players from both teams took a knee and prayed while medical personnel attended to Gage.news.yahoo.com
Cowboys kicker Brett Maher misses 4 straight extra points
Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed four straight extra points in Monday night's NFC wild-card game against Tampa Bay, becoming the first player in NFL history to miss three or more in a playoff game. Maher's misses were the only thing going wrong for the Cowboys, who led the Buccaneers 24-0. Maher made 50 of 53 extra points in the regular season, missing his last one in Week 18 — meaning he has missed five in a row.news.yahoo.com
Mississippi St beats Illinois in 1st game since Leach death
Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left and Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game’s last play as No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 in the ReliaQuest Bowl.
Mississippi St beats Illinois in 1st game since Leach death
Massimo Biscardi made a 27-yard tiebreaking field goal with four seconds left, Marcus Banks returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown on the game's last play and No. 24 Mississippi State rallied to beat Illinois 19-10 in the ReliaQuest Bowl on Monday in the Bulldogs' first game since coach Mike Leach's death. Banks' score came on Illinois' fifth lateral following a completed pass after the Fighting Ilini got the ball at their own 29.news.yahoo.com
No. 24 Mississippi State faces Illinois with heavy hearts
Mississippi State players and staff felt they knew what Mike Leach would want them to do following the Dec. 12 death of the Bulldogs coach due to complications from a heart condition: play in the ReliaQuest Bowl against Illinois. “It has been expressed and they understand that we are doing exactly what Coach Leach would want of us,” said Zach Arnett, who was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach three days after the death. “And that is to finish this season off, to stay focused on the game, to put in the work and prepare," Arnett added.news.yahoo.com
Valrico, FL ULTIMATE Guide 2023
Valrico is a census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, located approximately 20 miles east of Tampa. Below is an ultimate guide to what you need to know as a Valrico, Florida, homeowner in 2023. Cost of Living in Valrico, FLThe town offers a lower living cost than other areas in the state. There are excellent real estate options, from vast plots of land to family homes for sale in Valrico FL, that you can find. The median cost per square footage is only $76, lower than the average of approximately $100 per square footage in other areas of the state.sflcn.com
Police and good Samaritans rescue great-grandmother and child trapped under car
On Sunday, Tampa Police and Fire Rescue responded to a pedestrian-involved car accident in the parking lot of an apartment complex and found a 80-year-old woman and her 3-year-old great-granddaughter pinned beneath a car.cbsnews.com
Mississippi St faces tough decisions following Leach's death
No. 24 Mississippi State knows it is playing in the ReliaQuest Bowl against Illinois on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Florida. Leach’s death came as his Bulldogs (8-4) look to follow up their most successful season during his tenure with a victory in the bowl game. Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett will run the team for now, but Mississippi State is facing a potential search for a new coach with the annual signing day for recruits coming up next week and the possibility that some of its players will join the many already in the transfer portal.news.yahoo.com
Bowles says it's time Buccaneers decide who they want to be
The first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers can’t afford to take anything for granted in the weak NFC South. The Bucs, at least on paper, appear talented and skilled enough to hold off Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans in a tight division race in which all four teams have losing records with a month left in the regular season. In the aftermath of Sunday’s humbling 35-7 road loss at San Francisco, coach Todd Bowles declared it’s time for his players to “decide what kind of team we want to be.”news.yahoo.com
Brady throws for 2 late TDs, Buccaneers beat Saints 17-16
Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final three minutes Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally from a 13-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints 17-16 and tighten their grip on first place in the weak NFC South.
Tampa police chief resigns over golf cart traffic stop
The police chief in Tampa, Florida, resigned Monday after using her position to escape a ticket during a traffic stop involving a golf cart driven by her husband. Mary O'Connor submitted her resignation after an internal affairs review found she violated police department policy during the Nov. 12 stop by a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy. During that stop — which was recorded on video by the deputy's body camera — O'Connor identified herself as the Tampa chief, flashed her badge and said “I'm hoping you will let us go tonight.”news.yahoo.com
Tampa police chief placed on leave after bodycam video shows her flashing badge during traffic stop
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said Police Chief Mary O'Connor will be on leave during an investigation into her actions on Nov. 12, when she and her husband were pulled over for driving a golf cart without a license plate tag.news.yahoo.com
Miami-Dade County Flips Red in Crucial Voter Re-alignment Post-Midterm Elections
In 2002, Jeb Bush won Miami-Dade County in the Gubernatorial Race against then opposition, Bill McBride. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Miami-Dade by a whopping 30 points. In 2020, President Joe Biden won Miami-Dade County by only seven points and now, only two years later, the county flipped altogether. With the state now slipping fast from their fingers, what can the Democratic Party do in order to curb the red wave and win back the state? They can either redouble their efforts in Florida and attempt to win back the once reliable Miami-Dade County, or they can turn their attention elsewhere.communitynewspapers.com
Bucs' Tom Brady goes over 100,000 yards passing for career
Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history to throw for more than 100,000 yards, surpassing the milestone on a 15-yard completion to Leonard Fournette during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams.
AP source: Brady fined $11K for attempted kick of Jarrett
Tom Brady was fined by the NFL on Friday for trying to kick Atlanta’s Grady Jarrett following the play in which the Falcons defensive tackle was flagged for a disputed roughing-the-passer penalty, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
AP Source: Brady could be fined for apparent kick of Jarrett
The NFL has looked at Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett’s disputed roughing-the-passer penalty on Tom Brady to determine whether Brady attempted to kick Jarrett and if that warrants a fine, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Tampa spared worst of Ian, but still sees significant damage
The Tampa area, which initially was concerned about receiving a direct hit from Ian, was spared the worst of the storm as the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida, but the area still experienced strong wind gusts and rain all through the night.
Ian to strike southwest Florida today as one of the strongest US hurricanes on record; catastrophic storm surge imminent
Hurricane Ian regrouped yesterday evening as it passed only about 75 miles west of Key West last night, growing into a much larger hurricane and re-strengthening overnight into what will be one of the strongest hurricanes to ever strike the United States later today.