Fight at children’s pizza restaurant ends with shooting in Brandon parking lot, deputies say

article BRANDON, Fla. – A fight inside a Brandon Chuck E Cheese pizza restaurant spilled out into the parking lot and ended in gunfire, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies said it didn’t appear anyone was actually shot, but three people were injured in the mele.  They were taken to the hospital with … Read more

Man in country illegally arrested after hitting, killing Pinellas County deputy and fleeing scene

Sheriff: Illegal worker hit, killed deputy on construction site Sheriff Bob Gualtieri press conference on fatal deputy-involved crash LARGO, Fla. – For the second time in less than two years, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a deputy. Late Thursday night, Deputy Mike Hartwick was providing security at a construction site … Read more

U.S. stocks open lower as traders brace for volatility amid monthly options expiration

U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday as more than $2 trillion equity-linked options expired, while investors digested more hawkish commentary out of the Federal Reserve. How are stock-index futures trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.81% fell 265 points, or 0.8%, to 33,729. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.27% dropped 48 points, or 1.1%, to … Read more

Tampa International gears up for busy Fourth of July travel weekend

TAMPA, Fla. – Whether you’re flying or driving this Fourth of July weekend it’s going to be busy and more expensive to do so. AAA predicts Independence Day will be the second busiest since 2000 with 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend. It’s an increase of four … Read more

Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession revealed, ‘I ended her life’

Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession revealed Joneé Lewis reports TAMPA, Fla. – The first public glimpse of a confession Brian Laundrie left in a notebook in the Florida swamp where he killed himself last year reveals his final words. “I ended her life,” reads the note, which the FBI recovered from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park … Read more

Lutz 18-year-old facing serious consequences for threatening mas shooting

18-year-old arrested for threatening mass shooting Catherine Hawley reports TAMPA, Fla. – The FBI said there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places after mass shootings. Local law enforcement agencies treat these supposed jokes as real threats, and there are serious consequences.  Corey Anderson was picked up by the … Read more