Friday, November 24, 2017

News Roundup

Newly engaged couple among three killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

Newly engaged couple among three killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

TAMPA — Last month, LaShay Waiters got down on one knee and proposed to Yvette Alexandre in front of their family and friends. About two weeks ago, the young couple found out Alexandre was pregnant."They had a great future together," said Waiters’ mo...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Police investigate suspicious package at Clearwater Babies"R"Us

CLEARWATER — Authorities evacuated a Babies"R"Us on Friday after reports of a suspicious package in a shopping cart.According to Clearwater police, someone noticed the package about 10:30 a.m. at the store at 21315 U.S. 19 N. The store was evacuated ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

Tampa artist alleges Clearwater Mercado project is remarkably similar to hers

After designer Mishou Sanchez was unable to raise the $50,000 needed to jump start her Mercado proposal, an affordable retail plaza built from shipping containers on a 3-acre parcel in Tampa, she reluctantly moved on.Mercado Tampa was a concept she h...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Suburban-bound millennials and other 2018 housing trends to watch

Suburban-bound millennials and other 2018 housing trends to watch

What’s ahead for real estate in 2018? Zillow economists put their heads together and offered up a laundry list of forecasts and predictions. The chief one to remember? Inventory shortages of homes for sale which challenged the market in 2017 will pe...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Top 5 at Noon: How chartering the wrong boat can mean tragedy; Newly engaged couple killed in wrong-way crash; Who’s that woman who lives above the Ritz Ybor?

Top 5 at Noon: How chartering the wrong boat can mean tragedy; Newly engaged couple killed in wrong-way crash; Who’s that woman who lives above the Ritz Ybor?

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com: CHARTERING THE WRONG BOAT CAN LEAD TO TRAGEDY Captain Dan Peretz noticed the same charter boats overloaded with passengers again and again. He thought, "This is how people die.’’...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Florida-Florida State: What’s really riding on Saturday’s game

Florida-Florida State: What’s really riding on Saturday’s game

GAINESVILLE — If misery loves company, at least the Gators and Seminoles have each other. That’s about the only positive in the least appealing Florida-Florida State showdown in decades. Both enter Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 4-6 —...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Complaint says Madeira Beach recall organizers didn’t name contributors

Complaint says Madeira Beach recall organizers didn’t name contributors

MADEIRA BEACH — A formal complaint against the group organizing a recall of two sitting commissioners has been filed with the Florida Elections Commission.The complaint was filed by part-time resident Bill Gay, who also recently settled a lawsuit aga...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller’s Russia probe

Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller’s Russia probe

WASHINGTON — In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s lawyers that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robe...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Woman, 51, robbed in Tyrone Square Mall parking lot, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman was robbed after a man followed her to her car in a mall parking lot Thursday night and fired one shot at her, police said. The 51-year-old woman, whose identity St. Petersburg Police are withholding, was not injured. She was...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Black Friday still a brick-and-mortar experience for some

Black Friday still a brick-and-mortar experience for some

TAMPA — Standing in a frantic line at Best Buy on Thanksgiving, one young woman beat the system when she showed off the receipt for her new TV, which she had just purchased on her phone. She was waiting to pick it up."I didn’t know you could do that,...
Updated: 4 hours ago