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After Steel Beam
Falls on His Head
Sep 6, 2023 8:50 AM CDT
Ex-NFLer Dies After Steel Beam Falls on His Head
Construction accident fells Mike Williams, formerly of the Buccaneers and Bills
- Mike Williams, a former NFL wide receiver who was named a finalist for offensive rookie of the year in 2010, has died in a construction accident. The 36-year-old, a fourth-round pick out of Syracuse who played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a fifth with his hometown Buffalo...
Best, Worst Cities to Retire
Sep 5, 2023 4:08 PM CDT
Best, Worst Cities to Retire
The Sunshine State is well represented in the top 10, while the Golden State dominates the bottom
- Those lucky enough to be looking to retire might also be looking for the best places in which to do so—and maybe save a coin or two by relocating to a new location. WalletHub notes that the average age of American retirement has stretched from 60 in 1995 to...
After Odor Sickened
His Family, He Set
Up a Hidden Camera
Aug 28, 2023 10:29 AM CDT
After Odor Sickened His Family, He Set Up a Hidden Camera
Florida's Xuming Li arrested, accused of injecting chemical agents under neighbor's door
- A Florida man suspicious about chemical smells in his home that appeared to be making his infant sick installed a camera to see if he could suss out what was going on—and now his neighbor is accused of being the cause. NBC News reports that 36-year-old Xuming Li, a...
Tampa Mayor Catches
70 Pounds of Cocaine
Aug 8, 2023 5:08 PM CDT
Tampa Mayor Catches 70 Pounds of Cocaine
'It was a big catch,' she says
- Tampa Mayor Jane Castor was the city's police chief for six years, and she knows a bale of cocaine when she sees one. The mayor helped haul in cocaine worth around $1.1 million during a recent fishing trip in the Florida Keys, WFLA reports. She says she was...
Florida City Famous for Its
Water Now Has Water Woes
Jul 8, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Florida City Famous for Its Water Now Has Water Woes
Zephyrhills is using a lot of it thanks to a booming population
- Zephyrhills, located inland from Tampa, Florida, is famous for its water. In fact, it calls itself the "City of Pure Water." But thanks to a population explosion—13,000 residents in 2010 ballooned to 20,000 in 2022—there are growing concerns that the city's water allowance...
Here Are the Best Cities in
America for a Staycation
Jun 11, 2023 1:40 PM CDT
Here Are the Best Cities in America for a Staycation
Honolulu tops WalletHub's list
- Want to save your wallet this summer and hover closer to home for some R&R? Those contemplating a "staycation" might want to check out WalletHub's latest rankings , which lists which US cities are best for such homebound holidays. The site looked at more than 180 of the...
Journo at Center
of FBI Search
on Fox Leak
May 26, 2023 2:40 PM CDT
Report: Ex-Deadspin Journo at Center of FBI Search on Fox Leak
Per 'Tampa Bay Times,' agency searched home of Timothy Burke earlier this month in criminal probe
- In October, Kanye West sat down for a two-part interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, when the latter was still part of the network's prime-time lineup. Just days later, Vice's Motherboard published unseen clips from that interview, with even more eyebrow-raising snippets from the rapper, including antisemitic tropes...
Here Are the
10 Best, Worst
US Cities to
Start a Career
May 16, 2023 12:55 PM CDT
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Start a Career
Atlanta takes the top spot on WalletHub's list, while the Big Apple comes in last
- Not sure where to kick off that career you've dreamed about for years? Whether you're a new grad or kick-starting a second job path for yourself, some cities have better resources than others for making such moves. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the nation's largest...
Looking to Start a Biz?
Check Out These Cities
Apr 30, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
Looking to Start a Biz? Check Out These Cities
Orlando tops WalletHub's ranking of America's most startup-friendly places
- It's been a tough few years for business owners across the nation, from the pandemic to rising prices due to inflation. However, current challenges haven't stopped some from mulling over launching their own business—a sign of what WalletHub calls Americans' unstoppable "entrepreneurial streak." In an...
NFL Quarterback Helps Rescue
Family After Helicopter Crash
Dec 30, 2022 11:33 AM CST
NFL Quarterback Helps Rescue Family After Helicopter Crash
Tampa Bay quarterback Blaine Gabbert turned up on jet ski
- Philadelphia man Hunter Hupp isn't a football player, but he got a big assist from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Blaine Gabbert on Thursday. Gabbert was one of three men on two jet skis who rescued Hupp and his parents after a helicopter crashed into Hillsborough Bay near downtown Tampa,...
'I’m Hoping You’ll
Just Let Us Go,'
Chief Tells Deputy
Dec 5, 2022 1:38 PM CST
'I’m Hoping You’ll Just Let Us Go,' Chief Tells Deputy
Mary O'Connor steps down as Tampa chief of police after internal investigation
- In 1995, Mary O'Connor, then a rookie cop in Tampa, was fired for punching a deputy during a traffic stop. She was reinstated a year later and rose through the ranks to become chief earlier this year, only to have her career ended by her behavior during another traffic...
There Were Eerie Scenes
in Tampa as Ian Approached
Sep 28, 2022 7:45 PM CDT
There Were Eerie Scenes in Tampa as Ian Approached
'Blowout tide' exposed seabed
- As Hurricane Ian approached Florida before making landfall Wednesday, there were eerie scenes in Tampa and other areas where water receded, exposing the seabed. The phenomenon, in which strong winds blow water away from the coast, causing sea levels to drop, is known as a blowout tide or reverse storm...
The 10 Best, Worst
Cities for Herbivores
Sep 27, 2022 12:00 PM CDT
The 10 Best, Worst Cities for Herbivores
WalletHub ranks the best places in the US for vegetarians, vegans
- If living a meat-free existence is your dietary M.O., WalletHub wants to help you find your herbivore paradise. To suss out which US metropolitan areas are the best choices for vegetarians and vegans, the site examined data for the 100 biggest cities, looking at 17 metrics across three main...
Florida Student Killed While
Trying to Enter Wrong Car
Sep 20, 2022 4:03 AM CDT
Florida Student Killed While Trying to Enter Wrong Car
University of Tampa student had just taken an Uber home
- A University of Tampa student took an Uber home after a night spent hanging out with friends, but when he exited the rideshare, he tried to enter a parked car that was not his. The adult male driver of that vehicle, not knowing why someone was apparently trying to force...
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst
Places to Start a Career
May 16, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career
Salt Lake City is where to head
- It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...
Dunkin' Worker Who
Killed Customer Gets
2 Years House Arrest
Mar 8, 2022 5:32 PM CST
Dunkin' Worker Who Killed Customer Gets 2 Years House Arrest
Corey Pujols was called a racial slur by Tampa customer
: A Dunkin' employee who punched a customer, causing the man's death three days later, has been sentenced to two years of house arrest plus three years probation after pleading guilty to felony battery, reports the
Tampa Bay Times
. The charge was reduced from aggravated manslaughter under a plea...
Jury Acquits in Theater
Killing Over Cellphone
Feb 26, 2022 12:20 PM CST
Jury Acquits in Theater Killing Over Cellphone
Chad Oulson was shot to death in argument over cellphone use
- A Florida jury has found a retired police SWAT commander not guilty in a fatal shooting in a movie theater in 2014. Curtis Reeves, 79, had been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery, WTVT reports, but the judge had told jurors they could return lesser guilty verdicts, including manslaughter....
This State Looks Tempting
Sep 7, 2021 9:10 AM CDT
Nearing Retirement? This State Looks Tempting
4 Fla. cities, including Orlando, make WalletHub's top 10 list for the best places to retire
- Whether you're decades away from retirement or right around the corner, where you head after you clock out for the last time may already be percolating. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's cities, analyzing metrics in four main categories: affordability (cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, and...
Florida's School Mask
Drama Heats Up
Aug 19, 2021 7:07 AM CDT
Florida's School Mask Drama Heats Up
Miami-Dade and Hillsborough school districts defy governor's ban
- Two of Florida's biggest school districts have decided to join others that have defied Gov. Ron DeSantis and brought in mask mandates. In the Tampa-area Hillsborough County district, which has around 213,000 students, some 8,400 students and more than 300 teachers are in isolation after testing positive...
Grills His Own
Young Son in Court
Jun 17, 2021 9:12 AM CDT
Murder Suspect Grills His Own Young Son in Court
'You stabbed me,' 11-year-old tells dad acting as his own lawyer and cross-examining the boy
- An 11-year-old witness to the murder of his mom and older sister testified this week in the trial of the first-degree murder suspect, who's also accused of stabbing the boy, dousing him in gasoline, and setting him, and the boy's home, on fire. The suspect, Ronnie Oneal III,...
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