Author Archives: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

{FD} Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

A man who ate raw oysters at a Florida restaurant has died after contracting an infection from the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, health officials say. Continue reading

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{FD} Exploding vape pen may have caused deadly Florida house fire, investigators say

A deadly fire in Historic Old Northeast St. Petersburg possibly was caused by an exploding vape pen, according to St. Pete Fire Rescue. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida driver accused of ramming motorcyclist off the road arrested

An arrest has been made following a road rage incident where a car rammed into a motorcyclist, pushing him off the road in Sarasota, deputies announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Tampa police kill Georgia murder suspect after gun battle, chase

Police say a suspect wanted for murder out of Georgia is dead after he led officers on a chase and gun battle through Tampa Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Body camera video shows Florida deputy, K9 split up to catch suspects

A Pasco County, Florida deputy and his K9 partner took down two suspects after splitting up, which is “unusual,” according to the agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Florida Keys

Wounded veterans and their families got to swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys. Continue reading

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{FD} Drone captures capsizing boat and Florida teen’s daring rescue

A drone captured video of a boat capsizing in Jupiter Inlet, Florida and a daring rescue in the rough water by a nearby 13-year-old surfer. Continue reading

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{FD} California deputy stages DUI to propose to girlfriend

It was staged as a DUI, but resulted in a newly engaged couple. Continue reading

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{FD} Turtle with two heads spotted in Florida

The University of Central Florida’s Marine Turtle Research group found a turtle with two heads south of Patrick Airforce Base in Brevard County last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida teens killed in crash of stolen car after 100-mph ‘cat-and-mouse game,’ sheriff says

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said three teens died in a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Diver bitten by alligator at Florida golf course

Deputies say a man diving for golf balls was bitten by an alligator along a golf course in Charlotte County this afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputies seek cross-dressing Home Depot robbers

Polk County detectives want to track down two men, disguised as women, who put a clerk in a choke-hold during a robbery. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputies: Ex-cop was drunk when he hit five kids, killing one

Sheriff Grady Judd says a drunk driver who hit five teens Thursday afternoon in Florida — killing one — is a retired law enforcement officer who, hours after the crash, was still nearly twice the legal limit for driving. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida police officer attacked at jewelry store

The Bradenton, Fla., Police Dept. Continue reading

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{FD} Alligators parade across Florida golf course on video

One after another, a mother alligator spent the afternoon trying to usher her babies across a Florida golf course, a day-long feat that was caught on a video posted on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost gator crawls through Florida furniture store

An alligator need a little extra help making its way back to a pond behind a Florida furniture store, so deputies were called in to direct it on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Fox reporter finds illegal immigrants accused of bolting from SUV crash

The driver and passenger who fled on foot from a single-car crash that left another passenger dead Friday have been located– thanks to a FOX 13 reporter. Continue reading

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{FD} Gator pulled from Florida storm drain on video

The trappers had to be called in when an alligator found itself stuck in a storm drain in Oldsmar, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Two missing after Spring Break boat trip near Florida’s Gulf Coast

The search continues for two boaters on spring break who disappeared in the rough waters of Florida’s Pass-A-Grille Channel Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Rapist’s request for shorter sentence backfires

A man in Florida who raped, beat and left a teen girl for dead outside a public library eight years ago asked for a shorter sentence — but instead, the judge on Thursday sent him behind bars for the rest of his life. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 5 hurt in tightrope plunge at Florida circus

Several performers rehearsing for the final act of a circus show suddenly lost their balance on the tightrope and fell some 25 feet, officials confirmed, calling the plunge “a tragedy.” Continue reading

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{FD} Robbery suspect tries fooling cops with drawn-on beard

The Pasco County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office is searching for a robbery suspect who used an unusual disguise. Continue reading

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{FD} Car crashes through street brawl, into bar, as camera rolls

Newly released surveillance video could help Tampa Police locate the man who drove his car onto a sidewalk in Ybor City, Fla., hitting two people and a bar early Tuesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Photos: Bald eagle rescued after getting jammed in car’s grill

Deputies and fire rescue personnel rescued a bald eagle from the grill of a vehicle Saturday. Continue reading

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