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  • Tampa police chief Mary O’Connor resigns after video shows her flashing badge during traffic stop

    12/05/2022 12:55:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/22 | Greg Norman
    O’Connor tells Mayor Jane Castor she made a ‘personal mistake’ The Tampa Police Department chief who was caught on video flashing her badge during a traffic stop in hopes a deputy would "let her go" has resigned from her position Monday, telling the Florida city’s mayor she made a "personal mistake." Mary O’Connor and her husband were pulled over by a Pinellas County deputy for driving a golf cart without a license plate tag on Nov. 12. O’Connor was sworn into the position in March after serving the department 22 years and was placed on administrative leave Saturday. "I would...
  • Homeless Florida Man Jailed After Setting Tents On Fire And Hitting Victim With Metal Grate

    11/29/2022 6:26:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Tampa Free Press ^ | November 23, 2022 | Jake Grissom
    A 56-year-old homeless Florida man was arrested Tuesday after attempting to set tents on fire and attacking a person with a metal grate. Adrian Nelson Yarbrough, 56, Marathon, was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery, damage to property, attempted arson, and aggravated assault. The Sheriff’s Office was called to 20th Street at approximately 11 p.m. regarding a man who was yelling at people, attempting to set tents on fire, and threatening to kill people. The investigation found that Yarbrough got into an argument with several victims there. He poured water on their tents, telling them it was gasoline. According to deputies,...
  • Florida man breaks into KFC, secret recipe remains safe, detectives say

    11/23/2022 6:03:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    CBS 12 News ^ | November 18, 2022 | Skyler Shepard
    TAMPA, Fla. (CBS12) — Detectives are looking for a man who burglarized a KFC in Tampa. The Tampa Police Department said the burglar was caught on camera sneaking and crawling into the restaurant chain on Nov. 7. He appears to be a Black male in his late 20’s to early 30’s and between 5’9” and 5’11”. He can be seen wearing a black, white, & gray plaid hooded jacket, black jeans with tears, and black & white sneakers. After a while, surveillance video showed the burglar taking cleaning supplies and wiping down the door before he crawled back out. The...
  • Florida ‘slap box’ fight gets out of control; man charged with attempted murder (Florida Man)

    11/11/2022 10:05:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | November 2, 2022 | Athina Morris
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A man is accused of trying to kill a man after their “mutual slap box fight” got out of control over the weekend, NBC Miami reports. Pembroke Pines police said the men were “slap fighting””—where two people take turns slapping each other to see who falls down first—in the parking lot outside Rickey’s Sports Bar and Grill around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. When the slapping became more violent, one man, identified as Eric Rodriguez, knocked the other to the ground, and started punching and kicking him until he was unconscious. Police said the victim was hospitalized...
  • ‘It was super mean’: Woman takes entire buckets of Halloween candy from Tampa home

    11/03/2022 12:03:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | November 3, 2022 | Nathaniel Rodriguez
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A woman was caught on video taking a home’s entire candy supply for herself Halloween night while in costume. Popular YouTube streamer Andy Signore, host of Popcorned Planet, told WFLA he was out trick-or-treating with his family when he saw what happened on the doorbell’s app. “I caught it happening LIVE, and I was shocked,” Signore said. “I expected some teens to be greedy, but I couldn’t believe an adult woman would take it all.” The video showed the woman, dressed in what appeared to be a barmaid costume, empty both candy buckets into her own...
  • U.S. Capitol Police To Open Up New Branch Office in San Francisco

    11/01/2022 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 45 replies
    California Globe ^ | July 6, 2021 | Evan Symon
    In an announcement on Tuesday, U.S. Capitol Police said that a new regional field office would be opening up in California due to the high number of threats located in California and the Western U.S. in general. The California field office will be located in San Francisco, with another new field office to be located in Tampa, Florida to help investigate threats in the Southeast. Announced on the six-month anniversary of the Capitol Building being stormed by rioters, U.S. Capitol police noted that threats have been doubled from only a year ago, with most coming outside of the District of...
  • Watch Iron Maiden’s Prop Plane Malfunction During ‘Aces High’

    10/18/2022 6:35:01 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 42 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | October 18, 2022 | Bryan Rolli
    Iron Maiden experienced a Spinal Tap moment on Monday night when their Spitfire replica plane malfunctioned during their set-closing performance of "Aces High." The Powerslave opening track has been a fixture of Iron Maiden's ongoing Legacy of the Beast World Tour, which began in 2018. The song — which previously opened the band's set and now closes it — features a 90% scale replica of a Spitfire, the single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. Typically, the Spitfire "flies" (i.e. floats) above the band during "Aces High." But during Tuesday's performance at the DCU...
  • California Cities Getting Hit Hardest By Inflation – And How They Voted

    10/17/2022 10:26:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | 10/14/2022 | charlotte pence bond
    Inflation is impacting the entire United States population as prices continue to be a burden for families, but certain California cities are feeling the impact more than others. In a new study from WalletHub, cities were ranked on how much inflation is rising. The study pointed to the year-over-year inflation rate of 8.2% last month, but noted that some cities are feeling costs increase more than others. In the report, 23 Metropolitan Statistical Areas were examined. The site looked at the Consumer Price Index information available for the most recent month and compared it to two months ago and one...
  • Florida Man Robs Woman At Hotel, Tries To Run And Swim From The Cops

    10/03/2022 12:07:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Tampa Free Press ^ | October 2, 2022 | Jake Grissom
    TAMPA, Fla. – One Florida man found out the hard way, that robbing someone and trying to run, and swim from the cops, isn’t going to work. Your Tampa Department Aviation, Marine, Dive, and Patrol teams worked together to catch a fleeing robbery suspect. According to police, around 8 AM Saturday, October 1, a woman was robbed in the parking lot of a hotel on N. Westshore Blvd when a suspect snatched her wallet and ran. Witnesses saw him flee to Cypress Pointe Beach, which is where officers located him. To avoid an arrest, he entered the water and began...
  • Haunting Video From Tampa Shows Ocean Disappearing

    09/28/2022 9:59:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 28, 2022 9:53 AM ET | KAY SMYTHE
    VIDEO AT LINK...................... A Twitter video shared Wednesday appears to show the ocean in Tampa disappearing as Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall. What was once described as a “once in a lifetime tidal event” by NBC News in 2017 during the onset of Hurricane Irma has reportedly occurred again: the ocean along Florida’s coastline is receding rapidly out to sea as Hurricane Ian draws ever closer, as seen in a video shared on Twitter. Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record, but the standard set by the enormous 2017 storm may be broken on Wednesday...
  • Biden calls Florida mayors — but not DeSantis — as Hurricane Ian nears shore

    09/27/2022 1:08:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 95 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/27/2022 | Steve Nelson
    President Biden called three Florida mayors Tuesday as Hurricane Ian nears Florida’s western coast — but didn’t call Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, with whom he has clashed on issues such as COVID-19 policies and migration. Presidents frequently speak directly with governors during emergency events — both to demonstrate political unity and to help coordinate federal and state relief efforts. As the devastating Category 3 storm approached, Biden instead spoke with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch and Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard. Castor and Welch are Democrats, while Hibbard is a Republican. DeSantis is a potential 2024 Republican...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz Demands an Answer: Why Is The Capitol Police Setting Up Regional Offices Across The Country?

    09/26/2022 9:14:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    enVolve ^ | 09/26/2022
    ✅ Fact-checked TRUE!The Capitol Police are the “D.C. Capitol Police”.You know, designed to police the District of Columbia.So why are they setting up regional offices across the country, beginning in Tampa, FL?Matt Gaetz just sounded the alarm…Check this out:“What in the hell is the Capitol Police doing setting up an office in Tampa, Florida?!”We need our elected officials to fight with @MattGaetz to stop this Big Government overreach! pic.twitter.com/V2e5T7nUAK— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) July 31, 2021And here:Looks like Feds are turning against ‘We The People”Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz:“What in the HELL is the Capitol Police doing setting up an office in Tampa...
  • Meet Anchor Brant, the Tampa man hoping to win the USA Mullet Championship with his golden locks

    09/23/2022 5:19:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | September 21, 2022 | FOX 13 News
    TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa man – with his natural curls, highlights, and a mustache to match – is hoping the country thinks his mullet is the best in all of America. Anchor Brant is vying for the USA Mullet Championship top prize along with 99 other guys from across the country. Brant, a University of South Florida student studying communications, told FOX 13 his mother was the reason he applied in the first place. "Over the pandemic, I thought no one was really going to see me, so I started growing it out," he explained. "A bunch of people...
  • Book on hookup apps, gay sex available in Tampa middle school library

    08/31/2022 1:19:53 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 22 replies
    Just The News ^ | August 31, 2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    By allowing children to read the book, school administrators are "opening them up to sexual predators" and "to grooming," Will Witt said. Parents of Hillsborough County Public Schools students in Tampa, Florida, are voicing their outrage after at least one sexually explicit book was made available to students, including a book in a middle school library that features instructions for gay sex and hookup apps. The book also includes a cartoon of a naked man under the section "Boy-on-Boy Sex."
  • Florida man bites, chokes relative over toaster oven argument, deputies say

    08/30/2022 1:55:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | August 27, 2022 | Nathaniel Rogriguez
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Flagler County deputies arrested a man Thursday who they said allegedly tried to choke one of his relatives during a fight over a toaster oven. The argument eventually escalated into a full-blown fight with Buckley knocking the victim over, punching him,biting him on the neck, and then wrapping his arm around the family member’s throat to choke him, according to deputies. A female relative saw the fight and tried to get Buckley to stop by yelling at him and trying to pull him off. Fearing for the victim’s life, the woman took a knife and stabbed...
  • U.S. bars flight from landing with Americans, green card holders from Kabul, organizers say

    09/28/2021 11:55:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    NBC ^ | 28 September 2021 | uncredited Reuters via NBC
    WASHINGTON —The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday denied U.S. landing rights for a charter plane carrying more than 100 Americans and U.S. green card holders evacuated from Afghanistan, organizers of the flight said. "They will not allow a charter on an international flight into a U.S. port of entry," Bryan Stern, a founder of non-profit group Project Dynamo, said of the department's Customs and Border Protection agency. Stern spoke to Reuters from aboard a plane his group chartered from Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, that he said had been sitting for 14 hours at Abu Dhabi airport after...
  • Dozens of Americans Abandoned in Afghanistan Rescued by Volunteer Group

    12/19/2021 8:12:13 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 31 replies
    newsthud ^ | December 19, 2021 | Neon Nettle
    A large number of American citizens have been rescued from Afghanistan by a volunteer group after being abandoned by Democrat Joe Biden’s administration. 39 U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents were successfully evacuated Friday by the volunteer civilian group Project Dynamo. They arrived safely at New York City’s JFK airport on Saturday morning, according to the New York Post. Project Dynamo receives funding from Save Our Allies, which is affiliated with The Independence Fund. More than a dozen children, including an 11-month-old American citizen, were among the evacuees. “This is the first known major airlift rescue with American boots on...
  • Texas scientist John Spor rescued from Ukraine

    06/23/2022 1:28:59 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 49 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 22-JUN-2022 | ANNIE GIMBEL
    A nuclear scientist from Texas, who's credited with designing sensitive technology found in dozens of laser-guided weapons systems used by the U.S. military, was rescued from war-torn Ukraine. Members of the non-profit rescue organization, Project DYNAMO extracted John Spor from Russian-occupied territory deep in the country. Spor, was living in Mariupol, Ukraine, when the city was attacked and occupied by invading Russian forces in February. Following the siege and unrelenting brutal artillery and missile attacks, he fled his home and went into hiding. Chechen-Russian forces ransacked his home and hunted Spor for months, according to a spokesman for the organization.
  • Florida man who survived alligator attack caught on drone video: 'I shouldn't be alive'

    08/26/2022 12:21:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News ^ | August 19, 2022 | ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team
    TAMPA, Fla. (WLS) -- A Florida firefighter and paramedic is recovering after he became the center of his own emergency. Two weeks ago, ABC affiliate WFTS reports J.C. La Verde was shooting an instructional video for his company when he was attacked by a 12-foot alligator as he swam in Lake Thonotosassa, near Tampa. Drone video shot from overhead captured La Verde's brush with death. As soon as he realized he was inside a gator's mouth, he said he tried to open its jaws. "When I felt the teeth, I immediately knew," La Verde said, "And then as I opened...
  • Florida rapper who dared critics to confront him shot dead minutes later

    07/26/2022 9:22:13 AM PDT · by xp38 · 88 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 26 2022 | Brad Hunter
    Florida rapper Rollie Bands took great exception to people criticizing his beats. In fact, he took to Instagram on Friday, inviting the naysayers to confront him at his Tampa Bay-area apartment complex. Minutes after posting his challenge on the social media site, he was shot dead. According to HipHopDX, Bands wrote on his Instagram story: “A lot of these n*****s know where I live at fr. I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I’m at my crib in 5 minutes.” And five minutes after the posting, Bands was shot once in the parking lot of his apartment building....