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  • Treasure, with a side of history

    Treasure, with a side of history

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:59:37 GMT
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
    In court papers, experts say there could be $50-million to $100-million worth of gold in the wreck of the SS Central America, first discovered in the 1980's, but untouched in decades.
  • When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    When hope was gone, parents turned to Google to save baby

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:11:34 GMT

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

    They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.

  • Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Career paths that will reduce or wipe out student loans

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:32:23 GMT
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
    Seventy-percent of college students are taking out student loans, according to U.S. Education Department statistics. And the average balance has reach a staggering sum: $33,000 upon graduation – a record high.
  • PHOTOS: Red carpet moments at the Emmys

    PHOTOS: Red carpet moments at the Emmys

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:53:00 GMT
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards. From Bryan Cranston to Kerry Washington, here's a look at the stars' arrivals before the big ceremony.
    "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards. From Bryan Cranston to Kerry Washington, here's a look at the stars' arrivals before the big ceremony.
  • In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:07 GMT
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
  • Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:24:08 GMT
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
  • WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:03:54 GMT
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
  • Lonely lab now living in lap of luxury -- and she's not alone

    Lonely lab now living in lap of luxury -- and she's not alone

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:13:06 GMT
    She's the black lab nobody wanted a few weeks ago. But then her story went viral, and now she's right here in the Bay Area, living in the lap of luxury.
    She's the black lab nobody wanted a few weeks ago. But then her story went viral, and now she's right here in the Bay Area, living in the lap of luxury.
  • In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    In the battle against lice, in steps the 'Nit Fairy'

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:40:03 GMT
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
    You might mistake Dana Ferlita's digs for a beauty shop. But Dana calls herself the 'Nit Fairy.' She uses no insecticides and no chemicals. Just elbow grease.
  • A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    A generation steers toward credit unions, away from banks

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 02:09:10 GMT
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.
    Millennials suffered deeply during the recession, with wounds that are still fresh and unlikely to heal quickly. Now, an unlikely industry is aiming to capitalize on those financial scars to attract new customers: credit unions. They are aggressively steering marketing efforts toward the Millennial generation, and their efforts appear to be working.

  • After moving, woman unpacks someone else's wedding pics

    After moving, woman unpacks someone else's wedding pics

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:49:07 GMT
    A woman made a surprising discovery while unpacking boxes at her new apartment in Tampa: she found a large frame with wedding photos that belong to someone else.
    A woman made a surprising discovery while unpacking boxes at her new apartment in Tampa: she found a large frame with wedding photos that belong to someone else.
  • Hurricane Charley: 10 years later

    Hurricane Charley: 10 years later

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:59:16 GMT
    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley whipped its way across the state, flattening homes, toppling trees, and burning its way into the collective memory of millions of Floridians.
    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley whipped its way across the state, flattening homes, toppling trees, and burning its way into the collective memory of millions of Floridians.
  • Bloggers guide foodies to the Bay area's best cuisine

    Bloggers guide foodies to the Bay area's best cuisine

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:00:48 GMT
    They are new breed of restaurant reviewer: bloggers who shy away from telling people where not to go. They'd rather be food tour guides to the hot spots and the coolest dishes.
    They are new breed of restaurant reviewer: bloggers who shy away from telling people where not to go. They'd rather be food tour guides to the hot spots and the coolest dishes.
  • How a dare skyrocketed a Vine user into social media stardom

    How a dare skyrocketed a Vine user into social media stardom

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:53:59 GMT
    Logan Paul became a Vine superstar, thanks to a dare from his brother, who had more followers than he did.
    Logan Paul became a Vine superstar, thanks to a dare from his brother, who had more followers than he did.
  • Waterworks Park restoration combines art, Tampa history

    Waterworks Park restoration combines art, Tampa history

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:24:29 GMT
    For weeks, there's been a flurry of activity around the city's new Waterworks Park and the new Ulele Native-Inspired Foods Spirits waterfront restaurant.
    For weeks, there's been a flurry of activity around the city's new Waterworks Park and the new Ulele Native-Inspired Foods Spirits waterfront restaurant.
  • Ideas aplenty, but they don't all pay off

    Ideas aplenty, but they don't all pay off

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:53:04 GMT
    "People come in with literally things on the back of a napkin and then we go take it from that to CAD drawings to prototyping," explained Delaney Manufacturing owner John Smelser.
    "People come in with literally things on the back of a napkin and then we go take it from that to CAD drawings to prototyping," explained Delaney Manufacturing owner John Smelser.
  • Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:50:09 GMT
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
  • No injuries after axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:16:38 GMT
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
  • 'Smart car seat' a solution to hot car deaths?

    'Smart car seat' a solution to hot car deaths?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:04:22 GMT
    A new high-tech fix hopes to prevent children from dying in hot cars – a story making headlines again this summer. The device is made up of a system of sensors built to fit underneath the cloth lining of a child's car seat.
    A new high-tech fix hopes to prevent children from dying in hot cars – a story making headlines again this summer. The device is made up of a system of sensors built to fit underneath the cloth lining of a child's car seat.
  • 7 things to know about lightning

    7 things to know about lightning

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:27:01 GMT
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
    We think we know lightning. But do we really? Let's explore -- and possibly quash -- several commonly held notions about Mother Nature's most fleeting fury.
  • Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:23:56 GMT
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
  • Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:49:00 GMT
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
  • Haunting look at Nazi sub that sank in Gulf of Mexico

    Haunting look at Nazi sub that sank in Gulf of Mexico

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:03:57 GMT
    Most Americans are not aware of how close Nazi U-boats came to our coast. But an underwater excursion in the Gulf of Mexico has succeeded in uncovering some long-forgotten ghosts of World War II.
    Most Americans are not aware of how close Nazi U-boats came to our coast. But an underwater excursion in the Gulf of Mexico has succeeded in uncovering some long-forgotten ghosts of World War II.
  • From 'Hooters girl' to mom of 6

    From 'Hooters girl' to mom of 6

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:05:26 GMT
    She wore a T-shirt, a bright smile, and a ton of hair spray. Back in the 1980s, Lynne Austin was the very first 'Hooters girl.' Now, she's a mother of six, and she's still speaking her mind.
    She wore a T-shirt, a bright smile, and a ton of hair spray. Back in the 1980s, Lynne Austin was the very first 'Hooters girl.' Now, she's a mother of six, and she's still speaking her mind.
  • Hurricane Hunters' new tool: Drones

    Hurricane Hunters' new tool: Drones

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:48:05 GMT
    These seven-pound drones will be dropped from a NOAA research aircraft, where they will then spread their wings to fly lengthy and dangerous low-altitude missions with key weather instruments on board.
    These seven-pound drones will be dropped from a NOAA research aircraft, where they will then spread their wings to fly lengthy and dangerous low-altitude missions with key weather instruments on board.
  • Meet the Gerber Baby, 87 years later

    Meet the Gerber Baby, 87 years later

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:06:04 GMT
    The most famous face in baby food, the Gerber Baby, is now 87 years old -- and still smiling. She lives right here in Tampa and now had great-grandchildren of her own.
    The most famous face in baby food, the Gerber Baby, is now 87 years old -- and still smiling. She lives right here in Tampa and now had great-grandchildren of her own.
  • It's her job to catch dolphins -- on camera

    It's her job to catch dolphins -- on camera

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:12:02 GMT
    Spotting a wild dolphin jumping out of the water is one of the joys of living in the Tampa Bay area. No one knows some of our local dolphins better than the Eckerd College professor who has spent the past decade studying and listening to them.
    Spotting a wild dolphin jumping out of the water is one of the joys of living in the Tampa Bay area. No one knows some of our local dolphins better than the Eckerd College professor who has spent the past decade studying and listening to them.
  • 'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:00:54 GMT
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
  • Clearwater's old theater is new again

    Clearwater's old theater is new again

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:48:01 GMT
    The historic 93 year-old Capitol Theater in downtown Clearwater reopened late last year. Jay Leno headlined opening night, and the stars have kept coming ever since.
    The historic 93 year-old Capitol Theater in downtown Clearwater reopened late last year. Jay Leno headlined opening night, and the stars have kept coming ever since.
  • Can you get your vitamin C in the shower?

    Can you get your vitamin C in the shower?

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:24:28 GMT
    Vitamin C is clinically proven to be good for your skin, but can you soak it in during a shower? Consumer reporter Chris Chmura puts the Aroma Sense showerhead to the test.
    Vitamin C is clinically proven to be good for your skin, but can you soak it in during a shower? Consumer reporter Chris Chmura puts the Aroma Sense showerhead to the test.
  • Daytime Emmy Awards Winners, Red Carpet Photos

    Daytime Emmy Awards Winners, Red Carpet Photos

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-06-23 08:55:45 GMT
    [PHOTO GALLERY] Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners. Check out the red carpet photos!
    [PHOTO GALLERY] Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners. Check out the red carpet photos!
  • Final 'Good Day' for Anne Dwyer

    Final 'Good Day' for Anne Dwyer

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-06-18 14:42:02 GMT
    It's a sad day for Tampa Bay, but a great one for Anne Dwyer. After nearly 30 years with WTVT, our Good Day Tampa Bay anchor is retiring. We've been looking back at her career all morning long ahead of her big sendoff.
    It's a sad day for Tampa Bay, but a great one for Anne Dwyer. After nearly 30 years with WTVT, our Good Day Tampa Bay anchor is retiring. We've been looking back at her career all morning long ahead of her big sendoff.
  • This man was the first to land on Normandy beaches

    This man was the first to land on Normandy beaches

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:43:34 GMT
    Col. Leonard Schroeder was the first boots on the ground the day the allies invaded Normandy. For decades after the war, he lived out his life in the Tampa Bay area.
    Col. Leonard Schroeder was the first boots on the ground the day the allies invaded Normandy. For decades after the war, he lived out his life in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

    Timeline: How D-Day unfolded 70 years ago

    Friday, June 6 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-06-06 18:48:54 GMT
    It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches to free Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany.
    It's been 70 years since the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches to free Europe from the hold of Nazi Germany. More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by the end of the day, the Allies had gained a foothold on the coast of France.
  • Photos: Sunday night's wild weather

    Photos: Sunday night's wild weather

    Monday, May 26 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-05-26 13:58:05 GMT
    There were plenty of Florida-style fireworks this holiday weekend. Lightning lit up the skies over the Gulf of Mexico, putting on a spectacular light show for much of the Bay Area. Throw in some hail and you've got a wild weather weekend.
    There were plenty of Florida-style fireworks this holiday weekend. Lightning lit up the skies over the Gulf of Mexico, putting on a spectacular light show for much of the Bay Area. Throw in some hail and you've got a wild weather weekend.
  • Live video feed from space station now available

    Live video feed from space station now available

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-05-07 19:42:59 GMT
    You no longer need to be an astronaut to enjoy serene views of Earth from 200 miles out in space. NASA has activated a live video feed from new cameras aboard the International Space Station that will be beaming down scenic shots around the clock.
    You no longer need to be an astronaut to enjoy serene views of Earth from 200 miles out in space. NASA has activated a live video feed from new cameras aboard the International Space Station that will be beaming down scenic shots around the clock.
  • Photos: IIFA Awards green carpet arrivals

    Photos: IIFA Awards green carpet arrivals

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-27 03:21:54 GMT
    Bollywood met Hollywood on Saturday as the International Indian Film Academy held its annual awards ceremony -- the Bollywood Oscars -- in Tampa. In addition to the Indian film stars, several major American actors strolled down the green carpet at Raymond James Stadium.
    Bollywood met Hollywood on Saturday as the International Indian Film Academy held its annual awards ceremony -- the Bollywood Oscars -- in Tampa. In addition to the Indian film stars, several major American actors strolled down the green carpet at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Photos: IIFA Stomp and IIFA Rocks

    Photos: IIFA Stomp and IIFA Rocks

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-25 19:40:08 GMT
    The big International Indian Film Academy Awards show is not until Saturday night, but IIFA and the Bollywood stars have already put on some spectacular shows.
    The big International Indian Film Academy Awards show is not until Saturday night, but IIFA and the Bollywood stars have already put on some spectacular shows.
  • Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:25:25 GMT
    It was 24 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here's a look back at some of the most impressive views the telescope has provided.
    It was 24 years ago that the Hubble Space Telescope blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Here's a look back at some of the most impressive views the telescope has provided.
  • PHOTOS: Best Blood Moon pics

    PHOTOS: Best Blood Moon pics

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:03 AM EDT2014-04-15 09:03:18 GMT
    The lunar eclipse was at its peak around 3 a.m., and Bay area sky gazers stayed up late to see the rare sight -- sharing their pictures with us.
    The lunar eclipse was at its peak around 3 a.m., and Bay area sky gazers stayed up late to see the rare sight -- sharing their pictures with us.
  • Photos: MLB slugger's beachfront mansion nearing completion

    Photos: MLB slugger's beachfront mansion nearing completion

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:07:11 GMT
    It easily rivals – if not exceeds Derek Jeter's mansion on Davis Islands. On Thursday, at least a dozen construction workers were completing finishing touches on the home.
    It easily rivals – if not exceeds Derek Jeter's mansion on Davis Islands. On Thursday, at least a dozen construction workers were completing finishing touches on the home.
  • Photos: AirFest returns with a roar

    Photos: AirFest returns with a roar

    Sunday, March 23 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-03-23 17:56:07 GMT
    Thousands of people crowded onto MacDill Air Force Base on Saturday for the first day of AirFest 2014. The popular airshow was back after a budget-induced hiatus.
    Thousands of people crowded onto MacDill Air Force Base on Saturday for the first day of AirFest 2014. The popular airshow was back after a budget-induced hiatus.
  • Laura Moody flies with the Thunderbirds

    Laura Moody flies with the Thunderbirds

    Did you hear a roar in the sky Friday? That was probably our own Laura Moody, soaring with the Thunderbirds. She says she didn't get sick -- watch the video and see if you would have!
    Did you hear a roar in the sky Friday? That was probably our own Laura Moody, soaring with the Thunderbirds. She says she didn't get sick -- watch the video and see if you would have!
  • Photos: Geico Skytypers tour over Tampa Bay

    Photos: Geico Skytypers tour over Tampa Bay

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:42:13 GMT
    With AirFest less than two days away, the skies over Tampa are getting busier. Today, the Geico Skytypers roared out of MacDill Air Force Base for some formation flying with a VIP aboard.
    With AirFest less than two days away, the skies over Tampa are getting busier. Today, the Geico Skytypers roared out of MacDill Air Force Base for some formation flying with a VIP aboard.
  • Photos: B-29 bomber buzzes Lakeland

    Photos: B-29 bomber buzzes Lakeland

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:40:24 GMT
    A silver B-29 bomber made several passes over Polk County before rolling to a stop at Lakeland-Linder Airport on Tuesday. This plane, nicknamed Fifi, is the last B-29 Superfortress still flying.
    A silver B-29 bomber made several passes over Polk County before rolling to a stop at Lakeland-Linder Airport on Tuesday. This plane, nicknamed Fifi, is the last B-29 Superfortress still flying.
  • Photos: On the red carpet at the Oscars

    Photos: On the red carpet at the Oscars

    Monday, March 3 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-03-03 14:40:30 GMT
    The red carpet at this year's Oscars was a little soggy from all the rain, but the stars were shining as bright as ever. Here's a look at some of Hollywood's biggest names arriving for the big night.
    The red carpet at this year's Oscars was a little soggy from all the rain, but the stars were shining as bright as ever. Here's a look at some of Hollywood's biggest names arriving for the big night.
  • Photos: Rescued panther kitten arrives at zoo

    Photos: Rescued panther kitten arrives at zoo

    Thursday, February 20 2014 3:09 PM EST2014-02-20 20:09:05 GMT
    Lowry Park Zoo has an adorable new resident. A Florida panther, rescued in Collier County as a mere 1-week old kitten, is in the care of the zoo's veterinary staff.
    Lowry Park Zoo has an adorable new resident. A Florida panther, rescued in Collier County as a mere 1-week old kitten, is in the care of the zoo's veterinary staff.
  • Photos: Aboard the tall ship Lynx

    Photos: Aboard the tall ship Lynx

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 3:46 PM EST2014-02-18 20:46:50 GMT
    The tall ship Lynx made the short trip from St. Petersburg to Tampa this weekend, overshadowing the much smaller yachts in town for the regatta. But the real show was on board the replica privateer.
    The tall ship Lynx made the short trip from St. Petersburg to Tampa this weekend, overshadowing the much smaller yachts in town for the NOOD Regatta. But the real show was on board the replica privateer.
  • Photos: Regatta from the St. Pete Pier

    Photos: Regatta from the St. Pete Pier

    Saturday, February 15 2014 9:39 PM EST2014-02-16 02:39:50 GMT
    The skies were blue but the wind was stiff as dozens of yachts hit the water in downtown St. Pete this weekend for the annual Sperry Top-Sider NOOD regatta. Here's the view from the Pier.
    The skies were blue but the wind was stiff as dozens of yachts hit the water in downtown St. Pete this weekend for the annual Sperry Top-Sider NOOD regatta. Here's the view from the Pier.
  • Hollywood Police Car 'Smash And Grab'

    Hollywood Police Car 'Smash And Grab'

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:14 AM EST2014-02-12 16:14:00 GMT
    Tourists and others were quite surprised to see a man, calmly take a couple of metal spikes from the back of a construction truck.  He then proceeded to smash the windows out of a police vehicle parked.
    Tourists and others were quite surprised to see a man, calmly take a couple of metal spikes from the back of a construction truck.  He then proceeded to smash the windows out of a police vehicle parked outside the Dolby Theater.
  • PHOTOS: Ice hits Eglin Air Force Base

    PHOTOS: Ice hits Eglin Air Force Base

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 3:12 PM EST2014-01-29 20:12:12 GMT
    Here's the view from Hurlburt Field at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County after a winter storm dumped freezing rain across the Florida Panhandle.
    Here's the view from Hurlburt Field at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County after a winter storm dumped freezing rain across the Florida Panhandle.
  • PHOTOS: Rare winter storm strands drivers in Deep South

    PHOTOS: Rare winter storm strands drivers in Deep South

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 11:33 AM EST2014-01-29 16:33:36 GMT
    A rare winter storm brought freezing rain, snow and bitter cold to the Deep South on Tuesday.
    Rescue efforts are under way Wednesday morning after thousands of schoolchildren and hundreds of drivers in the Deep South spent the night stranded at schools and along ice-covered highways following a rare winter storm that brought freezing rain, snow and bitter cold to the region.
  • PHOTOS: Winter storm buries Northeast

    PHOTOS: Winter storm buries Northeast

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 9:15 AM EST2014-01-22 14:15:27 GMT
    Snow blowers whirred and shovels scraped across sidewalks on Wednesday as the Northeast started cleaning up from a winter storm that swirled up the coast.
    Snow blowers whirred and shovels scraped across sidewalks on Wednesday as the Northeast started cleaning up from a winter storm that swirled up the coast.
  • With billowing sails, clipper cruises into Tampa

    With billowing sails, clipper cruises into Tampa

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-01-15 18:00:30 GMT
    The 'Lynx' docked in Tampa after a cruising into the bay under full sail Wednesday. The clipper is here to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
    The 'Lynx' docked in Tampa after a cruising into the bay under full sail Wednesday. The clipper is here to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'
  • Photos: 'The Simpsons' LEGO set

    Photos: 'The Simpsons' LEGO set

    Friday, January 10 2014 3:48 PM EST2014-01-10 20:48:44 GMT
    One of the most famous addresses in animation is being replicated in LEGO form. Next month, you'll be able to build your own 742 Evergreen Terrace -- better known as the home of the Simpson family.
    One of the most famous addresses in animation is being replicated in LEGO form. Next month, you'll be able to build your own 742 Evergreen Terrace -- better known as the Springfield home of the Simpson family.
  • PHOTOS: Big snowstorm hits northeast

    PHOTOS: Big snowstorm hits northeast

    Friday, January 3 2014 4:17 AM EST2014-01-03 09:17:32 GMT
    A collection of photos from the northeast snowstorm, compiled by WTTG in Washington, D.C.
    A collection of photos from the northeast snowstorm, compiled by WTTG in Washington, D.C.
  • How NORAD got into the Santa-tracking business

    How NORAD got into the Santa-tracking business

    As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve.
    As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts, eating mince pies, and knocking back copious amounts of sherry.
  • Test driving a Tesla, an automotive marvel

    Test driving a Tesla, an automotive marvel

    Friday, November 22 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-11-22 13:43:02 GMT
    FOX 13 Consumer reporter Chris Chmura spent six stomach-flopping, jaw-dropping, testosterone-laced hours test driving the all-electric Tesla Model S. Sticker shock aside, he says the vehicle is incredible.
    FOX 13 Consumer reporter Chris Chmura spent six stomach-flopping, jaw-dropping, testosterone-laced hours test driving the all-electric Tesla Model S. Sticker shock aside, he says the vehicle is incredible. And that has the automotive industry paying attention.
  • NASA launches probe to study Martian atmosphere

    NASA launches probe to study Martian atmosphere

    Monday, November 18 2013 2:49 PM EST2013-11-18 19:49:49 GMT
    A robotic probe blasted off from Florida on Monday, starting a 10-month journey to the red planet. NASA is hoping the MAVEN spacecraft will help answer questions about why Mars is such a desolate planet.
    A robotic probe blasted off from Florida on Monday, starting a 10-month journey to the red planet. NASA is hoping the MAVEN spacecraft will help answer questions about why Mars is such a cold and desolate planet.
  • Most famous 'Flying Fortress' arrives in Tampa

    Most famous 'Flying Fortress' arrives in Tampa

    Friday, November 8 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-11-08 23:13:00 GMT
    The sound of history filled the skies over Tampa on Monday. The distinctive four-engine roar of a B-17 bomber heralded the arrival of the famed 'Memphis Belle,' which is in town for tours and rides this weekend.
    The sound of history filled the skies over Hillsborough County on Monday.  The distinctive four-engine roar of a B-17 bomber heralded the arrival of the famed 'Memphis Belle,' which is in town for tours and rides this weekend.
  • Superstorm Sandy: Before & after photos

    Superstorm Sandy: Before & after photos

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 10:14 AM EDT2013-10-29 14:14:48 GMT
    One year after Superstorm Sandy, here's a look back at the dramatic before-and-after photos from the New York and New Jersey coasts.
    One year after Superstorm Sandy, here's a look back at the dramatic before-and-after photos from the New York and New Jersey coasts.
  • Photos: Tampa Bay area sunsets

    Photos: Tampa Bay area sunsets

    Monday, October 21 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-10-21 11:22:34 GMT
    Sunsets. They're one of the best things about living in Florida, and the Bay area is one of the best venues.
    Sunsets. They're one of the best things about living in Florida, and the Bay area is one of the best venues.
  • PHOTOS: Rays' ALDS Game 3 win

    PHOTOS: Rays' ALDS Game 3 win

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-10-09 02:21:25 GMT
    The Tampa Bay Rays won when facing elimination for the fourth time in nine days, trimming Boston's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five matchup.
    The Tampa Bay Rays won when facing elimination for the fourth time in nine days, trimming Boston's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five matchup. Here's a look at the fans, the game, and the FOX 13 team covering Game 3 of the ALDS -- including the dramatic walkoff home run.
  • PHOTOS: Mike Glennon's Buccaneer debut

    PHOTOS: Mike Glennon's Buccaneer debut

    Monday, September 30 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-09-30 14:20:16 GMT
    Defensively, the Bucs made play after play Sunday, but a late Mike Glennon interception and crucial errors down the stretch kept Tampa Bay winless for the season.
    Defensively, the Bucs made play after play Sunday, but a late Mike Glennon interception and crucial errors down the stretch kept Tampa Bay winless for the season.
  • PHOTOS: Best Clearwater Beach sunsets

    PHOTOS: Best Clearwater Beach sunsets

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-09-24 19:30:00 GMT
    When we asked viewers to upload photos of Clearwater Beach sunsets, we had no idea how many beautiful photos we would get.
    When we asked viewers to upload photos of Clearwater Beach sunsets, we had no idea how many beautiful photos we would get.
  • PHOTOS: Stars light up red carpet at Emmys

    PHOTOS: Stars light up red carpet at Emmys

    Monday, September 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-09-23 11:41:22 GMT
    "Breaking Bad," the brutal, drug-fueled saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday.
    "Breaking Bad," the brutal, drug-fueled saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, denying the online series "House of Cards" a history-making honor.
  • Photos: Shooting at Navy yard in DC

    Photos: Shooting at Navy yard in DC

    Monday, September 16 2013 3:41 PM EDT2013-09-16 19:41:15 GMT
    Chaos broke out at the Washington Navy Yard just after 8am on Monday September 16th.
    Chaos broke out at the Washington Navy Yard just after 8am on Monday September 16th.
  • VIDEO: Tampa chase and shootout

    VIDEO: Tampa chase and shootout

    Friday, September 6 2013 4:26 PM EDT2013-09-06 20:26:18 GMT
    Watch and listen as Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee and Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor give this blow-by-blow account Friday's chase and shootout with a rape suspect.
    Watch and listen as Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee and Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor give this blow-by-blow account Friday's chase and shootout with a rape suspect -- from the moment it began to the gunfire that ended it.
  • Images capture waterspout in Oldsmar

    Images capture waterspout in Oldsmar

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 3:50 PM EDT2013-07-09 19:50:55 GMT
    Mother Nature put on quite a show in Pinellas County Monday night: a waterspout formed near Oldsmar, and many people caught it on camera. Check out photos and video here.
    Mother Nature put on quite a show in Pinellas County Monday night: a waterspout formed near Oldsmar, and many people caught it on camera. Check out photos and video here.
  • PHOTOS: 4th of July fireworks in St. Pete

    PHOTOS: 4th of July fireworks in St. Pete

    Friday, July 5 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-07-05 18:18:27 GMT
    Miss the fireworks on July 4th? Don't worry. Our cameras were there. Here's the view from St. Pete of fireworks over the water.
    Miss the fireworks on July 4th? Don't worry. Our cameras were there. Here's the view from St. Pete of fireworks over the water.
  • Atlantis launches again -- as museum display

    Atlantis launches again -- as museum display

    Thursday, June 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-06-27 18:27:12 GMT
    We'll never see a space shuttle launch again. But now, at Kennedy Space Center, there's a new way to see space shuttle Atlantis as you've never seen it before.
    We'll never see a space shuttle launch again. But now, at Kennedy Space Center, there's a new way to see space shuttle Atlantis as you've never seen it before.
  • PHOTOS: The Zimmerman trial so far

    PHOTOS: The Zimmerman trial so far

    Monday, June 24 2013 7:20 AM EDT2013-06-24 11:20:33 GMT
    Click through our photo gallery of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial. Opening statements are set to being Monday morning at 9 a.m.
    Click through our photo gallery of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial. Opening statements are set to being Monday morning at 9 a.m.
  • Photos: Tropical Storm Andrea

    Photos: Tropical Storm Andrea

    Friday, June 7 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-06-07 14:08:53 GMT
    Tropical Storm Andrea reminded the Bay Area that hurricane season has started. Several tornados left damage as the fast-moving storm brushed by the coast. Here's a look at the scenes.
    Tropical Storm Andrea reminded the Bay Area that hurricane season has started. Several tornados left damage as the fast-moving storm brushed by the coast. Here's a look at the scenes.
  • Behind the scenes at the Port of Tampa

    Behind the scenes at the Port of Tampa

    Monday, February 11 2013 10:08 PM EST2013-02-12 03:08:01 GMT
    Cruises are the part of the Port of Tampa many know well. But there is so much more going on dockside. FOX 13 spent four months behind the scenes, learning how the port's many tentacles touch our everyday lives.
    Cruises are the part of the Port of Tampa many know well. But there is so much more going on dockside. FOX 13 spent four months behind the scenes, learning how the port's many tentacles touch our everyday lives.
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  • Photos: Sunday night's wild weather

    Photos: Sunday night's wild weather

    Monday, May 26 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-05-26 13:58:05 GMT
    There were plenty of Florida-style fireworks this holiday weekend. Lightning lit up the skies over the Gulf of Mexico, putting on a spectacular light show for much of the Bay Area. Throw in some hail and you've got a wild weather weekend.
    There were plenty of Florida-style fireworks this holiday weekend. Lightning lit up the skies over the Gulf of Mexico, putting on a spectacular light show for much of the Bay Area. Throw in some hail and you've got a wild weather weekend.
  • Photos: IIFA Awards green carpet arrivals

    Photos: IIFA Awards green carpet arrivals

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-04-27 03:21:54 GMT
    Bollywood met Hollywood on Saturday as the International Indian Film Academy held its annual awards ceremony -- the Bollywood Oscars -- in Tampa. In addition to the Indian film stars, several major American actors strolled down the green carpet at Raymond James Stadium.
    Bollywood met Hollywood on Saturday as the International Indian Film Academy held its annual awards ceremony -- the Bollywood Oscars -- in Tampa. In addition to the Indian film stars, several major American actors strolled down the green carpet at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Photos: IIFA Stomp and IIFA Rocks

    Photos: IIFA Stomp and IIFA Rocks

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-25 19:40:08 GMT
    The big International Indian Film Academy Awards show is not until Saturday night, but IIFA and the Bollywood stars have already put on some spectacular shows.
    The big International Indian Film Academy Awards show is not until Saturday night, but IIFA and the Bollywood stars have already put on some spectacular shows.
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