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Local fire marshal wants more protection for homes


Carrollwood, Florida -- Hillsborough County Fire Division Chief Marshal Stephen Kendrick said the flames at the condominium fire went up in less than a minute after lightning struck the building.

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Mom seeking estate of Tampa man who killed family


Tampa, Florida -- An Arizona woman is seeking to obtain the estate of her son, who authorities say shot his wife and children before killing himself in a Tampa-area mansion that belonged to a former tennis star.

Men stand on street corner... not for money, but for a job


Tampa, Florida - A recent job report gave college grads a puzzling picture.

Unemployment dropped from 6.7% to 6.3%, the first time it was that low since September of 2008. Still, the portion of Americans 25-34 who were working in April fell to a five-month low.

Here in the Tampa Bay area, many college grads are finding themselves without a job, and some are trying creative ways to find one.

Police searching for suspect in deadly shooting


Tampa, FL - A man was found shot to death outside a Tampa apartment and Hillsborough deputies are searching for the person responsible.

The man was found at the Puritan Place Apartments near the Hillsborough River and Temple Terrace.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says several shots were heard before the man's body was found.

Deputies have released very little information.

We have a call out to find out who the victim is and if there's a description of the shooter.

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Fire officials: Lightning caused Carrollwood condo fire


Carrollwood, Florida -- Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews say a lightning strike caused a two-alarm structure fire at the Grande Oasis Condos on Key Royale Lane in the Carrollwood Monday afternoon.

Fire officials say firefighters responded to the condominium complex around 3:50 p.m. to heavy flames coming from the roof of the 3-story building.

Residents were immediately evacuated with the help of the sheriff's office.

Pedestrian struck by train


Tampa, FL--Tampa Police Department are investigating an incident of a train striking a pedestrian at N. Blvd and West Busch Blvd (on the tracks approx 300 meters west of N. Blvd).

The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators are working on the identification of the victim.

Vehicle traffic on W. Busch and N. Blvd is not affected by this incident.


Woman reported missing out of Dover


Dover, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help locating a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia and is bipolar and may be armed with a knife.

Deputies say around 11:15 a.m. Monday, Rosalynn Marie took her father's 2006 silver Kia Sedona van without permission and fled 9422 Barrington Oaks Dr. in Dover.

She may be en route to the Bok Tower Gardens in Polk County.

Rosalynn Marie can be described as a Caucasian, 5'2", 230 lbs female with long gray hair and brown eyes.