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Police arrest man involved in 4-year-old shooting

Tampa, FL - Police have arrested one of the men involved in a fight that led to a 4-year-old boy getting grazed by a bullet on Monday.

Bakari Parks was booked into the Hillsborough County jail on attempted murder charges just before midnight.

Man killed in overnight hit and run crash

Tampa, Florida -- Detectives are searching for several drivers who fled the scene of a fatal crash early Saturday morning in Hillsborough County.

The Florida Highway Patrol says that shortly after 3 a.m., a 1985 Camaro was traveling westbound on East Fowler Avenue, east of Interstate 75 when it overtook and collided with another vehicle.

This impact caused the Camaro overturn, and its driver, 30-year-old Amari Williams, was thrown from the vehicle. The vehicle that Williams' Camaro hit left the scene.

Former Riverview High & UF grad trying to win van

Tampa, Florida -- A former Riverview High School student juggling honor classes with playing football and running track also found the time to work a part time job each day. Tony Dowels wanted desperately to do anything to help his mom and dad, but that demanding schedule almost cost him his future.

Under Friday night lights, Riverview High School junior Tony Dowels was making quite the name for himself on and off the football team.

"I was taking all AP classes and I was in the National Honor Society."

Politicians join growing demand to make Tampa roads safer for pedestrians

Tampa, FL -- Local political leaders in Tampa are calling for major safety improvements along Hillsborough Avenue. More specifically: the area where a teenager lost her life last month and another teen was struck and critically injured earlier this week.

Faced with a recent rash of pedestrian accidents and fatalities, community leaders --including Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick -- will gather Monday to demand changes along Hillsborough Avenue.

Longtime Strawberry Festival director resigns

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - The man who has led Plant City's Strawberry Festival for 43 years has resigned, saying it's time for new blood.

Relative helps family escape house fire

Tampa, FL -- A grandfather rescued a family of six who lost everything in an overnight house fire.

It happened at a home on East 25th Avenue in the East Tampa area, near Orient Park. Jim McQueen explained that he was sitting at home watching TV just after midnight when he smelled smoke.

"I came out here, flipped the porch light on... I didn't see anything," said McQueen.

When McQueen went next door to investigate further, he discovered his son's house was on fire.

Hillsborough County veterinarian failed to help save dogs

Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough County Animal Services has once again made mistakes, not treating dogs that needed to help, and then left them to die.

As a result, a full-time veterinarian has been placed on administrative leave.