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Brush fire in New Tampa

Brush fire in New Tampa

Tampa, Florida - Units from Tampa Fire Rescue and Pasco County Fire are on the scene of a brush fire in the New Tampa area near the Hillsborough-Pasco line.

The fire was spotted around 4 p.m. and has burned several acres near Cross Creek Boulevard and Kinnan Street.

Photo Gallery: Pictures of the New Tampa brush fire

Emergency officials say no one has been injured and no homes are in danger.

It's not known what started the fire.


Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco says he'll run again

Tampa, Florida -- Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco wants his old job back. Late Monday afternoon, Greco formally announced he is a candidate for mayor.

Greco, who was elected mayor four times, made his announcement in front of a crowd of enthusiastic supporters. Although six other candidates have announced their intentions to run in the race, no one garnered as much attention or hoopla in their announcement.

Patrick Manteiga, the publisher of La Gaceta newspaper, says he believes the front runner entered the race today when Greco made his announcement.

Manteiga says Greco, who was Tampa's youngest mayor at 34 years old in 1967 and now wants to be Tampa's oldest mayor at 77, will be tough to beat. Manteiga says he believes it is Greco's seat unless somebody takes it from him.

10 News helps USF student in bed bug battle


Tampa, FL - Awoken by bed bugs biting his body last Tuesday morning, University of South Florida student Michael Bennett packed up his stuff and left his apartment keys at the front desk.

Read: USF student forced out of apartment following infestation of bed bugs

"I was so grossed out," said Bennett.

Bennett, 21, had only been living in the furnished unit at the Campus Lodge Apartments since August. With final exams this week, he says, the timing is terrible.

"I mean, this is just more than a place to stay. This interrupts my whole life. I got school, studying, everything. It has just been a major hassle," he said of moving out of his apartment during finals week into his parents' home in Spring Hill, 45 minutes away from school and work.

Still no arrest in deadly Thanksgiving shooting

Still no arrest in deadly Thanksgiving shooting

Ruskin, Florida --The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says the Thanksgiving morning shooting that left two brothers dead and four others wounded remains a top priority for homicide detectives.

Read:  2 brothers killed in Thanksgiving morning shooting; 4 injured

"Detectives are still working diligently on this case and we're still asking for the public's assistance in looking for the green mini-van," said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Debbie Carter.

Detectives say the gunman drove up to the Ocean Mist Court home in the mini-van and approached the group of people playing cards on the front porch.

Witnesses say the man was wearing a black t-shirt that had a sheriff's logo on the front and "security" written on the back.

Durant High School football player injured in crash

Plant City, Florida - Two Plant City teens are recovering in the hospital after a car crash at State Road 60 and Horton Road in Eastern Hillsborough County Saturday night. 

Florida Highway Patrol says 15-year-old Jamarlon Hamilton, a sophomore standout on the Durant High School football team, was driving a 2005 Chevy SUV on Horton Road when he failed to yield the right of way while crossing SR-60.

James Williams, 63, of Delray Beach was headed eastbound on State Road 60 and hit the passenger's side of Hamilton's SUV.  Williams was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.

Both Hamilton and his passenger, 16-year-old Javonte Shaw, were flown to Tampa General Hospital where they're  both listed in serious condition.

Plant Steamrolls Newsome 50-23

Plant Steamrolls Newsome 50-23

Taking the show on the road Friday, Plant High School traveled to Lithia to play Newsome, who came into the game with an 8-3 record.  In the first quarter, it was all Plant, all the time!  The 3-times state champion Plant accounted for 3 touchdowns in the first quarter alone.  Two of them came from QB Phillip Ely, while the other came on the ground from Calvin Mann.

Heading into the 2nd, it was 22-7 favoring the Plant Panthers.  However Newsome struck with early field goal in the 2nd, but they were unable to build any momentum, as Plant scored on a 62 yard bomb between Phillip Ely, and Austin Aikes.  To finish out the half, both teams traded touchdowns, making it 36-17.

In the third Plant's Ely struck again, with a 1-yard run for a touchdown. Newsome quickly followed that up with a 6 yard touchdown run from Will Worth.