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The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association has been at odds with the school district over pay for the past year. It's not walking out of school, though. The group has taken its case to a special magistrate, who will decide whether the faculty or the administration has a better case. Reporter Marlene ...
TAMPA, Fla. — A Hillsborough County middle school student was arrested on Thursday for possessing a loaded firearm on school property. Hillsborough County deputies say that the 13-year-old male student brought the firearm to Dowdell Middle School on Thursday. Deputies say a witness saw the ...

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - When it comes to children's safety, most people are on the same page. "I definitely think background checks should be done completely, especially when it has to do with schools," said Triscia Kelly, a Tampa resident. "I volunteer at my son's school and we have to ...
Members of Florida Highway Patrol, Plant City Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are involved in the active search. Jones reportedly came from Orange County where he reportedly carjacked someone in a Cadillac on Kirkman Road in Orlando. He was ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested two teenage boys accused of putting running water hoses inside of cars. The boys -- aged 15 and 16 -- caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to three separate cars in the Moss Landing and Rivercrest subdivisions, ...
Hillsborough County Health Department officials said Luig should have contained the animal inside the lanai. The raccoon has not been caught and it is too late now to determine which raccoon bit her. Health officials said it's possible this was a rabid raccoon, but the only way to test a raccoon for rabies is ...

When he got to Plant City, Jones abandoned the Cadillac CTS from Orlando in the travel lanes of I-4 near Thonotosassa Road, according to a spokesman with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He ran into a subdivision where he stole a 2002 green Ford F150 pick-up truck with a trailer attached to it.
Teacher shortages across the country have become a big issue. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 48 states, including Florida, are reporting teacher shortages for the 2017-2018 school year. Hillsborough County is currently using a program they hope will bring former students back to teach in ...
The mantra, "If you don't like something, change it," is emblematic of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women's 2018 Women's Hall of Fame Class: surgeon Sylvia Campbell, Hillsborough County Public Defender Julianne Holt and ground-breaking educator Ann Porter. Commission ...
Hillsborough County firefighters are battling a blaze they said threatened the ammunition bunker at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office training facility in Lithia. Since then officials have told us the bunker is safe and now they are just working to extinguish the blaze. We do not know the size of the fire at ...
It took Belden eight months to negotiate the Airbnb contract after the app started approaching counties across the country. Airbnb remitted about $562,000 to Hillsborough County last year in the 11 months the agreement was active. By comparison, Hillsborough County gets about $30 million a year from ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that may have occurred at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Waters Avenue in Town 'N' Country Friday morning. Deputies say a subject showed up to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life ...
Hillsborough County students create 'compliment day' after Parkland shooting. Students hoping movement catches on. Jake Peterson. 5:00 PM, Mar 22, 2018. 3 mins ago. Share Article. Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright ...
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The head of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2294 tells FOX 13 there was an overwhelming rejection, this week, of a new proposed contract with Hillsborough County. Of the 950 members, a record 749 voted, rejecting the contract 681 to 68. “We were disappointed with ...
TAMPA — The union representing Hillsborough County firefighters has overwhelmingly rejected a new contract in a vote that union leadership said is a response to ''union busting'' and demonstrates widespread discontent with Fire Rescue leadership. The three-year contract would have for the first time ...
TAMPA — The union representing Hillsborough County firefighters has overwhelmingly rejected a new contract in a vote that union leadership said is a response to ''union busting'' and demonstrates widespread discontent with Fire Rescue leadership. The three-year contract would have for the first time ...
Hillsborough County needs to update its economic development policies if it's going to keep up with a growing population. The Hillsborough County Planning Commission will present information Thursday to Hillsborough County Commissioners about a population analysis that predicts a major shortfall in ...

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies rescued a puppy from a storm drain on Tuesday. While on patrol, Deputy Tara Quezada was flagged down by residents. They told her a small puppy fell into a drain filled with water and the puppy was struggling to stay afloat.
Multiple charges were filed after a man drove to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office without a license to escape his angry girlfriend. Deputies say Jose Rodriguez drove straight to the sheriff's office seeking safety and protection. At about 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, deputies received a report of two vehicles ...
These were some suggestions from the Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday after members were confronted with the news that their operational deficit just got $16 million deeper. This year's Legislative session delivered an additional $41 million for the district, the third largest in the state and the ...
Pinellas school leaders learned today they need to hire at least 81 school resource officers, and potentially hire another 18 for the district's charter schools, putting them another $12 million in the hole. In Hillsborough County, those extra S.R.Os will set them back $10 million. Despite pleas for more money, ...
TAMPA — The union representing Hillsborough County firefighters overwhelmingly rejected a new contract Tuesday night in a vote that union leadership said is a response to ''union busting'' and demonstrates widespread discontent in the department with Fire Rescue leadership. The three-year contract ...
TAMPA — Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Chief Dennis Jones has agreed to submit to random drug tests as he seeks to require the same of rank and file firefighters and paramedics. The fire union is voting this week on a new contract that for the first time requires random drug testing of the county's first ...
Hillsborough County attorney Charles "Chip" Fletcher is stepping down after nearly five and half years in that role to become vice president, deputy general counsel at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. In a Feb. 20 letter to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, Fletcher said ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — "Our school, there's many buildings, so it's easier to get in, easier for someone not part of our system to get in, into the buildings," said one Pierce Middle School student discussing concerns she and her classmates have about school security and safety. "How would you ...
The structure was built in 1842 and was originally located on Jackson St. In 1914 the residence was deconstructed and moved to Ybor City. And now crews are putting it all back together for a third time on a historically protected site, to ensure it will not be demolished. All this made possible by Tampa Bay ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - It's St. Patrick's Day - the day everyone wants to be Irish, but no one wants to be on the roads. Hillsborough County deputies say they will be stepping up their presence to curb drunk driving. "Tonight we'll be having a heightened patrol," said Corp. Patrick Saunders of the Hillsborough ...
They are specially trained employees of Hillsborough County's Department of Conservation & Environmental Lands Management, and they torch for good. Conducting "prescribed burns'' in county-owned nature preserves reduces the chance of wildfire and opens the land for new growth and animals, they ...
Parents, employees, students and anyone else with concerns about the state of things in the Hillsborough County Public Schools is invited to a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at Greco Middle School. April Griffin, a longtime School Board member who is elected districtwide, organized the 6:30 p.m. ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - We're hitting spring break this week which means summer is right around the corner. 8 On Your Side has found some affordable summer camp options that many people don't know about. Summer camps are fun, educational, and sure to have your kids tired by the ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A 17-year-old Hillsborough County boy was arrested for threatening Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students via Snapchat on March 4. According to the sheriff's office, the 17-year-old old made a direct written threat to use a firearm in a violent manner ...
WIMAUMA, Fla. — Hillsborough County Fire Marshal has confirmed one person has died in a fire Thursday night in Wimauma. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire on Bonita drive in Wimauma at 7:47 p.m. When crews got on scene there were multiple small structures and an RV ...
TAMPA — Hillsborough County firefighters and paramedics will vote on a new union contract next week that for the first time would require random drug testing. Union leadership says it is up in the air whether the contract will pass, citing growing discord between the rank and file and Fire Rescue Chief ...
A raccoon has tested positive for rabies near Tannery Avenue, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department, prompting a rabies alert to be issued for the northwestern area of the county. A dog and human were exposed to rabies after the dog was found fighting with the raccoon Friday night.
A rabies alert has been issued in northwest Hillsborough County after a raccoon tested positive for the disease. The raccoon was found near Tannery Ave. in Tampa fighting a dog on Friday. The raccoon was killed by the dog, and the dog was later vaccinated and seen by a veterinarian. However, the ...
TAMPA (FOX 13) - A rabid bat in left one person exposed to the disease in Hillsborough County, health officials announced Friday. The bat, which later tested positive for rabies, was found on its back in a grassy area of the 1300 block of North Westshore Boulevard, according to the Florida Department of ...
TAMPA — A second person is undergoing treatment after being bitten by a rabid cat in North Tampa, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department. The black, short-haired domestic cat tested positive for rabies after it was found in the Banyan Bluff Drive area earlier this week, according to the ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A second person is being treated in Hillsborough County after they came in contact with a rabid cat. The domestic, black, short-haired cat was found in the Banyon Bluff area and tested positive for rabies. The Department of Health in Hillsborough County ...
TAMPA — A domestic cat has tested positive for rabies in north Tampa, resulting in one person being exposed to the disease, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department. The black, short-haired cat tested positive for rabies near Banyan Bluff Drive, officials said. The person who was exposed ...
TAMPA, Fla. – With only nine months to figure out funding on a Rays stadium, Hillsborough County still has an extremely long way to go, according to recent comments made by county administrator Mike Merrill to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times reported Friday the county planned on making developers ...
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The fight over Hillsborough County teachers raises has waged on for nearly the entire school year, finally leading to a impasse hearing with a third party. Over the course of the 2017-18 school year, talks between the two sides - the school district and its teacher's union - have stalled, the ...
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tourism in the Tampa Bay area is taking off. More people are staying in hotels, and spending money in Hillsborough County. "Fish, suntan, relax, drink, eat; all the good stuff," said Michael Gonello from Massachusetts. Thousands of visitors travel to the Bay Area each year. "We took the ...
Aerial view looking to the East of the proposed baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa near Ybor City in Tampa. A nonprofit, SC Hillsborough Corp, has secured the rights to the land and will hold it while Hillsborough County and the Rays negotiate a financing agreement for a ballpark.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The big switch has been flipped “ON” which means the Florida State Fair is open! Some of the fun things happening at the fair this weekend: Mini Monster Trucks, Teen Stars Live, Meet the stars of Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol and Rusty Rivets, Trashy Flashy ...
TAMPA — April Griffin, who served 12 sometime turbulent years on the Hillsborough County School Board, is stepping down when her term ends in November. Griffin announced her decision just hours after publicly accusing fellow board member Melissa Snively of feeding information to a Facebook site ...
With the string of fights and recent arrests at Wharton High School, we are taking a look at the rest of the schools in Hillsborough County, and how many arrests have taken place at each this school year. Wharton far and away leads the pack with 67 arrests in the 2017-2018 school year thus far. That's more ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to two separate Hillsborough County Public School campuses on Wednesday and made multiple arrests stemming from fights among students. Wharton High School witnessed a string of student disturbances ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLA - The Florida State Fair opened Thursday morning and it ends Monday, Feb 19. ABC Action News spoke with Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, this morning, about the security plan. RELATED: Your go-to guide for the 2018 Florida State Fair. Sheriff Chronister is ...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County is offering free flu shots to anyone who has not been vaccinated this flu season. Shots will be given on a first come, first served basis while supplies are available. There is a limited supply of high dose ...
Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp plans to meet with CSX Florida Government Relations and Community Affairs head Bob O'Malley on Feb. 12 to discuss options for passenger rail along the private company's routes. Kemp has two hours blocked off from 10 a.m. until noon to meet with O'Malley ...


 

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