An “intentionally set” fire in an exclusive Tampa neighborhood burned a mansion owned by the former pro-tennis player James Blake Wednesday morning. Investigators confirmed Friday that the father shot all members of the family in the head before lighting the fire, then shot himself.
According to the YouTube user that posted the insane video, the incident happened in Tampa, Fla., on March 24, 2014. Oh…Florida.
Part of an endangered breed, biologists discovered the abandoned kitten weeks ago nonresponsive and with a dangerously low body temperature. Now the kitten is totally healthy at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
UPDATE: Suspect identified as a former Tampa police officer. The shooting happened during a screening of “Lone Survivor” inside a Tampa, Fla. theater. The victim was reportedly texting and making noise when the suspect grew angry, pulled a gun, and fatally shot him.
Here she is coming and going from court, where she told a bankruptcy judge that she’s broke and basically a couch surfer. Welcome back to public life, Casey!
A 36-year-old man is presumed dead after a sinkhole opened up beneath his feet and the floor gave way in his home. The sinkhole is reportedly growing, and rescue crews have called off the search for fear of their safety.
Liquid tornado! LIQUID TORNADO! Spotted yesterday. Fortunately no one was hurt and only minor property damage was reported.
A soft touch and a call for donations.
The RNC made it look as though the Tea Party never happened. “They’re trying to help change the Republican Party from the inside,” says Cain.
Romney convinces America that the Republican Party is sane, and that he’s ready.
Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair for nearly 12 minutes tonight at the RNC in Tampa. And you thought televised political conventions were boring!
That was Ann’s role. “It freed me up to put the choice in more general terms.”
The unseated Maine delegates didn’t get what they wanted, and the whole delegation walked out. Romney and Paul brass united in their irritation: They’re “acting like three-year-old children.”
“He’s become a very consistent supporter of the embargo.”
Undeterred by the hurricane, the Florida Aquarium hosted one of the first of its RNC parties last night — complete with swimming mermaids.
The most hardcore protesters took the bus down from New York City’s core Occupy movement. Monday’s chant: “Let us use the bathroom!”
Paul Ryan being at the bottom of the ticket, he gets toenails. Spotted on the floor at the Republican National Convention.
PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS! Amateur meteorologist Frankie MacDonald returns with his trademark enthusiasm and justifiable volume to help you prepare for Hurricane Kaissac.
And, yes, Reince Preibus is a 40-year-old. This unintentional subliminal messaging by the video backdrop may prove to be a problem as the convention moves forward. This is exactly how the photo appears on the Getty wire services. No alteration on our part whatsoever.
Paul’s last hurrah in Tampa ranged from Julian Assange to the Federal Reserve, a long and at times surprisingly bitter farewell. Compromise never paid dividends but, he promised his supporters, “we will become the tent.”
Ron Paul’s legions are ready for war. But the party’s almost over, and they know it.
Thousands of people in town for the convention won’t have anything to do until Tuesday. “We haven’t had any business from the convention anyway,” says Redner.
“We usually do flea markets and things like that.” There’s a certain logic to this.
Tampa activists say reports of possible violence are overblown. “They’re afraid of anything that moves.”
“Let’s compare PAC’s!” Is Tampa America’s sketchiest city?
Sure to be a hot spot during the Republican National Convention. Only mildly NSFW.
“Disgusting and highly inappropriate,” says Ron Paul’s campaign manager. Also a bit late in the game.
Tampa strip clubs are gearing up for a busy stretch during the Republican National Convention. Here (seriously) are the important logistical details for delegates and reporters.
The network has rented out the entirety of the Tampa Bay Historical Center as their headquarters for the Republican convention.
I’m guessing this was written by A.J. This very public airing of family grievances would be sad if it weren’t so caustically hilarious. Spotted in the Tampa Tribune.