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Slideshow: Latest from Hillsborough County
  • A couple and their four children escaped a fire at this home on E 25th Avenue in East Tampa, but the home was destroyed and two dogs perished. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The home was completely destroyed. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Officials say the Florida panther kitten that was abandoned by his mother in January is now doing very well at Lowry Park Zoo.
  • Stella the Patagonian sea lion, seen during a moment of repose in her holding tank. Stella is one of several sea lions making a splash at Lowry Park Zoo until May 31.
  • Joy, a 1-year-old black Labrador mix, was seriously injured and covered in gasoline when she was brought to the Veterinary Center at Fishhawk.
  • Cyclists race in the streets of Tampa as part of the Gasparilla Criterium and Cycling Festival as strong storms make their way east from the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Amy Mariani, staff)
  • Much of the Bay area, including Tampa, saw rain ahead of a strong line of storms that brought gusty winds and hail to Citrus County. (Photo: Amy Mariani, staff)
  • While Deputy Christina Ammon held the bull's head up, another deputy stood guard with a rifle to watch for gators.
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn gave his third annual 'State of the City' address in the historic Armature Works Building in Tampa Heights on Tuesday morning.
  • Trader Joe's opened its store in the 3808 W. Swann Avenue in Tampa today. Local law enforcement was on hand to help with the crowds and traffic. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Firefighters responded to a duplex fire early Friday in Tampa and, according to authorities, the duplex is across the street from the home where a man was shot to death early Thursday. (Photo: Jeff Joiner, staff)
  • Tampa police officers investigate a crash Monday morning on Hillsborough Avenue in which a car struck two Middleton High School students.
  • A tree fell on some power lines in the 2400 block of East Curtis in Tampa. Crews from Tampa Fire Rescue and TECO responded to the scene. (Photo: Tampa Fire Rescue)
  • The Hillsborough River between the Cass Street and Kennedy Boulevard bridges in downtown Tampa was died a bright Kelly green Saturday morning for Mayor Bob Buckhorn's River O'Green Festival.
  • Selecia Watson read bible passages in court and later, while speaking to reporters, said she still believes her son is innocent - at least in the officers' deaths.
  • A fiery crash caused a bottleneck on I-4 Thursday evening when one car crashed into the rear end of a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway. (Photo: Tampa Fire Rescue)
  • Car maker Mazda visited Middleton Magnet Wednesday bringing along its 'Racing Accelerates Creative Education' program. (Photo: Michael Brantley, Staff)
  • MacDill AFB officials say a jet flown by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pilot was struck by a sheepshead during takeoff in September.(Photo: MacDill AFB)
  • A hazardous materials team was among the emergency crews called to the University of South Florida's Tampa campus early Wednesday. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • A hazardous materials team was among the emergency crews called to the University of South Florida's Tampa campus early Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Tampa Fire Rescue)
  • A long way down: Bay News 9’s Virginia Johnson climbed about 70 feet up the Schooner Lynx rigging to stand on the crosstrees on the mast. First Mate Sam Imes snapped a quick picture before they headed down to the deck.
  • Investigators remained at the scene of the shooting for several hours Tuesday.
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee said everything possible was done by deputies to keep Tuesday morning's suspect shooting.
  • No law enforcement personnel were injured in the shooting Tuesday morning in Brandon.
  • Law enforcement personnel descended on 3117 Bloomingdale Villas Court early Tuesday after Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man they say they couldn't subdue. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • This was the view from atop the Bay News 9 float. Great weather brought out a nice turnout for the annual Strawberry Fest Parade in Plant City. (Photo: Amy Mariani, staff)
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo’s new ‘Sea Lion Splash' experience opens to the public Friday. (Photo: Jonathan Haas, Staff)
  • Parkesdale Farms line their booth walls with 'Radiant' strawberries at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. (Photo: Bobby Collins, Staff)
  • Will Stone crossed the finish line at the Gasparilla Half Marathon in 1:41:07, four seconds faster than the previous world record held by a 9-year-old.
  • Ivette Ros, seen here with her attorney, Noel Flasterstein, said she was fired from her job as a bank manager three days after bank security asked about the gun she carried to work. (Photo: Tony Rojek, staff)
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