As Tampa City Council received an update Thursday on the search for unmarked graves that were once part of Zion Cemetery, the future of Robles Park Village, which sits on top of the forgotten African American burial ground, also became clearer.
Billionaires Jeff and Penny Vinik announced a $1 million donation to save Tampa’s iconic Jackson House.
The last working cigar factory in Ybor City is undergoing renovations before they celebrate their 125th anniversary in 2020. The purpose is to make the cigar factory a tourist destination and to remind everyone that Tampa is the “Cigar City.”
Little by little, the city of Tampa is unearthing its history that was buried, in some cases, for more than a century.
On the very day Florida's Interstate 4 opened in 1963, a shrimp truck jackknifed, killing the driver. And that was just the beginning.
It was on May 9, 1980 when the unthinkable happened: The freighter M/V Summit Venture collided with a support column during a blinding thunderstorm, knocking a 1,200-foot section of the roadway into the water below.
A new documentary about the 1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster takes a fresh look at a dark day when 35 people were killed after a ship struck the bridge during a bad storm.
Longstanding plans to convert a historic West Tampa cigar factory into a boutique hotel appear to be moving forward.
A Tampa historian hopes to memorialize dozens of unnamed slaves buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, the final resting place for many of the city's founders.
FOX 13's Doug Smith catches up with a Lake Wales resident who recorded some of the destruction from Hurricane Charley as it happened. Originally aired August 14, 2004.
FOX 13's Glenn Selig reports from Punta Gorda after Hurricane Charley veered into the Southwest Florida community. Originally aired August 13, 2004.
Fifty years ago, the first of 12 astronauts walked on the moon. Florida launched all of them, and they in turn helped launch what we currently know as Florida.
In 1901, when the Anderson-Frank home was completed just off Bayshore Boulevard, it was one of the first homes built in the neighborhood.
Music brought Cesar and Adela Gonzmart together. At 21, he was a violin soloist with the Havana Symphony; she was a Julliard graduate and concert pianist.
Before the food hall known as Armature Works along the Riverwalk opened, there was a company that originated with the same name, and it has been around for nearly a century.
Before Bobby Joe Long was captured in 1984, his murders cast a shadow over Tampa. Long killed at least 10 women, but detectives say there could be others. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1985. His conviction was possible thanks to the bravery of the victim who got away, Lisa McVey Noland. She was 17 years old when Long abducted her. Here's Warren Elly's recap of Long's arrest from that day. Originally aired November 17, 1984.
The rapes and murders had terrorized the Tampa area for weeks. Finally, just days after a task force was formed, Bobby Joe Long was arrested for the murders of several women. Here's how the coverage unfolded on WTVT. Originally aired November 17, 1984.
A series of rapes and murders terrorized the Tampa area back in 1984. After Bobby Joe Long was arrested, the region breathed a sigh of relief. Here's his first appearance in court, as covered by Pulse 13's Marianne Pasha. Originally aired November 18, 1984.
On the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s historic home run in Tampa, several scholars are asking if it ever went the 587 feet quoted on a billboard in the spot it supposedly landed, near the University of Tampa.
Pulse 13's Larry Elliston covered the first-ever race through the streets of downtown St. Pete, the SCCA Trans-Am Series St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Originally aired November 3, 1985.