The haunted history of Interstate 4

On the very day Florida's Interstate 4 opened in 1963, a shrimp truck jackknifed, killing the driver.  And that was just the beginning.

1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge tragedy

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.

From 1984: Solving the Bobby Joe Long murders

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.

From 1984: Serial killer Bobby Joe Long arrested

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.

From 1984: Bobby Joe Long's first court appearance

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.

From 1985: First St. Petersburg Grand Prix

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.