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Mar 12, 2014 at 6:22 PM
I was born in Indiana, but I grew up a Florida kid in Merritt Island, near Cocoa Beach on Florida's Space Coast.
Aug 8, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Tragic lost love, a Hollywood starlet, and a millionaire lost at sea! The story of this famous Bay Area neighborhood, Davis Islands, has it all.

Why do they call it Marjorie Park?

David P. Davis -- the richest man in Tampa...
South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City
Aug 1, 2013 at 5:43 AM

The TECO Line Streetcar is more than transportation, it's "transportainment." You'll get a ride across town -- and also back in time.

Why do they call it the TECO Line Streetcar?

What sound can take you back in time in...
South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City, West Tampa, The Heights
Jul 26, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Sometimes to make things better, you have to stir things up.

And there may be no one in Tampa Bay's history who was better at that than Kate Jackson.

Her motto: "agitate and educate."

Why do they call it the Kate...
South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City
Jul 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM

It's a city symbol screw-up -- a mistake that's on trucks, buildings, and official letters all over town. But, hey, at least there's a good story behind it!

Why do they call it the Mascotte?

The City of Tampa's seal needs to...
Carrollwood-Town N Country, Westchase-Citrus Park, South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City, USF-Temple Terrace, West Tampa, The Heights
Jul 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Tampa, Florida-- Storms surrounded the Bay Area Thursday afternoon, and many locals wondered if the weather would put a damper on Independence Day fireworks displays.

Luckily for most, clouds cleared in time for things to go as...
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Jul 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Tampa, Florida- Despite a soggy start, the Fourth of July Festivities went off without a hitch in downtown Tampa Thursday night at Channelside. Thousands lined up along the Bay to watch the fireworks that went off in a slight drizzle just...
South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City
Jul 4, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Plenty of people will take a boat to a destination this Independence Day weekend with one weird name: Beer Can Island.

Why do they call it Beer Can Island?

Flip through any chart of Tampa Bay and you won't find it. But head...
Riverview-Apollo Beach-Ruskin, South Tampa, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City, Saint Petersburg
Jun 27, 2013 at 5:08 AM

Put on that fabulous dress and head downtown to shop in luxury! For so many people in Tampa Bay, the name Maas Brothers stirs memories of the good ol' days.

Why do they call it Maas Brothers Department Store?

When it was...
Downtown Tampa-Ybor City, West Tampa
Jun 20, 2013 at 4:27 AM


It's the American dream, turned into an American nightmare.

An immigrant from Germany used his ideas to make a fortune, but then "his fortunes" changed dramatically.

It's Thursday, so 10 News reporter Grayson Kamm answers...
Land O Lakes-Lutz-Odessa
Jun 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Tampa, Florida -- The City of Tampa announced Wednesday it will begin replacement and improvements to the water main under the Davis Islands Bridge beginning the week of June 24.

The work will require intermittent lane closures of the...
Downtown Tampa-Ybor City
Jun 13, 2013 at 4:00 AM

In some parts of the Tampa Bay area, you'll come across plenty of hills. But you can be pretty sure you won't run into any Eskimos.

So what's an Eskimo name doing on a hill in Hernando County?

Why do they call it Chinsegut...
Spring Hill-Brooksville
May 30, 2013 at 4:04 AM

From Gasparilla fun, to the front lines of war.

We finish a month-long Military May for our "Why do they call it that?" series with the heroic story of a ship named Tampa.

Why do they call it the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa?...
New Tampa-Wesley Chapel, Downtown Tampa-Ybor City, West Tampa
May 23, 2013 at 3:56 AM
We continue our month-long Military May with a teenager's heroic sacrifice in the waters of Tampa Bay.
May 16, 2013 at 6:49 AM

All month long, it's a Military May for our "Why do they call it that?" series.

This week, we look at the special way Tampa Bay remembers a local hero -- the first American to receive the Medal of Honor during the Iraq War....
Westchase-Citrus Park, South Tampa, New Port Richey-Port Richey-Hudson