Charles Billi, 10 News Tampa Bay

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Past articles by Charles:

Multiple countries target common enemy: ISIS

China, Russia, France, Anonymous, and the United States: the list of countries laying the crosshairs on ISIS is growing. After a punishing bombardment of ISIS training centers, France announced it took out the Paris attack mastermind. China has joined the hunt after ISIS murdered a Chinese hostage. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants revenge for the downed Russian jetliner, and the United… → Read More

Anti-Muslim hate plays into ISIS strategy

The vulgar and graphic video of a Chicago gang member threatening ISIS if they set foot on US soil went viral. Many Americans agree, even here in the Bay Area. 43 year old Martin Alan Schnitzler of Seminole is facing 10 years in prison after the feds charged him with making a telephone threat against local mosques, but counter-terror experts say this anti-Muslim sentiment is naive. "What people… → Read More

New app brings booze to your door

It's time for holiday parties, and getting your supplies just got a lot easier. Introducing DRIZLY -- a new mobile app where you can order your wines and spirits and have them delivered within an hour. DRIZLY co-founder Justin Robinson teamed up with ABC Fine Wine and Spirits. Tampa is the first city to offer the service in Florida because it was the perfect fit. "Younger demographic. People are… → Read More

Questions remain after shooting by bail bondsman

St. Petersburg police continue to investigate the actions of a bail bondsman who wounded a woman during the arrest of a wanted felon. → Read More

Tampa's progress could be derailed by missing the train

Tampa's progress could be derailed by missing the train → Read More

Bobcat roaming Trinity neighborhood

Nothing to see at first glance, but digging deeper, the evidence reveals itself: cat feces, but not just any cat. A big cat. An 11-year-old boy saw the feline and her two cubs in his backyard and snapped a picture. Neighbor Lyn Rice was one of the first to hear the news. "It took the time to hiss at him and he went back inside the porch area and took a pictures," said Rice. The pic made it… → Read More

Google eyeing Tampa for its fiber optic technology

Google eyeing Tampa for its fiber optic technology → Read More

Viral school fight video raises safety concerns

The video exploding on YouTube. A fight between two students at James Irvin Education Center in Dade City. Two female students throwing down and throwing chairs at each other while their classmates run for cover. According to some staff, fights are commonplace here, and it's a dangerous environment. "Teachers being hit, teachers being pushed down, students being assaulted by other students,… → Read More

Did DCF violate its own protocol in Janiya case?

Did DCF violate its own protocol in Janiya case? → Read More

Ruskin meteorologists monitor Hurricane Patricia

Local weather scientists monitoring Hurricane Patricia → Read More

Auberndale couple arrested as neighbors from hell

Auberndale couple arrested as neighbors from hell → Read More

Hernando parents want to rewrite students' curriculum

Parents told the Hernando School Board that the Florida Standards puts too much emphasis on testing, and it hurts students' love of learning. → Read More

Black Dot campaign raises abuse concerns

The campaign encourages women to draw a black dot inside their hand and flash it if they are in physical danger and need help. → Read More

Massive beehive removed from Clearwater neighborhood

Hanging from an outside soffit, homeowner Kit Tuntasit and his wife have watched in fascination for 10 years as bees built a hive, until it became a safety risk. → Read More

Possible Allegiant strike troubles passengers

Frequent flyers of Allegiant may soon be stuck because the airline's pilots say they're stuck between a rock and a hard place. They say they've tried for three years to negotiate a fair contract with the airline, but to no avail. So, the pilots have asked for permission to withdraw from negotiations, which sets the stage for a strike and that news didn't sit well with Allegiant passengers. "It… → Read More

USF study: Police body cams work

Fighting, fleeing, abuse. No matter what the behavior, police body cams capture and save it. It's considered the future of law enforcement. A USF study conducted for Orlando Police found that body cams are highly effective in deterring violent interactions with offenders, enhances safety and transparency, and lessen the number of complaints against officers. All the video you see is from body… → Read More

Police issue warning after St. Pete cats are mutilated

The decomposing remains of a cat sit in the front yard of a Northeast St. Petersburg home. Hours later, a makeshift grave took its place. Richard Anderson built it. It was his cat that someone butchered. "Whoever did that has a sick mind and should turn themselves in to the police and get some kind of help," said Anderson. But Anderson's cat was the second victim. Fritz Karrar's cat Princess was… → Read More

Hackers zero in on boarding passes

The QR code on boarding passes hold a wealth of personal information such as name, phone number, frequent-flier number. → Read More

Hofbrauhaus bringing big business to St. Pete

"It's a combination. It's the music. It's the dining experience. Its the beer," said Jimmy Neziri, Hofbrauhaus' manager. → Read More

Local boy starts movement to ditch beach straws

A 6-year-old boy has started a campaign to keep beaches clean to protect sea turtles. → Read More