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1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

On the mend, biggest reservoir in Fla. begins serving purpose

Tampa Bay Water's massive reservoir, which was drained so it could be repaired, has begun filling back up again, the utility announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Bill Young

5 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Fla man who tossed infant on highway is guilty of murder

Three-month-old Emanuel Murray Jr. pictured, was killed instantly after his mother's ex-boyfriend, Richard McTear, threw him out of a moving car in 2009.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

5 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Gymnastics center's policy changing after alleged molestation

We're getting answers after a local gymnastics teacher is arrested, accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student.

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Related Topix: Lakeland, FL, Clearwater-Beach, FL

7 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

Hillsborough County taps Les Miller to replace Anne Madden on HART board

Is this how the reconfiguration of the HART board begins? The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority announced today that County Commissioner Les Miller will replace Anne Madden on their board, after Madden announced her departure from the board earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Temple Terrace, FL, Tampa, FL, Plant City, FL

9 hrs ago | ABC Action News

Tip leads to suspected serial bank robber

A tip received by Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of a serial bank robber, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Tampa, FL

14 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

Tim Schock says it's time for new Republicans on Hillsborough County Commission

On Wednesday morning both Tampa Bay dailies' top story above the fold was on the plan unveiled by Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill for a one-cent sales tax referendum to pay for a new comprehensive transportation plan for roads, buses and light-rail.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, University, FL, Wedding

Wed Jul 30, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Find A Friend: Ranger the terrier

Dog days of August got you down? Let Ranger share the bright side! This 10-month old, medium-sized mixed terrier was dumped -- literally.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

St. Petersburg Times

A Tampa taxi odyssey: Are our cabs really not up to snuff?

The taxi cabs here might not be the newest, swankiest ones on Earth. But are they really the "deplorable, embarrassing" pigsties that one critic alleges? Hotel developer Lou Plasencia blasted the city's taxi industry during a recent meeting of the Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

ABC Action News

Gymnastics coach charged with lewd battery

A Lakeland gymnastics coach was arrested Wednesday after deputies say he was caught hiding in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Lakeland, FL, Brandon, FL, Polk County, FL, Clearwater-Beach, FL

Examiner.com

Flesh-eating bacteria warning Florida: 32 hospitalized and 10 dead

The flesh-eating bacteria discovered in the salt water at some Florida beaches has claimed the life of a man who contracted the bacteria while swimming.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL

The Heartland Institute

Florida Solar Panels Producing Less than Half of Promised Power

Rooftop solar panels installed at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa, Florida are producing less than half their promised power, county records reveal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Democrat, Tampa, FL, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

FWC trapping invasive Tegu Lizards

Hillsborough County, FL - You may notice the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission setting out traps today.

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ABC Action News

5 things you need to know for Wednesday

Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, Tampa, FL, Stroke, Medicine, Health, Pasco County, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Charlie Crist gets specific in announcing his 'First Day of Fairness Plan'

One criticism that even some of his Democratic supporters have acknowledged about Charlie Crist is his lack of digging into the details of public policy, so at a news conference in St. Petersburg on Tuesday the once and possibly future governor of Florida released his  First Day of Fairness plan detailing the executive actions he will take on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, Gay/Lesbian

St. Petersburg Times

Deputies: Adults smoking pot while pit bulls kill 4-year-old boy

While a 4-year-old boy wandered outside a Riverview home and was mauled to death by two dogs earlier this month, his mother and two relatives were inside smoking marijuana, records released Tuesday show.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL, Drugs, Marijuana

St. Petersburg Times

EditorialsTimes recommends: Hillsborough County Commission

The winner of this race is virtually certain to represent east Hillsborough on the commission for the next four years and faces only a write-in candidate in November.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Town 'n' Country, FL, Ruskin, FL, Apollo Beach, FL, Opinion

Creative Loafing Tampa

Hillsborough County gives first look at transit plan that would go before voters in 2016

Leaders in Hillsborough County today unveiled a detailed multi-billion dollar transportation plan for the county that would require asking the voters to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2016.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

Business Journal

Oregon company sells marquee downtown Tampa building

Terrace Tower USA Inc. sold The Fifth Third Center, a 19-story 281,187-square-foot office building.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Tackling Hillsborough Schools' bus problem

A plan to tackle Hillsborough County's huge backlog of old school buses will go before the school board Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

WFLA-AM Tampa

Hillsborough County in need of 911 dispatchers

It's a tough, stressful job with a lot of responsibility. The 911 dispatchers are the vital, first contact with victims in need and Hillsborough County is in need of at least 15 new hires.

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