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2 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

New North of Tampa debuts May 2

Beginning May 2, the Tampa Bay Times will introduce a reimagined North of Tampa section to bring you the most interesting and important news and information about your community every Friday.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

6 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

As love affair with cars wanes, Tampa Bay stuck in slow lane of change

Amid the parochial arm wrestling over what kind of mass transit lies in its future, the Tampa Bay metro area remains surprisingly blind to the bigger trend.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Tampa, FL, Autos

10 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

ECC's screening program a story worth hearing

Erika Lindsey said she didn't realize her son, Cooper, suffered from a severe hearing loss until she had him screened through a program supported by the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WJNO

Amazon to charge sales tax in Florida

Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1st.

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St. Petersburg Times

Talks continue between Pasco sheriff and PHSC, no agreement yet

Pasco-Hernando State College and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are now in their fourth week of negotiations on jointly running a law enforcement academy, brokered by a powerful mediator: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford.

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Related Topix: Pasco County, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Polk County, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Victor Crist says he doesn't understand controversy over his...

Victor Crist says he means no offense with his proclamation recognizing April as Southern Heritage month, and is suprised about the negative reaction in some quarters.

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Related Topix: African-American, Tampa, FL

Bradenton.com

Tampa middle school principal facing child molestation charges

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 63-year-old Jim Larkin admitted to the lewd and lascivious molestation charges.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Education Etc.

Switched

Teacher Aborted Baby She Conceived With Her Student: Cops

A Florida high school teacher is accused of having sex with one of her students 20 to 30 times in her pickup truck.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

School district to shuttle students along Hillsborough Ave.

Hills. school district will pay for shuttles to transports Middleton HS students who live at Meridian Pointe Apt.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Tampa, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Tampa man charged in Gibsonton woman's killing

A Tampa man has been charged with murdering a 21-year-old Gibsonton woman whose body was found behind a Riverview shopping center in January.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Gibsonton, FL, Riverview, FL

Business Wire

Fitch Rates Hillsborough County, FL's Bank Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Based on a review of the terms governing bank bonds specified in the agreement, it is Fitch's opinion that the incremental risk associated with bank bonds does not have a material impact on the long-term credit rating.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

Creative Loafing Tampa

Empower local arts organizations with power2give

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County's funding program, power2give, is in its third month.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Dunedin, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

School board candidate Dipa Shah takes her message throughout Hillsborough County

Last week at the East Hillsborough County Democratic monthly meeting at O'Brien's in Brandon, District 6 school board candidate Dipa Shah was given a few minutes to address the audience.

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Related Topix: US News

Miami New Times

Uber Recruits Udonis Haslem, but Fight to Enter Miami Is Dead for Now

Despite an aggressive push in Tallahassee, car service app Uber's hopes to enter the Miami market are on the back burner once again.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

SCC Observer

Riverview horse-rescue operation denies neglect charge

An April 3 photo of one of the horses taken from RVR Horse Rescue. Photo Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office By KEVIN BRADY A Riverview animal rescue group for abused horses stands accused of not taking care of two horses placed in its care by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL, Agriculture, Science, Jay, FL

Florida Trend

Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

For lawmakers, the state's economic rebound has re-kindled a feeding frenzy for hometown projects.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bradenton.com

Deep well for Piney Point waste called pending 'disaster'

CH2M Hill engineer Pete Larkin shows off and explains core samples of rock similar to that which he expects a deep injection well to penetrate if it is built near Port Manatee in the next two years.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Manatee County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Polk County teacher accused of having sex with student faces Hillsborough charges, too

A 29-year-old Lakeland teacher accused of having sex with one of her 17-year-old students now also faces charges in Hillsborough County.

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Related Topix: Polk County, FL, Lakeland, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files suit

The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Tampa, FL

WPTV Local News

Racehorse worth $15K stolen near Tampa

A 2-year-old horse named Six of Diamonds is a grey Quarter horse that was stolen by using the halter that was hanging on the wall next to the horse's stable and walking the horse out.

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Related Topix: Odessa, FL

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