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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed
Expanding the TECO Line Streetcar System was one possible use of money that would have been earmarked for Tampa from a countywide sales tax for transportation. The county commission rejected the tax hike and its alternative plan sends no money to Tampa or the county's other two municipalities -- Temple Terrace and Plant City. [Times file (2014)]
A proposal that Hillsborough commissioners are considering to pay for transportation needs doesn’t include any guaranteed money for Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City.
The original Colonnade building opened in 1935 as a drive-in, although the business later dropped car service as eating habits changed and national chains moved in. The restaurant closed in April of 2016. COLONNADE
A history of Tampa drive-ins, from Goody Goody to Colonnade to Seely’s
The Goo Goo Dolls perform at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y., on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Johnny Rzeznik sings and plays guitar. Russ DeSantis/AP Images for NFL)
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US & World

Student, 15, killed in Georgia school bus crash; others hurt
Officials in a south Georgia school system say a 15-year-old student has died after a crash involving a school bus that also injured more than a dozen students
Lochte mum on returning to Brazil, will compete on 'DWTS'
Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball
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Fall Preview: Warren Beatty's Hughes film finally takes off
In bid against corruption, Greece to ax TV licenses

Florida

UAE citizen sentenced to 18 months for firearms charge
A student from United Arab Emirates who overstayed his visa has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for possessing firearms and ammunition
ATV rider killed in apparent road rage shooting
Woman accused of killing husband in hospital bed
A guide to Florida's primary election
Ousted from DNC, Wasserman Schultz faces primary challenge
Florida to pick a Democrat to face Rubio in November

Politics

The Latest: More than 1.75 million Floridians voted early
More than 1.75 million Floridians have already voted in this year's primary
Supreme Court hears minimum wage arguments
Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack
Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton
Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton
Mike Pence heading back to North Carolina on Tuesday