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Black ice in Tampa? Leaking water truck blamed for crash on Veterans Expressway
Black ice formed on the Veterans Expressway at Hutchinson Road on Thursday moring, causing a motorist to spin out and crash into the median wall and forcing lane closures while crews worked to remove the ice. [10News WTSP]
TAMPA — A woman in a black BMW encountered a hazard on the Veterans Expressway she probably never expected in Tampa, especially on a dry day.Black ice. The woman was driving south about 6 a.m. Wednesday when she hit a patch of ice just south...
Nine Florida State University students have been charged in connection with the November death of a 20-year-old pledge. An investigative report describes the chaotic scene and binge drinking at the Pi Kappa Phi party that police said took place before Andrew Coffey died from alcohol poisoning.
For FSU fraternity, a wild night turned tragic
A Hernando County worker who helped rescue cold-stunned sea turtles during a cold snap this month, holds one of the turtles found off Hernando Beach. [MEGAN REEVES | Times]
Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, center, and Police Chief Brian Dugan, right, thank Delonda Walker on Wednesday for her help in arresting a man suspected in last fall's four Seminole Heights killings. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL   |   Staff]
McDonald’s manager gets ovation at Seminole Heights investigation ceremony

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News

More than 400 apply to Pasco technical high school

School choice for 2018-19 is in full swing, and district officials said they’ve been pleased with the interest they’ve seen so far.

The window for applying to the district’s magnet schools...

Two treated at hospital after fire at Apollo Beach home
Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers
Madeira Beach voters have clear choices as battle lines form over growth
The Daystarter: Tampa Bay freeze won’t last long; report describes binge drinking in FSU hazing death; Lord Stanley, meet Jose Gaspar; 15,000 ball pit balls up for auction
Crystal Lagoon planners brace for chilly ribbon cutting today

Opinion

Another voice: Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison systems, has now come to dominate the nursing home...

John McCain: Mr. President, stop attacking the press
Editorial: Making illegal sewage discharges legal is wrong answer
Editorial: Tighten substitute teacher rules in Hillsborough
Ruth: Lessons from 40 minutes of terror amid a false missile alarm in Hawaii
Column: While you were sleeping