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Residents remember Citrus Park before urbanization

Residents remember Citrus Park before urbanization

CITRUS PARK — Harry Gurr walks through a wooden building he calls a “museum.”
Published: 07/18/16
Deputies: Town ‘N Country woman accidentally kills her mother with gun her teen child brought home

Deputies: Town ‘N Country woman accidentally kills her mother with gun her teen child brought home

TAMPA — Carolyn Wright’s fellow churchgoers called her “the coffee lady.”
Updated one month ago
Burglars target dense, fast-growing subdivisions in southeast Hillsborough

Burglars target dense, fast-growing subdivisions in southeast Hillsborough

Law enforcement officers throughout the bay area have long tried to warn drivers about the dangers of leaving their car doors unlocked, especially overnight. It’s a special concern with the rapid development of that part of the county.
Updated one month ago
Girl Scouts’ changing direction makes for unhappy campers

Girl Scouts’ changing direction makes for unhappy campers

The Girl Scout troop leaders met by night at a Tarpon Springs church, on a mission not found in their beloved badge book.
Updated one month ago
Brush fire closes EB lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in Westchase

Brush fire closes EB lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in Westchase

A brush fire has closed the eastbound lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue in the Westchase area of Tampa.
Updated one month ago
Sulphur Springs community center costs could displace civic groups

Sulphur Springs community center costs could displace civic groups

TAMPA — Fresh digs are nearly ready for three not-for-profit groups that make their home at Sulphur Springs’ Mann-Wagnon Memorial Park.
Updated one month ago
Mirabay residents divided over multi-million-dollar seawall repairs

Mirabay residents divided over multi-million-dollar seawall repairs

MIRABAY — When they were awarded an $8.3 million settlement from contractors in 2013, some MiraBay residents thought they’d reached the end of a 10-year struggle to fix failing seawalls there.
Updated one month ago
Community comes together to give boy with cystic fibrosis a birthday bash

Community comes together to give boy with cystic fibrosis a birthday bash

Christopher Carmen Jr. is like any 5-year-old boy.
Updated one month ago
Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

TAMPA — Derek Jeter, Davis Islands resident and retired All-Star baseball player for the New York Yankees, was issued a citation Monday by the U.S. Air Force for boating into a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base.
Updated one month ago
Kane’s fends off customer complaints of cracking, peeling furniture

Kane’s fends off customer complaints of cracking, peeling furniture

TAMPA — He liked the look of the recliner couch and love seat, and noted the “lifetime guarantee” prominently touted by Kane’s Furniture.
Updated one month ago