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After tragedy, family just wants prayer and awareness for the holidays

After tragedy, family just wants prayer and awareness for the holidays

WIMAUMAJonathan Black’s ever-present smile continues to shine, even through a persistent pain racking his body. Black, a 40-year-old detention corporal for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, initially suffered from a lot of back and abdomen pain, ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tibet the courthouse dog takes to the silver screen and raises funds to hire a helper

Tibet the courthouse dog takes to the silver screen and raises funds to hire a helper

TAMPA — Tibet the courthouse dog came to Hillsborough County with a mission — sit alongside abused, neglected and abandoned children during court proceedings to provide emotional comfort.But in the four years the Golden retriever-Labrador mix has bee...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/15/17

HCSO continues homeless outreach efforts

BRANDON — A cool crisp breeze swept through the morning grounds of the New Hope Methodist Church as individuals stood in line wearing sweatshirts, jeans and other warm attire as they waited to receive assistance.Deputies from the Hillsborough County ...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn stood with good ol’ boys as firefighter proved city harassed her

Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn stood with good ol’ boys as firefighter proved city harassed her

They tried to shut her up. They tried to make her go away. They made her life miserable. Yet Tanja Vidovic — persisted.Long before most people had ever heard of the knuckle-dragging sexually harassing escapades of oafs like Harvey Weinstein, or Roy M...
Published: 12/13/17
Jewish young adults to gather for ‘The Vodka Latke’

Jewish young adults to gather for ‘The Vodka Latke’

The Vodka Latke, Tampa’s annual Dec. 24 gathering for Jewish singles and young couples, will take place downtown this year at popular nightspot the Franklin Manor.The event, open to people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, will include all you can drink fro...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Regions Bank invests in AHN senior to spread ‘Sparkle Power’

Regions Bank invests in AHN senior to spread ‘Sparkle Power’

TAMPA — Academy of Holy Names senior Caitlin Shannon stood in a dimly-lit part of the dugout club at Steinbrenner Field on Dec. 8, hidden from the main conference area.She held the handle of a red wagon full of Yankees merchandise along with other to...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee keynotes Boys & Girls Club fundraising breakfast

Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee keynotes Boys & Girls Club fundraising breakfast

TAMPA — When Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee was a child, she was invited to play on basketball teams at the Boys Club in East St. Louis, Ill. It was before the national organization became the Boys & Girls Club."I was always on the outsid...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Bella Patel steps up for Wimauma’s Enterprising Latinas organization

Bella Patel steps up for Wimauma’s Enterprising Latinas organization

WIMAUMA — Christmas came a little early this year for Liz Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas, Inc.Santa Claus came in the form of Bella Patel, who recently presented the nonprofit a check for $25,000. Patel and her husband, Yogesh, ar...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Girls With Confidence shows its heart for the holidays

Girls With Confidence shows its heart for the holidays

LITHIA — Sadie Mulford didn’t think twice about enrolling her 9-year-old daughter Sterling in the Girls with Confidence program, despite the fact they live in the Town ‘n’ Country community and the weekly classes are held at the Grace Community Unite...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

RUSKIN — Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads.The vision comes from Ruskin artist Michael Parker, who calls his prototype machine a "rat bike" or "ridi...
Published: 12/12/17