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Man, 75, struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater

A 75-year-old man was hospitalized after he was struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater on Friday morning.Clearwater police say the Frank Sink was struck around 11 a.m. while on the seventh hole at Clearwater County Club, 525 N Betty La...
Published: 08/18/17
Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

TEMPLE TERRACE — Travis Malloy was supposed to show up to the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on Thursday to pick up his Citizen of the Year award at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. Instead, Malloy stayed away in protest. The club, he r...
Published: 08/18/17
Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

TAMPA – A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies. But ...
Published: 08/18/17
Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

ST. PETERSBURG — If Rick Baker is elected mayor, he said he will not recuse himself from any city business involving his current boss, businessman Bill Edwards."As mayor, it is my job to aggressively negotiate on behalf of the citizens of St. P...
Published: 08/18/17
City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

TAMPA — A city bus veered off the road and crashed into a South Tampa office building on Friday morning.The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at 2503 W Swann Ave., which houses the Fernandez injury attorney firm. The building stands at the co...
Published: 08/18/17

Grocery chain Aldi hosting hiring event in Brandon Aug. 24

BRANDON — German grocery chain Aldi is holding a hiring event for its Brandon store Aug. 24. It is looking to fill store associate, shift manager and manager trainee positions."Our store staff is the face of the Aldi shopping experience, and ou...
Published: 08/18/17
Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

After four consecutive months of decline, Florida's unemployment rate is leveling out. The state's jobless rate was 4.1 percent in July, the same as June according to state figures released Friday."It's been largely reflecting what's going on at the ...
Published: 08/18/17
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you. The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur invested in a new film company called Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. Puji Capital, a Hong Kong company investing in...
Published: 08/18/17
The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida photos of the week for August 11 - August 18: Beach family yoga, Confederate symbols as flashpoints, American Idol winners and hopefuls, Fetish Con, the second oldest survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack turns 104, an armada of rubber ducks, a...
Published: 08/18/17
Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

You've seen and heard the stories about how air-conditioning breakdowns created sweltering conditions in many Hillsborough County public schools. It is a sweaty, stinking, ongoing mess, and there is no quick fix.I listened as Superintendent Jeff Eaki...
Published: 08/18/17