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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Deputy uses stun gun to stop Pasco man attempting to flee drug arrest

Deputy uses stun gun to stop Pasco man attempting to flee drug arrest

Pasco County deputies used a stun gun Wednesday night to stop a Hudson man who attempted to flee a drug arrest after he was pulled over for running a stop sign.Crews for the Spike TV show "Cops" were filming a segment as a deputy's body camera docume...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Girl Scouts flip for Retton, Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts flip for Retton, Women of Distinction

TAMPA —- The first woman to be on a box of Wheaties, tiny Mary Lou Retton, overcame tremendous odds to win America's first Olympic Gold Medal in gymnastics in 1984.Cheering a highlight reel as if it were a live performance, 800 guests rose to t...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
At 100, Tampa's opera king Anton Coppola celebrates a life's work

At 100, Tampa's opera king Anton Coppola celebrates a life's work

Anton Coppola was 10 when they died in the electric chair.Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed on Aug. 23, 1927. The murder convictions of two Italian immigrant sparked worldwide outrage. As a boy in East Harlem, Coppola had heard his f...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
U.S. new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

U.S. new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

WASHINGTON — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Depart...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida Senate approves bill to let grocery outlets sell hard liquor in stores

Florida Senate approves bill to let grocery outlets sell hard liquor in stores

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians are one step closer to being able to buy whiskey, rum or vodka in a grocery store. Legislators passed the "whiskey to Wheaties" bill in the Florida Senate today, which will allow grocery stores like Publix or Walmart to...
Updated: 1 hour ago
National Puppy Day is a real thing, and it's meant to encourage you to rescue dogs

National Puppy Day is a real thing, and it's meant to encourage you to rescue dogs

Today, March 23, is National Puppy Day. I know, I know: It seems like every other day is national something day. But the origins of puppy day actually have some merit — as well as a little bark and bite.There's a National Puppy Day website that...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Review: Rebooted 'CHiPs' will have you speeding for the exits

Review: Rebooted 'CHiPs' will have you speeding for the exits

Everything you need to know about the Hollywood reboot of CHiPs can be summarized in the first words the audience sees on the movie screen: "The California Highway Patrol does not endorse this film. At all."On the 40th anniversary of TV's show debut ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Review: 'Life' movie takes 'Alien' formula and runs with it

Review: 'Life' movie takes 'Alien' formula and runs with it

Life is surprising, which isn't easy for such an obvious descendant of Alien. There are only so many ways of trapping dead meat in a spaceship and introducing a malevolent life form to eat them.Director Daniel Espinosa understands this, embracing the...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa's new Jewish Community Center creates parking problem, neighbors say

Tampa's new Jewish Community Center creates parking problem, neighbors say

TAMPALorain Vila Murias took her 2½-year-old grandson to the playground this week, then yelled herself hoarse as about 200 cars raised plumes of dust driving across a grassy field near the slide.They were part of a crowd of more than 700 who tur...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guilty

A Cambodian court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley
Updated: 1 hour ago