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Dump truck overturns and spills sand on U.S. 19 in Pasco, prompting lane closures

A dump truck overturned on southbound U.S. 19 at County Line Road in Spring Hill early Monday morning, spilling sand across the roadway and prompting lane closures, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jonathan Matos-Bernard, 26, of Clermont, wa...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Warm, dry workweek in Tampa Bay until cooler temperatures arrive in time for weekend

Forecast: Warm, dry workweek in Tampa Bay until cooler temperatures arrive in time for weekend

Monday kicks off a soupy and warm workweek across Tampa Bay with high temperatures flirting in the mid 80s until Thursday, when a weak front cools things down Friday and into the weekend. 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaA...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

Florida Strawberry Festival: In Plant City, the red berry is king but the music lineup is pretty sweet, too. Willie Nelson, Little Big Town and 3 Doors Down will be there, along with a midway of rides, exhibits and free daily entertainment starting T...
Published: 02/26/17
Book captures 82 years of Plant City Strawberry Festival history

Book captures 82 years of Plant City Strawberry Festival history

PLANT CITYIn 1993, 3-year-old Lauren McNair, standing all of about 3 feet tall, showed a 1,000-pound dairy cow in the pee wee showmanship at the Florida Strawberry Festival."I remember the young lady who owned the cow who I was helping. She actually ...
Published: 02/26/17
Despite talk, it's business as usual for transportation

Despite talk, it's business as usual for transportation

A similar scene unfolded on both sides of the bay this week:In Hillsborough, county commissioners evaluated how to spend $812 million allocated for transportation in the next 10 years.In Pinellas, the transit authority board — composed of city ...
Published: 02/25/17
Updated: 02/26/17
Middle school vice principal, sixth-grade teacher victims in Brandon double murder/suicide shoot-out

Middle school vice principal, sixth-grade teacher victims in Brandon double murder/suicide shoot-out

BRANDON — Lisa Fuillerat and Samara Routenberg thought they had prepared for the violence that came their way early Friday morning.The couple equipped Routenberg's home on Hickory Creek Drive with security cameras. They each had a handgun, and ...
Published: 02/25/17
Updated: 02/26/17
Existing medical marijuana providers would have edge in Hillsborough under proposed rules

Existing medical marijuana providers would have edge in Hillsborough under proposed rules

TAMPA — Medical marijuana businesses already approved by the state would get a significant leg up on future competition under regulations being considered in Hillsborough County.Draft language of the new rules — which could be approved as...
Published: 02/25/17
A guiding light for blind runners

A guiding light for blind runners

TAMPA — Thousands of souls ran from downtown Saturday morning in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K.They saw skyscrapers rise up, the river flow under bridges, mansions and palm trees over Bayshore Boulevard, and the sun shine on the fi...
Published: 02/25/17
In Harm's Way: What could Florida lawmakers do to keep kids from being shot?

In Harm's Way: What could Florida lawmakers do to keep kids from being shot?

TALLAHASSEE — When the annual 60-day legislative session gets under way next month, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will be looking for ways to keep Florida's kids safe from guns.Statewide, the number of children killed by guns has risen n...
Published: 02/25/17
Grand jury calls Florida agency inept and ill-suited to probe condo complaints

Grand jury calls Florida agency inept and ill-suited to probe condo complaints

In Pasco County, residents of one community were shocked when their homeowners association approved a special assessment for new roofs even though a study showed most of the existing roofs still had "years of useful life.'' In a Tampa high-rise, cond...
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