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Florida's unemployment rate remains the same

Florida's unemployment rate remains the same

After four consecutive months of decline, Florida's unemployment rate is leveling out. The state's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, the same as June according to state figures released Friday.Nationally, unemployment was 4.3 percent in July...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Trump bashing aside, Democrats struggle for united message

Trump bashing aside, Democrats struggle for united message

It should be a golden opportunity for Democrats: The nonstop controversy surrounding President Donald Trump and the failure of Republicans on Capitol Hill to get much done.But swelling energy on the streets masks deep problems confronting Democrats, ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

CLEARWATER –– Pinellas County relies on more than just beaches to attract visitors. County government also spends millions to help sponsor big-name events to draw even more tourists.But now the Pinellas County Commission wants to see exac...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Father who jokes he'd burn a school down is now banned from all Polk County school grounds

Father who jokes he'd burn a school down is now banned from all Polk County school grounds

A Polk County father has been banned from all school properties after he made a comment on his Facebook page that he "wanted to burn the (school) down." Chris Stephenson, of Lakeland, was venting about a letter he got from his son's middle school Par...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Guest column: Julian Craft worked a lifetime to help those down and out in Brandon

Guest column: Julian Craft worked a lifetime to help those down and out in Brandon

Julian Craft died June 28. He was 84. In this memoriam, Brandon attorney B. Lee Elam, a friend and colleague, recalls Craft as a man with humble beginnings who spent much of his life offering a hand-up to individuals and groups across Brandon who des...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Brandon motorcyclist dies after car turns into his path

A motorcyclist died Thursday night after a car turned into his path on a Brandon road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.Around 6:57 p.m., 23-year-old Orlando Rodriguez Jr., of Brandon, was riding a Kawasaki ZX1000-J motorcycle no...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Photo of the Day for August 18, 2017 - A Window to Heaven

Photo of the Day for August 18, 2017 - A Window to Heaven

Today's Photo of the Day comes from Carlos Nieves of Tampa, FL. He calls it "A Window to Heaven."He writes: "I took the photo on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the parking lot of The Ford's Garage in Land O' Lakes, FL., right after having dinner with my ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Invest 92 could target Florida as Tropical Storm Harvey heads west

Invest 92 could target Florida as Tropical Storm Harvey heads west

While Tropical Storm Harvey continues its westerly track toward Central America, forecasters are keeping a wary eye on a trailing system that could target the East Coast — and Florida — by late next week.As of Friday at 8 a.m., Invest 92 ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
For local officials, a charter school story with a surprise ending

For local officials, a charter school story with a surprise ending

The opening day enrollment for Pasco County's newest charter school set off alarm bells in the school district's administrative offices. Pasco MYcroSchool had projected serving 250 high school students in its first year. Yet when classes began Monday...
Updated: 3 hours ago