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Lego T-rex and scores of other brick sculptures free to see in Tampa

Lego T-rex and scores of other brick sculptures free to see in Tampa

TAMPA — Envision the effort that went into building a basic Lego model with your kids. Now imagine arranging the same toys to look like the Mona Lisa or an 80,020-piece Tyrannosaurus rex. Visitors can see both at the "Art of the Brick," a free ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.Lawmakers passed the measure, SB 8A, in a special session after failing in their...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Eckerd Kids: Teens in group foster homes must be allowed to keep phones

Eckerd Kids: Teens in group foster homes must be allowed to keep phones

TAMPA — For many teens still reeling from being taken into foster care, a cellphone is a lifeline, child advocates say.It's their one connection to the world they left behind, a link to friends, romantic interests and reassuring emojis.Yet many...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

There was an eye-grabbing headline across the top of the front page in your Tampa Bay Times last Monday. It declared, "Fewer learning to teach."Tampa Bay Times staff writer Claire McNeill detailed how the University of South Florida and other places ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

TAMPA — A certain University of South Florida academic may be an unpopular and insensitive bully, but none of his actions have risen to the level of discrimination, a lengthy legal review has concluded.USF stripped Herb Maschner of his leadersh...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Motorcyclist, 25, critically injured after crashing into car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A 25-year-old motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed into a car Thursday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg Police.The crash took place about 2 p.m. Shaun Arnold, 25, was riding a Ducati motorcyle w...
Published: 06/23/17

USF student, 22, dies in motorcycle crash near Tampa campus

TAMPA — A University of South Florida student was killed Friday morning in a motorcycle accident on Fletcher Avenue, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.The crash took place about 10:19 a.m. Deputies said Andres Alfredo Castil...
Published: 06/23/17

Bicyclist critically injured when driver drifts into his lane on Bayside Bridge

CLEARWATER — A bicyclist was critically injured Friday morning when a driver drifted into his lane and struck him on the Bayside Bridge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.According to troopers, 62-year-old Clement W. Dumas, of New Port Ri...
Published: 06/23/17
Appointments at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and World of Beer highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Appointments at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and World of Beer highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Nonprofits Tampa Bay Watch Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary, has announced two new employees. Pamela Arbisi is the new development d...
Published: 06/23/17
'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle town

'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle town

To Waste Management, the nation's largest handler of garbage, the liquid that winds up at the bottom of a landfill is called "leachate," and it can safely be disposed of in a well that's 4,200 feet deep.But to residents of mostly rural Jackson County...
Published: 06/23/17