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Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

ST. PETERSBURG — Cranes dot the downtown skyline as high-rise condominium and apartment towers sprout into the air, the latest sign of the city's renaissance.Tropicana Field is also fertile ground for growth. Within 10 years or so, whether the ...
Published: 02/18/17

Group uses film to push against state's proposed gun legislation

The day after a quiet 2012 Thanksgiving spent with family in Chicago, Lucy McBath answered a phone call from her ex-husband, Ron Davis. Their son, 17-year-old Jordan Davis, had been shot."I just started screaming, 'What's wrong with Jordan?'" she rec...
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Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

PORT CHARLOTTE — Pitcher Tommy Hunter joined the Rays on Friday, signing a minor-league deal. Hunter is a veteran, versatile right-hander who threw for two contenders last season — Cleveland and Baltimore. He was once a closer for the Ori...
Published: 02/17/17
Tampa and Havana aquariums begin designing a coral greenhouse to be built in Cuba

Tampa and Havana aquariums begin designing a coral greenhouse to be built in Cuba

TAMPA — Three Cuban scientists were in town last week to take another step forward in their joint effort with the Florida Aquarium to save coral reefs dying throughout the Caribbean region that includes this state.Employees of Havana's National...
Published: 02/17/17
Man accused in killing of Pinky, Busch Gardens flamingo, found incompetent

Man accused in killing of Pinky, Busch Gardens flamingo, found incompetent

TAMPA — A man accused of fatally injuring Pinky, the Busch Gardens flamingo made famous through her dancing videos, is too mentally ill to go to trial, a judge declared Friday.Two doctors examined Joseph Corrao in recent weeks, concluding that ...
Published: 02/17/17

Suicide suspected in death of UT graduate at campus garage

TAMPASuicide suspected in death of UT graduateA recent graduate of the University of Tampa was found dead outside a university parking garage Friday morning, victim of an apparent suicide, Tampa police said.The body of Hannah V. Cimon, 23, of 6401 S ...
Published: 02/17/17
Fannie Mae puts once-contaminated Snell Isle house back on the market

Fannie Mae puts once-contaminated Snell Isle house back on the market

ST, PETERSBURG — It's baaaaack.A year after pulling a sewage-contaminated house off the market, Fannie Mae has relisted it at the same $419,900 price. Now, though, it comes with a partly gutted interior and an acknowledgement that at one point ...
Published: 02/17/17
Plant City Community Garden offers much to see

Plant City Community Garden offers much to see

PLANT CITY — I thought I was going to see vegetable gardens, and I did. But I also saw much more at the Plant City Commons Community Gardens (PCCCG).The gardens cultivate individual growth and neighborhood unity through group and gardening, edu...
Published: 02/17/17
Tampa parent of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's can't stem loss of customers

Tampa parent of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's can't stem loss of customers

Bloomin' Brands, Tampa's beleaguered parent of such big-name restaurant chains as Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's Italian Grill, must feel like it's been wandering the casual dining bog in search of solid ground for years.Alas, there's no sign of d...
Published: 02/17/17
Sunday Conversation: Doretha Edgecomb

Sunday Conversation: Doretha Edgecomb

Former Hillsborough County school board member Doretha Edgecomb may be retired but don't expect her to slow down any time soon. In the last month, she's helped H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center launch the George Edgecomb Society, a cancer outreach program...
Published: 02/17/17