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Is sinkhole damage sinking Tampa Bay property values?

Is sinkhole damage sinking Tampa Bay property values?

On a scale of desirability, the house for sale on Whittner Drive in Land O' Lakes would rank fairly low. It's a short sale; it sits on an unstabilized sinkhole and it's within a few miles of two houses that collapsed into a gargantuan hole July 16. P...
Updated: 5 minutes ago
Clearwater Beach driver's roommate thought she could help turn his life around

Clearwater Beach driver's roommate thought she could help turn his life around

CLEARWATER — Ryan Michael Stiles wanted to start fresh. Sarah Lynn Wright wanted to help.They met earlier this year when Wright, 26, was looking for someone to rent out a room in the house she shared with her mother. So when she saw another fri...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
This week in pop culture: Celeb marriages, baby news and arrests

This week in pop culture: Celeb marriages, baby news and arrests

Married: Fantastic news, everyone. Fantastic Four co-stars Kate Mara and Jamie Bell tied the knot during a top secret wedding ceremony over the weekend. Mara posted the news to Instagram with a photo of the couple kissing with the caption "Nuptials."...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Disabled Tampa man takes his story to center of health care debate

Disabled Tampa man takes his story to center of health care debate

Michael Phillips was hunting demons Monday night when the news broke: The Senate health care bill was dying.He ditched World of Warcraft for MSNBC and texted his mom in the next room — "Yay!" Phillips is severely disabled from a rare genetic di...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
The Iron Yard coding academy to close in St. Petersburg

The Iron Yard coding academy to close in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — The Iron Yard, a code-writing academy with a location in downtown St. Petersburg, will close for good this summer.The coding academy prepares students for technology careers like software development. The school has been operat...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Rays series preview: Who are the Rangers?

Rays series preview: Who are the Rangers?

The road trip is done, but the Rays will still face a western team, as they tasks on the Rangers in a three-game series at Tropicana Field. Here's the information you need to know about Texas before the action kicks off. How's the team? Record: 45-50...
Updated: 1 hour ago
That was quick: Charlie Strong mentioned as Ole Miss candidate

That was quick: Charlie Strong mentioned as Ole Miss candidate

Bulls fans this morning are facing the sobering reality that having Charlie Strong as their coach comes with a downside: his upside.At least one Ole Miss-based website already is trumpeting Strong -- still three days from his first preaseason practic...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida's unemployment rate drops for fourth straight month

Florida's unemployment rate drops for fourth straight month

How low can Florida's unemployment go? Pretty low, according to the state's latest unemployment numbers. The Sunshine State's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent for June, down from 4.3 percent in May, state officials said Friday morning. This i...
Updated: 1 hour ago
20 great images from around the globe for July 14 to July 21

20 great images from around the globe for July 14 to July 21

Photos of the week for July 14 - July 21: A giant sinkhole swallows homes in Florida, a desperate rescue attempt in Karachi, synchronized swimmers competing in Budapest, a rainy rugby match in Australia, a smiling O.J. Simpson in Nevada and more.All ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Baddest of them all? Steelers LB James Harrison, hands down

Baddest of them all? Steelers LB James Harrison, hands down

If you had to guess the most badass player in the NFL, you might guess Texans defensive end J.J. Watt or newly unretired Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.But those two tied for second in our informal media poll, losing out to 39-year-old Steelers ...
Updated: 1 hour ago