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Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed

Latest Hillsborough transportation plan leaves cities empty handed

TAMPA — City leaders who were invited to the table to discuss how Hillsborough County should fix its gridlock are likely to walk away from the conversation empty handed.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa Yankees honor family of pastor, and big fan, who died in crash

Tampa Yankees honor family of pastor, and big fan, who died in crash

TAMPA — Abigail, Bethany and Josue Pimentel didn’t know what to think when a full-sized tour bus with Tampa Yankees players and their mascot, Blue, pulled up to their home Thursday afternoon.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Fennelly: Let Kaepernick sit for anthem; that’s American, too

Fennelly: Let Kaepernick sit for anthem; that’s American, too

O say can’t you see: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn’t as unpatriotic as he seemed when he sat out the national anthem before a preseason game.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Voucher advocates back two Democrats in District 19 primary

Voucher advocates back two Democrats in District 19 primary

The Florida Children’s Federation, the political arm of the Florida movement for private school tuition vouchers, has sent out mailers in favor of two candidates in the state Senate District 19 Democratic primary: Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Pet...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Wedding videographer checklist: camera, extra batteries and now ... drone

Wedding videographer checklist: camera, extra batteries and now ... drone

Is the bride ready? Who has the rings? Did the cake arrive?
Updated: 7 hours ago
Mort community school reaches out with Engaged Parents class

Mort community school reaches out with Engaged Parents class

After months of ceremony, the first official work of the Mort Elementary Community School began with 16 mothers telling one another, “Good evening, everybody, my name is ....”
Updated: 7 hours ago
Larry Elliston, former ‘Down Home Florida’ TV reporter, dies at 66

Larry Elliston, former ‘Down Home Florida’ TV reporter, dies at 66

TAMPA — Larry Elliston’s first job in TV news was like a dream come true: Words, pictures and storytelling were passions that traced to his childhood.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Beer and Bow Ties looks to raise awareness of suicide

Beer and Bow Ties looks to raise awareness of suicide

YBOR CITY — Brent Kraus’ brother Matthew always wore bow ties.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ruth: Beckner’s campaign against Pat Frank sullies his reputation

Ruth: Beckner’s campaign against Pat Frank sullies his reputation

Until he started channeling his inner Boss Tweed of Tampa, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner was generally viewed as a smart, well-intentioned, able public servant. And not a bad guy, either.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Hooper: Years later, fate links church builder with Monsignor Higgins

Hooper: Years later, fate links church builder with Monsignor Higgins

With his wife in Miami’s Mercy Hospital and facing complications from her pregnancy, the man knelt in the hospital’s chapel and began to pray.
Updated: 8 hours ago