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Second body and wreckage of missing Brooksville plane found off Cedar Key

Second body and wreckage of missing Brooksville plane found off Cedar Key

A second body, along with the wreckage of a Brooksville plane that went missing last week, was recovered off the coast of Cedar Key on Sunday.Sea Tow and Florida Air Recovery, working with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, located the wreckage in 10...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
Here's more proof that Hillsborough is where transportation ideas go to die

Here's more proof that Hillsborough is where transportation ideas go to die

I am absolutely convinced there is a vast, endless warehouse somewhere in Hillsborough County similar to the final scene in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark that is filled to capacity with decades of blueprints, studies, reports, analy...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pesticide meeting highlights ties between Forest Hills, Babe Zaharias Golf Course

Pesticide meeting highlights ties between Forest Hills, Babe Zaharias Golf Course

TAMPA — The Tampa Sports Authority is still considering whether it will fumigate Babe Zaharias Golf Course with a controversial pesticide but it's running out of time and options.That's the message Forest Hills residents heard Tuesday night fro...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Plant City police release new details in shooting that injured man, teen

Plant City police release new details in shooting that injured man, teen

PLANT CITY — Police are still searching for three people in the shooting of a man, a teenage girl and a pit bull puppy during an armed robbery earlier this month.In an updated news release, Crime Stoppers provided a description of the suspects ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Forecast: Heavy downpours, scattered showers continue across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Heavy downpours, scattered showers continue across Tampa Bay

Intense morning showers and storms will continue throughout the day on and off in Tampa Bay before mostly clearing out Wednesday night. Early-morning showers are moving off the Gulf of Mexico, but will begin to break up around midday, 10Weather WTSP ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Altman: Bay Pines has top VA volunteer, a Marine and Agent Orange victim

Altman: Bay Pines has top VA volunteer, a Marine and Agent Orange victim

If you've ever been to a veterans event in Pinellas County, you've probably seen Dave Miller.He's the short, wiry, former Marine sergeant from Largo walking with canes or seated in a wheelchair because of the cancer he contracted as a result of expos...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Carlton: Ybor City to lose that distinctive, century-old smell of roasting coffee

Carlton: Ybor City to lose that distinctive, century-old smell of roasting coffee

The smell is rich, warm, slightly nutty — almost but not quite burned. It's a smell that is as much a part of Ybor City as the roosters that strut with impunity across its historic brick streets, as Ybor as a pressed Cuban and a steamy cup of c...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lacking its orca buzz, SeaWorld still aims to reverse visitor, revenue declines for theme parks

Lacking its orca buzz, SeaWorld still aims to reverse visitor, revenue declines for theme parks

For a theme park company that easily could have been financially mauled by years of bad publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment is showing surprising resilience.Forced to reinvent itself without its star orca attraction, the theme park company on Tuesday r...
Published: 02/22/17

17-year-old stages robbery, slashes pregnant stepmother, Largo police say

LARGO — A 17-year-old boy was arrested after he stabbed his pregnant stepmother while in disguise and staged a burglary to make it look like someone else committed the crime, police say.Nathan Singhavong was arrested on Tuesday on charges of at...
Published: 02/21/17

House hands Rick Scott defeat on jobs programs, tourism

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott suffered another political setback with the Legislature.Over the last two weeks he has toured the state, recorded campaign-style automated phone calls and penned a sharply worded letter in newspapers statewide to p...
Published: 02/21/17