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Clearwater driver says he didn't know he was carrying people in sweltering trailer

Clearwater driver says he didn't know he was carrying people in sweltering trailer

A truck driver identified as a Clearwater man by federal authorities said he didn't know dozens of people were in the back of the sweltering trailer he was hauling until he stopped to relieve himself at a San Antonio Walmart.Ten of those people died,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Snooty the manatee's death prompts outpouring of support, petition to move Confederate monument

Snooty the manatee's death prompts outpouring of support, petition to move Confederate monument

BRADENTON — The South Florida Museum aquarium remains closed Monday and tributes continue to pour in following the shocking death of Snooty, the beloved manatee who captured the hearts of generations. Social media lit up with tributes and an ...
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Ruth: Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA

Ruth: Adam Putnam sells out to the NRA

This didn't take long, did it?If you want to get elected to office in Florida, a politician is obligated to grovel before the great and powerful National Rifle Association, which views Tallahassee as a wholly owned subsidiary of its interests.So Agri...
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Charlie Crist: Congress should make flood insurance accessible, affordable

Floods can happen anywhere and at any time. The National Flood Insurance Program has provided peace of mind and economic security to millions of American families and property owners for nearly five decades. For many, NFIP is the only choice they hav...
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Would you let your company implant a chip in you?

Would you let your company implant a chip in you?

Would you ask an employee to get a chip implanted in her hand? Sounds invasive and intrusive. But come Aug. 1, one company in Wisconsin will be giving it a try.Three Square Market-a developer of software used in vending machines-is offering all of it...
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Top 5 at noon: Clearwater driver of sweltering truck charged; struggling Pinellas agency seeks Latvala bailout; 'Dunkirk' veteran has different recollection; and more

Top 5 at noon: Clearwater driver of sweltering truck charged; struggling Pinellas agency seeks Latvala bailout; 'Dunkirk' veteran has different recollection; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.FOR DUNKIRK VETERAN, MOVIE BRINGS BACK DIFFERENT MEMORIESMovies like the World War II epic Dunkirk are popular escapes from reality. Unless you're Fred Clutterbuck, who watched Christopher Nol...
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Email warning ignored before St. Pete started spewing sewage

Email warning ignored before St. Pete started spewing sewage

ST. PETERSBURG — A draft report lays blame for the city's sewage crisis squarely on the administration of Mayor Rick Kriseman and a cascading series of errors that started with the now infamous shuttering of the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation...
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Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute

Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute

When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments.But the home included one other item...
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Tampa Bay home prices still climbing, though more slowly

Tampa Bay home prices still climbing, though more slowly

Tampa Bay home prices rose again in June, although the once-torrid pace of increases shows signs of slowing.For the first time in several months, year-over-year price gains were in the single digits in two of the bay's area's four counties. The chang...
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On the Camino de Santiago, Day 20: 'This is Camino' sums up pretty much anything and everything when you take this journey

On the Camino de Santiago, Day 20: 'This is Camino' sums up pretty much anything and everything when you take this journey

Day 20: Puente Villarente to León: 12 km, 3 hours. Total for Days 1-20 = 465 km (289 miles)Fields of sunflowers. Losing your way and finding a friend. Pain in your knee."This is Camino."A meal far more expensive than expected. An albergue as bea...
Updated: 4 hours ago