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Counselors, memorial greet students and staff at Lakeland school rocked by Brandon murder of teacher, assistant principal

Counselors, memorial greet students and staff at Lakeland school rocked by Brandon murder of teacher, assistant principal

BRANDON — A woman shot to death in Brandon on Friday wrote out her fears about her partner's estranged husband four months earlier in a petition to a judge."I am scared he is going to come back to my house & kill me," Samara Routenberg wrote on...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Bridging the gap: Tampa Realtors cross bay to see why St. Pete's condo market is so hot

Bridging the gap: Tampa Realtors cross bay to see why St. Pete's condo market is so hot

ST. PETERSBURG — As the Cross-Bay Ferry slips into the Vinoy Basin, Lynn McKinnon points at the high-rises along Beach Drive and lets out a happy little yelp."How exciting!'' she exclaims. "Just think, we're going to be in every one of those co...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Could hops be Florida's next big crop? Researchers aren't so sure yet

Could hops be Florida's next big crop? Researchers aren't so sure yet

WIMAUMA The King of Beers is not at risk of being dethroned, but its reign is looking shakier. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are in the second year of a $158,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida lawmakers bring back bill to reform how juveniles are tried as adults

Florida lawmakers bring back bill to reform how juveniles are tried as adults

A proposal to limit the discretionary power prosecutors wield in charging juveniles as adults in Florida has surfaced once again in the Legislature.For several years, versions of a bill to change how minors end up in adult court have failed. But stat...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Restaurant review: Asiatic Street Food & Noodle Bar brings solid Thai dining option to Centro Ybor

Restaurant review: Asiatic Street Food & Noodle Bar brings solid Thai dining option to Centro Ybor

TAMPACentro Ybor has been rough stuff when looking for something good to eat over the years. Samurai Blue has always held down the fort, as has Tampa Bay Brewing Co., and certainly Hamburger Mary's gets some points on the board for providing a rollic...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Review: Freefall's 'Red Velvet' delivers a message both timely and long overdue

Review: Freefall's 'Red Velvet' delivers a message both timely and long overdue

ST. PETERSBURG — A backstage scene in Red Velvet, Freefall Theatre's production of a recent play that is turning heads, spells out the pre-Victorian social climate as well as any."This concept of equality and freedom, it's a fad," an older acto...
Updated: 1 hour ago
George W. Bush autographing his book of 'warriors' portraits at MacDill

George W. Bush autographing his book of 'warriors' portraits at MacDill

President George W. Bush is visiting MacDill Air Force Base today to sign copies of his new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors. The book is a collection of oil paintings by Bush along with the stories of ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation

Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation

DADE CITY — Defense attorneys for Curtis Reeves continued their impeachment of the investigation leading to Reeves' arrest in 2014 after he shot another man inside a movie theater, calling into question the thought processes of the crime scene ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa officer shoots pair of pit bulls that killed poodle, police say

TAMPA — A police officer shot and killed one pit bull and seriously injured another after the dogs attacked and killed a poodle as it was being walked by its owner then turned on the officer, Tampa police said.Police said they responded to the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 28

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 28

Twenty One Pilots: Fans won't be feeling a tear in their hearts when they get to see the indie-pop duo during their Emotional Roadshow tour. Judah and the Lion opens. $35.75-$45.75. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. ...
Updated: 3 hours ago