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Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed when cars collide at Plant City intersection

Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed when cars collide at Plant City intersection

MULBERRY — The local high school has an enrollment of 1,000 but to some it feels like a tight-knit family. Many of Mulberry High School's students have spent all of their school days within the city limits, said principal Michael Young. So when...
Published: 05/26/17
Fifth graders take charge for a day at Tampa elementary school (w/video)

Fifth graders take charge for a day at Tampa elementary school (w/video)

TAMPA — Teaching kindergarteners how to make slime seems like a good idea — when you're 12. For Darius Troupe, the reality was noisy and messy, but worth it when he saw the children's smiles. "I see my future when I was standing up in f...
Published: 05/26/17
Pinellas licensing board executive director settled hundreds of cases without getting his board's approval

Pinellas licensing board executive director settled hundreds of cases without getting his board's approval

By Mark PuenteTimes Staff WriterEleanor Morrison complained to the Pinellas licensing board in 2015 that her contractor installed crooked walls and windows and poured too much concrete for her carport.A panel of experts reviewed the evidence and rule...
Published: 05/26/17
Swan sculpture deputies say was stolen by naked man found near Lakeland pond

Swan sculpture deputies say was stolen by naked man found near Lakeland pond

A $25,000 swan sculpture that Polk County sheriff's deputies say was stolen by a naked man last weekend was found near a pond in Lakeland on Thursday.A woman called the Sheriff's Office Friday morning and said her husband and her son spotted the stat...
Published: 05/26/17

Deputies arrest suspects in robbery, shooting of man in ankle

LAND O'LAKES — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office took a 24-year-old Land O'Lakes man into custody Thursday in connection with a robbery and shooting at a Land O'Lakes home.Deputies said Jonathan Rodriguez was attempting to break into a home at ...
Published: 05/26/17

Monday's letters: Bay area needs high-occupancy lanes

TBX rebrands as Tampa Bay Next | May 23High-occupancy lanes do the jobHigh-occupancy vehicle lanes should replace toll lanes in the next transportation plan. Unlike Lexis lanes that serve those who can afford them, HOV lanes encourage carpooling, th...
Published: 05/26/17
Editorial: Honoring a solemn sacrifice

Editorial: Honoring a solemn sacrifice

For a nation still slogging away in Afghanistan, Iraq and other war zones across the globe, this Memorial Day holiday marks the latest commemoration of sacrifice abroad, of uncertainty over America's role in securing the globe and of the country's gr...
Published: 05/26/17

Assisted living facility owner accused of sexually assaulting employee in Pinellas

ST. PETERSBURG — An assisted living facility owner was arrested Thursday on charges that he sexually assaulted an employee, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.Enrique De La Piedra, 73, faces charges of sexual battery and false imprisonme...
Published: 05/26/17
Tampa Tribune scholarships inspire students to keep digging for facts

Tampa Tribune scholarships inspire students to keep digging for facts

TAMPAWhen the Tampa Tribune launched a scholarship for Hillsborough County's top high school seniors more than 50 years ago, no one could have guessed it would one day be turned over to the newspaper's rival, now called the Tampa Bay Times. It was th...
Published: 05/26/17

Four Brandon middle school students face child porn charges related to sex video

BRANDON — Four Burns Middle School students, ages 12 to 14, have been arrested on child pornography charges after one secretly recorded a girl in a sex act and the others posted it online, authorities said Friday. The girl was with a 12-year-ol...
Published: 05/26/17