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Spanish PM voices solidarity with Barcelona

Spanish PM voices solidarity with Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his country is mourning in solidarity with the city of Barcelona and other cities in Europe that have been hit by deadly extremist attacks. Rajoy traveled to Barcelona following the v...
Published: 08/17/17
Police: Man arrested in Largo had thousands of child pornography files

Police: Man arrested in Largo had thousands of child pornography files

LARGO — A 43-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after detectives found thousands of child pornography images and videos on his laptop.According to Largo police, Tyrone Jeffrey Russell faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography.Detectiv...
Published: 08/17/17
Fire at the G Spot gentleman's club under investigation

Fire at the G Spot gentleman's club under investigation

CLEARWATER — Firefighters responded Thursday to a small blaze at the G Spot, a self-described gentleman's club.Clearwater Fire & Rescue said the fire started about 2:45 p.m. at the club at 20866 U.S. 19 N. No one was hurt.The cause is under inv...
Published: 08/17/17

Police: Man hospitalized after Clearwater bike crash

CLEARWATER — A 54-year-old bicyclist remains hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit Thursday morning by a minivan.According to Clearwater police, Leo Green, who police said had no local address, rode into the path of a 2012 Honda O...
Published: 08/17/17
Opponents gather to decry requiring private money for removal of Confederate monument

Opponents gather to decry requiring private money for removal of Confederate monument

TAMPA — Amid a flurry of debate over monuments to the Confederacy, local leaders and activists once again took to the Old County Courthouse grounds Thursday to call for the removal of a statue on Hillsborough County property.A day after the Hil...
Published: 08/17/17
Photo of the Day for August 17, 2017 - 'Keeping a watchful eye'

Photo of the Day for August 17, 2017 - 'Keeping a watchful eye'

Today's Photo of the Day comes from George Capaz of Wesley Chapel, FL. The photo was taken at a small roadside lake at Bruce B. Downs Blvd and Cross Creek Blvd.He writes: "A Wood Stork keeps a watchful eye for predators; never leaves the nest unatten...
Published: 08/17/17
Republicans face primary in whirlwind special election for Plant City-area House seat

Republicans face primary in whirlwind special election for Plant City-area House seat

PLANT CITY — With qualifying completed this week, the field is set in a whirlwind special election to replace state Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City — and the race could come down to two candidates in a Republican primary, Yvonne Fry and ...
Published: 08/17/17
Hernando deputies capture escaped inmate after he left work detail

Hernando deputies capture escaped inmate after he left work detail

BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando County inmate who escaped from his assigned work detail on Wednesday has been taken into custody.Joshua Holmes, 35, was seen on the back porch of a home in Masaryktown by a neighbor, who called police, according to a pr...
Published: 08/17/17
New Safety Harbor post office will be on McMullen-Booth Road

New Safety Harbor post office will be on McMullen-Booth Road

SAFETY HARBOR — Although a move-in date is months away, representatives for the U.S. Postal Service recently signed the lease for the city's new post office. It will be at 1703 N McMullen-Booth Road, just north of State Road 590. Before any gra...
Published: 08/17/17
Former owner of Sirata Beach Resort purchases two Tampa Bay shopping centers

Former owner of Sirata Beach Resort purchases two Tampa Bay shopping centers

ST. PETERSBURG — After selling the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference in February, Nicklaus of Florida, Inc., has purchased two Tampa Bay shopping centers to diversify the firm's portfolio in the area. Colliers International, representing the s...
Published: 08/17/17