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Pasco principal dies in Friday morning traffic incident

Pasco principal dies in Friday morning traffic incident

SHADY HILLS — A popular middle school principal died in a traffic accident on State Road 52 while heading to work Friday morning.Adam Kennedy, 46, was on his way to Crews Lake Middle School, driving west on S.R. 52 west of U.S. 41 around 6:40 a...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Here are Tampa Bay's 25 priciest homes of 2016

Here are Tampa Bay's 25 priciest homes of 2016

Tampa Bay's luxury market roared back to life in 2016 as an improving economy drove sales of high-end homes to a level not seen in years. Of the 25 most expensive houses and condos sold last year, eight went for more than $6 million. In 2015, there w...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
Glenda Smith, who helped horses and people at Carrollwood farm, dead at 63

Glenda Smith, who helped horses and people at Carrollwood farm, dead at 63

TAMPA — Glenda Smith's love affair with horses bloomed when she was young, a tiny blonde-haired girl taking riding lessons astride large, majestic beasts at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.Ms. Smith would dedicate most of her adult life to res...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 21

Women's March: Join Women's March St. Petersburg to stand in solidarity and protect women's rights. Noon, Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 455-3160. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest: Features music by nationa...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida unemployment flat at 4.9 percent amid a small drop in jobs

Florida unemployment flat at 4.9 percent amid a small drop in jobs

Florida's unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent in December, slightly higher than the U.S. rate but lower than the state's level a year earlier. But while Florida gained 251,4000 jobs in 2016, it had 700 fewer nonagricultural jobs in December ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 22

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 22

Kenny Rogers: The Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Famer has enjoyed success during his career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal. $60-$103.75. 1 p.m., Ruth Eck...
Updated: 2 hours ago
From creepy masks to the closing circus, it's a hard time to be a clown

From creepy masks to the closing circus, it's a hard time to be a clown

When the clowns found out the circus was closing, they turned their red noses to each other for support.It had been a hard year already. Their centuries-old art form had been reduced to a punchline for creepy clown sightings. And now, corporate manag...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Bloomingdale welcomes Chick-fil-A, still miffed about Walmart

VALRICO — Now that the dust has settled and some nearby homeowners' tempers have tempered a bit following the highly contentious March 2016 opening of the Walmart Supercenter in Crest Pointe Towne Center, owners of an upcoming newcomer on the 4...
Updated: 3 hours ago
March column: Lee again faces decision about which office to seek

March column: Lee again faces decision about which office to seek

State Sen. Tom Lee, once R-Brandon but now R-Thonotosassa, is again facing a decision about his political future and one that could create substantial local political complications — whether to run for state chief financial officer in 2018, and...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Millennials think they have it tough financially? Wait till they become parents

Millennials think they have it tough financially? Wait till they become parents

Amid the excess of financial surveys that find they make too little, owe too much, live too long in the basements of their parents, fail to save for retirement and now seem unlikely to match their parents' living standards, millennials — folks ...
Updated: 3 hours ago