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FHP: Car clocked at 130 mph on I-75 before flipping, injuring four teens

FHP: Car clocked at 130 mph on I-75 before flipping, injuring four teens

GIBSONTON — As Tyler Wilkinson steered his gold Maxima south on Intersate 75 at speeds of nearly 130 mph, the 18-year-old Lithia man was carrying three passengers, a quarter pound of marijuana and liquor in the car, according to the Florida Hig...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Whitman: Pope lends support to breastfeeding women

Whitman: Pope lends support to breastfeeding women

Pope Francis recently encouraged mothers to breastfeed openly at church.He did so during a baptism service at the Sistine Chapel. The same week, the owner of a Pasco County gymnastics facility asked my friend Rosie to cover herself while nursing. Whe...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Starbucks opens cafe inside Publix store in South Tampa, and more are coming

Starbucks opens cafe inside Publix store in South Tampa, and more are coming

TAMPA — Shoppers can now sip a Starbucks latte while they browse the aisles at the Publix grocery store in the Gandy Shopping Center.Publix opened a Starbucks kiosk inside the supermarket at 3615 W Gandy Blvd. on Tuesday morning. It's the first...
Updated: 12 hours ago

'Live By Night,' the Ben Affleck film set in Ybor City, is a box office bomb and here's why

Ben Affleck's Live By Night, which is set largely in Ybor City, is bombing bad at the box office.The movie opened in late December in just a handful of theaters, a tactic studios usually use to qualify films for awards nominations like the Golden Glo...
Published: 01/17/17
A St. Petersburg mystery: Why are pelicans dying at Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou?

A St. Petersburg mystery: Why are pelicans dying at Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou?

ST. PETERSBURG — Pelicans are dying around Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou and so far no one knows why."It's awful, it is," said Eddie Gayton of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.Dead birds have been turning up since Wednesday. The sanctuary is ca...
Published: 01/17/17
Romano: A final message that lived beyond a teenager's death

Romano: A final message that lived beyond a teenager's death

The adventurers always come back. Whether they're experts or not. Whether they understand the risks or not.Such is the lure of cave diving near Weeki Wachee. Ordinary-looking creeks and ponds descend to incredible depths, and can lead to crystal-clea...
Published: 01/17/17
Forecast: Warm, dry conditions continue for Tampa Bay before rain rolls in over weekend

Forecast: Warm, dry conditions continue for Tampa Bay before rain rolls in over weekend

Dry and warm conditions will continue in Tampa Bay on Tuesday with a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day and an afternoon high near 80, forecasters said. 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaMorning clouds should thin...
Published: 01/17/17
Tampa Theatre asks Hillsborough for $325,000 to replace outdated seats

Tampa Theatre asks Hillsborough for $325,000 to replace outdated seats

TAMPA — Hillsborough County taxpayers are likely to help the Tampa Theatre buy new seats for its 90-year-old building.The theatre, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, has applied for a $325,000 grant from the county that ...
Published: 01/17/17
Bird watching 101: Snowbirds aren't only ones around in winter

Bird watching 101: Snowbirds aren't only ones around in winter

Ever seen a white pelican? Or a yellow-rumped warbler known affectionately as a "butter butt?" Or how about a yellow-bellied sapsucker? (That's its name, honest). They are all around us right now, hiding in plain sight on the waters or in the trees o...
Updated: 10 hours ago
From the food editor: the heart of coffee, and Weeknight Black Bean and Beef Chili

From the food editor: the heart of coffee, and Weeknight Black Bean and Beef Chili

The other day, I was in Starbucks, pondering whether I should add an extra shot to my tall latte, when I saw a sign for the store's new Cascara Latte.On another sign, a picture of a red berry, and this description:"Inside each coffee cherry are the s...
Published: 01/16/17
Updated: 01/17/17