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Tampa plans to ‘dunk’ mosquito breeding grounds to fight spread of Zika virus

Tampa plans to ‘dunk’ mosquito breeding grounds to fight spread of Zika virus

TAMPA — After falling into disrepair over several years, the vacant house on Elcoe Drive has a upcoming date with a wrecking ball in its future.
Published: 08/22/16
Report: Failures at Tampa assisted living center led to 81-year-old man’s death

Report: Failures at Tampa assisted living center led to 81-year-old man’s death

TAMPA — One day last January, Maynell Scott pushed open two emergency exit doors at Belvedere Commons assisted living center and kept walking.
Published: 08/22/16
Bucs kicker Aguayo’s plan to avoid over-thinking: ‘Sit back, relax and kick it’

Bucs kicker Aguayo’s plan to avoid over-thinking: ‘Sit back, relax and kick it’

Struggling Bucs place-kicker Roberto Aguayo said he needs to stop ‘over-thinking,’ his mechanics during field goal and extra point tries. The second-round pick from Florida State missed a 32-yard field goal on the Bucs’ opening d...
Published: 08/22/16
Buckhorn: Tampa gave Schumer ‘a hell of a one-night stand’ — how come we never saw her again?

Buckhorn: Tampa gave Schumer ‘a hell of a one-night stand’ — how come we never saw her again?

Mayor Bob Buckhorn is the latest to come to defense of Tampa in the wake of comedian Amy Schumer’s description of the city as “horrendous.” ...
Published: 08/22/16
Observation towers offer different views of Tampa Bay

Observation towers offer different views of Tampa Bay

Want to stand in one spot and check out the skyline view of downtown St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field and downtown Tampa? Climb the observation tower at Weedon Island Preserve. It is one of 13 observation towers at parks in the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 08/22/16
Here’s why grocery stores and restaurants are the hottest thing in Florida retail right now

Here’s why grocery stores and restaurants are the hottest thing in Florida retail right now

There’s something about Florida that grocery chains cannot resist.
Published: 08/22/16
Hooper: Let’s champion Carrollwood priest’s bid for solidarity

Hooper: Let’s champion Carrollwood priest’s bid for solidarity

CARROLLWOOD — Father Stephan Brown said he no longer can sit at home and watch violent outbreaks, young African-American men dying in the streets and police officers murdered in the line of duty.
Published: 08/22/16
Rio Games fuel youth interest in Olympic sports in Brandon

Rio Games fuel youth interest in Olympic sports in Brandon

BRANDON — As the Olympic Games in Rio come to an end this evening with their closing ceremony, a new generation is inspired to begin a path toward the same greatness that athletes Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps achieved during this year ...
Published: 08/22/16
Henderson: No ‘I Voted’ sticker, but early voting has its pluses

Henderson: No ‘I Voted’ sticker, but early voting has its pluses

Some folks long for a simpler time in America, when Election Day meant going to the polls and standing in line. They savor entering the sanctity of the voting booth and executing their civic responsibility in seclusion and with sober thought.
Published: 08/22/16
Democratic primary for Hillsborough clerk is unusually expensive and negative

Democratic primary for Hillsborough clerk is unusually expensive and negative

TAMPA — It’s one of Hillsborough County’s most expensive Democratic primary races in recent memory, and one of the nastiest, too, full of bad blood and plenty of mudslinging.
Published: 08/22/16