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ReliaQuest opens storefront in mock city of JA Biztown

ReliaQuest opens storefront in mock city of JA Biztown

TAMPA — ReliaQuest, a Tampa-based cybersecurity company, opened a "storefront" Wednesday at JA Biztown. The storefront is part of a mock city where students learn economic concepts and run businesses. About 20 real-life Tampa Bay companies spon...
Published: 10/19/17
Former Jabil executive again found guilty for 2008 double murders

Former Jabil executive again found guilty for 2008 double murders

Patrick Evans, the former Jabil executive charged with the deaths of his wife and her friend, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday night.The 12-member jury convicted Evans on two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalt...
Published: 10/19/17
Foster kids foundation stages ballroom dancing benefit

Foster kids foundation stages ballroom dancing benefit

BRANDON — Strapping Leto High sophomore Michael Threatt loves playing the game of football as well as his current position of defensive end on the school's varsity team.Why, then, would he opt to participate in only the first half of the school...
Published: 10/19/17
Instructor's 'Dancing for Donations' spawns a treat for special needs kids in Brandon

Instructor's 'Dancing for Donations' spawns a treat for special needs kids in Brandon

BRANDON — Sara Battaglia's love for dancing and generous heart has launched a feet-driven fundraising effort.When Battaglia first began holding free dance classes in her native Port Charlotte, she decided to ask parents for a small donation to ...
Published: 10/19/17
Police: Valrico woman stole more than $150,000 from St. Petersburg employer

Police: Valrico woman stole more than $150,000 from St. Petersburg employer

ST. PETERSBURG – A Valrico woman is facing a first-degree grand theft charge after police say she stole more than $100,000 from her employer in St. Petersburg over the last four years. According to St. Petersburg Police, Laura Ann Grogan, 59, s...
Published: 10/19/17
Find A Friend: Parker, the puppy

Find A Friend: Parker, the puppy

Parker the puppy's never had a bad hair day. She and her flawless 5-week old littermates can soon leave the nest to seek new families, but the happiest ending of all is that mama gets a new home, too. Because great rescue groups don't leave moms behi...
Published: 10/19/17
Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend across Tampa Bay (w/ video)

Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend across Tampa Bay (w/ video)

The sky is going to put on quite a show the next couple of nights. The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday night into Saturday morning, and if you can find an unclouded view of the sky — preferably away from city lights — you're i...
Published: 10/19/17
Hooper: After living through them, she pulls people out of credit woes

Hooper: After living through them, she pulls people out of credit woes

Atlanta, a place known for rising from the ashes of the Civil War to become an international city, proved to be a perfect backdrop for Artricia James-Heard's own rise from what she calls "a very vulnerable time in her life."It was there that James-He...
Published: 10/19/17
Photo of the Day for October 19, 2017 - A view of Tampa Bay from Coquina Key in St. Pete

Photo of the Day for October 19, 2017 - A view of Tampa Bay from Coquina Key in St. Pete

Today's Photo of the Day comes from Eric Statzer of Tampa, FL. To download or order reprints of this photo and other images, please see our Photo of the Day gallery.Check out the Photo of the Day post for October 18, 2017Send us your photos!If you've...
Published: 10/19/17
About 50 evacuated in early morning fire at Clearwater Beach motel

About 50 evacuated in early morning fire at Clearwater Beach motel

Clearwater Fire and Rescue believe an early morning fire that broke out at a motel on Clearwater Beach was the result of a possible electrical issue. .The fire was reported around 5:45 a.m. at Frenchy's Oasis Motel, 423 E Shore Dr., fire officials sa...
Published: 10/19/17