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Surgeon General: Increase in vaping 'a major public health concern' for nation's youth

Surgeon General: Increase in vaping 'a major public health concern' for nation's youth

Vaping among high school students has soared an eye-popping 900 percent since 2011 — so much so that e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among young people, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Surgeon Gen...
Published: 12/08/16
Updated: 12/09/16
Fennelly: Plant's Robert Weiner, well-versed and immersed in the art of football

Fennelly: Plant's Robert Weiner, well-versed and immersed in the art of football

TAMPA — No, he isn't going for the USF job.
Published: 12/08/16
Updated: 12/09/16
Tampa honors six more pioneers with bronze busts on the Riverwalk

Tampa honors six more pioneers with bronze busts on the Riverwalk

TAMPA — The six men and women honored Thursday on the Tampa Riverwalk's Historical Monument Trail lived at different times, fought for different causes and confronted different challenges, but they had one thing in common.
Published: 12/08/16

Tampa council wants developer of Belmont Heights homes marred by Chinese drywall to pay compensation

TAMPA — Even as a rescue plan to rehab four government-subsidized homes marred by Chinese drywall gets under way, the Tampa City Council wants to go after the company that built the development.
Published: 12/08/16
Woman, dog treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after car left running in Tampa condo garage

Woman, dog treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after car left running in Tampa condo garage

TAMPA-- A woman and her dog were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning early Thursday after police say a car was left running in the enclosed garage of a condo complex in Tampa.
Published: 12/08/16
From puppy mill to photo shoots, Ezra the St. Petersburg Yorkie is budding online celeb

From puppy mill to photo shoots, Ezra the St. Petersburg Yorkie is budding online celeb

ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Bowen found the Snoopy to his Charlie Brown when a scruffy pup weighing just a couple pounds wrapped his paws around his neck at a North Carolina street fair four years ago. The little guy wouldn't let go.
Published: 12/08/16
Questions raised over undercover Ruskin drug buy gone bad

Questions raised over undercover Ruskin drug buy gone bad

As diners noshed on burgers and fries inside Wendy's, undercover deputies prepared to make a drug deal outside.
Published: 12/07/16
Updated: 12/08/16
Very good Karma at UT

Very good Karma at UT

TAMPA — University of Tampa women's basketball coach Tom Jessee believes in Karma.
Published: 12/07/16
Updated: 12/08/16
OnBikes holiday effort inspires cross-country cycling trip

OnBikes holiday effort inspires cross-country cycling trip

TAMPA — In 2014 when Jenine Morehouse came across a Facebook post for OnBikes, a local nonprofit organization looking for volunteers to help build bikes for kids, she had no idea it would take her on a cross country cycling ride that would chan...
Published: 12/07/16
Updated: 12/08/16
Sincerely Santa brightens holiday for underprivileged Hillsborough kids

Sincerely Santa brightens holiday for underprivileged Hillsborough kids

BRANDON — Sylvia Moten handed several folded bills to Nellie Taracido, who manned the Sincerely Santa booth with 16-year-old son Zachary in the Westfield Brandon adjacent to the Dillards entrance.
Published: 12/07/16
Updated: 12/08/16