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Tampa's new Jewish Community Center creates parking problem, neighbors say

Tampa's new Jewish Community Center creates parking problem, neighbors say

TAMPALorain Vila Murias took her 2½-year-old grandson to the playground this week, then yelled herself hoarse as about 200 cars raised plumes of dust driving across a grassy field near the slide.They were part of a crowd of more than 700 who tur...
Published: 03/23/17
Three injured after driver of stolen car crashes into SUV, St. Petersburg house

Three injured after driver of stolen car crashes into SUV, St. Petersburg house

Three people were hospitalized Thursday morning when the driver of a stolen car struck an SUV before crashing into a vacant house, according to St. Petersburg police.Police say 18-year-old Ali Granville was speeding in a stolen Ford Mustang when he r...
Published: 03/23/17
If it's spring, it must be Chasco Fiesta time

If it's spring, it must be Chasco Fiesta time

NEW PORT RICHEY — Elsewhere, the start of spring might conjure up visions of tulips and cherry blossoms. In these parts, the return of Chasco Fiesta is a sure sign that things are about to heat up.The annual event kicks off Friday, March 24, in...
Published: 03/23/17
Superheroes, villians wanted for crawl

Superheroes, villians wanted for crawl

Sydney Has A Sister will host a SoHo pub crawl beginning with registration from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (March 25) at the World of Beer, 402 South Howard Ave.The comic inspired crawl pits superheroes against villains as men and women donned in c...
Published: 03/23/17

Class notes

DURANT HIGHDurant High senior Ryan William Johnson has earned admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Johnson carries an unweighted grade point average of 4.0 and a weighted grade point average of 6.1.EAST BAY HIGHThe American Cancer So...
Published: 03/23/17
TGH Brandon Healthplex to stage open house Saturday

TGH Brandon Healthplex to stage open house Saturday

BRANDON — An open house for the new Tampa General Hospital Brandon Healthplex will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday (March 25) at the facility location, 10740 Palm River Road.The event includes tours, and free activities including face p...
Published: 03/23/17
Romano: This is about deception, not the death penalty

Romano: This is about deception, not the death penalty

Feel free to check whichever box seems like the more plausible explanation for Aramis Ayala's stunning death penalty announcement:� After four years in law school, four years as a prosecutor, eight years as a public defender, nine years as an ...
Published: 03/23/17
Pasco sheriff: Holiday man spends thousands at strip club after swindling disabled woman

Pasco sheriff: Holiday man spends thousands at strip club after swindling disabled woman

HOLIDAY — First he cajoled her to move in with him from out of state.Then, William Bradley Tide, 48, of Holiday stole nearly $150,000 from Maryanne Andersen, a woman in her 60s with a mental disability, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's O...
Published: 03/23/17

FHP: Driver sought in hit-and-run that seriously injured Wesley Chapel motorcyclist

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who seriously injured a Wesley Chapel motorcyclist in a hit-and-run crash on Thursday morning.Troopers say the driver of a white Honda sedan attempted to improperly pass traffic around 6:45 a.m. whil...
Published: 03/23/17
Fate of Jack Kerouac's St. Pete house in limbo with death of executor

Fate of Jack Kerouac's St. Pete house in limbo with death of executor

St. Petersburg represents one small slice in the expansive life of Jack Kerouac, the cultural icon who helped launch the Beat Generation with his volumes of literary work and treks across the United States.Still, it's "our piece of the pie and import...
Published: 03/23/17