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Zika Q&A: What you need to know now that a locally transmitted case is in Pinellas County

Zika Q&A: What you need to know now that a locally transmitted case is in Pinellas County

The first case of non-travel related transmission of Zika in Pinellas County was announced by Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday. Four other new cases, Scott said, are in the Wynwood section in Miami-Dade County.
Published: 08/23/16
Discipline an ongoing theme of Jim McElwain’s UF regime

Discipline an ongoing theme of Jim McElwain’s UF regime

GAINESVILLE — When coach Jim McElwain took over at Florida, he mentioned the importance of discipline in his first address to his new team.
Published: 08/23/16
Mettler Toledo scale company building $30 million plant in Pasco, bringing 500 jobs

Mettler Toledo scale company building $30 million plant in Pasco, bringing 500 jobs

NEW PORT RICHEY — Mettler Toledo, an international supplier of precision scales and instruments for laboratory, food-retailing and other industrial uses, is relocating its operations from Hillsborough County to a new $30 million manufacturing ...
Published: 08/23/16
Here’s how one writer invented a totally fake food holiday

Here’s how one writer invented a totally fake food holiday

Tuesday is National Cuban Sandwich Day.
Published: 08/23/16
Hillsborough spreads the word on rules for religious groups volunteering in public schools

Hillsborough spreads the word on rules for religious groups volunteering in public schools

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school employees gathered Monday for three hours of training that included this admonishment from district leader MaryLou Whaley:
Published: 08/23/16
Two Tampa area mosque fires ruled arson

Two Tampa area mosque fires ruled arson

TAMPA — At least two of five fires that have erupted in recent weeks at Tampa area mosques were intentionally set, and probably not by the same person, a federal official said Monday.
Published: 08/23/16
Romano: Sorry Doc, we can’t help but worry about you

Romano: Sorry Doc, we can’t help but worry about you

The words are angry, but the voice is not. Even on one of his worst days in one of his worst summers, Doc Gooden sounds forever friendly. Polite. Hopeful, if a little weary.
Published: 08/22/16
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