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Tampa City Council wants more answers before deciding on stormwater fees

Tampa City Council wants more answers before deciding on stormwater fees

When some parts of Tampa were under four feet of water at the start of the month, City Council members seemed largely supportive of raising the city’s stormwater service fee and introducing a new improvement assessment to pay for improved drain...
Published: 08/27/15
Updated: 08/28/15

Judge: Permanently disbar all three lawyers involved in DUI setup

Three lawyers who orchestrated the DUI arrest of an adversary should receive a professional death sentence - permanent disbarment, a judge recommended Thursday. “This malicious tampering with another person’s personal life and career was...
Published: 08/27/15
Updated: 08/28/15
Tropical Storm Erika slams Caribbean; where it goes next unknown

Tropical Storm Erika slams Caribbean; where it goes next unknown

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.
Published: 08/27/15
Updated: 08/28/15
Boxberger slams door on Twins in 5-4 Rays win

Boxberger slams door on Twins in 5-4 Rays win

It came down to Brad Boxberger, as so many games have recently. The Tampa Bay Rays’ struggling closer protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning. And this is what Boxberger did: strikeout, strikeout, strikeout.
Published: 08/27/15
Rays Notes: Jennings returns to disabled list

Rays Notes: Jennings returns to disabled list

The disappointing season for LF Desmond Jennings continued when he returned to the 15-day disabled list with another left knee injury.
Published: 08/27/15
Johnson & Johnson to bring 500 jobs to Tampa

Johnson & Johnson to bring 500 jobs to Tampa

TAMPA — Global health care giant Johnson & Johnson will open a new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa, creating 500 jobs over the next three years with a capital investment of $23.5 million into the region.
Published: 08/27/15
Authorities locate missing Tampa teen

Authorities locate missing Tampa teen

Authorities say they have found a 16-year-old boy who left his Tampa home on Wednesday evening and did not return.
Published: 08/27/15
Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs

Bucs WR Shepard excels at gritty jobs

Whether he’s racing down a football field or standing on the bed of a dump truck, Russell Shepard is strictly blue collar. The 24-year-old wide receiver of the Buccaneers seems to excel at the gritty jobs that require dedication and perseverance.
Published: 08/27/15
Pasco bus slap trial to be scheduled in Oct.

Pasco bus slap trial to be scheduled in Oct.

NEW PORT RICHEY — A trial date in the case of James Lambert, the Pasco County school bus assistant accused of repeatedly slapping a restrained autistic boy on a school bus, will not be set until Oct. 9, Judge Mary Handsel said today....
Published: 08/27/15
No quick fix in sight for Anclote flooding problems

No quick fix in sight for Anclote flooding problems

NEW PORT RICHEY — At a meeting for flood victims in the Pinellas-Anclote Watershed on Wednesday, Pasco County Administrator Michelle Baker told residents that Gov. Rick Scott that day had requested a disaster declaration from the federal gover...
Published: 08/27/15