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Fennelly: Monsignor Laurence Higgins love sports, inspired bay area athletes

Fennelly: Monsignor Laurence Higgins love sports, inspired bay area athletes

On Jan. 25, 2003, the night before Super Bowl XXXVII, Bucs players gathered in a San Diego hotel meeting room for pregame mass. The following night, they became world champions. First things first. Monsignor was rolling.
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Funeral today for Monsignor Laurence Higgins, ‘the voice of the church in Hillsborough County’

Funeral today for Monsignor Laurence Higgins, ‘the voice of the church in Hillsborough County’

TAMPA — Two thousand or more mourners could converge on St. Lawrence Catholic Church this morning for the funeral of the late Monsignor Laurence Higgins, whose influence was felt far beyond the parish he founded in 1958.
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Pat Frank wins nomination in contentious Hillsborough clerk race

Pat Frank wins nomination in contentious Hillsborough clerk race

TAMPA — Incumbent Pat Frank won a resounding victory over challenger Kevin Beckner Tuesday night in a costly, contentious Democratic primary for Hillsborough County clerk.
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Darryl Rouson holds narrow lead over Ed Narain, Senate District 19 may go to recount

Darryl Rouson holds narrow lead over Ed Narain, Senate District 19 may go to recount

State Rep. Darryl Rouson held a tenuous lead of fewer than 100 votes over state Rep. Ed Narain late Tuesday night in the most closely contested primary battle in the Tampa Bay region.
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Still-Tropical Depression Nine drenching Tampa Bay morning commuters; hurricane watch in effect

Still-Tropical Depression Nine drenching Tampa Bay morning commuters; hurricane watch in effect

Torrential downpours associated with Tropical Depression Nine are pummeling the Tampa Bay area this morning, creating a treacherous commute as the system — which forecasters say is expected to become a tropical storm this morning — cont...
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Hurricane watch issued for Florida Gulf Coast from Anclote River to Big Bend

Hurricane watch issued for Florida Gulf Coast from Anclote River to Big Bend

The system that has puzzled forecasters for days could finally be named Tropical Storm Hermine late this evening — and it is rearing to drop heaps of rain on Tampa Bay, meteorologists say.
Published: 08/30/16
Tampa, St. Petersburg officials say sewage overflows less likely in this storm

Tampa, St. Petersburg officials say sewage overflows less likely in this storm

Tampa and St. Petersburg prepared Tuesday for street flooding and the kind of heavy rain that at times in the past has overwhelmed their waste water systems, befouling Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River with discharges of sewage.
Published: 08/30/16

Intruder shot after Tampa homeowner spies him on home surveillance phone app

TAMPA — A burglary suspect was shot Tuesday after the homeowner saw the intruder on a home surveillance mobile application and called a relative to investigate, police said.
Published: 08/30/16
First victim of local Zika infection is Tampa firefighter living in Pinellas

First victim of local Zika infection is Tampa firefighter living in Pinellas

The single victim of a locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the Tampa Bay area is a firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue who lives in Pinellas County, an agency spokesman said today.
Published: 08/30/16
To honor Gene Wilder, Tampa Theatre to host free screening of ‘Willy Wonka’

To honor Gene Wilder, Tampa Theatre to host free screening of ‘Willy Wonka’

Heartbroken fans of Gene Wilder will commiserate Sept. 10 when the historic Tampa Theatre hosts a free screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Published: 08/30/16