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Images: Gunman in Riverview forces man to ATM, takes cash

Images: Gunman in Riverview forces man to ATM, takes cash

Investigators have released surveillance images of a gunman who forced a Starbucks employee in Riverview to go to a nearby ATM and withdraw cash last week, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
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‘Grunt Ledge’ is a happening place

‘Grunt Ledge’ is a happening place

It’s a new year and along with it will come changes. That’s normal for most everything, including fishing. When you get a chance to go fishing, go fishing. Later may be different but that’s not always a bad thing.
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‘Souper’ soups to freeze, part two

‘Souper’ soups to freeze, part two

Last week, I wrote a column about my mission to make more soups for the freezer. There’s something so wonderful in knowing that when homemade soups are stashed away, dinner can just about make itself.
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Dad hopes music is path to son’s recovery

Dad hopes music is path to son’s recovery

LITHIA — It has been a long road to recovery for 7-year-old Alex Cozzo and his family since Alex was pulled from a swimming pool three years ago after nearly drowning. His father, music producer Joe Cozzo created a video called “Road to...
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Carnival-themed motorcycle rally set to draw thousands to ‘Gibtown’

Carnival-themed motorcycle rally set to draw thousands to ‘Gibtown’

RIVERVIEW — Calling it “the most unique motorcycle rally in the world,” Kenny Smith is gearing up for the 14th annual Gibtown BikeFest, set to run three days in January at the International Independent Showmen’s Associatio...
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DIVAS 4 Success set to expand; students showcase entrepreneurial, marketing skills

DIVAS 4 Success set to expand; students showcase entrepreneurial, marketing skills

RIVERVIEW — Armed with their mock-ups and flush with ideas, a group of young ladies spent the third Saturday in December pitching their business ideas to two judges and a roomful of parents.
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This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

This food truck is Oki Doki with diners

As a child growing up on Japan’s southernmost island of Okinawa, Reinaldo “Renny” Braga learned how to cook by helping his Chinese grandmother prepare and serve family meals. When he retired from the United States Air Force as a ...
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Phone line provides access to resources for veterans

Phone line provides access to resources for veterans

TAMPA — Clara Reynolds, president and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, noticed a trend in the calls the center’s 2-1-1 contact phone line was receiving.
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Social worker helps children and families in a variety of ways

Social worker helps children and families in a variety of ways

BRANDON — Reggie Vilmenay is a licensed clinical social worker who has donated toys to disadvantaged girls and boys for the past five years. The Apollo Beach resident owns Supportive Therapy Empowering People in Brandon and, with his associate...
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Health advisory issued for Bahia Beach in Ruskin

Elevated levels of enterococci bacteria in the water have prompted the Hillsborough County Health Department to issue a health advisory at Bahia Beach in Ruskin.
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