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Tampa police use Taser to subdue man who resisted arrest playing Pokémon Go after hours at park (w/video)

Tampa police use Taser to subdue man who resisted arrest playing Pokémon Go after hours at park (w/video)

TAMPA — Police used a Taser on a 20-year-old man who was so focused on playing Pokémon Go he refused to leave Ballast Point Park, a local hot-spot for the popular smartphone game.
Published: 07/22/16
Former Colonnade restaurant building demolished to make room for condo tower

Former Colonnade restaurant building demolished to make room for condo tower

TAMPA — The historic Colonnade restaurant on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa was nothing more than a pile of dirt and rubble Tuesday.
Published: 07/20/16
Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

Derek Jeter draws Air Force apology after news of boating citation near MacDill surfaces

TAMPA — Derek Jeter, Davis Islands resident and retired All-Star baseball player for the New York Yankees, was issued a citation Monday by the U.S. Air Force for boating into a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base.
Updated one month ago
Retailers in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village battle construction zone

Retailers in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village battle construction zone

TAMPA — Retailers in Hyde Park Village, south Tampa’s historic outdoor retail campus, recognize that summer months can be slow.
Updated one month ago
Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

TAMPA — The plans for a condominium tower at the former site of the Colonnade restaurant on Bayshore Boulevard are moving forward.
Updated one month ago
Relief for South Tampa commuters as West Shore Boulevard reopens to traffic

Relief for South Tampa commuters as West Shore Boulevard reopens to traffic

Commuters who have had to go out of their way to navigate through South Tampa the last month will find some welcome relief today.
Updated one month ago
It’s Christmas in June: West Shore Boulevard set to reopen Friday

It’s Christmas in June: West Shore Boulevard set to reopen Friday

TAMPA — Motorists tired of looking for alternate routes through South Tampa are getting a very early Christmas gift from construction crews: S West Shore Boulevard is set to reopen Friday.
Updated one month ago
Peter O. Knight home in limbo as Tampa Historical Society regroups

Peter O. Knight home in limbo as Tampa Historical Society regroups

TAMPA — Historic preservation faces a cloudy future in some corners of this city as membership in the Tampa Historical Society dwindles — from a peak of 300 people to just five today.
Updated one month ago
After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

TAMPA — Jack “Smokey” Whiteside tried to relax as he sat with his wife, daughter and nephew on the old wooden benches outside the entrance of the Colonnade restaurant Wednesday morning.
Updated: 2 months ago
Local artists celebrate moms with ‘Spring Fling’

Local artists celebrate moms with ‘Spring Fling’

YBOR CITY — Fifteen local artists will share their collections and creativity during a “Spring Fling: Celebrating Moms,” event on May 6 and May 7, the day before Mother’s Day. The art event takes place at Coppertail Brewin...
Updated: 3 months ago