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Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live

Plan your weekend: Tampa Pride, Disney on Ice, Tampa's Fourth Fridays, Drumline Live

Plan your weekendParadeTampa Pride: Even though Tampa's modestly sized Pride parade and festival is affectionately known in the community as the "baby pride," this year's event is expected by organizers to top last year's crowd of 30,000. Things get ...
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The Daily Drivers: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

The Daily Drivers: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

The Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe is a classic muscle car. Sure it has the luxury Mercedes-Benz heritage and pedigree. The C Class — similar in size to a Mustang or Camaro — has been redesigned for 2017. And like the Ford or Chevy, it shares a l...
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MacDill AFB authorities investigating Ocala man accused of going AWOL in 1972

A man accused of going AWOL from the U.S. Air Force 45 years ago was arrested near his Ocala home on Tuesday by authorities from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the Marion County Sheriff's Office. MacDill, the closest military installation to the...
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List of strengths and weaknesses: What to say in your interview

List of strengths and weaknesses: What to say in your interview

As a job candidate, if you're asked "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" in an interview, it's important to emphasize what you're good at, and minimize — but be truthful about — what you're not.Let's say two candidates — Franci...
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Tampa Bay Rays, Cross-Bay Ferry and PSTA offer Tampa fans a deal

Tampa Bay Rays, Cross-Bay Ferry and PSTA offer Tampa fans a deal

For one month, fans of the Tampa Bay Rays will have a new way to get to games. The Rays, the Cross-Bay Ferry and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority announced Wednesday they will adjust the ferry's schedule and add later runs to allow Tampa fans ...
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Sheriff: Riverview son, 18, thought of killing mother, then did on her birthday

Sheriff: Riverview son, 18, thought of killing mother, then did on her birthday

RIVERVIEWAn 18-year-old voted "Most Likely to Succeed" last year at Jefferson High School told sheriff's investigators he had long thought about killing his mother.When he woke up Monday, her 39th birthday, he resolved to finally do it, investigators...
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Dad captures the internet's heart after buying groceries for an ex, his baby's mom

Dad captures the internet's heart after buying groceries for an ex, his baby's mom

Brandon Carpenter uses his Facebook profile to post little bits of inspiration. So when Carpenter decided to post a photo of a Winn-Dixie receipt Sunday morning as a reminder of how to co-parent with an ex, he probably didn't expect it to go viral over the coming days.
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Romano: Cutting food stamps sounds good to the guys wearing Gucci

This legislative crusade to take food stamps away from more than 200,000 Floridians seems to be motivated by two philosophical ideals:No. 1 — Limit spending.No. 2 — Nudge people toward self-sufficiency.Well, heck, who's going to argue wit...
Published: 03/20/17
Watch a small poodle in a tiny orange sweater get freed from a drain in Port Richey

Watch a small poodle in a tiny orange sweater get freed from a drain in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY — It was scary to be Taffy the dog on Wednesday morning. No, not even the orange sweater the 15-year-old poodle was wrapped in to keep him from the chill at 6 a.m. was enough to protect him from the elements."I was out in the yard w...
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Timely Tendings: Tips on growing bulbs in Florida

Tips for planting different types of bulbs in FloridaMany different bulbs can be grown successfully in Florida. If you received an Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) during the holidays, you can plant it in the landscape or just keep it in the pot. They wi...
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Hard times for Sears as retailer casts doubt about its future

Hard times for Sears as retailer casts doubt about its future

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn a...
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Suspect arrested, another sought after exchanging gunfire with Tampa officers during traffic stop

Suspect arrested, another sought after exchanging gunfire with Tampa officers during traffic stop

TAMPA -- One suspect is in custody and Tampa police were searching for another late Wednesday after gunfire was exchanged during a traffic stop.According to police, officers conducted a bicycle stop near the corner of Central and Floribraska avenues ...
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Man accused in death of Busch Garden flamingo ordered to in-home competency training

Man accused in death of Busch Garden flamingo ordered to in-home competency training

TAMPA — The man accused of killing a beloved Busch Gardens flamingo drinks alcohol frequently, doesn't always take his psychiatric medication and has a history of trouble with the law, attorneys told a judge Wednesday.Those issues were the focu...
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Carnegie award for heroism goes to pair who rescued woman from New Tampa pond

Carnegie award for heroism goes to pair who rescued woman from New Tampa pond

A man and woman who helped save a driver from drowning after her car rolled into a New Tampa retention pond were among 20 people honored Wednesday with medals for heroism from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.Shane Mitchell, 32, and Lisa Missana, 47...
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Dining Planner: New restaurants coming: the Lure in Tampa, Urban at the Trop

Dining Planner: New restaurants coming: the Lure in Tampa, Urban at the Trop

COMING SOON:THE LURE TAMPAThe Lure opened in downtown St. Petersburg in January 2016, one of a raft of new casual, mid-price restaurants to debut in town. Fifteen months later, partners Tom Golden (formerly of the Rack in Tampa) and Michael Stewart (...
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Customers control the heat at Thai eatery

Customers control the heat at Thai eatery

BRANDON — Perry Saeiab is a millennial with a business plan.The 27-year-old South Tampa resident scoured the Bay Area in search of the right place where he could create the custom authentic Thai dishes he grew up enjoying in California.After co...
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Tax blooper: Nielsen Co. says it overpaid Pinellas taxes by $1.2 million

Tax blooper: Nielsen Co. says it overpaid Pinellas taxes by $1.2 million

Oops.The Nielsen Co., the firm famous for its ability to track your TV viewing habits, apparently has had a tougher time measuring its own tax bill. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the company is asking a court to force Pinellas County to refu...
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Biotech giant Amgen to open Tampa center, creating up to 450 jobs

Biotech giant Amgen to open Tampa center, creating up to 450 jobs

TAMPA — Biotechnology giant Amgen is opening a facility in Tampa this October with promises to create as many as 450 jobs here by 2018. The facility will be primarily back-office operations spanning four floors of Corporate Center One in Tampa,...
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Ulele, Goody Goody, Bavaro's and more local restaurants open this week at Tampa International Airport

Ulele, Goody Goody, Bavaro's and more local restaurants open this week at Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport adds to what's becoming a showcase of local brands with the opening of five new outposts of Tampa Bay eateries this week. Richard Gonzmart's Ulele and Goody Goody restaurants will both open their second locations Friday in...
Published: 03/20/17
Updated: 03/21/17
Sheriff: Palm Harbor man, 46, faces child molestation charges involving 12-year-old girl

Sheriff: Palm Harbor man, 46, faces child molestation charges involving 12-year-old girl

A 46-year-old Palm Harbor man was arrested in Oregon last month after the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in its jurisdiction.Terrence M. Rosenow was arrested on an outstanding warrant Feb. 23 in Canby, Ore...
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