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Florida among the top 3 states with the most income inequality

Florida among the top 3 states with the most income inequality

Florida is one of three states in the nation with the biggest income gap between the very rich and everyone else.In 2015, a family in the top 1 percent nationally had an average income of more than $1.3 million — or 26.3 times as much as the $50,107 ...
Published: 07/20/18
Duck boat tragedy kills nine members of the same family

Duck boat tragedy kills nine members of the same family

BRANSON, Mo. - The Coleman family had initially thought of going on a vacation to Florida for their annual trip, but the drive was too long for some elderly relatives who wanted to join. The Colemans settled on going to Branson, a southwestern Missou...
Updated: 2 hours ago
At beach resorts, this bizarre sunscreen booth can mean business

At beach resorts, this bizarre sunscreen booth can mean business

Nothing will ruin your beach vacation faster than a sunburn.Get scorched, and suddenly everything that was meant to be fun isn’t: Massages at the spa hurt, day-drinking by the pool hurts, getting on jet skis hurts. Listening to your skincare-obsessed...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people killed in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide Saturday.At about 1 p.m. Saturday, Alisa Medovich, 23, of Holiday, was shot and killed by Mario Medina,...
Updated: 3 hours ago
School district’s new high school signals mammoth growth for South County

School district’s new high school signals mammoth growth for South County

RUSKIN — An informational meeting held Wednesday in Ruskin to address parental concerns about a new high school will be the first of many in the next two decades as south Hillsborough County growth increases at a rapid pace.The new high school, slate...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous stretch of walk backs

Trump’s Putin fallout: Inside the White House’s tumultuous stretch of walk backs

WASHINGTON - Executive time began early on Thursday, just after sunrise.Feeling exasperated and feisty as he awoke in the White House residence, President Donald Trump firedoff his grievances on Twitter about how the media had been covering his Helsi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
State, county funds expected to help preserve 19th century Brandon treasure

State, county funds expected to help preserve 19th century Brandon treasure

Come to my sunland — come with meTo the Land I loveWhere the sun and the sea are wed foreverWhere palm and pine are filled with singersWhere tree and vine are voiced with prophets— Julia Daniels Moseley, circa 1886BRANDON — That praise-filled prose a...
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Terrapins find new home at Upper Tampa Bay Park

Terrapins find new home at Upper Tampa Bay Park

UPPER TAMPA BAY — Terrapins, a turtle that is found from Cape Cod, Mass., to the Gulf Coast, have a new facility where they can rehabilitate and educate.The Turtle Center at Upper Tampa Bay Park opened Friday after almost eight years of work by a Tow...
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Cruz to host annual job fair at Higgins Hall

Cruz to host annual job fair at Higgins Hall

State Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, presents her ninth annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Wednesday (July 25) at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. The job fair provides job seekers the opportunity to network and meet with more than 100 employers f...
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For starters: Amid trade rumors, Chris Archer will start in Rays-Marlins finale

For starters: Amid trade rumors, Chris Archer will start in Rays-Marlins finale

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays (49-49), losers of three straight and five of their last six, will look to avoid a sweep today against the Marlins (43-57) at Tropicana Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. In what might be a trade audition, r...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs’ Mike Evans fires back at Trump after anthem protest tweet

Bucs’ Mike Evans fires back at Trump after anthem protest tweet

Bucs receiver Mike Evans fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday, responding to another tweet from the White House criticizing NFL players who want to protest during the national anthem.Trump's latest tweet came after Thursday's joint announ...
Published: 07/21/18
Rays 2020 brings ‘road show’ to Sun City Center Chamber

Rays 2020 brings ‘road show’ to Sun City Center Chamber

SUN CITY CENTER — Business leaders and volunteers determined to help the Rays baseball team find a new stadium home in Ybor City are willing to go to every corner of Tampa Bay to raise awareness and support.Including Sun City Center.Tampa Bay Rays 20...
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Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Turns out Donald Trump wasn't the only person that Bucs receiver Mike Evans reached out to on Twitter on Saturday.The Bucs receiver fired back at the president after a tweet suggesting that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be...
Published: 07/21/18
Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week 1Donald Trump. Okay, so our president seemed last week to have more appreciation for Vladimir Putin than U.S. intellgence services. He also showed what a mighty political force he remains for Florida Republicans, with multiple poll...
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NAACP to hold vigil for man killed in ‘stand your ground’ shooting Thursday

NAACP to hold vigil for man killed in ‘stand your ground’ shooting Thursday

A local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding a vigil Sunday for a black man who was killed Thursday in what authorities are calling a "stand your ground" shooting.The vigil for the family of Markeis McGl...
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Tampa Rough Riders help restore Cuban monuments to their namesake

Tampa Rough Riders help restore Cuban monuments to their namesake

Theodore Roosevelt and his cavalry unit known as the Rough Riders sailed from Tampa to Cuba in June 1898 to help that nation defeat Spain.To honor the Rough Riders’ heroics, Cuba erected two monuments near its city of Santiago.Now, more than a centur...
Published: 07/18/18
Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

When I saw that Violent Femmes was touring this summer with with Echo & The Bunnymen, I thought my heart was going to explode with undiluted glee and neon-glazed confetti. Two bands that have long occupied top spots on my bucket list – toge...
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Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police are looking for a motorist who they say killed a man in an early Saturday morning hit and run.About 2 a.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man was hit by a car travelling east on the 3600 block of E Columbus Dr. in Tampa, according to a Tampa Po...
Published: 07/21/18
No arrest in fatal shooting during argument over handicap parking space

No arrest in fatal shooting during argument over handicap parking space

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that his agency will not arrest a man deputies say shot and killed another man during an argument over a handicap parking space.The incident falls under Florida’s self-defense law kn...
Published: 07/20/18
Tampa Bay is a perfect place to make your own food tour. Here are our suggestions.

Tampa Bay is a perfect place to make your own food tour. Here are our suggestions.

There are many good reasons to eat at four or five places in one night. A near overwhelming number of new restaurants in the Tampa Bay area can provoke anxiety in a certain kind of diner, the one who wants to try everything but doesn’t have the funds...
Published: 07/18/18