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SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

SB I-75 reopens after crash involving semi-trailers spills fruit trees onto roadway

A three-vehicle crash brought southbound traffic on I-75 to a standstill early Tuesday morning after a vehicle struck a semi-trailer hauling fruit trees, spilling its contents onto the interstate.Jerome Coleman and Wendy Sweat, of Douglas, Ga., were ...
Published: 09/25/18
Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

LAND O'LAKES - Samantha Keithley sent a series of disturbing text messages late Sunday, complaining about her husband to a longtime friend."Kirk has lost his mind Kristin," she wrote in one text to friend Kristin Kellin. "He's literally losing it. He...
Published: 09/24/18
Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG - Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum."Even from an early age she never followed the crowd," her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. "She always wanted to do the right thing."Ms. Kitzinge...
Published: 09/24/18
Colombia-based body shapewear boutique, Sexy Skinz opens second location in South Tampa

Colombia-based body shapewear boutique, Sexy Skinz opens second location in South Tampa

After listening to the needs of men and women desiring and personally desiring to look slimmer without having to exercise, Colombia native, Elizabeth Muñoz spent years designing top-of-the-line body shapewear at her undergarment shop in Colombia. Muñ...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 09/24/18
Amy Scherzer's Diary: The Weekly Wrapup for Sept. 21

Amy Scherzer's Diary: The Weekly Wrapup for Sept. 21

Lions Eye Ball: An Optical IllusionIf only Justin Sight could vanish corneal blindness, like the cards the legally-blind magician made disappear at the Eye Ball: An Optical Illusion, the 12th annual benefit for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant ...
Published: 09/21/18
Franklin on Twiggs restaurant opens in former downtown Tampa Pita Pit location

Franklin on Twiggs restaurant opens in former downtown Tampa Pita Pit location

DOWNTOWN - After a falling out with the Pita Pit corporate offices, Andrew Turek, the former owner of the SoHo location sold the property to Shula Burger and decided to open a new eatery and market called Franklin on Twiggs in the former downtown Pit...
Published: 09/21/18
Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE - After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet.The country club's executive ...
Published: 09/20/18
Newgentek stages benefit golf tourney for Computer Mentors

Newgentek stages benefit golf tourney for Computer Mentors

Newgentek, a local systems integration company, recently held its first annual charity golf tournament on September 10 at the Temple Terrace Golf Course to benefit its new charity partner, Computer Mentors.The tournament was a success raising $3,000 ...
Published: 09/19/18
Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Two amazing events just took place at my house. I unloaded clean dishes from our dishwasher and rinsed my cereal bowl in the kitchen sink.Yeah, I know. So what, right?Well, when you’ve been without a kitchen for about six weeks, small things become b...
Published: 09/17/18
No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

UNIVERSITY AREA — Brian Crawford helped 14-year-old Pharaoh Blankenship move his fingers along the loaner guitar to make the chords.Two days after the lesson, the guitar would belong to the Liberty Middle School student, free of charge — after gettin...
Published: 09/14/18
Updated: 09/19/18