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Here's more proof that Hillsborough is where transportation ideas go to die

I am absolutely convinced there is a vast, endless warehouse somewhere in Hillsborough County similar to the final scene in the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark that is filled to …

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Interview: Internationally renowned artist Alex Katz brings works to Tampa Museum of Art

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  1. Review: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' a smart allegory wrapped in a horror flick

    Movies

    Jordan Peele's Get Out isn't Oscar material, yet it's a razored rebuttal to the movie industry's so white, so what reputation. Nothing is more Hollywood than horror movies, nor more show-business-as-usual than cultural appropriation.

    Universal Pictures
  2. Scientists discover 7 'Earthlike' planets orbiting a nearby star

    Space

    A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say.

    This chart shows, on the top row, artist conceptions of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, and radii and masses as compared to those of Earth. The bottom row shows data about Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. [NASA | JPL-Caltech]
  3. Evacuations lifted after broken gas line repaired in Town 'N Country

    Public Safety

    A broken gas line Wednesday morning caused the evacuation of a shopping center and nearby apartment complex in Town 'N Country.

    Hillsborough County officials say the gas leak occurred when construction crews, using an auger, struck the line behind the Buccaneer Square shopping plaza at the 8500 block of W  Hillsborough Avenue, near Memorial Highway. [Hillsborough County]

  4. Jones: Want a face of the franchise? Give me Nikita Kucherov

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Who is the Lightning's best player? Who would you call The Franchise?

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is named the number two star of the game as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat he Edmonton Oilers with a final score of 4 to 1 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Tuesday evening (02/21/17).
  5. Deputies arrest man in string of Hillsborough convenience store robberies

    Crime

    TAMPA — Trevor Gipson had just robbed three Hillsborough convenience stores when deputies stopped him for speeding on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

    Deputies have charged 20-year-old Trevor Gipson of Valrico with a string of Hillsborough County convenience store robberies. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Poll: Sorry Marco, the GOP super stars of Fla are Rick Scott and Donald Trump

    Blogs

    A newly released poll of Republican primary voters in Florida provides a healthy reminder to politicos inside the Tallahassee bubble that perceptions in the real world are very different from those in and around the Capitol. And to the legislative leaders mulling a run for governor, the Associated Industries of Florida …

    Scott and Trump took a selfie at Trump Tower in November
  7. Jury finds St. Petersburg woman not guilty of assaulting husband

    Criminal

    LARGO — Madeline A. Cadigan-Lettre, arrested in 2014 on charges that she attacked her husband in their St. Petersburg home, was found not guilty of aggravated battery by a jury this month.

  8. CEOs of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan are worth $261 million more since the election

    Corporate

    CEOs at the country's largest publicly traded companies may not have been big supporters of Donald Trump during his campaign. But in the three months since the election, many are surely happy to see that the value of their personal holdings of company stock has grown — and substantially so, in some cases.

     Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, has seen his nearly 2.4 million shares grow $146 million in the three months following the election, the most of any CEO. 
[Getty Images file photo]
  9. Interview: Internationally renowned artist Alex Katz brings works to Tampa Museum of Art

    Visual Arts

    When leaders at the Tampa Museum of Art got surprising news that Alex Katz would be stopping by to see his exhibit and mingle, it was a big deal.

    Alex Katz, Ariel, Black and White, 2016. Courtesy of the Tampa Museum of Art.
  10. Visit Florida's breakup with Pitbull almost complete

    Blogs

    It definitely wasn’t an apology.

    But when new Visit Florida leader Ken Lawson stood before a Florida Senate committee earlier this week there was a strong acknowledgement that the highly controversial ( Miami music star Pitbull

Senators endorse harsher penalties for criminal undocumented migrants

A controversial plan to impose more prison time on undocumented immigrants who commit severe violent crimes in Florida narrowly passed its second Senate committee on Wednesday, but it’s unlikely to advance much farther without buy-in from the House....

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It's already soggy in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte report: Rainy day, union meeting

UPDATE, 10:16: Due to the rain, all workouts will be the cages, and the complex is closed to fans. Pitchers will be able to throw off the mounds, and hitters hit off machines or coaches' throwing. ...Longoria was back in the clubhouse and with the team....

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Cast members and co-directors of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff pose for a photo. From bottom left, co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

First official glimpse at cast of 'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff (w/ video)

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