Tuesday, July 17, 2018

News Roundup

Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

Police have arrested a Clearwater man on a charge that he used a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus.Colin Lee Showard, 67, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident Sunday night, which occurred in the 2100 block of...
Updated: 20 minutes ago

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Newspaper tariffs draw warning

WASHINGTON — About a dozen members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadia...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Marco Rubio column: Congress needs long-term solution for flood insurance program

Marco Rubio column: Congress needs long-term solution for flood insurance program

If Congress fails to act, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire in two weeks, leaving those with coverage in limbo and forcing delays in real estate transactions. As Floridians continue to recover and rebuild our communities from last year...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Ybor City mainstay La Segunda opens second location, introduces seating

Ybor City mainstay La Segunda opens second location, introduces seating

TAMPA — It’s like stepping off Kennedy Boulevard right into Ybor City.From the exposed brick and wrought iron accents to the street lamp-styled globe lights hanging from the ceiling and the signage — blue and red divided by a ribbon of gold — the new...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tash: Newsprint tariffs are hurting newspapers, local communities

Tash: Newsprint tariffs are hurting newspapers, local communities

Editor’s note: Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times and Times Publishing Co., spoke Tuesday before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington. The commission is considering whether to make permanent the recently imposed tarif...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Update: Duke Energy restores power to St. Pete traffic lights

ST. PETERSBURG — Power was restored to the traffic signals at six intersections that were knocked out Tuesday afternoon by a Duke Energy power outrage, according to St. Petersburg police.Police remind motorists that when they encounter an intersectio...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Editorial: Sacrificing two kayaks and a Toyota for free speech

Editorial: Sacrificing two kayaks and a Toyota for free speech

Maggy Hurchalla joked this spring that all she could offer a billionaire who won a $4.4 million judgment against her after she exercised her free speech rights were "two kayaks and an aging Toyota.’’ The billionaire didn’t laugh. This week, Martin Co...
Updated: 2 hours ago
SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting

SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting

DOVER — Carlos Gonzalez, the head of custodians at Strawberry Crest High School, sat in his golf cart Tuesday morning as the Hillsborough County sheriff’s aerial unit circled in a helicopter above, casting long, jagged shadows on the football field b...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida teen with peanut allergy dies after eating Chips Ahoy! cookie

Florida teen with peanut allergy dies after eating Chips Ahoy! cookie

A 15-year-old Florida girl with a peanut allergy died last month after she ate what she believed to be regular Chips Ahoy! Chewy cookies.Alexi Ryann Stafford, of Weston, was at a friend’s house when she grabbed the cookie while the re-sealable top of...
Updated: 3 hours ago