Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Big Boi’s concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa: Canceled

Well, this news is colder than a polar bear's toenails.Outkast rapper Big Boi has canceled his May 24 concert at the Ritz Ybor "due to unforeseen scheduling," according to a tweet from the venue. No further explanation was given, but refunds will be ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Orlando man sought in Interstate 4 carjackings captured in Tampa

Orlando man sought in Interstate 4 carjackings captured in Tampa

TAMPA — A 43-year-old Orlando man who was being sought in a string of carjackings along Interstate 4 was captured on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Majar L. Jones, 43, was considered armed and dangerous and the subjec...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Chris Kunitz brings four Stanley Cups worth of experience to the Lightning

Chris Kunitz brings four Stanley Cups worth of experience to the Lightning

TAMPA – It was the late spring of 2007, days after a much younger Chris Kunitz lifted the Stanley Cup for the first time. He found himself wondering if he would ever be in that position again. Hoping, really."For sure," he said. "It's almost a ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida has one of the highest rates of fatal hit-and-run crashes, study finds

Florida has one of the highest rates of fatal hit-and-run crashes, study finds

Florida is among the top three states with the highest per capita rates of fatal hit-and-run crashes, a new study published on Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found.From 2006 to 2016, the organization examined hit-and-run crashes in...
Updated: 4 hours ago
After court steps in, voting rights battle shifts to political arena

After court steps in, voting rights battle shifts to political arena

Florida's antiquated system of restoring voting rights to felons is battered but not broken — which means that most felons probably won't be able to cast ballots in this fall's elections.A federal appeals court stepped in at the last minute Wed...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Gradebook podcast: Wage war in Hillsborough County, the nation’s eighth largest school district

Gradebook podcast: Wage war in Hillsborough County, the nation’s eighth largest school district

The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association has been at odds with the school district over pay for the past year. It's not walking out of school, though. The group has taken its case to a special magistrate, who will decide whether the faculty or...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Wildlife commission rejects letting anglers catch and keep Goliath grouper

Wildlife commission rejects letting anglers catch and keep Goliath grouper

Florida’s wildlife commissioners Thursday shot down a move to allow anglers to catch and keep goliath grouper, the enormous, slow-moving fish that have been protected in state and federal waters since 1990."We’re not looking to have a harvest for the...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

NORRISTOWN — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV s...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Cities turn to private inspectors as construction booms, and problems follow

Cities turn to private inspectors as construction booms, and problems follow

ST. PETERSBURG --- With construction booming throughout Florida, private inspectors are increasingly reviewing the work of building contractors. But that has sometimes led to missed code violations and other problems.Now the city of St. Petersburg is...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Statue of Stephen Foster, who wrote Florida’s state song, removed from park

Statue of Stephen Foster, who wrote Florida’s state song, removed from park

PITTSBURGH — A 118-year-old statue of the Oh! Susanna songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art ...
Updated: 6 hours ago

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