Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

The city of Tampa should tread carefully as it considers new disciplinary charges against firefighter Tanja Vidovic, who lost and then regained her job at Tampa Fire Rescue after winning a federal discrimination case.Three months after returning to w...
Published: 08/02/18
Updated: 08/03/18
Latest theory as Ybor chickens vanish: killing and kidnapping at hands of humans

Latest theory as Ybor chickens vanish: killing and kidnapping at hands of humans

TAMPA — In the past few months, as dozens of Ybor City’s iconic roaming chickens have vanished, the population has plunged from an estimated 89 to just 29 today. Hawks are the likely culprit, the Tampa City Council heard during a meeting where a thro...
Published: 08/03/18
Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

I have this recurring thought about the death of Markeis McGlockton, who was shot and killed after an argument over a parking space spiraled out of control.But it isn’t about the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law being invoked in this case, as re...
Published: 08/03/18
Four so far have entered race for three seats on Temple Terrace City Council

Four so far have entered race for three seats on Temple Terrace City Council

TEMPLE TERRACE — So far, four well-known local residents have announced their intention to run Nov. 6 for the three seats up for election on the City Council.Current council members David Pogorilich and Robert Boss are stepping down, having reached t...
Published: 07/20/18
Updated: 08/02/18
Crystal Ballroom comes to North Tampa

Crystal Ballroom comes to North Tampa

The Tampa Bay area is a popular destination for weddings, and the Crystal Ballroom North Tampa has hosted couples from as far away as California and Australia.Billing itself as a premier event venue, the Crystal Ballroom first opened in Orlando and h...
Published: 08/02/18
Detail Garage opens second location near USF

Detail Garage opens second location near USF

TAMPA — Detail Garage proprietors Daniel Simeonov and Encho Enev celebrated the opening of their second store in Tampa on July 28.Simeonov and Enev opened their first Detail Garage franchise in Sarasota, and are now expanding with a location near the...
Published: 08/02/18
Wrestling’s Uso brothers delight fans at a promotional appearance

Wrestling’s Uso brothers delight fans at a promotional appearance

TAMPA — When employees showed up for work at Cricket Wireless Store on Dale Mabry Highway at 5 a.m. Tuesday, wrestling fans already were lining up outside.By the time the former WWE SmackDown Tag Team champions Jimmy and Jey Uso arrived for a promoti...
Published: 07/31/18
Updated: 08/01/18
Nextdoor honors TPD spokesperson

Nextdoor honors TPD spokesperson

TAMPA — Fourteen years ago when Janelle McGregor started her career with the Tampa Police Department, she never thought she would need to check social media to seek information about crime or other incidents within the area.Now with social media beco...
Published: 07/31/18
Updated: 08/01/18
Daniel Ruth: Well, at least you can count on Jameis Winston not to take a knee

Daniel Ruth: Well, at least you can count on Jameis Winston not to take a knee

At last, my favorite time of year has arrived — the start of football season. Oh, happy, happy, joy, joy.Don’t get me wrong. I really don’t give a rat’s patootie about the National Football League and especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, professional...
Published: 08/01/18
New Tampa Players salute founder with production of ‘Annie’

New Tampa Players salute founder with production of ‘Annie’

The New Tampa Players close out their 2017-18 season on Friday with a play dedicated to Doug Wall, the late co-founder of the community theater organization.The Doug Wall Awards also will be established and presented during a performance of Annie, wh...
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 07/31/18