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A bizarre series of events led to this Honda crashing. LUIS SANTANA | Times

Man beat woman and locked her in car trunk, Hillsborough deputies say

BRANDON — A man is facing kidnapping and aggravated battery charges after he beat a woman, shoved her in the trunk of a car, and drove through Brandon before crashing, according to Hillsborough sheriff's officials. It started about 5:30 a.m. as Angela Tibbets, 34, of Seminole, was driving a Honda in eastern Hillsbo …

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    State universities: Changes to state-funded scholarships impacted 38 percent of freshman

    When Florida lawmakers made it harder to earn a Bright Futures scholarship, they celebrated the cost savings....

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    Another week, another testy exchange between Pinellas Commission candidates Pat Gerard and Ed Hooper

    Pinellas County Commission candidate Pat Gerard has called on her opponent, Ed Hooper, to give back the money his consulting firm was paid by the Clearwater Aquarium while he served in the Legislature....

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    Universities need $45 million to offset changes to Bright Futures scholarship program

    When Florida lawmakers made it harder to earn a Bright Futures scholarship, they celebrated the cost savings....

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