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Hometown Hernando for Dec. 29

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Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Daniel Ruth: For Hillsborough voters, transportation tax is leap of faith they can ponder while stuck in trafffic

Perhaps one way to approach the ongoing community-wide debate over imposing a one-cent sales tax to pay for a variety of transportation needs is to think of all this dickering as a sort of family Thanksgiving dinner that has suddenly turned into a Th...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
CareerSource Pinellas CEO candidate withdraws, complicating search for new jobs chief

CareerSource Pinellas CEO candidate withdraws, complicating search for new jobs chief

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County job placement agency was thrown into further turmoil Wednesday when one of two finalists for its CEO post withdrew at the last minute. The board of directors at CareerSource Pinellas was slated to interview interim exec...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit

HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit

ST. PETERBSURG — After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters.HSN and QVC will maintain their brand identities but be placed under a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Mayor Mel Jurado drops

Mayor Mel Jurado drops "Ph.D." from bio at Temple Terrace website

TEMPLE TERRACE — Mayor Mel Jurado said nothing as speaker after speaker took to the microphone during Tuesday’s city council meeting to address revelations that the Ph.D. she has long touted comes from a diploma mill and that she cannot prove she hol...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Man steals taser, incapacitates himself and Pasco deputy

A man fled from a routine traffic stop in Dade City on Tuesday, leading to a fight with a deputy.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Port Richey man accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

Port Richey man accused of sexually abusing teenage girl

PORT RICHEY — A 59-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl multiple times last year, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say Robert Paul Conrad of Port Richey first assaulted the t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
News at Noon: Man files suit against Diocese of St. Pete accusing Tampa priest of sexual abuse; Real estate non-profit helped thousands rebound; and more

News at Noon: Man files suit against Diocese of St. Pete accusing Tampa priest of sexual abuse; Real estate non-profit helped thousands rebound; and more

News at Noon: Man files suit against Diocese of St. Pete accusing Tampa priest of sexual abuse; Real estate non-profit helped thousands rebound; and more
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forfeits put Gibbs’ playoff hopes in jeopardy

Forfeits put Gibbs’ playoff hopes in jeopardy

Gibbs High was fined $700 and had to forfeit its first six games of the regular season for using a fifth-year senior who was ruled ineligible by the Florida High School Athletic Association.In all, the Gladiators forfeited seven games, including a pr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Georgia’s Kirby Smart not surprised by Florida Gators’ quick turnaround

Georgia’s Kirby Smart not surprised by Florida Gators’ quick turnaround

The Gators have completely transformed themselves from where they were a year ago against Georgia.Their 42-7 loss to the Bulldogs didn't even seem as close as the final score indicated. A day later, Jim McElwain was out as the head coach.No. 11 Flori...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Man files suit against Diocese of St. Petersburg saying a Tampa priest sexually abused him in the 1980s

Man files suit against Diocese of St. Petersburg saying a Tampa priest sexually abused him in the 1980s

ST. PETERSBURG — A man who said he was sexually abused by a priest at Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa has filed a lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Petersburg and the Long Island diocese from which the priest had been transferred. According...
Updated: 2 hours ago