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  1. Dozens of Tampa flights to and from Northeast canceled ahead of 'potentially historic' blizzard

    Transportation

    TAMPA — About 30 flights to and from Tampa International Airport and destinations in the Northeast from Philadelphia to Boston were canceled Monday morning as a severe blizzard barreled toward New England.

  2. Scientology movie 'Going Clear' creates buzz at Sundance Film Festival

    Movies

    A hot ticket at the snowy Sundance Film Festival this week is a scathing documentary about Scientology from an Academy Award-winning director.

    Director Alex Gibney’s film received a standing ovation at the Sundance Festival.
  3. TGH/USF program turns weight loss into a team sport for former NFL heavyweights

    Human Interest

    As a former linebacker for the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs, James Harrell knows all about teamwork.

    Retired NFL player Brian Holloway (Raiders and Patriots), center, tries to distract Rob Taylor (Bucs and Eagles), left, as  Jason Maniecki (Bucs), right, looks on. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  4. Pinellas' Dave Eggers recuperating from blocked artery

    Local Government

    Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers announced Monday he will be out of office for a week following unexpected treatment at Morton Plant Hospital over the weekend for a blocked artery. In a statement, Eggers, 57, said he went to the Dunedin Mease Hospital emergency room Friday after experiencing unusual discomfort …

  5. Man hits pregnant woman with car, flees scene, Pasco Sheriff's Office says

    Crime

    HOLIDAY —- A man driving a white 2006 Dodge Charger hit a female pedestrian who is seven months pregnant, crashed the car into a pole, then fled, according to authorities.

  6. Sewage spill closes Pam Callahan Nature Preserve

    Local Government

    RIVERVIEW — Hillsborough County officials said Monday the Pam Callahan Nature Preserve at 5750 Memorial Highway in Riverview is temporarily closed because of a nearby sewage spill.

  7. Port Richey woman charged with abuse of 2-year-old

    Crime

    PORT RICHEY — Pasco County sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Richey woman Sunday night after her husband said she hit a 2-year-old multiple times and threw the child onto a tile floor, according to arrest records.

  8. Jameis Winston's accuser reveals identity in documentary

    College

    The woman who accused former Florida State University star Jameis Winston of rape has identified herself and told her story publicly for the first time in a new documentary.

    Jameis Winston, right, and his attorney David Cornwell arrive at Florida State's Materials Research building for his student code on conduct hearing in December. [AP photo]
  9. Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

    Nation

    WASHINGTON —A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security - and a growing threat from the sky.

    An undated handout photo of the small drone that crashed on the grounds of the White House in Washington on Monday. [US Secret Service, via The New York Times]
  10. 'Love Where you Live' author likes what he sees in Tampa Bay

    Economic Development

    Four years ago, Peter Kageyama introduced us to the powerful concept that every city needs a growing core of people who show great passion and involvement in their metro area.

  11. FPL proposes to almost double Florida's solar power by end of 2016

    Energy

    Florida's largest investor owned utility announced plans Monday to build three new solar farms that would nearly double the state's solar capacity.

  12. Former Plant High student tests positive for tuberculosis

    Health

    TAMPA — A former Plant High School student has tested positive for tuberculosis, a potentially fatal disease caused by a bacteria that attacks the lungs.

  13. Bridge at Aripeka reopens after repairs are completed

    Local Government

    ARIPEKA — Hernando County officials reopened the bridge over Hammock Creek on Monday after erosion at the structure's approaches prompted closure last month, inconveniencing drivers from Pasco and Hernando counties.

  14. Metropolitan Ministries breaks ground for homeless housing project in Pasco

    News

    HOLIDAY — Introduced as "Sue," the woman was a victim of domestic violence who was forced to live in a hotel with her four children. She quickly ran out of money and options.

  15. At Busch Gardens, baby gorilla's new name is ...

    Florida

    Since "totes cutie" and "adorbs" weren't among the choices, Busch Gardens' Facebook fans have picked Enzi as the name of the baby male gorilla born a month ago at the Tampa theme park. Enzi means "power" in Swahili, which beat out Birungi, meaning "bringer of good things," and Bem, meaning "peace." The baby gorilla was …

    Fans on Facebook voted on a name for this baby Gorilla: Enzi. [Busch Gardens Tampa]