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Downtown

Walk benefits strays in crowded shelters

The 17th annual Strides for Strays runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 1201 N Orange St. This dog walk fundraiser shows support for ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, TNVR and pet rescue. This Family and Dog friendly event includes live music, food, vendors, contests, activities for children and dogs and more. The event benefits the Animal Coalition of Tampa. Registration is $30.

Attendees investigate strange occurences

Late-Night, Lights-Off Paranormal Investigation runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 21) at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. In 1965, projectionist Foster "Fink" Finley died after 35 years of service to his beloved Tampa Theatre and strange occurrences have been reported in and around the projection booth ever since. Tampa Theatre partners with experts from Genesis Paranormal Services and GhostStop to bring attendees an evening of lights-off investigation into the building's most common supernatural claims. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $50 for Tampa Theatre Members at the box office, or online at TampaTheatre.org.

Hillsborough County

County seeks diversity council applicants

Hillsborough County seeks applications for the Diversity Advisory Council and applications are due Oct. 26. The Council was created to facilitate communication between Hillsborough County government and diverse populations, and to address matters related to diversity that affect County government and its citizens. Six positions are vacant. Five terms are for two years ending August 31, 2019, and one term is for one year ending August 31, 2018. Positions are specified as individuals from the following categories: At-Large; Far East Asian; Indian Asian; Native American; and Caribbean (two positions). For more information, call (813) 272-5826.

University of Tampa

Plant Museum gives haunting experience

An Eerie Evening runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Henry Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Learn about a haunting double suicide that took place in the Tampa Bay Hotel. Victorian mourning and funeral customs come to life as eerie entities roam the halls. Period lighting and candles set the stage for true stories of death, homesick soldiers and poisons. Admission is $20 for Museum Members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. This event is intended for visitors ages 16 and above. For more information visit www.plantmuseum.com or call (813) 258-7302.

Ybor City

Pub crawl embraces Oktoberfest spirit

The Oktoberfest Pub Crawl runs from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 21) throughout Ybor City. Attendees join the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce for a trip to ten bars for free four-ounce Oktoberfest beer at each beer boots and costume contests. Tickets include free das boot with lanyard, four ounce poursat each location, food and drink specials at each participating bar. Tickets are $25 for pre-sale and $35 at the door.

The Lectern comes to HCC Mainstage

The Lectern: rule by rule by rule: Dance Theatre piece starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 20) and Saturday (Oct. 21) at Hillsborough Community College Mainstage Theatre, 1411 E 11th. A riot of rules, the piece overturns everyday protocols, manners and laws and exposes them for their freedoms and limitations. Attendees enjoy the mixed-up rules of catwalks, dining, debating, tattooing, eulogizing, graduating and law clerking.

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North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND — Two men on the run from law enforcement in North Carolina were found hiding in Treasure Island — armed with an AR-15, a machete and a pipe bomb, deputies said — leading to a standoff with a SWAT team that ended early Sunday morning....
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Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Somewhere Over the Rainbow was the first song Lillia Raubenolt’s parents sang to her as a newborn, according to her uncle, John Reisinger."They were just so happy when she was born," he said.But on May 23, while the family was visiting Tampa from Ohi...
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She would be 2 today

She would be 2 today

CreditLillia Raubenolt would have had her second birthday today. On May 23, while the family was visiting Tampa from Ohio, Lillia and her mother, Jessica Raubenolt, were struck and killed by a car as they legally crossed the road at the corner of Bay...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Man in Spring Hill airlifted to hospital with severe electrical burns

Man in Spring Hill airlifted to hospital with severe electrical burns

A man has been airlifted to a local hospital after suffering severe electrical burns while trimming trees in Spring Hill.In a release, Pasco County Fire Rescue said the man was working on a lift and was airborne in the 18000 Block of Skinner Dr. in S...
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Rays finish trip with 2-0 shutout of Red Sox

Rays finish trip with 2-0 shutout of Red Sox

BOSTON – The Rays always seem to find a way to make things interesting.Sunday, they did so by shutting down and shutting out the majors-best Red Sox in a 2-0 matinee win to cap a winning three-city road trip.Five Rays pitchers combined to blank...
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After #MeToo, Kevin Spacey movie ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ earns $126 on opening day

After #MeToo, Kevin Spacey movie ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ earns $126 on opening day

Sometime over the weekend, a moviegoer at the Deer Valley Cinema in Antioch, California, forked over $9 to sit in an otherwise empty theater - unwittingly becoming a solitary, popcorn-chomping symbol of just how forcefully the .MeToo movement has roc...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Clearwater police: Truck flips on U.S. 19, killing 40-year-old driver

Clearwater police: Truck flips on U.S. 19, killing 40-year-old driver

CLEARWATER — A 40-year-old man died after flipping his truck on U.S. 19 early Sunday morning, police reported.About 3:02 a.m., Michael Bellavia, 40, of Clearwater, was heading northbound on the highway, exiting at NE Coachman Road, according to the ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
DeCalon Brooks ready to make a name for himself at Florida State

DeCalon Brooks ready to make a name for himself at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE — DeCalon Brooks doesn't only want to be known as Derrick Brooks' son.Yes, he plays the same position (linebacker) at the same school (Florida State) where his Hall of Fame father won a national title before becoming a Bucs leg...
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Police: Driver, 26, goes wrong way on Courtney Campbell, dies after car flips into water

Police: Driver, 26, goes wrong way on Courtney Campbell, dies after car flips into water

CLEARWATER — A 26-year-old died after heading the wrong way on the Courtney Campbell Causeway and falling into the water early Sunday morning, police reported.About 4:13 a.m., Scott Anthony Wolf, 26, of Lee County, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Crossfi...
Updated: 6 hours ago
NFL preseason update: How some former Bulls fared in Week 2

NFL preseason update: How some former Bulls fared in Week 2

A look at how some former USF standouts performed in Week Two of the NFL preseason:RB Quinton Flowers, BengalsWeek One (vs. Bears): One carry, 6 yardsWeek Two (vs. Cowboys): No statsLB Nigel Harris, BucsWeek One (vs. Dolphins): Three tackles (two sol...
Updated: 6 hours ago