Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Religion calendar

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St., Tampa, will hold Family Movie Night today at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, featuring the film Because of Winn-Dixie. There will be hot dogs and popcorn. For more information or to RSVP, call children's ministry coordinator Nancy Creedon at (813) 253-6047, ext. 233.

The Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, will hold the workshop "The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill" on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Author Deborah Grassman will talk about how to cultivate honesty, courage and humility. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call (813) 229-2695.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church holds Hands of Hope each Saturday at 10 a.m. The group meets in the Sacred Heart Academy cafeteria, 3515 N Florida Ave., to prepare hot meals and then serve them at downtown locations. For more information, contact Kim Colarusso and Chrysteile Garner at [email protected], or call the church at (813) 229-1595.

Without Walls International Church, 3860 W Columbus Drive, Tampa, holds a Spanish service on Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m. English translation is available during the service. For more information, call (813) 879-4673.

Tampa Zen Center, 8509 N 29th St., Tampa, offers traditional Soto Zen meditation and instruction every Sunday morning at 9:30. Zen teachers from around the country give talks on Zen practice during the morning classes. For more information, visit tampazencenter.org.

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One man stabbed to death during Saturday incident in Plant City

PLANT CITY — A man stabbed another man to death Saturday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The two men, neither of whom were identified, got into "an altercation," deputies said, about 10:15 p.m. at 4308 James L Redman Park...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

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Published: 02/24/18
Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

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Published: 02/24/18

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Published: 02/24/18

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Published: 02/24/18
Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

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Published: 02/24/18

Published: 02/24/18
Call her more than just a survivor

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Published: 02/24/18
Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

TAMPA — A male motorcyclist died early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Tampa Police Department said.About 1:35 a.m., the victim rode his motorcycle west on the Courtney Campbell at high speeds, police said. The motorcycle stru...
Published: 02/24/18