Friday, November 24, 2017
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South Tampa events, April 19 and upcoming

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Child abuse awareness luncheon: Washington Times communities columnist, author and child trafficking survivor Holly Austin Smith is the keynote speaker at this fundraiser for the Joshua House residential program for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N Tampa St. $50. Call (813) 263-3469.

Parkinson's class: Learn about how you can benefit from speech and swallowing therapy as part of Parkinson's University, a series of classes throughout April. Noon to 1 p.m. today at Memorial Hospital, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. A light lunch will be served. Call (813) 342-1313.

Computer boot camp, Microsoft Access II: Learn to build queries that perform calculations, change records and use advanced criteria and create forms to display and enter data. 1 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Boards need members: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Thursday and can be picked up at the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

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Hillsborough Democrats have everything going for them except history

Hillsborough Democrats have everything going for them except history

TAMPA — For 15 years, Republicans have held a majority of seats on the Hillsborough County Commission.It’s the longest stretch one party has controlled the board since a corruption scandal expanded the body to seven members in 1985.But all five Repub...
Updated: 4 minutes ago
Freshman quarterback leads Pitt to 24-14 upset over No. 2 Miami

Freshman quarterback leads Pitt to 24-14 upset over No. 2 Miami

PITTSBURGH — Miami spent the better part of 13 months cultivating the nation’s longest winning streak behind a series of comebacks that returned the swagger to "The U" in all of its "Turnover Chain" glory. Sluggish through the first half against Pitt...
Updated: 6 minutes ago

Woman, 51, robbed in Tyrone Square Mall parking lot, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman was robbed after a man followed her to her car in a mall parking lot Thursday night and shot once at her, police said. The 51-year-old woman, whose identity St. Petersburg police are withholding, was not injured. She was walk...
Updated: 7 minutes ago

Lightning falls to Capitals

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored, Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 shots for his first victory of the season and the Capitals beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Friday night to end the Lightning’s six-game road winning streak. Jay Beagle ...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Neighborhood watched

Neighborhood watched

MONICA HERNDON | TimesTampa Police Department mounted patrol Officer William Wagner-Hart rides Pike near Osceola Place and E Henry Avenue in Seminole Heights on Friday. The mounted patrol units join other officers already patrolling the area in t...
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USF QB Quinton Flowers shines in 49-42 loss to rival UCF

USF QB Quinton Flowers shines in 49-42 loss to rival UCF

ORLANDO — The "War on I-4" commenced on a damp, cool afternoon beneath gray skies. Meteorologically, it was a bleak Friday.It ultimately faded to black for USF, but not before senior quarterback Quinton Flowers delivered the latest in a volume of bre...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Safety Harbor family, under attack from its pit bull, stabs the dog to death

Safety Harbor family, under attack from its pit bull, stabs the dog to death

SAFETY HARBOR — A family had to stab one of its pit bulls to death Friday after it got loose and started to attack its owners, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Now a 45-year-old mother, Heidi Cooper, and her 14-year-old and 22-year-o...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Black Friday still a brick-and-mortar experience for some

Black Friday still a brick-and-mortar experience for some

TAMPA — Standing in a frantic line at Best Buy on Thanksgiving, one young woman beat the system when she showed off the receipt for her new TV, which she had just purchased on her phone. She was waiting to pick it up."I didn’t know you could do that,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Car-sized hole from broken water pipe closes road in Valrico

Car-sized hole from broken water pipe closes road in Valrico

VALRICO — A large hole that opened in Valrico’s Bloomingdale neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day was caused by a broken water pipe, not a sinkhole, county officials said. The hole swallowed a Mini Cooper-sized chunk of Natures Way Boulevard, at the Elm ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Mounted police patrol Seminole Heights after killings

Mounted police patrol Seminole Heights after killings

TAMPA — A Florida police department is using horse patrols in a neighborhood that’s been plagued by homicides in recent weeks. Officials in Tampa have been searching for the person — or people — responsible for shooting and killing four in the Semino...
Updated: 1 hour ago