Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Raw food class: Learn how to make raw recipes and "uncook" your food from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in the store exit lobby or by calling [email protected]

Computer boot camp: Learn how to use iOS, the operating system that powers Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, 1 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults. Limit 12 participants. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Cancer support group: Memorial Hospital will hold a cancer support group from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

GED workshop: The Centre for Women will offer a series of free two-hour workshops to help women prepare to take the GED. The first workshop will focus on writing, at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 305 S Hyde Park Ave. Registration required. Call (813) 251-8437.

Judicial applicants sought: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for one circuit court judge position and one county court judge position. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters and members of the Florida Bar for five years. Download the application from floridabar.org under the publications link. Application deadline is Feb. 5. Call (813) 204-6405.

Players needed: Softball players ages 49 and older can sign up for a year-round travel team. The cost is $20 a month. For more information, call Stephen at (813) 765-3822 or send an email to [email protected]

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Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

TAMPA — Nearly 600,000 more people will live in Hillsborough County by 2040, and if elected officials and county planners don’t take bold steps now the population boom will turn the county into the soulless sprawl of Anywhere, U.S.A..That’s the messa...
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Fueled by indulgence and machismo, restaurants are a hotbed for sexual harassment

Fueled by indulgence and machismo, restaurants are a hotbed for sexual harassment

When Brenda Terry was 16 and living in St. Louis, she was a hostess and food runner at a sports bar where female employees wore cute, little cheerleading skirts. One night, she said, a patron grabbed her crotch. She ran to her management team and the...
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Festivus 2017: Submit your grievances and complaints here

Festivus 2017: Submit your grievances and complaints here

Here's your chance. Tell us what annoyed you in 2017, and we'll share it with our readers.
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After third fire at former Ybor City bathhouse, arrest is made

After third fire at former Ybor City bathhouse, arrest is made

TAMPA — A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday and accused of setting fire to a vacant Ybor City bathhouse hit by arson at least two other times earlier this year.Two Tampa police officers spotted smoke from the vacant building at 1512 E Eighth Ave. a...
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FHP: Overturned pick-up slowed traffic on northbound Howard Frankland

ST. PETERSBURG — A pick-up truck towing a car onto the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge overturned and crashed on the shoulder, causing back-ups for motorists trying to get to Tampa, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The incident was reported...
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Editorial: Warren’s smart approach on guns, domestic violence

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren would make it safer for victims and police alike with his plan to remove firearms from defendants charged with domestic violence. These cases are toxic enough, and having guns at the ready only adds to a dang...
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Editorial: St. Petersburg council right to reject Bayfront deal

Editorial: St. Petersburg council right to reject Bayfront deal

The St. Petersburg City Council made the difficult but correct decision this week to reject the proposed sale of a local nonprofit’s minority stake in Bayfront hospital. Despite months of negotiations, there were too many questions, a few suspicions ...
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Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

DOVER — Two Plant City men who ran from deputies and shot a dog were captured after a brief pursuit Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.They ditched the stolen car, ran away on foot, crossed through several yards and then ...
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Traffic grew heavy, and so did contractions, so Plant City mom delivers in car

Traffic grew heavy, and so did contractions, so Plant City mom delivers in car

BRANDON — Christine Stallworth had experienced false labor before so she decided to ignore the contractions she was feeling Thursday as she and her husband Clifford drove their two boys from home in Plant City to school in Tampa.But this time, 10 day...
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