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Hillsborough County's population dips by 3,649

Jonas Brothers fans get vocal  Nova Burke, 13, and Kaitlyn Vincent, 13, both of Lakeland, scream in front of the Radio Disney booth outside the St. Pete Times Forum before the Jonas Brothers concert at the arena in Tampa on Tuesday night. “We love the Jonas Brothers and the Honor Society,” Nova said. Review, 2B

KATHLEEN FLYNN | Times

Jonas Brothers fans get vocal Nova Burke, 13, and Kaitlyn Vincent, 13, both of Lakeland, scream in front of the Radio Disney booth outside the St. Pete Times Forum before the Jonas Brothers concert at the arena in Tampa on Tuesday night. “We love the Jonas Brothers and the Honor Society,” Nova said. Review, 2B

Population falls in Hillsborough for first time in years

For the first time in years, Hills­borough County lost population. The University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research reports that Hillsborough saw 3,649 people leave between April 2008 and April 2009, or about 0.3 percent, for a population of 1,196,892. Hillsborough's losses were in the unincorporated area and Plant City. Tampa gained 115 residents, rising to 339,480, and Temple Terrace added 108, for a total of 23,990. Pinellas lost 0.78 percent, or 7,348, dropping to a total of 931,113. Pasco gained 1,034, 0.24 percent, and Hernando added 141, about 0.1 percent. St. Petersburg lost 2,730, or 1.1 percent, to reach 251,459. Florida's population dropped by 58,000 people. "The population decline is really a reflection of how severe the national recession has been," said Stan Smith, the bureau's director.

Sun City woman, 84, found safe in Miami

An 84-year-old Sun City resident with dementia was found safe Tuesday afternoon in Miami after being reported missing Monday. Elizabeth Callarik was last seen driving away from the Alley at Southshore bowling alley in Riverview about 12:30 p.m. Monday. A Silver Alert was issued with electronic signs along Interstate 75.

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