Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Get a lift at Sun 'n Fun Fly-In

The 40th annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo wraps up April 6 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, at 4175 Medulla Road. Thousands of aviation enthusiasts attend each year. The Navy's Blue Angels will perform at 4 p.m. through Sunday. For admission fees and the schedule, go to sun-n-fun.org/flyin.aspx.

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Dow Jones closes above 26,000 for first time

Dow Jones closes above 26,000 for first time

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000 points.The Dow had traded above that level on Tuesday but wound...
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Pasco opens cold shelters, joining Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando

Pasco opens cold shelters, joining Pinellas, Hillsborough and Hernando

Temperatures are set to drop Wednesday and keep dropping, Tampa Bay. Itís time to take tonightís lows seriously.Thatís why cold shelters are opening in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Goodbye 70s. Hello freeze w...
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Water Street Tampa developers seek artist and design for $600,000 outdoor art near USF med school

Water Street Tampa developers seek artist and design for $600,000 outdoor art near USF med school

TAMPA ó Water Street Tampa announced Wednesday it is seeking artists and proposals for a big piece of outdoor art for the plaza between one of the $3 billion projectís office buildings and the new building for the University of South Florida Morsani ...
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Two Tampa Bay area students among those facing hazing charges in FSU death

Two Tampa Bay area students among those facing hazing charges in FSU death

TALLAHASSEE ó Two students from the Tampa Bay area, sons of an assistant chief for the Tampa Police Department and a New York Yankees vice president, have been charged in the hazing death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.Christopher M....
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John McCain: Mr. President, stop attacking the press

After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husbandís death, and in 2008 she bestowed the h...
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Pasco goats somehow make yoga less weird

Pasco goats somehow make yoga less weird

DADE CITY ó More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, but many people still feel intimidated by the ancient method of controlling the body and mind through physical and mental practices.Perhaps it is the daunting terms or confusing poses that cau...
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Hernando schools superintendent seeks protection from neighbor she accuses of harassment

Hernando schools superintendent seeks protection from neighbor she accuses of harassment

SPRING HILL ó Hernando County schools Superintendent Lori Romano will appear in court this month after filing for a restraining order against her neighbor, who she said has stalked and harassed her since last summer.In a court filing, Romano brings a...
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Forecast: Hard-freeze watches and warnings issued across Tampa Bay ahead of bitter cold snap

Forecast: Hard-freeze watches and warnings issued across Tampa Bay ahead of bitter cold snap

Brace yourself: Tampa Bay is about to be slapped with a burst of cold air and some of most bitter temperatures itís had all season.Wednesday morning may have been chilly, but a truly brutal cold is expected to set in overnight into Thursday morning....
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He still has nightmares: Deckhand recalls prior casino boat fire

He still has nightmares: Deckhand recalls prior casino boat fire

Cory Byrd said he still has nightmares about the smoke. In them, he is back in the cabin of the Express Shuttle II, scrambling to reach the white rectangle of an open door. The smoke was so thick, he said, you could barely see an outstretched hand. ...
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