Friday, February 16, 2018
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How to make friends with a horse

LARA CERRI | Times

Aubrey Hill, 5, feeds a horse an apple slice at the SPCA Tampa Bay's 5-acre farm animal sanctuary in Largo on Saturday. Rachel and Jason Hill of Largo took their kids Aubrey and Dominick, 7, to give the animals their leftover produce. The family visits the farm, adopted their black Labrador retriever, Kaya, there 13 years ago.

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High school scoreboard for Feb. 16

Friday’s scoreboardSoftballSpringstead 9, Belleview 1
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Stormy Daniels does Tampa: 10 minutes of dancing, then $20 a photo

Stormy Daniels does Tampa: 10 minutes of dancing, then $20 a photo

TAMPA — Well, that was fast.Adult film actress Stormy Daniels made her first appearance at Thee Dollhouse on Friday evening, the first of several shows planned this weekend at the Tampa strip club.She took the stage about 7 p.m. dressed in a pink, fl...
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Two students wounded by gunfire outside Tampa’s Middleton High campus

Two students wounded by gunfire outside Tampa’s Middleton High campus

TAMPA — With a nation in jitters over a South Florida school massacre, gunfire erupted a block from Tampa’s Middleton High School on Friday, prompting a reaction that had some students hiding behind locked doors.Two senior girls, ages 17 and 18, were...
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Longtime Northcliffe Baptist pastor passes torch

Longtime Northcliffe Baptist pastor passes torch

SPRING HILL — Long time senior pastor Jerry Waugh will ceremonially "pass the torch" to his associate pastor, Jeff Dye, at a special service Feb. 25 at Northcliffe Baptist Church. "We will have a time of celebration, which will honor Pastor Jerry’s c...
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Fire Chiefs Gone Wild: Ex-chiefs ran free-spending ‘frat house,’ investigators find

Fire Chiefs Gone Wild: Ex-chiefs ran free-spending ‘frat house,’ investigators find

HERNANDO BEACH — Trading the county gasoline card for smokes and energy drinks, falsifying training documents, paying themselves salaries for volunteer jobs and boasting about setting a fire that torched prized artwork.FROM THE ARCHIVES: After fire, ...
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St. Petersburg car thefts dropped in 2017, police say

St. Petersburg car thefts dropped in 2017, police say

The number of reported auto thefts in St. Petersburg has dropped for the third consecutive year.According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, the annual crime report for 2017 found that reports of auto thefts were down 10.7 percent compared to 2...
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Plant High students commemorate Parkland victims with sidewalk messages

Plant High students commemorate Parkland victims with sidewalk messages

TAMPA — Students at Plant High School honored the victims of the Parkland school shooting with a series of sidewalk chalk messages.The chalk art carried a series of messages such as "How many times?" and "Do something. Protect us." according to a Fac...
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HCC Ybor City president charged with DUI

HCC Ybor City president charged with DUI

TAMPA — The president of Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus was charged early Friday with driving under the influence after a trooper reported him negotiating Interstate 4 without headlights.Shawn H. Robinson, 48, had blood alcohol lev...
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New Port Richey man, 32, dies after losing control of his car

New Port Richey man, 32, dies after losing control of his car

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 32-year-old man died early Friday morning after he lost control of his car for unknown reasons, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Ernesto Torres, 32, was driving north on Rowan Road near Alderman Road at about 3:50 a.m., tro...
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