Tuesday, August 14, 2018
News Roundup

Ambulance transport plan committee to meet Wednesday

A committee established by state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, to choose a consultant to evaluate ambulance transport plans is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th St. N, Largo. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (727) 582-2287. Committee members have narrowed the field of consultants to two and will discuss the information they want from each when they are interviewed by committee members.

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Zillow analysis shows more than six million homes missing from U.S. market

It’s no secret that it’s hard to find housing market. But why?Real estate analytics company Zillow said it’s because of the lack of construction after the housing market crashed.Between 1985 and 2000, there were 3.9 permits issued for single-family h...
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Dungy on NFL and protests during anthem: Listen to why it matters to players

Dungy on NFL and protests during anthem: Listen to why it matters to players

Tony Dungy says the issue of NFL players protesting during the national anthem has been a divisive topic, but he hopes both sides can come together by listening to why players care enough to choose to protest."We really have to understand what these ...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
State Vacuum and ‘Bernie Apestein’ may be waving goodbye to longtime location

State Vacuum and ‘Bernie Apestein’ may be waving goodbye to longtime location

For nearly 40 years, while wearing an eclectic mix of fashion, a mechanical gorilla has stood outside State Vacuum of Tampa, waving a hello to Kennedy Boulevard motorists.His name is Bernie Apestein. "That gorilla has been a mainstay" said David Epst...
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‘Pill spill’: Hillsborough officials announce details of opioid lawsuit

‘Pill spill’: Hillsborough officials announce details of opioid lawsuit

TAMPA — Attorney Mike Moore has a legal analogy for the lawsuit Hillsborough County filed Tuesday against 14 drug makers and distributors.When oil giant BP’s rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing 11 people and spilling millions of gallon...
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Judge denies stand your ground claim by Hillsborough sheriff’s son

Judge denies stand your ground claim by Hillsborough sheriff’s son

TAMPA — George Zachary Chronister may have feared embarrassment when he used a knife to slash and stab another man during a 2017 brawl.But he wasn’t in fear for his life and well-being, a judge ruled Tuesday.Hillsborough Circuit Judge Christopher Nas...
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State launches investigation, assesses $800,000 in damages against SunPass contractor

State launches investigation, assesses $800,000 in damages against SunPass contractor

After months of inaction, Florida Department of Transportation officials announced today that they are assessing nearly $800,000 in damages against the SunPass contractor responsible for the state’s tolling chaos now in its third month.At Gov. Rick S...
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Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

I don’t know if she can outrace a giant boulder, navigate perilous pitfalls to capture a hidden idol or beat back Nazi soldiers intent on evil.I’m not even sure if she can deftly handle a whip, or fit a fedora over her salt-and-pepper hair.Yet in man...
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Bucs’ corner injuries press Justin Evans into cameo at nickel

Bucs’ corner injuries press Justin Evans into cameo at nickel

The Bucs continue to be hit hard with injuries at cornerback, and for the third straight practice, starting safety Justin Evans was pressed into a cameo as the team's nickel cornerback on Tuesday."Because we're getting stressed in our depth at corner...
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County installs new traffic light in Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLSNew traffic signal at Eiland and HandcartPasco County officials installed a new traffic signal Monday at Eiland Boulevard and Handcart Road in Zephyrhills.After numerous requests for a traffic signal at the intersection, Pasco County condu...
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Want to feel wealthy? It will take $2.4 million.

Want to feel wealthy? It will take $2.4 million.

What would make you feel wealthy?A lot of people struggle with that question. It’s hard to know how you would feel about something you’ve never had, like say a robust stock account or a mortgage-free house.To help, Charles Schwab has come out with a ...
Updated: 2 hours ago