Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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A couple together, as always

A couple together, as always

This story was first published on April 17, 2010.CLEARWATER — Jimmy Wise, a retired railroad engineer, was out of bed at the first suggestion of sunlight. He threw on an old pair of shorts and hit the beach right outside his condo. Mr. Wise walked th...
Published: 11/12/18
Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes, died Monday at age 95.
Published: 11/12/18
Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spurns ICE agreement but is still holding immigrants for the agency

Hillsborough Sheriff's Office spurns ICE agreement but is still holding immigrants for the agency

TAMPA — Ten months ago, Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister stood among a dozen or so Florida sheriffs to announce a new arrangement with federal immigration officials to deal with a legal quandary.The new agreement with U.S. Immigration and ...
Published: 11/12/18
Judge okays wedding anniversary trip for Lakeland store owner facing murder charge

Judge okays wedding anniversary trip for Lakeland store owner facing murder charge

LAKELAND — A former Lakeland city commissioner charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man he suspected of shoplifting is on house arrest, but that won't stand in the way of a weekend trip he had planned with his wife next month to Sava...
Published: 11/09/18
Epilogue: Ray Velboom, a Dade City police chief who comforted a community

Epilogue: Ray Velboom, a Dade City police chief who comforted a community

A law enforcement officer in Florida for more than 40 years, Ray Velboom made a career off talking to people as if he weren't a cop.
Published: 11/06/18
Popular Ybor City barber killed when car turns in front of his motorcycle, police say

Popular Ybor City barber killed when car turns in front of his motorcycle, police say

TAMPA — At 6-foot-6, Jeff Houck was too tall to sit comfortably in the antique barber chair at Cigar City Barbershop, located at the time inside the second floor of Lion’s Den Cigar Lounge on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. The shop had a larger barber ...
Published: 11/05/18
Death at Yosemite: Travel-blogging couple perishes in 800- foot fall. They may have been taking pictures, relative says.

Death at Yosemite: Travel-blogging couple perishes in 800- foot fall. They may have been taking pictures, relative says.

She was a "mermaid-haired wanderess." He was an avid photographer. Last week, the couple visited thundering waterfalls and breathtaking cliffs at Yosemite. It would be their final journey.
Published: 11/01/18
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89

Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has died in federal custody nearly five years after being sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Published: 10/30/18
His body was behind the wheel for a week before it was discovered. This was his life.

His body was behind the wheel for a week before it was discovered. This was his life.

A neighbor walking his dog in the East Village saw the man one night, sitting motionless behind the wheel inside a parked car. Two days later, he was still there.
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Epilogue: Dr. Dennis Pupello, heart surgeon and founder of The Fabulous Rockers

Epilogue: Dr. Dennis Pupello, heart surgeon and founder of The Fabulous Rockers

Dennis Pupello wanted rock and roll stardom. And in the early 60s, he was knocking on that door.Leading the way on keyboard, his Tampa band The Fabulous Rockers played New York City’s popular Peppermint Lounge, had a song on the regional top 40 chart...
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