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  1. Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Nation

    DENVER — Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.  …

  2. Dispatches From Next Door: The cabana boy grows up

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATER BEACH — His rusting Nissan puttered up the Memorial Causeway Bridge, its engine wheezing. Mike McIntosh peered at purple clouds swirling just south. "I don't like weather looking like this," he said, his voice a slow-grinding blender. That wind, Mike knew, would make a hard day harder. He coughed and flicked his cigarette out the cracked window.  …

  3. Uber launches new campaign to get bill across the finish line

    The Buzz

    With less than three weeks left in the legislative session, Uber is making an aggressive push to get its priority bills across the finish line. The luxury-car mobile-dispatching service is throwing its considerable heft behind SB 1618 and HB 1389. …

  4. Review: Shakespeare's 450th birthday marked with books of satire and science

    Books

    Huzzah and happy birthday, William Shakespeare!  …

  5. Brandon woman arrested, accused of taking kids in car to chase down husband

    Crime

    TAMPA — Deputies arrested a Brandon woman late Sunday after they said she brought her two school-aged sons with her in the car to chase down her husband.  …

  6. The cabana boy at Clearwater Beach and the passage of time

    State

    The latest Dispatches from Ernie Pyle finalist John Woodrow Cox and Melissa Lyttle. Set for the April Floridian in the Times this coming Sunday.

  7. Ken Forsse, creator of Teddy Ruxpin, dies at 77

    Obituaries

    Ken Forsse, 77, the creator of the 1980s plush bear Teddy Ruxpin that made appropriate facial expressions as it told stories or sang, died of congestive heart failure March 19 in Laguna Woods, Calif. In 2003 the Toy Industry Association named the bear one of the most memorable and creative toys of the 20th century. …

  8. Column: School district is prepared for medical emergencies

    Editorials

    For the past year and a half I have kept my silence on a heart-wrenching case that has had a profound impact on the Hillsborough school district and on me. Though it has been frustrating to refrain from comment, it was a prudent decision; when an organization faces legal action, it is wise to avoid potentially making matters worse with comments that could be misunderstood. …

  9. The skinny: Dog safe after running alongside train in New York City

    Bizarre News

    On the run Hightailing it on New York City train tracks …

  10. Region tennis: King boys, girls advance

    Tennis Preps

    TEMPLE TERRACE — King singles player Rohit Chari had not planned to play in the Lions' Class 3A region semifinal match against Bartow at the Whiteway Tennis Facility on Tuesday. …

  11. Hernando club news for April 9

    Human Interest

    Clubs Brooksville Brooksville Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Bayport Park, 4140 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. There will be games and crafts. Bring a bag lunch. Ingrid, (352) 277-3183, or Linda, (352) 422-2243. …

  12. New Tampa police bureau to conduct agencywide audits

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — For 11 years, the Tampa Police Department has focused on crime reduction, pushing every year for fewer reports. This year, police Chief Jane Castor wants to target something different. On Tuesday, she announced a new Professional Standards Bureau that will conduct "mini audits" through 2014. …

  13. Baseball: Sunlake pulls ahead late, dispatches Mitchell

    Baseballpreps

    TRINITY — The Mustangs and Seahawks seemed evenly matched, with comparable win-loss records and pitching stats. For the first five innings Tuesday night, those similarities were obvious. Then Sunlake (9-5) broke away in the sixth, and the game was over.  …

  14. District tennis: Berkeley Prep boys, Tampa Prep girls take A-7

    Tennis Preps

    TAMPA — With Berkeley Prep having wrapped up the boys team title during the Class A, District 7 tournament at Hillsborough Community College, the last bit of drama revolved around the battle for second place. …

  15. After 'Shark Tank' spot, balloon business takes a nasty twist (video)

    Human Interest

    LAND O'LAKES — If you believe the clowns, everything was hunky-dory until 2007, when Ben Alexander came along. …

  16. Top Terp envisions a capper

    College

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Years from now, Alyssa Thomas will look back with pride at all she accomplished on a personal level at Maryland. …

  17. Hillsborough school bus drivers' complaints and safety concerns mount

    K12

    TAMPA — Dana Campbell had to drive a child in a wheelchair with wheels coming off the frame. Otella Lowe was stranded and no one could find her on the school district's global positioning system. …

  18. Brandon man stages home burglary to avoid work, deputies say

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Dwayne Yeager was desperate to avoid going to work Monday, deputies say, but his wife wouldn't hear of it. So to avoid heading to his fabrication job at Dooson Hydro Technology, deputies say, Yeager staged a burglary of his house. He called authorities shortly after 7 a.m. …

  19. Editorial: Hillsborough settlement points to wider school transport problems

    Editorials

    The Hillsborough School Board is poised today to approve an $800,000 settlement with the family of a 7-year-old disabled student who died after suffering respiratory failure on a school bus. No amount of money can replace a child's life. But the settlement represents an acknowledgement by the school district that it has serious problems in its transportation department that need immediate attention. …

  20. Gulfport groups getting closer to free shuttle service

    News

    GULFPORT — The idea was simple: Create an on-call, free shuttle service in Gulfport to take residents and visitors downtown and help alleviate crowded parking. …

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