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This is a polercoaster, an example of a mostly vertical roller coaster in the style that Orlando's Skyscraper coaster will be.

World's tallest roller coaster being built in Orlando (w/video)

The company behind the world's tallest roller coaster coming to Orlando in 2017 have released a stomach-turning video of what the twisting Skyscraper will look like when it terrifies people riding in it over International Drive. A four-minute computer animation of the "polercoaster" was released by US Thrill Rides, …

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  1. Joe Maddon moves on

    News

    Nine years ago a saving grace came to Tampa Bay to help a struggling baseball franchise that had become the joke of the American League East.

    Joe Maddon signs autographs before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 18, 2008, at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
  2. Price check: Wal-Mart gets scammed by price matchers

    News

    Just a few days after Wal-Mart announced that they would price match a series of competitors, trickery has already amassed among the masses. Customers used third part sellers and websites to deceive Wal-Mart employees. In previous policy, the only proof a customer needed to bring in to receive this discount was a …

    Walmart Supercenter employees and shoppers were told to evacuate from the building due to a storage room fire on 7305 Broad Street in Brooksville, Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Hernando County Fire Rescue personnel are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
  3. Largo High rallies to collect food for holiday meals

    News

    "It brings such great joy to my heart to see the faces light up when the food is dropped off at Grace House. They get so excited, as these holiday meals may not be possible if it weren't for all of us at Largo [High] pulling together to make this happen in a short amount of time," states Erika White, Largo High School …

    Largo High School’s efforts will bring meals to more than three dozen families.
  4. Mexican dance troupe celebrates its heritage

    News

    Grupo Folklorico Mahetz is a dance group of Mexican-American students who are proud of their culture and have a passion for dance. The group will be performing authentic Mexican dances at Salon Girasol, 230 Commerce Drive, Largo, on Saturday, at 5 p.m.

  5. Chamberlain High food drive helps families in time for Thanksgiving

    News

    Boxes of food traveled from Chamberlain High School to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in New Tampa, as the Chamberlain High School food drive for Thanksgiving came to an end. The boxes of food were part of an effort to provide Thanksgiving meals for students and their families who are struggling financially.

    Chamberlain High students donated boxed and canned food to the 
St. Vincent de Paul Society to help needy families at Thanksgiving.
  6. Blue Ocean Film Festival gives solution to pollution

    News

    To be or not to be is the question posed by the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival. A festival unlike any other in Tampa Bay, the Blue Ocean Film Festival took place from Nov. 3--9, in St. Petersburg.

    The Great Whale Conservancy erected a large balloon whale in North Straub Park, Monday, November 3, 2014 to promote the upcoming Blue Ocean Film Festival, St. Petersburg. The festival begins Monday and runs through November 9 with films and events at the Mahaffey Theater, Sundial 20, USF St. Petersburg Student Center Ballroom, and Vinoy Grand Ballroom. For tickets and information, go to blueoceanfilfestival.org.
  7. Oxford Dictionaries names word of the year: vape

    News

    You're not alone in thinking e-cigarettes have made a push into the mainstream this year.

    White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes employee Irfan Shaikh, of Tampa, vales with a Cirrus 3X electronic cigarette during a lunch gathering to celebrate the company's new headquarters in Tarpon Springs. The 80-employee company earned $15-million in revenue last year and fills more than 1,000 orders a day worldwide from their online portfolio of 1,500 e-cigarette smoking-related products. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
  8. World's tallest roller coaster being built in Orlando (w/video)

    News

    The company behind the world's tallest roller coaster coming to Orlando in 2017 have released a stomach-turning video of what the twisting Skyscraper will look like when it terrifies people riding in it over International Drive.

    US Thrill Rides
This is a polercoaster, an example of a mostly vertical roller coaster in the style that Orlando's Skyscraper coaster will be.
  9. Two teens arrested, suspected in string of armed robberies in St. Petersburg

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg police arrested two teenagers Nov. 12 for what they're calling a "crime spree" that included a string of robberies and auto thefts.

  10. Tampa's Coast Bike Share takes to the road

    Life

    TAMPA — Sure, riding a bike is fun, but Tampa's new Coast Bike Share rental program aims to create something more ambitious than that.

    Eric Trull, program director for Coast Bike Share checks tags on bikes in a warehouse on Franklin Street north of downtown Tampa. 300 new rental bikes spread across 30 bike racks, that you'll be able to use GPS to find a Coast bike, and a smartphone app or credit card to unlock it and ride in the downtown area and a 10 minute ride to Ybor City GPS computers still have to be installed on the bikes and workers will start installing the bike rack locations later this week. Trull hopes that the citizens will start seeing the bright blue bikes cruising the streets around downtown in  late October to early Novemember. Davis Islands, Ybor City, downtown Tampa and Channelside will have the bikes available.