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Work closing part of Waters

Construction work on the Veterans Expressway is forcing the closure of a portion of Waters Avenue to through-traffic this weekend. Waters Avenue from Anderson Road and Wilsky Boulevard/Hanley Road will be closed to through-traffic from 6 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured around the closed area via Wilsky Boulevard, Linebaugh Avenue and Anderson Road. State Department of Transportation officials say the detour is necessary to allow the setting of steel beams for the expressway's Waters Avenue overpass.

Ex-boyfriend accused in rape

TAMPA _ A north Tampa woman told sheriff's officials her ex-boyfriend raped her while their 10-month-old child slept in the same bed. The woman said her 20-year-old ex-boyfriend entered her apartment uninvited Wednesday evening and attempted to kiss her despite her resistance, said sheriff's Lt. Ted Gibson. She said he then made her undress and forced her to have sex with him twice _ once on the living room floor, and again in the bed where the baby was napping, Gibson said. Evidence from the woman's medical examination helped officials establish probable cause to arrest the man, Gibson said. They plan to charge him with sexual battery, but he had not been arrested as of Thursday afternoon.

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