Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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DeSantis’s school visit is “not a campaign stop,” Hillsborough district says

DeSantis’s school visit is “not a campaign stop,” Hillsborough district says

Social media this morning was abuzz with questions about gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis's planned 2 p.m. visit to Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy, a public middle school in Hillsborough County.Educators are asking: Wouldn't this be a violatio...
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Christopher Lloyd cancels MegaCon Tampa Bay appearance this weekend

Christopher Lloyd cancels MegaCon Tampa Bay appearance this weekend

Sorry, Back to the Future and Taxi fans, actor Christopher Lloyd has canceled his appearance this weekend at MegaCon Tampa Bay, the celebrity-studded fan fest at the Tampa Convention Center.Blame the space-time continuum. On Friday MegaCon’s announce...
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Your questions about Red Tide’s attack on Pinellas County answered

Your questions about Red Tide’s attack on Pinellas County answered

Now that the Red Tide algae bloom that’s been lingering along the Southwest Florida coast since last November has finally reached Pinellas County’s beaches, a lot of readers have questions about the toxic bloom’s effects. Here are some answers.Why di...
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Derrick Brooks among Hall of Famers threatening to boycott induction ceremonies

Derrick Brooks among Hall of Famers threatening to boycott induction ceremonies

Former Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks is among several Pro Football Hall of Famers who signed a letter today saying they would not attend the Hall's annual induction ceremony until they receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes...
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Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

PORT RICHEY — She was home doing laundry when he asked to come over. A few hours later she was running from his house, scared for her life after being raped, robbed and kidnapped, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.Tyler Edward Pot...
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Former Tampa teacher on trial in sexual battery of mentally disabled man

Former Tampa teacher on trial in sexual battery of mentally disabled man

TAMPA — The victim was a mentally disabled 23-year-old, who couldn’t read or write, had troubled speaking clearly, and who trusted everyone he met.The defendant was a 53-year-old former Hillsborough County special needs teacher, who spotted the victi...
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Top 5 at noon: As red tide perseveres, Tampa Bay's tourism industry feels the sting; bronze bust of Princess Ulele hauled away from Tampa Riverwalk; and more

Top 5 at noon: As red tide perseveres, Tampa Bay's tourism industry feels the sting; bronze bust of Princess Ulele hauled away from Tampa Riverwalk; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on Tampabaycom:AS RED TIDE PERSEVERES, TAMPA BAY'S TOURISM INDUSTRY FEELS THE STINGRed Tide, an algae bloom toxic to fish and other marine life, has been spreading through Tampa Bay waters since last week. It...
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As Red Tide perseveres, Tampa Bay’s tourism industry feels the sting

As Red Tide perseveres, Tampa Bay’s tourism industry feels the sting

TREASURE ISLAND — For the first time during her 15 years bartending at Caddy’s on the Beach, Amanda Hudson had to help close shop early this past weekend because the smell of dead fish coming from the gulf was too putrid to bare. "We had to shut down...
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Manslaughter charges coming against suspect in death of Tampa muralist Matt Callahan

Manslaughter charges coming against suspect in death of Tampa muralist Matt Callahan

TAMPA — Police say they’re bringing manslaughter charges Tuesday in the April death of Tampa muralist Matt Callahan. The suspect, 34-year-old Keith Mauga of Tampa, already is serving five years in prison for aggravated battery in an atta...
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Say hello to Major Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs QB and Civil War pen pal

Say hello to Major Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs QB and Civil War pen pal

You’ve probably heard about the #FitzMagic phenomenon by now, but are you following Major Ryan Fitzpatrick’s dispatches from the front lines of the NFL circa 1862?Months before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup-turned-temporary (but also ma...
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