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19 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Dog dies in Riverview fire

Dog dies in Riverview fire The fire also destroyed a 5th wheel trailer and a boat.

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Related Topix: Riverview, FL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Tampa monument honors Korean War vets

Sixty-one years after the Korean War ended, the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County dedicated the newest monument at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

St. Petersburg Times

Veterans remember 'the forgotten war' at memorial park

He left when she was 16 and wrote her letters from the USS Quincy on the other side of the world.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Valrico, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Hospital gives $2M for theater upgrade at MOSI

The Museum of Science and Industry will receive a $2 million grant from Florida Hospital to upgrade its IMAX theater with digital technology, the museum announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

St. Petersburg Times

Outside anti-tax group joins fray to thwart Greenlight Pinellas campaign

An outside anti-tax group led by a controversial central Florida consultant and activist is gunning to derail the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum Ax the Tax, a political committee formed in 1982 by Doug Guetzloe of Orlando, made its first foray into the debate with a telephone poll this week that Gutzloe says shows overwhelming opposition to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Orange County, FL, Winter Park, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Taken for a dirty ride

The agency that regulates taxis in Hillsborough County has taken on the right cause lately by cracking down on unlicensed cabs.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Federal audit: Hillsborough government should repay $1 million

Hillsborough County government may have misspent more than $1 million in grant money between 2010 and 2013, according to a federal audit, and needs to either come up with documents showing it was properly spent or pay it back.

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Related Topix: Gibsonton, FL, Ruskin, FL, Wimauma, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Times recommends: Hillsborough Circuit Court judges

The Aug. 26 primary election features four races for circuit judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Hillsborough County.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Hernando County, FL, Opinion

St. Petersburg Times

Times recommends: 3 new faces for Hillsborough Schools

Now more than ever, the Hillsborough County School Board must focus on providing a higher quality education for its more than 200,000 students.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Sally, Musical Movies, Tampa, FL, Opinion

Business Journal

Hard dollar numbers in the WingHouse sale starting to leak out

The sale price of the Ker's WingHouse chain from founder Crawford Ker to Third Lake Capital has been kept under heavy wraps, but a couple of individual store transactions have shown up on Hillsborough County property records, shedding light on the deal.

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Related Topix: Brandon, FL

Osprey Observer

Bloomingdale HOA Takes New Lead In Fight To Stop Big Box Development

With a new lawsuit against Hillsborough County and Red Cast Bloomingdale LLC on the horizon, members of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association joined by sounding HOA officers met this month to confirm their desire to pursue their fight for the community.

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Patch.com

Shake the New Chief's Hand

While Clearwater residents have had four years to get to know Anthony Holloway, he's not as familiar to some of the folks in St. Petersburg where he's been named as the newest leader of the city's finest.

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Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Pinellas County, FL

ABC Action News

McTear murder trial day 4

Day four of the Richard McTear murder trial will get under way early Friday with the continuation of testimony by a Crime Scene Investigator with the Hillsboroough County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Former Plumbing Rescue employee arrested in probe

Largo, Florida-- It's a company accused of ripping off customers... many of whom are senior citizens... 10 Investigates has done several stories Former Plumbing Rescue employee arrested in probe Largo, Florida-- It's a company accused of ripping off customers... many of whom are senior citizens... 10 Investigates has done several stories Check out ... (more)

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Bradenton.com

Tees by Tina to open TINA Stephens concept store in Mall at University Town Center

Four years ago, Hillsborough County resident Tina Goldfield lugged a cardboard box with her seamless T-shirts around, asking every store she could find to carry her clothes.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Odessa, FL, Tampa, FL, Sarasota, FL

Patch.com

Missing Plant City Teen Might Be in Georgia

Mirse Huerta, 13, left her Plant City home around 1 a.m. on Tuesday and hasn't been seen since.

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Related Topix: Plant City, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Audit: County misused 'Fight the Blight' funds

Tampa, Florida --The Feds say Hillsborough County misused almost a million dollars in grants and it wants the money back.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

Business Journal

7 takeaways from Hillsborough hospitality group's Trends & Forecasting Forum

From left, Thom Stork Florida Aquarium; Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay; Adam Depiro, Visit Tampa Bay; Vail Brown, STR; Lou Plasencia, The Plasencia Group; Bob Morrison, HCHMA Santiago Corrada, president & CEO of Visit Tampa Bay, summed up the collective attitude at the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Organization's annual Trends & Forecasting ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

Mass Transit

FL: County Planners Ask Public for Input on Development Priorities

July 23--TAMPA -- Residents have already made their views known on how they would like Hillsborough County to look in the future, with more infill development and less sprawl, more transit choices and more neighborhoods close to job centers.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Plant City, FL, Temple Terrace, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Bob Buckhorn to propose 2015 Tampa budget to a council anxious about reserves

Mayor Bob Buckhorn today submits his proposed budget for 2015 to a City Council anxious to learn whether City Hall will dip into reserves for the fifth straight year.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL

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