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  1. 5 ways you know it's fall in Florida, even when it's too hotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    I've recently returned from a trip checking out some fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains. And I've got to say the adage about the grass being greener somewhere else probably refers to Florida in autumn.

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  2. Brothers' fatal shootout at Plant City ranch draws lawsuit from survivorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    George "Terry" Long escaped with his life last spring when his wife's ex-husband tried to gun him down at Plant City's Rocking V Ranch. Now, Long is suing the estate that owns the cattle ranch, claiming the family operation failed to protect him from Milton Varn, the "dangerous and violent" man who shot him.

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  3. Editorial: Special election shows again that attack ads stain public serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    Attack mailers filled mailboxes toward the end of the campaign for the special GOP primary election Tuesday to fill the seat representing District 58 in the Florida House of Representatives. [SCOTT KEELER "The end justifies the means" is a slogan you won't see used by a single candidate seeking public office.

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  4. Neighborhood news calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | St. Petersburg Times

    Barnes & Noble, 122 Brandon Town Center, will host a multi-author event from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday . Six guest authors of various topics for children and adults come and sign books for attendees.

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  5. Last-minute change for two Plant City polling sites in special electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Voters in two Plant City-area precincts will be casting special election ballots Tuesday at sites they didn't expect, one because a mail notice of the change wasn't sent and the other because heavy turnout at an event nearby is expected to make access difficult. Precinct 753 will vote at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McClendon St., Plant City, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office.

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  6. People line up at Plant City Stadium for food assistance in wake of Hurricane IrmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Storm victims looking for help restocking their fridges and pantries after Hurricane Irma have flooded the Plant City Stadium in the last four days, waiting in traffic jams for hours to find out if they quality for a state food assistance program. The stadium is the Hillsborough County site for the Food for Florida program, launched by the state Department of Children and Families to help households that lost food or income because of Irma or had other storm-related expenses, such as damage to homes and temporary shelter costs.

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  7. Allies of Speaker Corcoran fund Lawrence McClure in Hillsborough House raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    The winner of Tuesday's GOP primary is a favorite to win the Dec.19 special election to represent East Hillsborough's House District 58 in the Florida Legislature. [SCOTT KEELER New campaign finance reports in an East Hillsborough state House race show indications of a concerted effort by the Republican House leadership team of Speaker Richard Corcoran to boost candidate Lawrence McClure.

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  8. Candidate Yvonne Fry, partner of former prosecutor Ober, made $30,000 from his officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    Over nearly a decade, a telecommunications company owned by state House candidate Yvonne Fry received more than $120,000 in public money doing work for government agencies in Hillsborough County - including around $30,000 from the office of her long-time romantic partner, former State Attorney Mark Ober. Fry speaks openly on the campaign trail about her work for local governments, saying she considers it a satisfying accomplishment to help save taxpayers' money by revamping agencies' voice and data communications systems.

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  9. Plant City slammed for okaying armored police vehicle, not body camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    Police in Plant City found the funds to buy a $335,000 armored security vehicle but they don't think it's worth their money to equip officers with body cameras. These choices, coming on the heels of an unarmed man's fatal shooting by Plant City police, have drawn criticism that came to a head last week when members of the advocacy group Restorative Justice Coalition were removed from a city commission meeting.

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  10. Woman struck, killed checking her broken-down SUV in Dover roadwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 3 | St. Petersburg Times

    A Plant City woman died Tuesday night when she was hit by a car while checking on her SUV in the middle of the road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Jessica Melgoza was driving west around 7:45 p.m. on State Road 574, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, when her 2004 Nissan Armada became disabled in the middle of the roadway west of Bethlehem Road.

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  11. Plant City police officers cleared in fatal shooting of 35-year-old father of fourRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 2 | St. Petersburg Times

    A man fatally shot by Plant City police officers in July came at one in a "shooting stance" with a glass pipe and a rolled-up shirt in his hands, but officers feared he was holding a gun. These details are included in a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigative report that the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office used in part to decide that officers Gerald Baker and Derek Hartmann were justified in shooting 35-year-old Jesus Cervantes on July 6. Activists and Cervantes family have questioned whether the officers used excessive force in a situation that could have been defused without lethal violence.

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  12. Wednesday's letters: Even though I stand, I respect those who kneel at the national anthemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chamber's opposition to the proposed property tax hike in Tampa is disappointing. For business people who should understand the dynamics of financing and business, it appears they did not listen very well to the mayor's explanations.

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  13. Candidate in East Hillsborough House primary didn't vote in primariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 26 | St. Petersburg Times

    Personal voting histories show a sharp difference between Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure, the two candidates in the Republican special election primary Oct. 10 for East Hillsborough's District 58 state House seat. Fry has voted in nearly every election she was eligible to participate in back to the late 1990s, including Plant City municipal elections, primaries and runoffs - 34 elections since 1994.

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  14. William March: Frank Reddick says all-white Tampa council possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 22 | St. Petersburg Times

    City Council member Frank Reddick said that if Tampa can't maintain African-American voter numbers, he could be the council's last African-American representative. [JAMES BORCHUK A decline in the percentage of black voters in Tampa's only majority-black City Council district, District 5, has council member Frank Reddick worried.

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  15. With successful jewelry line, Durant High alum Carley Ochs enjoys 'incredible ride'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    When she became a teenager, armed with a hot glue gun and sewing machine, peers at Durant High School would give her jeans to re-style. "I've had a love for vintage and all things fabulous since I was a kid," Ochs said.

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  16. Thieves strike Plant City Church three times during Irma recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Authorities say a group of thieves struck First Baptist Church Midway three times and St. Clement Catholic Church at least once in the days following Hurricane Irma. First Baptist Church Midway was first hit between Monday evening and Tuesday morning while much of the city was still in the dark.

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  17. Strawberry Festival Grounds hosting utility trucks, workers from around the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Utility trucks from as far as Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada have gathered at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City. TECO is using the facility as a staging area.

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  18. Low oxygen levels at shelter send some evacuees to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Several elderly evacuees at the Strawberry Crest High School shelter in Dover were taken to the emergency room due to low oxygen levels, according to local family members. Dolores Parker moved her mother from her Rocky Point home in Tampa to Strawberry Crest on Saturday.

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  19. William March: Fry, McClure battle for conservative label in House raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    In right-leaning eastern Hillsborough, Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure are battling for identification as conservatives in the special election to replace Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City. In one of her first TV ads and in mailers, Fry bolsters her pro-life and pro-Second Amendment credentials, while McClure is using mailers and an ad soon to run to advertise his National Rifle Association "A" rating and support for President Donald Trump.

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  20. Times recommends: Yvonne Fry for House District 58Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Rep. Dan Raulerson's surprise resignation in August has forced a special election in Florida House District 58 in Hillsborough County to fill the remainder of his term, which expires in November 2018. The growing communities of Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa and Plant City face a host of challenges, from diversifying the economy to improving education.

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