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  1. Fire destroys abandoned mobile homes south of Plant CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | St. Petersburg Times

    The mobile homes were behind a gas station at the corner of State Road 60 and the James L. Redman Parkway. Arriving about 11 p.m., firefighters found both fully engulfed in flames.

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  2. Dreams of nursing are on hold as strawberry picker remains in the fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | St. Petersburg Times

    In a strawberry patch thirty minutes outside of Tampa, just past the exit for a dinosaur-themed amusement park, Maria Zuiga pulls on her mud-covered rubber boots and ties a bandana under her dark, quiet eyes. Now in her third season of strawberry picking, her latex-gloved hands know the most efficient choreography.

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  3. Deputies: Two-year-old killed after falling from minivan in Plant CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    A 2-year-old girl died Wednesday when she fell from a moving minivan in Plant City and was run over, authorities said. Izbella Bronson was sitting on the floor of the 2008 Kia Sedona with her 9-year-old brother while their great-grandmother, Alice J. Barber, drove up the private dirt driveway toward her home at 3938 W State Road 60 in Plant City.

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  4. One dead, one badly injured in three-vehicle Zephyrhills wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    An early morning crash killed a 16-year-old student, sent four other people to the hospital and closed U.S. 301 for nearly four hours Wednesday, Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported. Kelmy Tanon, 16, a sophomore at St. Petersburg High School, died at the scene.

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  5. Victims in Plant City home invasion, shooting identified three months laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Two men fatally shot during a failed home invasion robbery in Plant City last December are believed to be brothers, authorities said Monday. Lazaro Chiroy Chiroy, 37, and Rolando Chiroy Chiroy, 32, were shot in the chest early Dec. 18 during what police say was a planned burglary.

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  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday March 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    Gasparilla Music Festival: Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park and Kiley Garden will come alive with two days of Tampa music, food and culture. This year's festival features four stages and over 40 acts.

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  7. Saladino Tournament serves as testing ground for Hillsborough HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | St. Petersburg Times

    Heading into last year's Class 6A-9 semifinal against Jefferson, the Hillsborough baseball team had a good feeling about it, Marco Alvarez recalled. This was finally going to be the year the streak came to an end.

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  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday March 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida Strawberry Festival: The festival is a little bit country, little bit R&B today with country legend Loretta Lynn at 3:30 p.m. and the grownup boy band Boyz II Men at 7:30 p.m. There's also the shortcake and midway, of course. It opens at 10 a.m., 303 N Lemon St., Plant City.

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  9. RedHead Express extends its musical journey at Strawberry FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | St. Petersburg Times

    You don't have to search long on the Internet to find all kinds of amusing asides about people with red hair, and RedHead Express - four musical sisters performing at the Florida Strawberry Festival - practically invite an inquiry with their ginger strands. The Walkers commented on just such observations while watching the BuzzFeed video 11 Facts That'll Make You Fall in Love With Redheads , and they agree that women with fiery locks are a unique breed.

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  10. In the quest for higher graduation rates, Hillsborough educators seek student ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | St. Petersburg Times

    Students did not feel respected at school. Few had considered dropping out, but most knew someone who had.

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  11. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    JUNE 04: Hunter Hayes performs onstage at the 2013 CMT Music Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Florida Strawberry Festival : It's not just the strawberries that make this event sweet.

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  12. Low prices, falling demand and fewer workers cause Florida strawberry farmers to doubt futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Three aerial photographs hang on the wall of strawberry farmer Carl Grooms' office, each a testament to years of expansion. Taking a visitor from one to the next, he begins the tour in sepia in 1974, when he bought 15 acres and set out to grow nothing but strawberries and more of them every year.

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  13. Strawberry Festival 'ambassadors' hard at work as event opensRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Mary Roberts, right, helps Grazia Moyers of Virginia Beach, Va., find the Hershey's Strawberry Tent at Thursday's opening day. Terry and Tamara Allen field all kinds of questions, but the trickiest come from folks like Janice George of Valrico, who combed through dozens of vendor stalls Thursday to find a bottle of Honey Bee healing lotion. Many of the thousands who come to the Florida Strawberry Festival every year arrive with specific aims - to watch the pig races, catch a big musical act or work through multiple servings of strawberry shortcake, ice cream, even strawberry hamburgers.

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  14. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Photos courtesy of the Straz Center. Savion Glover's STePz : The tap master from Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk has a quartet of hand-selected tap dancers for this show at 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa.

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  15. Two early traffic crashes slow morning commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    A crash in Lakeland blocked about four and a half miles of all westbound lanes of Interstate 4 at State Road 33, said BayNews9 traffic reporter Chuck Henson. Commuters were using just the shoulder to pass, he said.

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  16. EventsTips for seeing the best of the 2015 Florida Strawberry FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Laria Manginelli, 9mo is held by her mother, Brittani, of Plant City during the annual Strawberry Festival's baby contest at the Festival Fairgrounds on Sunday, March 02, 2014 in Plant City, Florida. Now in its 80th year, Plant City's Florida Strawberry Festival is steeped in Americana.

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  17. 5 things to do in Feb.-MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    The festival starts Thursday and runs through March 8. In addition to a bounty of berries, there will be rides and entertainment, with concert headliners ranging from Bobby Vinton to Boyz II Men. Festival admission at the gate is $10 for those 13 and older and $5 for children ages 6-12.

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  18. Plant City woman dies in car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    A Plant City woman died early Sunday morning when she was ejected from a car during a crash, Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies said. Hector Estrella Jr., 21, was driving a 2001 Toyota southbound on County Road 39 south of Old Welcome Road when he went off the road, struck a culvert and overturned the vehicle, authorities said.

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  19. Homebrew Hillsborough cooks up networking for techiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    As the smell of coffee wafted through the crowded cafe, men and women, some casual in jeans and T-shirts, others in jackets and ties, chatted about their passions, accomplishments and future plans for the Hillsborough community. Small business owners, retired engineers, app launchers, mentors and inventors had all gathered at a local coffee shop to exchange ideas with fellow entrepreneurs.

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  20. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 23-March 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Laria Manginelli, 9mo is held by her mother, Brittani, of Plant City during the annual Strawberry Festival's baby contest at the Festival Fairgrounds on Sunday, March 02, 2014 in Plant City, Florida. Florida Strawberry Festival: The berry blast in Plant City opens Thursday and runs through March 8. As usual the concert lineup is as tasty as the shortcake: Alabama , Scotty McCreery , Kevin Costner and Hunter Hayes and Brett Eldredge - that's just this weekend.

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