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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015
Floods causing road closures, wastewater backups in South Tampa
Residents fill sandbags at  Jackson Heights Playground on Sunday in preperation for another day of possible floods in South Tampa. GEOFF FOX/STAFF
Officials continue to monitor weather conditions that resulted in record rainfall, closure of the Gandy Bridge and other roadways, and widespread flooding throughout South Tampa.
Meredith Jessie, 6, and her grandfather Mark Weekly, 50, were last seen on July 18. POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Missing man, granddaughter, 6, found slain in Polk, deputies said
Officials seek a solution for the gridlock on the S.R. 56 interchange, a problem that only will get worse when Tampa Premium Outlets opens in the fall. Converting the interchange to a “diverging diamond interchange” would solve the problem, says engineer Waddah Farah.
Interchange idea aims to ease State Road 56 congestion
A group of cosplayers from the video game Borderlands poses for a picture in the lobby during the Tampa Bay Comic Con at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday.  LANCE ROTHSTEIN / STAFF
Cosplay, female fans rampant at Tampa Bay Comic Con
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