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Plant City man shot to death outside Seffner hookah bar

Hillsborough County detectives are investigating the overnight shooting death of a Plant City man outside the AMG Hookah Bar Smoke Shop in Seffner.
Published: 07/05/15
Then & Now: 3101 W. Gandy Blvd., 1952 and 2015

Then & Now: 3101 W. Gandy Blvd., 1952 and 2015

If you were a South Tampa resident in 1952 and wanted to gas up your Hudson or Desoto, you could drive to the Rocket Oil Co. service station at 3101 W. Gandy Blvd., at the northwest corner of Gandy and MacDill Avenue — where a full service att...
Published: 07/05/15
Defenders of Confederacy rally around huge flag near Tampa

Defenders of Confederacy rally around huge flag near Tampa

TAMPA — While many people held barbecues and watched fireworks Saturday evening to celebrate the Fourth of July, about 200 descendants and supporters of Confederate soldiers gathered to honor their heritage in a different way....
Published: 07/04/15
Updated: 07/05/15
Valrico neighbors balk at safe house for trafficking victims

Valrico neighbors balk at safe house for trafficking victims

Shocked neighbors are worried about safety and property values. The fears are unfounded, says Elizabeth Melendez-Fisher, president of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping women forced into the sex industry.
Published: 07/04/15
Children invent fun ways to study math and science at summer camp

Children invent fun ways to study math and science at summer camp

PLANT CITY Kids learned about science, technology and teamwork at Camp Invention, a weeklong summer camp that taught students creativity and innovation.
Published: 07/04/15
It’s time to focus on keeping children safe around water

It’s time to focus on keeping children safe around water

There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy.
Published: 07/03/15
Venice man killed in crash on Selmon Expressway in Brandon

Venice man killed in crash on Selmon Expressway in Brandon

The northbound exit off Interstate 75 to the Selmon Expressway was closed for hours following a fatal crash and car fire.
Published: 07/03/15
‘Tiny Doors’ project charms Zephyrhills

‘Tiny Doors’ project charms Zephyrhills

ZEPHYRHILLS — The “Tiny Doors” phenomenon is going strong here, as evidenced by people watching Facebook for clues about where to find them — and then hitting the streets.
Published: 07/03/15
Little Free Libraries pop up across county

Little Free Libraries pop up across county

NEW PORT RICHEY — Reading is a popular summertime activity, and a just-completed project enables people to enjoy books for free.
Published: 07/03/15
Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

NEW PORT RICHEY — “Pet friendly” carries a lot more weight with tourists these days as they make vacation plans to include four-legged friends who are considered family members.
Published: 07/03/15