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Three people rescued from boat near Gandy Bridge

Three people were rescued from a troubled boat early Saturday near Gandy Bridge, authorities said.
Updated: 35 mins ago
‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

It wasn’t the stripper school that earned the Odessa mansion a unanimous finding of non-compliance by the code enforcement board. The mansion ran afoul of the county by holding special events without a permit and running a business in a residential district.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Cleveland Street in Tampa closed Sunday night for road work

Cleveland Street in Hyde Park will be closed Sunday night as crews prepare to install a new water line.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Clearwater man faces DUI charge in Town ’N Country wrong-way crash

Clearwater man faces DUI charge in Town ’N Country wrong-way crash

A Clearwater man faces DUI charges this morning after deputies say he drove the wrong way in Town ’N Country and struck another car head-on.
Published: 04/24/15
Lifelong Plant City resident feels blessed to turn 100

Lifelong Plant City resident feels blessed to turn 100

PLANT CITY – Verna C. Keen Harris said there’s really no big secret to a long life.
Published: 04/24/15
Lithia residents pack meeting about proposed ‘body farm’

Lithia residents pack meeting about proposed ‘body farm’

LITHIA — Lithia residents raised grave concerns Thursday during the first public meeting about plans to put a “body farm” in Lithia.
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15

Deputies speak with man about fatal Brandon shooting

Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies said they interviewed and released a man Thursday who was in a Brandon apartment during a fatal shooting earlier that morning.
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15
Growers backing development of robotic strawberry harvesters

Growers backing development of robotic strawberry harvesters

PLANT CITY – A company backed by strawberry growers in Florida and California is developing a high-tech robot that can pick and package berries in the field.
Published: 04/23/15
Plant City girl, 12, wounded in apparent drive-by shooting

Plant City girl, 12, wounded in apparent drive-by shooting

Counselors were at Marshall Middle School on Thursday after a 12-year-old student was wounded at her home in an apparent drive-by shooting, deputies said.
Published: 04/23/15
Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Congressional lawmakers want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Ruskin postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through restricted airspace.
Published: 04/22/15
Updated: 04/23/15