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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

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Pedestrian dies after getting hit on I-75 in Gibsonton

A 43-year-old Wimauma woman walking across Interstate 75 in Gibsonton was struck by a car and killed early Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Gas leak closes portion of Providence Road in Riverview

Providence Road in Riverview is shut down just north of Bloomingdale Avenue in both directions due to a gas leak.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Pickup dragged under semi on I-4; driver critically hurt

Pickup dragged under semi on I-4; driver critically hurt

A man was in critical condition after his out-of-control pickup slid under and was dragged by semitrailer on westbound Interstate 4 in Plant City early Thursday, investigators said.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Armed with a willingness to risk lunch on something new, I recently drove over to Ruskin to check out JP Dacey’s Original Spiedies – a new food truck on Shell Point Road.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
Boo Bash brings Halloween fun to pets and their human companions

Boo Bash brings Halloween fun to pets and their human companions

RUSKIN – The folks at the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort no-kill animal shelter have a question for area pet owners. Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween?
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

RUSKIN – Hordes of people are expected to descend into South Shore the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for Ruskin's signature community celebration – the annual Ruskin Seafood Festival. It's a weekend where more than 25,000 visitors will seek their f...
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
Vendors sought for holiday fundraiser for library attack victim

Vendors sought for holiday fundraiser for library attack victim

RIVERVIEW – She’s come a long way in the six years since she was raped, beaten and left for dead outside the Bloomingdale Regional Library on April 24, 2008.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14
Halloween makeup workshop teaches tricks for gory, glamorous looks

Halloween makeup workshop teaches tricks for gory, glamorous looks

DOWNTOWN — Whether they want to achieve a frightening look or something that's just too adorable, those who attend a Halloween makeup workshop will learn the basic tricks and beyond Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. ...
Published: 10/22/14
Dreams closer to reality for wheelchair athlete

Dreams closer to reality for wheelchair athlete

TAMPA — Tyler Hernandez is closer than ever to his goal of playing for the U.S. national wheelchair soccer team.
Published: 10/22/14
Culture combines with history at Centro Asturiano

Culture combines with history at Centro Asturiano

YBOR CITY — When guests gather Saturday night at a historic structure, they will be celebrating more than the Centro Asturiano de Tampa building’s 100 years, said event organizers.
Published: 10/22/14