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Blueberry festival features music, food and U-pick fruit

Blueberry festival features music, food and U-pick fruit

PLANT CITY Entertainment, food and the chance to pick your own blueberries will be part of a celebration that opens Friday to help commemorate the end of the blueberry harvest.
Updated: 13 hours ago
I-4 ramps reopens after semi overturns, spills fertilizer

I-4 ramps reopens after semi overturns, spills fertilizer

A semitrailer hauling fertilizer overturned on an Interstate 4 ramp in east Tampa, spilling its load and fuel, while backing up traffic during this morning’s rush hour.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Boston Marathon ends with proposal for Hillsborough couple

Boston Marathon ends with proposal for Hillsborough couple

TAMPA — It was a particularly cold, windy and wet morning Monday for a Floridian to finish the Boston Marathon, but Dustin Hicks had some extra motivation to keep moving — the wedding ring tied to his running shoe.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

NEW YORK — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Frustrated gyrocopter pilot begins Ruskin house arrest today

Frustrated gyrocopter pilot begins Ruskin house arrest today

The Ruskin mail carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill will begin his house arrest today.
Published: 04/20/15
Family safely escapes fire at Valrico town house

Family safely escapes fire at Valrico town house

A family safely escaped a fire at a town house in Valrico on Sunday night.
Published: 04/20/15
Plant City jeweler mixes business, pleasure on trip to LA

Plant City jeweler mixes business, pleasure on trip to LA

PLANT CITY Jewelry store owner Joe Grimes found time to enjoy California during an annual trip he takes in search of the latest bling.
Published: 04/20/15
Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn’t getting through

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn’t getting through

The Ruskin letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through.
Published: 04/19/15
Updated: 04/20/15
Tampa Bay area communities expand docking options for boaters

Tampa Bay area communities expand docking options for boaters

ST. PETERSBURG — On weekends, Jopie Helsen enjoys taking his 20-foot Aquasport boat to downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront to have dinner at one of the restaurants along Beach Drive.
Published: 04/19/15
‘Stop the Violence’ rally draws crowd in Tampa’s Sulphur Springs

‘Stop the Violence’ rally draws crowd in Tampa’s Sulphur Springs

TAMPA — Police officers swarmed the yard near 8109 Ninth Ave. after a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed during a birthday party on March 21.
Published: 04/18/15
Updated: 04/19/15