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Thursday, Jul 02, 2015

Longtime Sharks executive Wayne Thomas retires

Longtime Sharks executive Wayne Thomas retires after 22 years with organization
Updated: 2 hours ago
Palma Ceia church business manager pleads guilty to embezzling funds

Palma Ceia church business manager pleads guilty to embezzling funds

TAMPA — Her voice cracking with emotion, the former business manager of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud, admitting she embezzled more than $82,000 from the church....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Stolen ID scheme sends Tampa couple to federal prison

Stolen ID scheme sends Tampa couple to federal prison

A Tampa woman has been sentenced to 11½ years in federal prison for her role in a stolen identity scheme that used medical records from area hospitals and other sources.
Updated: 2 hours ago
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

A landmark settlement with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was announced Thursday, with $3.25 billion earmarked for Florida over the next two years. The Florida windfall was part of an $18.7 million settlement reach...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our editors’ picks for things to do in Tampa and St. Petersburg, from the Fourth of July fireworks to the Vans Warped Tour.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Real life plays out for Tampa man in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Real life plays out for Tampa man in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

He’s the vice president of a successful software development firm. Smart, funny, candid — excited to chat about anything, from books to politics.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Wisconsin Gov. Walker entering 2016 presidential race

Wisconsin Gov. Walker entering 2016 presidential race

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher’s son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said.
Updated: 3 hours ago
U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Train derailment, fire prompt evacuation in Tennessee

Train derailment, fire prompt evacuation in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Predators sign Gabriel Bourque to one-year contract

Predators reach one-year deal with Bourque and sign Reinhart, Allen to two-way contracts
Updated: 3 hours ago