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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

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Good Friday/Spring Day closings listed

Hillsborough
Updated: 40 mins ago

Tampa International Airport and local emergency responders conducted a full-scale emergency exercise Thursday. The exercise simulated an aircraft crash and was intended to evaluate the effectiveness of the community’s ability to respond to it....
Updated: 45 mins ago

Another round of clouds, showers due Friday

Temperatures will remain very mild overnight in the upper 60s with a mostly cloudy sky, says WFLA-TV meteorologist Julie Phillips.
Updated: 46 mins ago
Sun City Center resident, ex-stripper, writes story of redemption

Sun City Center resident, ex-stripper, writes story of redemption

SUN CITY CENTER – Louis Anthony Agnello Jr. is the first to admit he’s no angel. His checkered resume includes a stint as a high-profile male stripper and owner of an adult entertainment business. He’s been shot, sued and busted ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Christian singer cancels April 24 concert

PLANT CITY Contemporary Christian singer David Phelps has canceled a 7 p.m. April 24 concert at Plant City’s First Baptist Church.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Hundreds participate in Relay for Life; organizers hope to reach  $248,000 goal

Hundreds participate in Relay for Life; organizers hope to reach $248,000 goal

PLANT CITY Joy Neely said the fight against cancer is a team effort - in more ways than one.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Cold front returning, bringing clouds and rain

Cold front returning, bringing clouds and rain

WFLA-TV meteorologist Julie Phillips says the forecast for overnight calls for increasing cloud cover and temperatures in the mid-60s. Afew sprinkles are possible, but it should remain mostly dry overnight.
Published: 04/16/14
Author urges activists to think, act big

Author urges activists to think, act big

TAMPA — Consider the issue of preventable infant deaths – from malaria, diarrhea, measles and the like. In the mid-1980s, that number stood at 41,000 globally every day; it’s now down to about 18,000 a day.
Published: 04/16/14
Local Easter celebrations include egg hunt, parade and worship

Local Easter celebrations include egg hunt, parade and worship

PLANT CITY – One of the area’s premier Easter-related events is celebrating a major anniversary this year.
Published: 04/14/14
Updated: 04/16/14
Bruton Memorial children’s librarian says goodbye; takes job in Ocala

Bruton Memorial children’s librarian says goodbye; takes job in Ocala

PLANT CITY Kate Chang, who was known for endearing herself to youngsters as Bruton Memorial Library’s children’s librarian, has taken a similar job in Marion County.
Published: 04/16/14

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