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Kris Keppel, longtime Land O’ Lakes cross country coach, dies

Kris Keppel, longtime Land O’ Lakes cross country coach, dies

Longtime Land O’ Lakes cross country and track coach Kris Keppel died Sunday afternoon after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Updated: 1 min ago
Pinellas deputies: Eastlake residents should lock doors as manhunt continues

Pinellas deputies: Eastlake residents should lock doors as manhunt continues

Pinellas deputies are asking residents in the area of John Chesnut Park and Eastlake Road to lock their doors as they search for a suspect in a fatal stabbing on Friday.
Updated: 53 mins ago
Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

Hillsborough deputies searching for 2-year-old boy

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives want the public’s help in locating 2-year-old Leroy Tyrese Carlyle to confirm his well-being.
Updated: 2 hours ago
COLUMN

Here’s a friendly Rx for what ails the NFL

Ten trillion bazillion people, more or less, from here to (Bruno) Mars will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Updated: 3 hours ago
COLUMN

After the year NFL has had, it needs some comic relief

Today marks the gateway to the week that is at once the most celebrated and yet the most insipid in all of sports.
Updated: 3 hours ago
New legislation aims to beef up ‘Rachel’s Law’ on police informants

New legislation aims to beef up ‘Rachel’s Law’ on police informants

TALLAHASSEE — Nearly seven years after a young Pinellas County woman was killed while acting as a police informant, lawmakers will decide whether to strengthen the state law named after her.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Former CIA director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Despite benefits, vaccination rate for HPV remains low in Florida

TAMPA — When a vaccine for the human papillomavirus was made available in 2006, doctors hailed it as a medical breakthrough. The HPV vaccine helps prevent several forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, a particularly important advance in ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

Hillsborough sheriff devotes more resources to homeless initiative

TAMPA — The deputies who work on the Hillsborough County Sheriff Office Homeless Initiative face a daunting, seemingly impossible task every day: get the homeless off the streets.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tax collector to add Drew Park office

Tax collector to add Drew Park office

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden has chosen the Tampa neighborhood of Drew Park to build a new service center where customers can get driver’s licenses, birth certificates and concealed weapons permits....
Updated: 5 hours ago