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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

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Incumbents doing well in early Tampa vote count

Incumbents doing well in early Tampa vote count

TAMPA — As expected, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is on track for a second term as mayor.
Updated: 6 mins ago
Hillsborough School Board votes 4-3 to extend superintendent contract to Eakins

Hillsborough School Board votes 4-3 to extend superintendent contract to Eakins

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board voted today to extend a contract to Deputy Superintendent Jeff Eakins as the school district’s next leader.
Updated: 29 mins ago

Crash closes Belleair Causeway

A rollover crash on the Belleair Causeway in Largo has closed the roadway in both directions, the Largo Police Department said.
Updated: 46 mins ago

Corcoran forms political committee: Empower Pasco Citizens

NEW PORT RICHEY — State Rep. Richard Corcoran, who has championed a move to make Pasco a charter county, formed a political committee Tuesday and moved $100,000 into the fund....
Updated: 52 mins ago

Pinellas law enforcement officials brace for spring break

ST. PETERSBURG — While the 35 miles of Pinellas County’s Gulf Coast beaches don’t attract the same kind of spring break pilgrimage as Panama City or Daytona Beach, the extra hustle and bustle throughout March requires some planni...
Updated: 60 mins ago

Target plans $2 billion in cost-cutting moves

NEW YORK – Target Corp. plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years through corporate restructuring and other improvements.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

Petraeus gave mistress classified ‘black books,’ guilty plea agreement says

TAMPA — For David Petraeus, the slide down from the top apparently began in early August 2011, when he returned home after serving as the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Man dies after being stricken in Tampa courtroom

A 67-year-old man died this morning after becoming unresponsive during a hearing at the Hillsborough County Courthouse courtroom, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs meet with Jameis Winston in Tampa

Bucs meet with Jameis Winston in Tampa

TAMPA — The Buccaneers were never going to base their evaluation of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston on the 15 minutes they were allowed to spend with him at last month’s NFL scouting combine.
Updated: 1 hour ago

In reversal of fortune, record year expected for Gasparilla film fest

TAMPA — Six months ago, the ninth annual Gasparilla International Film Festival was in peril.
Updated: 1 hour ago