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Monday, Sep 01, 2014

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More storms to begin this afternoon

More storms to begin this afternoon

Tuesday will start with sunny skies.
Updated: 3 mins ago
Growing USF campus infuses vitality in downtown St. Petersburg

Growing USF campus infuses vitality in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — In some corners of the sprawling campus it’s hard to tell where the University of South Florida St. Petersburg ends and where its namesake city begins.
Updated: 4 mins ago

Fall campaigns aim to lure Floridians to Bay area attractions

Local tourism officials are wagering that Floridians aren’t ready to throw in the beach towel just yet.
Updated: 16 mins ago
Hillsborough school security now elementary

Hillsborough school security now elementary

TAMPA — The 411 students adjusting to all the chaos of a new school year at Ballast Point Elementary have something new to wrap their heads around this year.
Updated: 17 mins ago

St. Petersburg high school students face online deadline

ST. PETERSBURG — High school seniors this year will be the first class required to have completed an online course before they can graduate, and nearly one in three may have to squeeze it in during their final year. ...
Updated: 20 mins ago

Tampa lawmaker says ‘disgusting’ lawsuit should prompt claim bill reform

TALLAHASSEE — A lawsuit seeking $375,000 from a brain-damaged and paralyzed Broward County man caused a choke-on-his-Cheerios moment for state Rep. Jamie Grant.
Updated: 22 mins ago
Tampa’s Lyric Theatre founder bows out

Tampa’s Lyric Theatre founder bows out

TAMPA — Rene Gonzalez, founder and artistic director of the Spanish Lyric Theatre, promoted his Aug. 10 lunchtime show at the historic Centro Asturiano as the end of the theater company’s 55th annual season....
Updated: 22 mins ago
Plant City mom on mission to eradicate rare muscular disease

Plant City mom on mission to eradicate rare muscular disease

PLANT CITY — Shawn Santos has a simple explanation for her mission to raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease.
Updated: 24 mins ago

Scott, Crist both face criticism for changes to Bright Futures program

TALLAHASSEE — The battle over Bright Futures has begun.
Updated: 27 mins ago
COLUMN

MacKinnon: Voucher lawsuit leaves Florida’s kids in a lurch

Seriously, what did poor and disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren ever do to the statewide teachers union and its special interest protectors for them to potentially condemn these innocent children to a life of misery?
Updated: 30 mins ago