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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

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Clearwater police officer involved in crash

A Clearwater Police Department officer was involved in a crash Wednesday night in Dunedin, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 18 mins ago

Hillsborough moves ahead with law to get back stolen wages

TAMPA — Monica Vargas was making about $200 a week in a Tampa pizza restaurant when her boss quit paying her. At the same time, Vargas’ workload increased as she was forced to host, cook and bus tables in addition to serving. The only m...
Updated: 45 mins ago
Rays Notes: Karns set to make pitch for a spot in rotation

Rays Notes: Karns set to make pitch for a spot in rotation

PORT CHARLOTTE — Knowing he has a chance to win a spot in the rotation has not changed the way Rays RHP Nathan Karns has approached this camp.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Regional reservoir finally full, just in time for dry season

Regional reservoir finally full, just in time for dry season

TAMPA — Drained for more than two years because of an expansive renovation project, the 15.5 billion gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir brims with water now, ready to slake the thirsts of more than 2 million customers during the approac...
Updated: 1 hour ago

UF weighs ban on teachers having sex with students

TAMPA — The University of Florida is the latest institution of higher learning to consider a complete ban on romance between teaching staff and students, following the lead of universities such as Harvard and Stanford....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin’s show

Tampa veterans to be featured on Sarah Palin’s show

TAMPA — If you want to see a blind Iraq war veteran from Tampa go hunting, tune into the Sportsman Channel Thursday night at 9 p.m.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Jefferson students take charge of campaign to boost graduation

TAMPA — When students fill the Jefferson High School gymnasium for a pep rally, Jubilee Vega notices that the freshman section is much bigger than the rest.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Despite House opposition, Senate making plans to expand Medicaid

TALLAHASSEE — A day after its president called for lawmakers to start a “discussion” about Medicaid expansion, the Florida Senate began gathering information for its own plan.
Updated: 2 hours ago
A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1

A-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1

TAMPA — Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Manatee who migrated from Tampa Bay to Texas is back home

Manatee who migrated from Tampa Bay to Texas is back home

A rehabilitated manatee from Tampa Bay who ended up in Texas is back in home waters after receiving care from SeaWorld, the theme park announced today.
Updated: 4 hours ago