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Pinellas Park creates incubator for new businesses

Pinellas Park creates incubator for new businesses

PINELLAS PARK — A dying strip center that had been slipping into disrepair has come back to life this year with about a dozen entrepreneurs who have joined the city’s new incubator program.
Updated: 48 mins ago
Rays lose second 12-inning game in a week

Rays lose second 12-inning game in a week

ST. PETERSBURG -- Chris Colabello’s two-run single in the 12th inning provided the winning margin as the Minnesota Twins out-lasted the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4, in 12 innings.
Updated: 50 mins ago
Investigation into Tampa homicide detective forces review of cases

Investigation into Tampa homicide detective forces review of cases

TAMPA — The federal criminal investigation of a Tampa police homicide detective has forced prosecutors and police officials to review cases in which Det. Eric Houston played a part, including high-profile cases involving convicted cop killer Do...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bollywood party draws thousands downtown

Bollywood party draws thousands downtown

TAMPA — The party did not officially begin until 7 p.m., still an hour away, but 23-year-old Michigan resident Ashley Martin did not seem to care.
Updated: 1 hour ago

House bans e-cig sales to minors

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House unanimously approved a bill Wednesday barring the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but the legislation still will need approval in the Senate because the House inserted new language Tuesday....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Crime drops in Tampa Bay, state

Crime drops in Tampa Bay, state

TAMPA — Saying law enforcement officers across the state are better trained and more professional than ever, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said just-released 2013 crime statistics show crime in Florida is at at its lowest level in decades....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs need defensive linemen to be disruptive force

Bucs need defensive linemen to be disruptive force

TAMPA — They don’t have to be the Fantastic Four, but they’ve got to be darned close.
Updated: 3 hours ago

School board poised to settle with fired maintenance worker

The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday could approve a $5,000 settlement with a former school maintenance employee who sued the district for wrongful termination last summer. ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Doug Belden receives Hillsborough good government award

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden credited mentors and his office’s 321 employees today with his selection as recipient of the county’s Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award....
Updated: 3 hours ago

St. Pete Beach moves to fire city manager

ST. PETE BEACH — Within 24 hours, this south Pinellas County beach community moved to fire its long-time city manager, a veteran commissioner resigned and droves of residents packed City Hall to voice worries about their community’s fut...
Updated: 3 hours ago