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Skimmers found on pumps at Shell stations in South Tampa

Skimmers found on pumps at Shell stations in South Tampa

“Tech-savvy” scammers installed skimming chips on pumps at three Shell-Circle K gas station in South Tampa, police said Tuesday.
Updated: 22 mins ago
Taggart: No shortcuts to rebuilding USF program

Taggart: No shortcuts to rebuilding USF program

NEWPORT, R.I. — Looking back at his disappointing 2013 debut season as the University South Florida’s football coach, Willie Taggart felt the tone was set from the opening game.
Updated: 53 mins ago
Speedy Bucs RB Demps has football fever again

Speedy Bucs RB Demps has football fever again

Somewhere between Gainesville and Moscow, the fire that once burned in Jeff Demps’ belly for the game of football went out. Winning an Olympic medal will do that to you. It will douse your passion for one sport and kindle a new fire for another.
Updated: 54 mins ago
Cobb, Zobrist lead Rays to victory against Brewers

Cobb, Zobrist lead Rays to victory against Brewers

Alex Cobb earned his seventh win, Ben Zobrist hit a solo home run and the go-ahead decisive RBI double in the bottom of the eighth and the Rays moved one game shy of .500 with a 5-1 win over the Brewers.
Updated: 57 mins ago
Price tag for Gateway Express road project: $454 million

Price tag for Gateway Express road project: $454 million

ST. PETERSBURG — With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S. 19, advancing the unfunded project forward by as much as 20 y...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Front brings more sun, drier air to Tampa area

Front brings more sun, drier air to Tampa area

A cold front passing through the Tampa Bay region this morning won’t bring cooler temperatures today. What it will bring, however, is drier air, less humidity and lower rain chances for the next couple of days.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Forecasters: Tropical wave will miss Tampa

TAMPA — The 2014 hurricane season could soon get busier.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

TAMPA — For the past 14 months, Hillsborough County government leaders have been planning a radical transformation of the county’s transportation system to alleviate traffic jams and boost economic development....
Updated: 7 hours ago
North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

The North Tampa Athletic Association, formerly known as New Tampa Little League, has qualified a team to play in a world series for the first time in the league’s 15-year existence.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER – Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
Updated: 9 hours ago