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Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command as the result of a unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, according to Ryan Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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Lightning strike at Sand Key sends 50-year-old to hospital

A 50-year-old person was the victim of an apparent indirect lightning strike today at Sand Key Park, officials said.
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Kiss, Def Leppard rock all - well, some of the night

Kiss, Def Leppard rock all - well, some of the night

They may have wanted to rock and roll all night and party every day. However, work, kids and age (and an impending curfew) had caught up with the capacity crowd at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, causing many of us to rock until elevenish b...
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Florida gets $42 million in refunds under new health law

The Associated Press
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Lakeland police ‘confident’ Jeep was in hit-and-run death

Lakeland police investigators are examining a vehicle they believe was involved in Wednesday’s hit-and-run death of a road construction worker.
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Spring Hill man crushed to death by loader at Cemex plan

Spring Hill man crushed to death by loader at Cemex plan

BROOKSVILLE — A Spring Hill man was killed at the Cemex cement plant on Wednesday after he was pinned against the cab of a semi truck by a front loader, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
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Raises, drainage improvements highlight larger 2015 Tampa budget

Raises, drainage improvements highlight larger 2015 Tampa budget

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented Tampa City Council with his 2015 city budget this morning – an $876.2 million spending plan that includes pay raises for all city employees, work on long-delayed road and drainage improvements and mo...
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McCown: Bucs ready to deal with any adversity

TAMPA — Optimism reigns this time of year in the NFL. Every team, be it a defending division champion or a cellar dweller, believes it has a chance to do something special.
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Actress from ‘24’ ready to show comedic side at Tampa club

Actress from ‘24’ ready to show comedic side at Tampa club

Having helped Jack Bauer save the world again on “24: Live Another Day,” Chloe O’Brian, Jack’s quirky, faithful friend and computer whiz, is somewhere awaiting her next adventure.
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Pasco youth shelter expansion tied to immigration debate

Pasco youth shelter expansion tied to immigration debate

HOLIDAY — The national debate over who should house the scores of undocumented children fleeing Central America has landed in Pasco County.
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