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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

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Hillsborough to finance 75-bed shelter for homeless

TAMPA — The chilly winds of winter add another degree of misery to the lives of Hillsborough County’s homeless population.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs notes: Smith sees no QB controversy

Bucs notes: Smith sees no QB controversy

TAMPA — Although he declined to name his starter under center for Sunday’s home matchup against the Vikings, Bucs coach Lovie Smith rebuffed any notion of a quarterback controversy.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Jurors hear disturbing details about Lutz slayings

Jurors hear disturbing details about Lutz slayings

TAMPA — After brutally killing and mutilating his girlfriend and her two young children, Edward Covington told detectives that Lisa Freiberg “did nothing but love me,” a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday....
Updated: 11 hours ago

Socom seeks drone services to collect intel

Warren “Skip” Parish has already punched the first Wednesday and Thursday of December into his calendar.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

TAMPA — In less than two weeks, Eastern Hillsborough voters will choose between a conservative Christian activist and a Brandon-area businesswoman for the open District 4 spot on the school board.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Bulls Beat: QB White had fiery look Taggart likes

TAMPA — For University of South Florida sophomore QB Mike White, it was probably a low point in his relatively brief career. Saturday afternoon, the Bulls were being routed, down by 20 points at Tulsa as halftime approached. White couldnȁ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Army Corps rejects Pasco’s permit for SunWest channel dredge

ARIPEKA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has again rejected Pasco County’s permit for a channel dredge at the future SunWest Park near the Pasco-Hernando County line.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate “USF” name

Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate “USF” name

TALLAHASSEE — Should a new effort to split Florida in two succeed, the name “University of South Florida” might make more sense.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Bolts’ Palat overcomes mistake with winning goal

Bolts’ Palat overcomes mistake with winning goal

CALGARY, Alberta — Quiet and unassuming, Ondrej Palat goes about his business on and off the ice.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Hot Reads: Vikings coach sees talented Bucs defense

TAMPA — According to first-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, don’t read too much into the NFL statistics that show the Bucs at the bottom of the league in both yards and points allowed.
Updated: 13 hours ago