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Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

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Lakeland rounds up swans for annual checkup

Lakeland officials rounded up 81 swans on Lake Morton for their annual checkup at a veterinarian’s office.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Ex-football star Reche Caldwell pleads guilty to drug charges

Ex-football star Reche Caldwell pleads guilty to drug charges

A former NFL, University of Florida and Jefferson High School athlete could face 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III said.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa-area scam leaves 97 unfinished roofs, nets arrests

Five employees from a Tampa area roofing business have been arrested and three more employees are being sought in an roofing scam that left nearly 100 Tampa Bay area homeowners with unfinished roof repairs, Jeff Atwater, the state’s chief fina...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Register by Monday to vote in Pinellas

LARGO — With Election Day about a month away, first-time voters and those who have moved recently don’t have much time to register to vote in Pinellas County.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Deputies ask help to locate missing Polk man

Deputies ask help to locate missing Polk man

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to remain alert for a 68-year-old Auburndale man who has been missing since Wednesday morning.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Source: FIU will host Miss Universe pageant

MIAMI – A person with knowledge of the agreement says that the Miss Universe pageant is coming to South Florida this winter.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Clearwater mansion could fetch $8.5 million in auction

Clearwater mansion could fetch $8.5 million in auction

Buyers in the market for an opulent waterfront property in Pinellas County may be able to find a great deal during an auction next week.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Tampa Catholic faces more charges of athletic violations

TAMPA — The Florida High School Athletic Association is looking into more alleged violations concerning Tampa Catholic’s athletic program, adding to an ongoing investigation into the school’s football program. ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

VA secretary tours St. Petersburg, Tampa facilities

TAMPA — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he knows firsthand the attraction Florida has for veterans.
Updated: 11 hours ago
‘Park and Walk’ patrols aim                    to connect police, residents

‘Park and Walk’ patrols aim to connect police, residents

St. Petersburg police officers are getting out of their cars and walking the streets in an effort to build a better relationship with residents.
Updated: 11 hours ago