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Get in the zone at updated Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Organizers of the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival want you to enter the zone — the Extreme Margarita Zone.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Alex Estrella is making the 405-mile journey to Key West on foot, in his combat boots, in an effort to honor Air Force veteran Jamie Brunette.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

Ruskin pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON — A Ruskin man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again – and doesn’t recommend anyone else try it either.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Lawyers accused in DUI setup case offer little defense

Lawyers accused in DUI setup case offer little defense

CLEARWATER — Three lawyers facing possible punishment over allegations they orchestrated an opponent’s DUI arrest presented little defense Thursday in their administrative trial.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Can Bolts keep up scoring blitz against Lundqvist?

Can Bolts keep up scoring blitz against Lundqvist?

TAMPA — If Jameis Winston wasn’t a hockey fan before Wednesday night, he is now.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Rays alone in first place after topping Oakland 3-0

Rays alone in first place after topping Oakland 3-0

Alex Colome's "bounce-back start" lifted the Rays to a 3-0 victory in front of 10,605 fans at Tropicana Field, a victory that moved them into sole possession of first place, a half-game ahead of the idle New York Yankees.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a woman who stole hundreds of dollars worth of copper wire from area businesses, then sold it to a recycling company.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Tampa pedestrian fatally struck by truck at Hillsborough-Nebraska

Tampa pedestrian fatally struck by truck at Hillsborough-Nebraska

A man crossing Hillsborough Avenue at the Nebraska Avenue intersection was killed Thursday afternoon when he slipped off the median and was struck by a Coca-Cola delivery truck, Tampa police said.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

TAMPA — Despite concern over the city’s controversial bicycle stop program, the city council unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Ward as the city’s new police chief Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Hillsborough fire crews prevent AC fire at school

Hillsborough fire crews prevent AC fire at school

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue prevented an air conditioner from catching fire at Buchanan Middle School on Thursday afternoon.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15