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Hometown Hero: North Boulevard resident takes care of neighbors during holidays

Hometown Hero: North Boulevard resident takes care of neighbors during holidays

TAMPA — To many people living in the North Boulevard Homes project, Sandra Dean is more than a neighbor. She’s a guardian angel.
Published: 12/21/14
New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

TAMPA — Even as he prepares to assume a new role, Ronald Ficarrotta loves being a criminal court judge.
Published: 12/20/14
Updated: 12/21/14
Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

If something isn’t broken, you don’t fix it — but maybe you can tweak it to renew interest.
Published: 12/20/14
Updated: 12/21/14

Bucs scratch Collins from lineup versus Packers

TAMPA — The question the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be asking themselves now is whether they even want to keep left tackle Anthony Collins on their roster anymore.
Published: 12/21/14
Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

TAMPA — In January 1962, with tension growing between the U.S. and Cuba, Carlos Fuente Sr. of Tampa had a feeling tobacco imports would be cut off.
Published: 12/21/14

US says traffic deaths fell about 3 percent in 2013

DETROIT – The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped just over 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.
Published: 12/21/14
Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits

Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits

TAMPA — If you’ve missed the rally, you are not alone. Tucked away as it has been, deep inside this near season-long losing streak, it has been rather hard to detect.
Published: 12/20/14
Updated: 12/21/14
To St. Pete, land under Trop  more valuable than Rays

To St. Pete, land under Trop more valuable than Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Whether the Tampa Bay Rays stay at Tropicana Field or go elsewhere, one thing remains constant: the 85 acres of prime real estate the stadium occupies at the edge of a booming downtown.
Published: 12/20/14
Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Construction cranes will remain a part of the downtown landscape well into next year as one of the biggest residential building booms in this city’s history keeps going strong.
Published: 12/20/14

Bucs taking stock of what they have and need

TAMPA — Another lost season, the 26th in Buccaneers history, is winding to a close. For many, that end cannot come soon enough.
Published: 12/20/14