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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

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Plant, Armwood renew rivalry

TAMPA — Tonight at Plant High’s Dad’s Stadium, two of Florida’s top high school football programs — Armwood and Plant — will meet for the 12th time since 2004 and the first since 2012 to kick off the season i...
Updated: 15 hours ago

Area real estate recovery is steady

TAMPA —The median price for homes selling in the Tampa Bay area rose by nearly 2 percent in July compared to a year ago. And while inventory is slightly down in this area, it is generally up throughout the state.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Blackstone buying Jackson’s, Westin

Blackstone buying Jackson’s, Westin

The owner of the Jackson’s Bistro and Westin Harbour Island hotel property has made a deal to sell the sites to the New York-based private equity company Blackstone. Price: $49.5 million.
Updated: 15 hours ago
New Americans take in baseball after taking oath

New Americans take in baseball after taking oath

ST. PETERSBURG — About 250 Tampa Bay area residents packed into a lower section at Tropicana Field to collectively recite the Oath of Allegiance on Thursday, officially becoming American citizens.
Updated: 16 hours ago

Ferguson protests reach Tampa

TAMPA — About 30 to 40 people held a rally in downtown Tampa on Thursday night to raise awareness about police brutality across the country.
Updated: 17 hours ago
The Bulls are back as move-in day arrives at USF

The Bulls are back as move-in day arrives at USF

It may still feel like summer, but the feeling of autumn was in the air as students moved in for the fall semester at the University of South Florida.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Price shines but Cobb, Rays win 1-0 pitching duel

Price shines but Cobb, Rays win 1-0 pitching duel

David Price got a warm welcome and turned in one of the best outings of his career -- eight innings of one-hit ball -- but he still lost.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Tampa grocer in Scott ad has human trafficking record

Tampa grocer in Scott ad has human trafficking record

TAMPA ­­— A Tampa grocer who starred in a campaign ad for Gov. Rick Scott was convicted of human smuggling on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten four years ago, a newspaper there reported.
Updated: 21 hours ago

Sixth-grader brings gun to school, Tampa police say

A Monroe Middle School student was arrested this afternoon for bringing a revolver to school.
Updated: 22 hours ago

Several injured after crash involving PSTA bus

Several people were injured Thursday morning in a head-on crash involving a Pinellas County bus and a sport utility vehicle on 94th Avenue North, St. Petersburg police said.
Updated: 22 hours ago