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Buffett’s faithful Parrotheads flock to Amp

Buffett’s faithful Parrotheads flock to Amp

Troubadour Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band drew a boisterous flock of Parrotheads — the collective nickname of his colorful fans — to the MidFlorida Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds for a Saturday night show.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Special election to fill House seat only days before session ends

Special election to fill House seat only days before session ends

TALLAHASSEE — Jamie Grant had been the Florida House of Representatives’ champion of technological “disruption.”
Updated: 21 hours ago

Rays Notes: Manager remains confident in Jepsen

ST. PETERSBURG — A day later, Rays manager Kevin Cash still wasn’t willing to second-guess his decision to have RHP Kevin Jepsen pitch to Alex Rodriquez with the game tied and a runner on second base during Friday night’s series ...
Updated: 22 hours ago
Synthetic ‘pot’ still a menace as independent stores, dealers peddle drug

Synthetic ‘pot’ still a menace as independent stores, dealers peddle drug

LAND O’ LAKES — An undercover informant for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office walked into the Marathon station at 5736 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. on the morning of April 12, authorities said.
Published: 04/18/15
Pasco officials consider recycling changes as contract expires

Pasco officials consider recycling changes as contract expires

NEW PORT RICHEY — Big changes could be coming to Pasco County’s recycling program later this year, including discontinuing the county’s long-standing blue bag program altogether.
Published: 04/18/15
St. Pete’s Mainsail Arts Festival marks 40th year

St. Pete’s Mainsail Arts Festival marks 40th year

ST. PETERSBURG — In the 1970s, St. Petersburg had quite a lot of artists, but it was far from being a city of the arts, as it is called today.
Published: 04/18/15
Hillsborough residents pay overdue court fees

Hillsborough residents pay overdue court fees

A steady of trickle of people stopped by the Hillsborough County clerk of court’s office Saturday for a chance to reinstate their driver’s licenses and avoid debt collectors.
Published: 04/18/15
Deputies: Body found in Wal-Mart parking lot is missing woman

Deputies: Body found in Wal-Mart parking lot is missing woman

Hillsborough County sheriff’s detectives say a woman’s body found in a vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot today has been tentatively identified as a missing Tampa General Hospital employee.
Published: 04/18/15
Citizens’ input helps ID Hillsborough transportation needs

Citizens’ input helps ID Hillsborough transportation needs

TAMPA — Some Hillsborough County commissioners are still unconvinced the gridlock gripping county roads requires a sales tax referendum to fix the problem.
Published: 04/18/15
‘Drill baby drill’ calls from politicians unlikely this time around

‘Drill baby drill’ calls from politicians unlikely this time around

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s unlikely any presidential candidate making their way through the Sunshine State in coming months will try to lead the chant “drill baby drill” in one of the Tampa Bay area’s coastal cities as f...
Published: 04/18/15