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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

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Largo man sentenced to eight years on child porn conviction

A Largo man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison after he was convicted in June on child pornography charges.
Updated: 15 mins ago
NFL objects, but FCC votes to end blackout policy

NFL objects, but FCC votes to end blackout policy

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing NFL games and other sports events that were blacked out on local television.
Updated: 32 mins ago

Tampa needs better transit system to compete, official says

TAMPA — The county’s transportation planning guru found himself in a rather awkward position during a recent flight — explaining to a young Boston couple that their plans to visit here with no rental car might crash head-on into ...
Updated: 32 mins ago
NFL: Refs erred in flagging praying Chiefs player

NFL: Refs erred in flagging praying Chiefs player

The NFL said Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim, should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception.
Updated: 43 mins ago
Tampa-area forecast: Rain expected but not a heavy

Tampa-area forecast: Rain expected but not a heavy

On the last day of September, showers and isolated storms are again in the Tampa-area forecast, but the end recent daily deluges is in sight, the National Weather Service says.
Updated: 46 mins ago
Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.
Updated: 58 mins ago
Hakkens accept plea deals in sons’ kidnapping

Hakkens accept plea deals in sons’ kidnapping

Joshua and Sharyn Hakken accepted plea deals today in the kidnapping of their two young sons from the children’s grandparents in North Tampa.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Tampa pair used cloned credit cards in Venice

Deputies: Tampa pair used cloned credit cards in Venice

Two Tampa men were arrested Monday night after deputies said they used cloned credit cards at a Sarasota County supermarket.
Updated: 1 hour ago

LabTech to create 100 new Tampa jobs

LabTech Software is expanding in Tampa, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2016, the governors office announced Tuesday.
Updated: 1 hour ago