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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

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Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

TAMPA — Many cigar stores now feature a walk-in humidor closet that keeps their premium selection fresh. Soon, Tampa will have an ultra-high-end cigar store where the entire store is a humidor.
Updated: 9 mins ago

One counsel will represent aviation authority, airport CEO

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board agreed during a workshop Thursday to maintain just one general counsel to represent both the board and the Tampa International Airport CEO.
Updated: 11 mins ago
Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

TAMPA — State and Hillsborough County officials are working on a taxpayer-funded incentive package aimed at luring the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson to add upwards of 700 jobs here that would pay an average annual w...
Updated: 13 mins ago

Man injured when hit by school bus, Tampa police say

A man was injured Thursday night when he jumped off his motorcycle and into the path of a Hillsborough County School District bus, officials said.
Updated: 19 mins ago

Florida hits record exports in 2014

TAMPA — Merchandise exports from Florida in 2014 hit $58.6 billion in 2014, helping push the U.S. past previous export records. It was one of 26 states to achieve record highs in exports.
Updated: 23 mins ago
Volunteers take to streets for Hillsborough’s annual homeless count

Volunteers take to streets for Hillsborough’s annual homeless count

TAMPA — Mark Francis Price, dressed in raggedy shorts, a dirty jacket and knit cap pulled down tightly over his forehead, had no problem talking with Stephen Taylor, a red-shirted volunteer who was asking some pretty personal questions Thursda...
Updated: 59 mins ago

Police: Inattentive Ariz. woman survives being hit by train

PHOENIX – An inattentive woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos survived being run over by a locomotive today despite being surrounded by flashing lights and bells at a nearby railroad crossing while the engineer blared the horn, Phoenix...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Senate votes to award congressional medal to Selma marchers

WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his experience taking on protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

PHOENIX – Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.
Updated: 1 hour ago