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Forecasters: Tropical wave will miss Tampa

TAMPA — The 2014 hurricane season could soon get busier.
Updated: 4 hours ago
It’s their job to love animals

It’s their job to love animals

Teens from throughout the Tampa Bay area explored their dream jobs this summer in the SPCA Tampa Bay’s Animal-Loving Professions summer camp. Students ages 12 to 15 have spent several weeks at the SPCA’s Largo campus learning animal-tra...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Total price tag for Gateway Express: $454 million

Total price tag for Gateway Express: $454 million

ST. PETERSBURG — With much fanfare, Gov. Rick Scott announced in February that the state would in 2017 start construction on a $337 million expressway linking Interstate 275 and U.S. 19, advancing the unfunded project forward by as much as 20 ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

TAMPA — For the past 14 months, Hillsborough County government leaders have been planning a radical transformation of the county’s transportation system to alleviate traffic jams and boost economic development....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Taggart: No shortcuts to rebuilding USF program

Taggart: No shortcuts to rebuilding USF program

NEWPORT, R.I. — Looking back at his disappointing 2013 debut season as the University South Florida’s football coach, Willie Taggart felt the tone was set from the opening game.
Updated: 5 hours ago
North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

North Tampa softball team plays for World Series title

TAMPA — On a small softball field in New Tampa, a group of 12 teenage girls has made history.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

LOS ANGELES – A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, in...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians de...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Cobb, Zobrist lead Rays to victory against Brewers

Cobb, Zobrist lead Rays to victory against Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays torrid rise up the major league standings continued Tuesday with a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before an announced crowd of 16,249 at Tropicana Field.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
Updated: 6 hours ago