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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

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FCAT conflicts with taking kids to work day

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay area students may have to forgo this year’s national “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” to take care of some work of their own — the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test....
Updated: 10 hours ago

Doug Belden receives Hillsborough good government award

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden credited mentors and his office’s 321 employees today with his selection as recipient of the county’s Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award....
Updated: 10 hours ago

St. Pete Beach moves to fire city manager

ST. PETE BEACH — Within 24 hours, this south Pinellas County beach community moved to fire its long-time city manager, a veteran commissioner resigned and droves of residents packed City Hall to voice worries about their community’s fut...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Official: Stowaway teen had no clue he was in Maui

HONOLULU — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner’s wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the fr...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Mass transit investment now pays off later, advocate says

Mass transit investment now pays off later, advocate says

ST. PETERSBURG — Britten Cleveland graduated from college hoping to work in a big city where she could live without a car.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Material on Australian shore not from Malaysian jet

Material on Australian shore not from Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the mi...
Updated: 10 hours ago
County staying on sidelines in beer battle

County staying on sidelines in beer battle

Craft brewing might be a budding industry in Tampa, but local brewers found out they don’t have the heft to win support from Hillsborough County commissioners.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Florida executes double murderer

Florida executes double murderer

STARKE – Florida executed a man today who was convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Tribune to co-sponsor fall gubernatorial debate

Tribune to co-sponsor fall gubernatorial debate

TAMPA — The Tampa Tribune, WEDU-TV and Genesis Communications along with community partners will host a debate in the strategically critical Interstate 4 corridor for general election candidates in the 2014 Florida governor’s race.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Review: ‘Ghost The Musical’’s love story DOA

Review: ‘Ghost The Musical’’s love story DOA

When you adapt a stage musical from a hit movie, it can be difficult to leave behind comparisons to the original film.
Updated: 12 hours ago