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Hillsborough River will flow green again for St. Patrick’s Day

Hillsborough River will flow green again for St. Patrick’s Day

A stretch of the Hillsborough River will flow bright, kelly green once again for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 14 in Curtis Hixon park.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lake Wales police chief: A ‘miracle’ officer’s belt deflected bullet

Lake Wales police chief: A ‘miracle’ officer’s belt deflected bullet

Lake Wales police Officer John Schwarze was wounded in a gun battle after being “lured” to a home with other officers by a man’s bogus 911 call, authorities said. ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Florida Supreme Court takes up challenge to new districts

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s highest court on Wednesday jumped into a long-running dispute that could alter the fate of the state’s 27 members of Congress.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Alex Cobb named the Rays’ Opening Day starter

Alex Cobb named the Rays’ Opening Day starter

PORT CHARLOTTE — Alex Cobb was named the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays by manager Kevin Cash on Wednesday.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Plans for ‘Gateway Express’ toll roads in central Pinellas take shape

Plans for ‘Gateway Express’ toll roads in central Pinellas take shape

CLEARWATER — Most of the land has been acquired and contract specifications nearly are ready to go out as the $337-million central Pinellas County expressway moves toward construction.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Feds clear officer, criticize Ferguson police force

Feds clear officer, criticize Ferguson police force

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department won’t prosecute a former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcemen...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million to bring Johnson & Johnson jobs

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners on Wednesday approved giving $2.1 million in incentives to bio-science giant Johnson & Johnson in return for the company creating 700 jobs paying an average wage of $75,000 a year....
Updated: 10 hours ago
Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston bombing

Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston bombing

BOSTON – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Hovan returning to Storm as assistant head coach

The Tampa Bay Storm announced Wednesday that Chris Hovan will return to the sidelines for another year and serve as assistant head coach.
Updated: 11 hours ago