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‘Bigs in Blue’ mentoring program teaches kids that cops aren’t the bad guys

‘Bigs in Blue’ mentoring program teaches kids that cops aren’t the bad guys

TAMPA — Tampa police Detective Shane Gadoury knew people sometimes viewed him with suspicion when he landed in their neighborhoods, dressed in a midnight black uniform and carrying a gun.But then he met Maurice, an 8-year-old student from Oak Park El...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Longtime Tampa Catholic athletic director Nick DiMaggio dies

Longtime Tampa Catholic athletic director Nick DiMaggio dies

Nick DiMaggio, the longtime athletic director at Tampa Catholic who was a fixture at the school's sporting events for more than 50 years, died Wednesday from complications related to a stroke. Funeral arrangements have yet to be made."Nick was an ico...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Chickens remain free to range in Ybor

Chickens remain free to range in Ybor

TAMPA — Ybor City chickens have escaped the political chopping block — again.The Tampa City Council on Thursday declined to do anything about a wild flock of poultry that drew a loud, strong throng of supporters to City Hall to ask council members no...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Hernando sheriff: Two dead after three shootings in Hudson, Spring Hill

Hernando sheriff: Two dead after three shootings in Hudson, Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — A string of three shootings in Pasco and Hernando counties Thursday left two people dead, including the suspected shooter, and one seriously injured, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies resp...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rick Scott pours $14 million of personal fortune into Senate campaign

Rick Scott pours $14 million of personal fortune into Senate campaign

WASHINGTON – Gov. Rick Scott has already put $14 million of his own money into his U.S. Senate campaign, his first FEC report revealed on Thursday.Scott's ability to self-fund was crucial to his two successful gubernatorial campaigns ̵...
Updated: 1 hour ago
OSHA has open inspection into Clearwater company MagneGas

OSHA has open inspection into Clearwater company MagneGas

CLEARWATER — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has an open inspection into a safety-related incident involving Clearwater-based MagneGas Corp. A federal investigator opened the inquiry into the publicly-traded alternative fuel...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week.The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provid...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Seminole native Brittany Lincicome shot a 6-over 78 in the first round of the Barbasol Championship, leaving the LPGA Tour pro's goal of making the cut likely out of reach.Lincicome was hoping to become the second woman to ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas County Commission will interview four candidates for county administrator

Pinellas County Commission will interview four candidates for county administrator

Pinellas County commissioners have selected four candidates to interview next month to be the next county administrator.There is a good chance that Mark Woodard's successor could come from another state. Top-ranked pick Barry Burton is the county adm...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Buckhorn’s last budget: No frills, no tax increase

Buckhorn’s last budget: No frills, no tax increase

For much of his nearly 80-minute budget presentation on Thursday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn strolled down memory lane.He talked about the long path the city has taken to climb out of the hole it was lodged in when he entered office during the depths o...
Updated: 2 hours ago