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Inspectors find stink bug in pineapples headed for Florida

Inspectors at a Philadelphia port have found a new pest in a shipment of pineapples headed for Florida.
Updated: 24 minutes ago

Save-A-Lot wants Sweetbay site

ZEPHYRHILLS — Discount grocer Save-A-Lot has filed preliminary plans to move into the former Sweetbay store at Zephyrhills Plaza on State Road 54.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Lawmakers spare Children’s Board another voter approval

Lawmakers spare Children’s Board another voter approval

TAMPA — The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, once facing a life-or-death tax reauthorization by county voters next year, won’t have to hold the election after all thanks to Florida lawmakers....
Updated: 12 hours ago

Tampa Chamber names Small Business of the Year semifinalists

TAMPA — The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards to be held on Friday, Sept. 18 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Increasing trade with Korea could boost Florida

TAMPA — Last year, the United States did $114 billion in trade with the Republic of Korea. Some 150 South Korean companies have invested $11 billion in the U.S. and created more than 30,000 jobs in the past few years alone, said the Honorable ...
Published: 05/28/15
Spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to open at Busch Gardens in 2016

Spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to open at Busch Gardens in 2016

TAMPA — Families will creep past snake-wielding “archaeologists,” making their way to Cobra’s Curse. Strapping into an eight-passenger train in the Egypt section of Busch Gardens, they’ll rise 70 feet into the air o...
Published: 05/28/15
Don Vicente in Ybor celebrates last day as an inn

Don Vicente in Ybor celebrates last day as an inn

The Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn celebrated its last day as a boutique hotel today, closing its doors to prepare for its transformation to apartments.
Published: 05/28/15

Burger 21 menu gets slimmer choices

TAMPA — Burger 21, a Tampa-based fast casual restaurant chain, has added new menu choices, including smaller versions of its Certified Angus Beef burger and milkshake, it announced Thursday.
Published: 05/28/15
Volcano Bay, Universal’s third water park, opening in 2017

Volcano Bay, Universal’s third water park, opening in 2017

The Universal family of theme parks will be opening its third water park in 2017.
Published: 05/28/15
FAA gives Tampa company OK to fly drones

FAA gives Tampa company OK to fly drones

Fly Habana was the first in Florida to win an exemption on drone flights for commercial film and TV production work. The company is now aiming the cameras aboard its unmanned aerial vehicles at new roller coasters as part of a marketing campaign for Six Flags parks.
Published: 05/27/15
Updated: 05/28/15