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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

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‘Grant’ block in deal to sell

Downtown Tampa may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant “Grant” block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

TAMPA — Hillsbourough County commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to create a domestic partner registry that would allow unmarried people to make legal decisions for their partners in domestic relationships.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

TAMPA — A company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has withdrawn an application to rezone a downtown tract for a major office building near Amalie Arena.
Updated: 14 hours ago

Tampa Bay charities to receive RNC Host Committee surplus

TAMPA — Scores of area charities are in line to receive money as Tampa’s RNC Host Committee ended up with millions of dollars left over from the 2012 political convention — potentially one of the widest and largest one-time donat...
Updated: 19 hours ago

Port authority moves to build road at Port Redwing

APOLLO BEACH — The Tampa Port Authority Board on Tuesday paved the way for future industrial and manufacturing development at Port Redwing, approving a bid to build a road on to the peninsula.
Updated: 20 hours ago

Port Tampa Bay discussing development with nearby landowners

TAMPA — Port officials are taking the next step toward developing vacant land along Channelside Drive, setting up meetings with stakeholders including the City of Tampa, nearby landowners and businessman Jeff Vinik, among others....
Updated: 20 hours ago

Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service.
Published: 09/16/14
Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

TAMPA– Captain Citrus, the mascot of the Florida Department of Citrus, is getting a makeover.
Published: 09/16/14
St. Pete-Clearwater sees 22% growth in air passengers

St. Pete-Clearwater sees 22% growth in air passengers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport served 22 percent more passengers in August compared to the same month last year. The airport is also seeing a 22 percent increase in passenger growth for the year so far....
Published: 09/15/14
Updated: 09/16/14
Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s top taxi and limo inspector is on administrative leave after he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving under the influence.
Published: 09/16/14