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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

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Bo’s Ice Cream in Seminole Heights reopens after closure for health violations

Bo’s Ice Cream in Seminole Heights reopens after closure for health violations

TAMPA — Bo’s Ice Cream in Seminole Heights reopened Tuesday after being temporarily shut down on Monday for health violations, making ice cream lovers like 7-year-old Trey Paulk “very, very happy.”
Updated: 1 hour ago

Liens placed on Times Publishing properties for missed pension payments

TAMPA — The federal agency that protects private-sector pension plans has placed liens on property owned by Times Publishing Co., which publishes the Tampa Bay Times, and its parent, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, valued at $30.5 mil...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Former stripper school hosted high school party

Former stripper school hosted high school party

TAMPA — Hillsborough County code enforcement officers are again cracking down on the owners of a north-county mansion that once housed a finishing school for strippers.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Public art project placing colorful streetcars throughout Tampa

Public art project placing colorful streetcars throughout Tampa

TAMPA — A procession of colorful streetcar sculptures will roll into downtown Tampa this fall as a way to celebrate the culture and history of the city and promote local attractions and businesses.
Published: 07/06/15
Historic Tampa cigar factory’s fate was sealed before fire

Historic Tampa cigar factory’s fate was sealed before fire

The La Mega Cigar Factory once was a vital part of Tampa’s Palmetto Beach neighborhood but eventually closed and the building fell into disrepair in recent years. Now Tampa has lost another link to its cigar-making history.
Published: 07/06/15

Raymond James ordered to repay customers for mutual fund charges

TAMPA — Raymond James Financial will pay $8.7 million in restitution to customers for failing to waive mutual fund sales charges for certain charitable and retirement accounts.
Published: 07/06/15
Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

NEW YORK — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.
Published: 07/06/15
Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

NEW YORK — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked.
Published: 07/06/15
Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
Published: 07/06/15

Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits

TAMPA — A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15