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Raunchy 'Sex Ed' film quietly shot at Catholic school in Tampa

Raunchy 'Sex Ed' film quietly shot at Catholic school in Tampa

Producers generally spread the word when they're filming a project. But that wasn't the case when a team was in Tampa last summer filming the indie flick “Sex Ed,” a raunchy comedy about middle school students who take ad-hoc lessons from an inexperienced teacher of the topic.
Published: 08/20/14
Updated: 08/21/14

Media General to acquire WTTA-TV in Tampa

Media General Inc., the parent company for Tampa's WFLA, Channel 8, will acquire local WTTA, Channel 38, from Sinclair Broadcast Group as part of a larger deal to satisfy required divestitures as it merges with LIN Media LLC.
Published: 08/20/14
Updated: 08/21/14
Hillsborough commissioners reconsidering support of ferry plan

Hillsborough commissioners reconsidering support of ferry plan

Reacting to complaints from environmental groups, Hillsborough officials are backing off their earlier support for a high-speed ferry terminal on conservation lands along Hillsborough Bay.
Published: 08/20/14
Updated: 08/21/14

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
Published: 08/20/14
SeaWorld drops appeal of OSHA violation

SeaWorld drops appeal of OSHA violation

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.
Published: 08/20/14
McCafé brews heading to market

McCafé brews heading to market

NEW YORK — McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
Published: 08/20/14
Allegiant pilots 3 routes to Bay area

Allegiant pilots 3 routes to Bay area

ST. PETERSBURG — Allegiant Airlines is adding three new nonstop routes from cities in Illinois and North Carolina to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
Published: 08/19/14

Vinik takes charge of Channelside

Jeff Vinik is officially in charge of Channelside Bay Plaza.
Published: 08/19/14

Port Tampa Bay negotiating for two new gantry cranes

TAMPA — Two mega cranes scheduled to be installed at Port Tampa Bay in a couple of years will allow the seaport to prepare for a future with larger, wider cargo ships.
Published: 08/19/14
New Tampa airport kiosks speed international visitors through customs

New Tampa airport kiosks speed international visitors through customs

More than 530,000 international travelers clear Customs at Tampa International Airport every year and the airport is working to attract even more. Adding 10 automated passport kiosks to get them on their way faster is just one more benefit the airport can tout in that quest, Airport Chief Executive Officer Joe Lopano said.
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/19/14