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Safety agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

Safety agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14

Tampa airport attorney may have violated the Sunshine Law

TAMPA — Airport attorney Gigi Rechel is being investigated to determine if she violated the Florida Sunshine Law by failing to archive dozens of text messages between herself and a former board member.
Published: 10/20/14
Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Richard Gonzmart remembers going to the downtown Goody Goody as a kid with his grandfather for burgers, and picking up pies on the way to family parties.
Published: 10/20/14

TECO Energy sells coal subsidiary for $170 million

TAMPA — TECO Energy Inc. will sell its TECO Coal subsidiary to Kentucky-based Cambrian Coal Corp., a subsidiary of the Booth Energy Group, company officials said Monday.
Published: 10/20/14

HART looks at options for late bus riders, disabled

TAMPA — The county’s transit agency is investigating new ways to help customers go that last mile from a bus to home late at night and how to provide rides for the disabled at a reasonable cost.
Published: 10/20/14
For hip, funky dining, try Seminole Heights

For hip, funky dining, try Seminole Heights Video

The Fodder & Shine building site is a frenzy of construction, with contractors of all sorts trying to make a deadline for a soft opening for the Florida Cracker cuisine restaurant in early December, thus adding yet another funky destination to the gr...
Published: 10/20/14
Tampa Bay area tourism is booming

Tampa Bay area tourism is booming

With one month left in the accounting year, Pinellas already has surpassed last year's $31 million record for the 5 percent tax collected on overnight hotel stays, posting more than $33 million in revenue through August. Hillsborough brought in an annual record of $23.7 million, breaking a pre-recession high-water mark.
Published: 10/19/14
Updated: 10/20/14
Tampa Bay area drywall giant calling all DIYers

Tampa Bay area drywall giant calling all DIYers

GIBSONTON — Residential construction is ramping back up in the Tampa Bay area, but not nearly to the extent it occurred before the Great Recession.
Published: 10/19/14
Tampa’s streetcar fest offers glimpse into past, future

Tampa’s streetcar fest offers glimpse into past, future

TAMPA — With about 300,000 passengers a year, most of them tourists, the old-fashioned streetcars that rumble down Ybor City’s streets are more novelty than mass-transit.
Published: 10/18/14
Achievers

Achievers

Seminole Kiwanis Club elects new officers
Published: 10/19/14