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USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

TAMPA — A University of South Florida team has developed and patented a compound that has shown success in treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, the most common cause of infectious diseases and deaths in t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

TAMPA — The Florida State Fair Authority, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough County School District on Wednesday unveiled a new safety plan for the state fair, hoping to prevent further trouble and tragedy whe...
Published: 01/28/15

UF to change name of records system known as ‘ISIS’

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s is changing the name of its records management system known as “ISIS,” a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of...
Published: 01/28/15
Frostproof High teacher arrested on marijuana charge

Frostproof High teacher arrested on marijuana charge

A teacher at Frostproof High School was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies said they found a small amount of marijuana at his home.
Published: 01/28/15
Students grill school board members in annual forum

Students grill school board members in annual forum

Student leaders at Alonso High School want input in the performance evaluations of their teachers.
Published: 01/27/15
Updated: 01/28/15

Former Plant student diagnosed with tuberculosis, others being tested

TAMPA — Local health officials are recommending that about 150 Plant High School students be tested for tuberculosis after a former student there tested positive for the disease.
Published: 01/26/15
Updated: 01/27/15

Study puts high price on FSU-FAMU split

TALLAHASSEE — Splitting the engineering school shared by Florida State University and Florida A&M University into two separate programs could cost $1 billion and draw legal challenges on civil rights grounds, according to a new study on the is...
Published: 01/26/15
Record deaths, record births for Florida panthers in 2014

Record deaths, record births for Florida panthers in 2014

Nearly two-thirds of the deaths came on highways that crisscross Southwest Florida, where the apex predator roams. Of the 34 recorded deaths, 24 were due to vehicles. However, biologists say 32 were born.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15
Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

TAMPA — For more than four decades, it was a home base and floating laboratory for tens of thousands of students, faculty and researchers from the Suwannee River to Puerto Rico.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15

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