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Cuba’s removal from U.S. terror list opens door in Tampa

Cuba’s removal from U.S. terror list opens door in Tampa

TAMPA — Local political and business leaders Friday largely welcomed the removal of Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a symbolic step but one that paves the way for normalizing relations with the communist island. ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hospitals shudder at deep cuts Scott seeks in Medicaid debate

Hospitals shudder at deep cuts Scott seeks in Medicaid debate

TAMPA — A proposal by Gov. Rick Scott to retain a pool of money for hospitals that serve the poor includes dramatic cuts to many local medical centers, with Tampa General, the area’s largest safety net hospital, targeted for a $31 milli...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Condo towers, grocery project planned for edge of Ybor

Condo towers, grocery project planned for edge of Ybor

TAMPA — A residential and commercial development featuring two condominium towers and a grocery store is slated to occupy the old TECO Peoples Gas site between Ybor City and the Channel District.
Updated: 10 hours ago
St. Pete council workshop treads water on Tropicana Field’s future

St. Pete council workshop treads water on Tropicana Field’s future

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman is one vote closer but still a long way from winning the support he needs for a deal to let the Tampa Bay Rays look for a new stadium site in the region.
Published: 05/28/15
Updated: 05/29/15
Lawmakers spare Children’s Board another voter approval

Lawmakers spare Children’s Board another voter approval

TAMPA — The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, once facing a life-or-death tax reauthorization by county voters next year, won’t have to hold the election after all thanks to Florida lawmakers....
Published: 05/28/15
Facing record summer travel, TSA watching for weapons

Facing record summer travel, TSA watching for weapons

TAMPA — If you’re one of the 222 million passengers expecting to fly on a U.S. airline this summer, the Transportation Security Administration has some advice for you: Leave the weaponry at home.
Published: 05/28/15
Officer based at MacDill AFB arrested in teen-sex sting

Officer based at MacDill AFB arrested in teen-sex sting

On May 22, an Air Force captain from Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base traveled to Brevard County thinking he was going to meet up with the father of a 13-year-old girl, according to investigators. The father, investigators said, promised Christo...
Published: 05/28/15

Senate president candidates seize chance to raise cash

TALLAHASSEE — To avoid the appearance of conflicts, many lawmakers said they would not raise campaign cash leading into a June special session where they will write the state’s $80 billion budget.
Published: 05/28/15
Castor, others pitch Medicaid expansion

Castor, others pitch Medicaid expansion

ST. PETERSBURG – A coalition led by Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor urged Florida legislators to expand Medicaid coverage at a news conference on Wednesday.
Published: 05/28/15
FAA gives Tampa company OK to fly drones

FAA gives Tampa company OK to fly drones

Fly Habana was the first in Florida to win an exemption on drone flights for commercial film and TV production work. The company is now aiming the cameras aboard its unmanned aerial vehicles at new roller coasters as part of a marketing campaign for Six Flags parks.
Published: 05/27/15
Updated: 05/28/15