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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

Politics

Builder withdraws sole bid to develop Ybor arch hotel

TAMPA — A hotel developer that took city officials up on their call to build a hotel at the Ybor City arch has backed off its plans.
Published: 04/17/14
No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules

HAVANA, Fla. — Hunting alligator in season would be allowed 24 hours a day under a proposal adopted Thursday by the state’s fish and wildlife board. ...
Published: 04/17/14
Problem Ybor clubs not the problem they once were

Problem Ybor clubs not the problem they once were

TAMPA — Tampa City Council members tried once again to get a handle on bad behavior at the city’s bars and restaurants Thursday morning. And once again, they didn’t get very far.
Published: 04/17/14
Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Sharing intelligence with U.S. allies has challenges, risks, McRaven says

Wednesday afternoon, the nation’s spy master visited MacDill Air Force Base to talk to the nation’s top commando.
Published: 04/17/14
State moves to allow spearfishing in fight against lionfish

State moves to allow spearfishing in fight against lionfish

State officials on Wednesday approved a series of draft rules to combat the menace of lionfish in Florida waters.
Published: 04/16/14
Updated: 04/17/14
LaSala firing leaves void at top

LaSala firing leaves void at top

ST. PETERSBURG — The departure of Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala means the county could be without a top executive for months as commissioners search for his replacement.
Published: 04/17/14
Author urges activists to think, act big

Author urges activists to think, act big

TAMPA — Consider the issue of preventable infant deaths – from malaria, diarrhea, measles and the like. In the mid-1980s, that number stood at 41,000 globally every day; it’s now down to about 18,000 a day.
Published: 04/16/14
Centcom commander lauds U.S. intelligence advantage

Centcom commander lauds U.S. intelligence advantage

With U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan set to end in December, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command told a packed ball room at the Tampa Convention Center that country’s forces are capable of fighting to defend the...
Published: 04/16/14
Cab drivers ask board to ticket app-based Uber, Lyft

Cab drivers ask board to ticket app-based Uber, Lyft

TAMPA — Angry cab and limousine operators asked the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission today to start ticketing drivers for hired-car companies Uber and Lyft, who they say are flouting local rules....
Published: 04/16/14
Road closings, traffic delays for Bollywood Oscars next week

Road closings, traffic delays for Bollywood Oscars next week

Tampa police advise motorists to expect road closures and traffic delays next week around the three areas hosting the Bollywood Oscars — downtown, the Florida State Fairgrounds and Raymond James Stadium.
Published: 04/15/14
Updated: 04/16/14