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Officials work to clean up ‘significant’ fuel spill at Haley VA hospital

Hillsborough County environmental officials say they have serious concerns about groundwater pollution after a “significant amount of spillage” of diesel fuel earlier this month at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Published: 01/23/15
JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

JTACs, pilots train to guide jets to enemy targets

AVON PARK — As the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet roars 11,000 feet overhead awaiting instructions for dropping a 500-pound bomb on an enemy anti-aircraft battery, Dutch army Capt. Nico Schoone scans the target then consults “the bible.&#...
Published: 01/22/15
Updated: 01/23/15
Tampa region stars in scary sinkhole film, 'Buried Alive'

Tampa region stars in scary sinkhole film, 'Buried Alive'

The stars of the PBS documentary, which premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, are Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties, long ago nicknamed “Sinkhole Alley.”
Published: 01/22/15
Updated: 01/23/15
Scott denies allegations in FDLE firing

Scott denies allegations in FDLE firing

Gov. Rick Scott refutes claims by former FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey that Scott forced him out, and that Scott’s campaign sought contributions from the agency and forced troopers to transport campaign staff.
Published: 01/23/15
Tampa climbs 30 places in world metro economy rankings

Tampa climbs 30 places in world metro economy rankings

Tampa was 141st, lowest in Florida, on the annual economic rankings of 300 cities worldwide by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Orlando was at 73, Jacksonville at 83 and Miami at 116.
Published: 01/23/15

Scott taps former PortMiami chief to lead Enterprise Florida

TALLAHASSEE — The former director of PortMiami was tapped Thursday to serve as Gov. Rick Scott’s top business recruiter.
Published: 01/23/15

Tampa council blasts staff’s delay on move to help convicts

TAMPA — City council members on Thursday blasted the city’s legal staff for what they called an unnecessary delay on efforts to extend Tampa’s so-called “ban-the-box” policy.
Published: 01/23/15

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

WASHINGTON — As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came af...
Published: 01/22/15
Student’s show-and-tell grenade stirs up Hernando elementary

Student’s show-and-tell grenade stirs up Hernando elementary

Sheriff’s deputies were called this morning to a Hernando County elementary school after a student brought a hallowed-out grenade in for show-and-tell, officials said.
Published: 01/22/15
Hard-hit worker wonders where economic resurgence is

Hard-hit worker wonders where economic resurgence is

ST. PETERSBURG – Ask Joshua Thevenin – who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and telemarketer – what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you’ll get a sigh a...
Published: 01/22/15