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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

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Wrong-way driver arrested on Veterans Expressway

Wrong-way driver arrested on Veterans Expressway

An “extremely intoxicated and disoriented” wrong-way driver on the Veterans Expressway was arrested on a DUI charge early Wednesday, officials said.
Updated: 5 hours ago
St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

Like Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg has fined drivers working for ride-sharing services Uber or Lyft for operating as unlicensed taxi services. But now, St. Petersburg may be about to roll out the welcome mat to the upstart companies.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Tampa needs better transit system to compete, official says

TAMPA — The county’s transportation planning guru found himself in a rather awkward position during a recent flight — explaining to a young Boston couple that their plans to visit here with no rental car might crash head-on into ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

11 students injured in Ocala school bus crash

Eleven students are recovering from injuries after their school bus crashed near Ocala.
Published: 09/30/14
St. Pete shutting down red-light cameras today

St. Pete shutting down red-light cameras today

Roughly three years after cameras first started snapping photos of red-light runners, the cameras will be shuttered permanently today, bringing the controversial city program to an end.
Published: 09/29/14
Updated: 09/30/14
SB lane on Veterans Expressway reopens after erosion damage

SB lane on Veterans Expressway reopens after erosion damage

Crews have completed roadwork to repair erosion damage on the Veterans Expressway that was attributed to this weekend’s heavy rains.
Published: 09/29/14

One dead after Tampa crash involving motorcycle

One person is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle at the intersection of N. Nebraska Avenue and E. Osborne Avenue, Tampa police said.
Published: 09/28/14
Rail foes, fans set to collide over Greenlight Pinellas

Rail foes, fans set to collide over Greenlight Pinellas

With its price of $1.6 billion, the 24-mile light-rail link between St. Petersburg and Clearwater is easily is the most debated part of the $2.2 billion Greenlight Pinellas mass-transit plan.
Published: 09/27/14
After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers

CHICAGO — The nation’s air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.
Published: 09/27/14

PEOPLExpress airlines suspends service until mid-October

TAMPA — PEOPLExpress airlines announced Friday it has suspended service until mid-October, effective immediately.
Published: 09/26/14