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Traffic backed up after crash on Big Bend Road in Gibsonton

Traffic backed up after crash on Big Bend Road in Gibsonton

Traffic is backed up on Big Bend Road, just east of U.S. 41 in Gibsonton, after a pickup truck overturned.
Published: 06/29/15

Video: Armed man robs Chevron store in Gibsonton

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video from an armed robbery that took place Wednesday night at a Gibsonton convenience store.
Published: 06/25/15
Apollo Beach park reopens but dredging project hits snag

Apollo Beach park reopens but dredging project hits snag

APOLLO BEACH – Area residents can once again fish, picnic and lob volleyballs at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. However, beach combers and sunbathers will have to wait a few more months to enjoy the restored beach planned for the park.
Published: 06/24/15
Updated: 06/25/15
I’m so glad to be fishing now

I’m so glad to be fishing now

Back in the mid ‘60s, Eric Clapton led a rock group called Cream. One of its songs was a 1930’s tune called “I’m So Glad.”
Published: 06/24/15
East Bay All-Stars head to state softball tournament

East Bay All-Stars head to state softball tournament

RIVERVIEW – They celebrated their victories in a way only kids can appreciate –with a giant water balloon fight.
Published: 06/24/15

Health advisory issued for Simmons beach in Ruskin

Elevated levels of enterococci bacteria in the water have prompted the Hillsborough County Health Department to issue a health advisory at Simmons beach in Ruskin....
Published: 06/24/15
Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

You don’t really notice it from ground level, but there is now a camera mounted on a pole atop Freedom Plaza’s roof. The view it encompasses is spectacular, but it serves a more utilitarian purpose. It’s part of the weather data ...
Published: 06/24/15
Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

Home-schoolers get their shot at musical theater

DOWNTOWN — Dressed in a turquoise Aladdin T-shirt, with spiked blond hair and dark rimmed glasses, the eloquent 9-year-old sat posture perfect at the picnic table and answered questions like a seasoned professional — not a first-time mu...
Published: 06/24/15
USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

USF Botanical Gardens to present Summer Plant Festival

TAMPA — Summer has officially arrived, and the staff and volunteers at the USF Botanical Gardens can’t wait to usher in the season with their annual Summer Plant Festival.
Published: 06/24/15
Cornhole tournaments are good business

Cornhole tournaments are good business

Drake Denny worked the computer and microphone as competitors lined up to toss their bags at The Landing Bar & Grill in Valrico, which every Sunday hosts a cornhole tournament open to the public, starting at 2 p.m....
Published: 06/24/15