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Funeral director Dick Stowers, jokester and lifelong champion of Brandon, dead at 89
"He was the benefactor for just about anything to do with the community, especially children,'' said friend Mark Vargo,
Published: 01/18/19
In Hillsborough County's suburbs, the coyote next door is here to stay
In 2018, the wildlife commission's Wildlife Assistance Program received about 1,000 calls statewide. That's about 200 more calls than in 2017 and about 300 more than in 2016 and 2015.
Published: 01/18/19
Feeding Tampa Bay to take hot and healthy meals into "food swamp" areas
After a merger with Trinity Cafe, Feeding Tampa Bay is planning to launch a new hot and healthy free meal program this spring to give families a healthy alternative to fast-food restaurants.
Updated: 3 hours ago
As the battle over a large used car dealership continues, the future is murky for Muck Pond Road
Hillsborough County staff have given an initial okay to turning a 19-acre cow pasture into a 1,000-vehicle used car lot. Its rural neighbors are aghast
Published on 01/20/19
The field is set for Tampa's March city elections
As the qualifying period ended Friday, Tampa mayoral candidate Mike Suarez touted endorsements from unions representing the city's firefighters and municipal employees.
Published on 01/18/19
Updated on 01/19/19
State officials tell Temple Terrace mayor Mel Jurado to stop calling herself a 'psychologist'
The Department of Health gave Mel Jurado a cease and desist letter Nov. 26 after an investigation found she is not a licensed psychologist.
Published on 01/18/19
Tampa Bay's Three Amigos
The mayors of Tampa Bay's three largest cities praised regional unity and each other Thursday at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon.
Published on 01/17/19
Children's parade kicks off Tampa's Gasparilla celebration this weekend
The alcohol-free party on Bayshore Boulevard has been a part of Gasparilla festivities since 1947.
Published on 01/17/19
The fallout from state review of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau's death
State Sen. Lauren Book accuses the Florida Department of Children and Families of passing blame in the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says foster care in his county is not as fractured ...
Published on 01/17/19
Yes, Tampa mayoral candidate David Straz is very, very rich
The retired banker and philanthropist has a net worth of $426 million. He qualified for the Tampa mayor's race on Wednesday.
Published on 01/16/19
Bernie Apestein and State Vacuum wave hello to a new location. Like the last 73 years, it's still on Kennedy
Owner David Epstein didn't have to look far to find a new place, and on Jan. 2, the business opened in its fifth location. The hairy store mascot and South Tampa landmark made the move, too.
Published on 01/16/19
Foster care failures uncovered in death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau
The Florida Department of Children and Families orders review of Pinellas foster care after the death of Jordan Belliveau; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says those responsible will be held accountable.
Published on 01/16/19
Tampa mayor's race coming down to affordable housing, transportation
There are now nine candidates running for Tampa mayor, and the seven who came to this forum skipped the usual attacks to focus on cheaper housing and reducing congestion.
Published on 01/16/19
Office cubicles a waystation for handful of Pinellas foster kids, says School Board member
Eckerd Connects calls for help to look after foster kids who spend hours waiting in their case manager's office cubicle.
Published on 01/15/19
Tampa mayoral candidates quizzed on raising the city's property tax.
Six mayoral candidates talked tax cuts and affordable housing along with other real estate and business issues at a two-hour forum Tuesday at Armature Works.
Published on 01/15/19