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Information sought on driver in Jan. fatal hit-and-run
2/28/2015 9:40 PM
The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public"s help for information on a fatal hit-and-run crash last month. About 7 p.m. Jan. 13, a 2005 Ford Explorer was eastbound on State Road 60 in the left-turn lane west of Horton Road when it turned into the path of westbound 2015 International...Read More
Venezuela to shrink U.S. Embassy staff, require tourist visas
2/28/2015 9:33 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Speaking before a crowd that rallied to protest imperialism, President Nicolas Maduro...Read More
Old USF dorms to make way for new village
2/28/2015 9:08 PM
TAMPA - It was a busy year. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "War on Poverty." The Beatles hit U.S. shores. The World"s Fair opened in New York. Health officials made the formal connection between smoking and lung cancer. And in 1964, on the north side of the University...Read More
Weather dampens Gasparilla arts festival attendance; winners announced
2/28/2015 8:50 PM
Rainy weather had a dramatic effect on turnout today at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Many artists spent much of the day trying to protect their creations from windblown rain. The weather, however, didn"t stop awards from being handed out, as the...Read More
Florida beats Tennessee 66-49; Donovan gets win No. 500
2/28/2015 7:45 PM
GAINESVILLE - Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Florida beat Tennessee 66-49 today to give coach Billy Donovan his 500th career victory. Finney-Smith missed the last three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, and...Read More
Rain doesn"t cut the custard at Flan Fest
2/28/2015 7:35 PM
Rain showers through much of Saturday didn"t dampen enthusiasm at the 12th annual Flan Fest in Tampa"s Ybor City. Bakers competed with their renditions of the traditional custard, which essentially is an open-topped pastry with sweet, flavorful filling....Read More
Tampa"s Fabulous Rockers will finally play in Havana
2/28/2015 7:15 PM
TAMPA -- In their heyday, The Fabulous Rockers were in such demand that high schools scheduled proms around the Tampa band"s calendar. In the 1950s and "60s, they performed alongside The Four Seasons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Stevens, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison and Frankie Avalon....Read More
Blind dog rescued after being lost for two weeks in Alaska
2/28/2015 7:07 PM
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped to 40 degrees below zero. Her owner, Ed Davis,...Read More
Heat say Bosh has been released from hospital
2/28/2015 7:05 PM
MIAMI -- Chris Bosh"s first step toward recovery is complete. He"s home. The Miami Heat forward has been discharged from a South Florida hospital where he was treated for blood clots on one of his lungs. Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and will still be monitored...Read More
Venezuela officials detain, free four North Dakota missionaries
2/28/2015 7:03 PM
Four North Dakota missionaries were released by Venezuelan authorities today after being detained and questioned for several days, a pastor at their church said. Bruce Dick, lead pastor at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils Lake, said the three men and one woman were released Saturday morning...Read More

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