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St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

ST. PETERSBURG — Nathan Bruemmer remembers his first Pride parade in the late 1990s. He hadn't yet come out as transgender.The vocabulary to describe his gender identity didn't exist in everyday language, he said. Still, he remembers how it fel...
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Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

SEMINOLE — For weeks, Glenn Holland, 67, crawled out of bed before the sun rose to look for a dead man.The retiree and Vietnam veteran spent several weeks on stakeout in his Ford F-150. Under the cover of darkness, he waited outside the home of...
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What happened when I took my dad to a Pitbull concert

What happened when I took my dad to a Pitbull concert

TAMPA — "So, you know how you like Pitbull?" I asked my dad. "We can see him."My father stared at me, unsure. He wanted to know if we had to drive to Miami.But I knew better. When LiveNation offered a $20 ticket promotion for Thursday's concert...
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Trigaux: Halfway through 2017, a closer look at six drivers of the Tampa Bay economy

Trigaux: Halfway through 2017, a closer look at six drivers of the Tampa Bay economy

We're nearly halfway through 2017 already, a perfect time to step back from the daily grind of business and ask: How's Tampa Bay's economy doing?At first glance, the answer should be: Splendid. The metro-wide unemployment rate is down to a remarkable...
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Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash in St. Petersburg

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after he crashed into a car in St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg Police.Shaun W. Arnold, 25, was riding a Ducati westbound on 38th Avenue N shortly after 2 p.m. while a black Acur...
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SI ranks Quinton Flowers on top 100, above Deondre Francois

SI ranks Quinton Flowers on top 100, above Deondre Francois

Sports Illustrated's ongoing countdown of the top 100 players in college football includes some high praise for USF quarterback Quinton Flowers. Flowers came in at No. 53 on the list. That's ahead of other notable quarterbacks like Ohio State's J.T. ...
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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near USF Tampa campus

A University of South Florida studene was killed Friday pedestrian was killed near the University of South Florida Tampa campus on Friday after he was struck by a car on Fletcher Avenue, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.The incid...
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Exploratory Lab Boot Camp provides real-life technology training to students

Exploratory Lab Boot Camp provides real-life technology training to students

CLEARWATER — At this graduation ceremony featuring some of the brightest local minds in tech, it was the youngsters who stood out. The "no fear creativity" of a handful of local high school students participating in the Exploratory Lab Boot Cam...
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William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

Tampa City Council member Yolie Capin and state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, appear headed for a primary in the District 1 County Commission race, which has Democrats worried they'll once again have strong candidates competing against each other in prim...
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Lookback: Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods

Lookback: Hurricane Matthew causes North Carolina floods

Hurricane Matthew bushed past the North Carolina coast causing record-breaking flooding in the state
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