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A sports rout on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter...
Published: 08/18/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Go...
Published: 08/18/17
Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

CLEARWATER –– Pinellas County relies on more than just beaches to attract visitors. County government also spends millions to help sponsor big-name events to draw even more tourists.But now the Pinellas County Commission wants to see exac...
Published: 08/18/17

Man, 75, struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater

A 75-year-old man was hospitalized after he was struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater on Friday morning.Clearwater police say the Frank Sink was struck around 11 a.m. while on the seventh hole at Clearwater County Club, 525 N Betty La...
Published: 08/18/17
Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event

TEMPLE TERRACE — Travis Malloy was supposed to show up to the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club on Thursday to pick up his Citizen of the Year award at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. Instead, Malloy stayed away in protest. The club, he r...
Published: 08/18/17
Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

TAMPA – A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies. But ...
Published: 08/18/17
Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

Rick Baker wouldn't recuse himself from city business with his former boss

ST. PETERSBURG — If Rick Baker is elected mayor, he said he will not recuse himself from any city business involving his current boss, businessman Bill Edwards."As mayor, it is my job to aggressively negotiate on behalf of the citizens of St. P...
Published: 08/18/17
City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

City bus crashes into South Tampa office building

TAMPA — A city bus veered off the road and crashed into a South Tampa office building on Friday morning.The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at 2503 W Swann Ave., which houses the Fernandez injury attorney firm. The building stands at the co...
Published: 08/18/17

Grocery chain Aldi hosting hiring event in Brandon Aug. 24

BRANDON — German grocery chain Aldi is holding a hiring event for its Brandon store Aug. 24. It is looking to fill store associate, shift manager and manager trainee positions."Our store staff is the face of the Aldi shopping experience, and ou...
Published: 08/18/17
Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

Florida's unemployment rate in July remains steady at 4.1 percent

After four consecutive months of decline, Florida's unemployment rate is leveling out. The state's jobless rate was 4.1 percent in July, the same as June according to state figures released Friday."It's been largely reflecting what's going on at the ...
Published: 08/18/17