Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Three Florida Democrats wanted Trump impeachment to proceed

WASHINGTON – A move to prompt impeachment proceedings against President Trump was defeated on Wednesday, with most Democrats joining Republicans.

But 58 Democrats opposed the GOP motion to table, including Florida Reps. Alcee Hastings, Lois Frankel and Frederica Wilson.

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Governor candidates get feisty on Twitter

Governor candidates get feisty on Twitter

It's strange. Twitter dot com is normally such a pleasant place.But in the past week or so, half of the candidates for Florida governor have used the site to launch partisan broadsides against their political opponents.It all started when Agriculture...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pinellas schools sheltered thousands during Irma. Here’s what it cost

Pinellas schools sheltered thousands during Irma. Here’s what it cost

Three months later, the Pinellas County school district has totaled up the costs of operating 16 schools as shelters for 25,000 evacuees during Hurricane Irma.The district is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, for a reimbur...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rubio says he will support tax bill after getting concessions on child tax credit

Rubio says he will support tax bill after getting concessions on child tax credit

Washington tax writers say they have adjusted the sweeping legislation to improve the child tax credit, a demand of Sen. Marco Rubio.Because of those changes, Rubio says he will support the tax bill — likely giving Republicans enough votes to p...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Big and Rich to replace the Band Perry at the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival

Big and Rich to replace the Band Perry at the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival

Big and Rich are comin' to Plant City.The larger-than-life country duo, along with their longtime MuzikMafia cohort Cowboy Troy, has been tapped to fill an open slot at the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival at 7:30 p.m. March 3. They'll fill in for th...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Looks like the idea of Brain Candy Live! returning to Tampa Bay in 2018 turned out to be a myth.The interactive science spectacular, co-hosted by MythBusters' Adam Savage, has canceled its upcoming North American tour, including a May 5 event at the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody has Jameis Winston’s back more than Dirk Koetter, offensive coordinator Todd Monken insists

Nobody is a bigger supporter of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston than head coach Dirk Koetter.That was the passionate message that offensive coordinator/receivers coach Todd Monken unloaded at his news conference Thursday, saying that reports that Win...
Updated: 1 hour ago
After Irma, affordable housing becomes endangered in Florida Keys

After Irma, affordable housing becomes endangered in Florida Keys

Alex Harris of the Miami Herald had a good story about the shortage of affordable housing in the Florida Keys that should get the attention of state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott:After Hurricane Irma swept through the Florida Keys, many residents wer...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

Pigs can be therapy animals too. So can horses and rats and cats and llamas and …

Shrieks of laughter echoed off the walls of the hospital as Thunder the mini pig flopped onto his side and the children huddled around him, scratching his pink, hairy belly. He and his wet-nosed partner, Bolt, drew patients in wheelchairs and bandage...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Traffic grew heavy, and so did contractions, so Plant City mom delivers in car

Traffic grew heavy, and so did contractions, so Plant City mom delivers in car

BRANDON — Christine Stallworth had experienced false labor before so she decided to ignore the contractions she was feeling Thursday as she and her husband Clifford drove their two boys from home in Plant City to school in Tampa.But this time, 10 day...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete

Self-serve beer bar opens Saturday in downtown St. Pete

Pour Taproom, a craft beer bar with 85 taps that customers pour their own brew from, will open at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16. The nearly 2,300-square-foot bar at 225 Second Ave. N has undergone extensive renovations, including a St. Petersburg-themed...
Updated: 23 minutes ago