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William March: Two Democrats appear to lead challenge of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:42:11 GMT

Half a dozen Democrats have filed for the primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, but so far, only two have mounted substantial financial campaigns - Andrew Learned of Bloomingdale and James Gregory "Greg" Pilkington of Indian Lake Estates in Polk County. Both are first-time candidates while Ross is a former state House member in his fourth term as congressman from the GOP-leaning 15th District in northwestern Polk and eastern Hillsborough counties.




A $1 million bayfront house among Tampa bishop's questionable deals

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:40:48 GMT

Bishop Melvin Jefferson and his wife, Brenda, have a busy travel schedule this year as they spread the word of their Tampa-based ministry. Atlanta; New Orleans; Austin, Texas; Kenya.




Nine years later, library attack victim Queena works at learning to walk again

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:52:08 GMT

She practiced her steps once again Monday afternoon with trainer-technician Mike Lopez at the nonprofit Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center near the University of South Florida. Queena was an East Bay High School student nine years ago when she suffered brain damage from a brutal attack while returning books to Bloomingdale Regional Public Library.




VIDEO: Queena, survivor of Bloomingdale attack, visits CMA's Winter and Hope

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:18:12 GMT

Tampa Bay's beloved manatee Snooty celebrated his record-breaking birthday this weekend at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.




Sunday Conversation with Brandon's honorary mayor -- Bloomingdale principal Sue Burkett

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:56:04 GMT

The new Brandon honorary mayor's primary focus in life is kids - lots of them. The name Sue Burkett is likely a familiar one among many Eastern Hillsborough County school administrators, staff, students, parents and other community members.