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  1. 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.

  2. Editorial: MOSI faces a clean slate and should give everyone a piece of chalk


    For three years, the only news about finances at Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry was bad news: "Struggling MOSI asks Hillsborough County for $400,000 loan," one headline read, "Audit sees MOSI finances slipping," read another, and "MOSI donor sues museum, says it used money for payroll."

  3. Capital Tacos looks to capitalize on unique approach in Brandon


    BRANDON — There are "secret" menu items that only regular diners have come to know.

  4. HCSO continues homeless outreach efforts

    Public Safety

    BRANDON — A cool crisp breeze swept through the morning grounds of the New Hope Methodist Church as individuals stood in line wearing sweatshirts, jeans and other warm attire as they waited to receive assistance.

  5. Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee keynotes Boys & Girls Club fundraising breakfast

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — When Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee was a child, she was invited to play on basketball teams at the Boys Club in East St. Louis, Ill. It was before the national organization became the Boys & Girls Club.

  6. Bella Patel steps up for Wimauma's Enterprising Latinas organization

    Human Interest

    WIMAUMA — Christmas came a little early this year for Liz Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas, Inc.

  7. Girls With Confidence shows its heart for the holidays

    Human Interest

    LITHIA — Sadie Mulford didn't think twice about enrolling her 9-year-old daughter Sterling in the Girls with Confidence program, despite the fact they live in the Town 'n' Country community and the weekly classes are held at the Grace Community United Methodist Church in Lithia.

  8. Jewish young adults to gather for 'The Vodka Latke'


    The Vodka Latke, Tampa's annual Dec. 24 gathering for Jewish singles and young couples, will take place downtown this year at popular nightspot the Franklin Manor.

  9. Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa Social Scene

    Human Interest

    Power of Giving

    A very merry crowd turned out for the Ryan Nece Foundation's Power of Giving holiday party, drinking Jingle Juice cocktails and having a jolly time supporting the former NFL linebacker's student service programs. Bay area teens make two-year commitments to volunteer work, their …

  10. BalloonaPalooza comes to Florida State Fairgrounds


    The BalloonaPalooza Tour Winter Spectacular tour makes its last stop in Tampa from 4-11 p.m on Friday (Dec 15), Saturday (Dec. 16) and Sunday (Dec 17) at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US 301.