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Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 …

  4. 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.

  5. William March: AG candidate Ashley Moody called 'liberal;' bill takes Orlando money for Tampa transit


    Ideological divides in Florida's Republican attorney general primary race are producing some early negative campaigning, with a strong Tampa Bay area flavor.

  6. Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn stood with good ol' boys as firefighter proved city harassed her


    They tried to shut her up. They tried to make her go away. They made her life miserable. Yet Tanja Vidovic — persisted.

  7. Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

    Human Interest


    Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads.

  8. Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

    Human Interest

    Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?

  9. Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

    Local Government

    TEMPLE TERRACE — A former St. Petersburg senior assistant city attorney with 23 years of experience in that job was sworn in last week as the new city attorney for Temple Terrace.

  10. Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi


    TAMPA — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was honored by the Gold Shield Foundation, which assists families of first responders killed in the line of duty.