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Scott fundraiser instant comedy classic on HBO's John Oliver

tampabay.com — Gov. Rick Scott tempted the comedy gods with his latest choice of fundraisers. And, as Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" proved, the comedy gods show no mercy. Not with the material Scott gave them Monday night. Scott attended a $10,000 per person fundraiser at the home of George Zoley, the president of Geo Group of Boca Raton.
Jul 21, 2014

RT @KatieLSanders: “Although I think we all know, that when the state of Florida gives you an award, that award is basically sarcastic.” bit.ly/1pxDLfR

Jul 21, 2014

“Although I think we all know, that when the state of Florida gives you an award, that award is basically sarcastic.” bit.ly/1pxDLfR

Jul 21, 2014

.@iamjohnoliver ridicules @ScottForFlorida fundraiser, but for @charliecrist, it hits close to home. bit.ly/1nP0HUV

Tampa Catholic WR Nate Craig picks Auburn

tampabay.com — Search Twitter More Video Facebook Mon. July 21, 2014 | Kelly Parsons Tampa Catholic wide receiver Nate Craig committed to Auburn, he announced via Twitter on Monday night. "First off I wanna Thank God for blessing me with the talent I have, and want to thank all the schools that recruited me!"
Jul 21, 2014

RT @_kellyparsons: Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig, No. 6 in ESPN's top 300 for the class of 2016, has committed to Auburn: tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/…

Jul 21, 2014

RT @_kellyparsons: Tampa Catholic's Nate Craig, No. 6 in ESPN's top 300 for the class of 2016, has committed to Auburn: tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/…

Largo police seeking man in connection with shooting teen at park

tampabay.com — Monday, July 21, 2014 10:43pm Largo police said they are seeking a 23-year-old man who shot at a group of teens at a park Sunday evening. Police said Rion L. Schofield fired the shots, one of which hit a 17-year-old in the arm. Schofield is wanted on an attempted homicide charge.
Jul 22, 2014

Largo police seeking man in connection with shooting teen at park: tampabay.com/news/publicsaf…

Turnaround NFL team for 2014: Why not Bucs?

tampabay.com — Every year, it's someone. Every year, some team matters again. Every year, someone is relevant once more. Every year, things work out somewhere. So why not this team? And why not this year? Go ahead. Laugh if you will. It has been a long time since the Tampa Bay Bucs mattered.
Jul 22, 2014

NFL's turnaround team for 2014? "Why not the Bucs?" asks the Times' Gary Shelton. He offers reasons to believe here: tampabay.com/sports/footbal…

Klondike parent company closing North Pinellas ice cream factory, laying off 210

tampabay.com — PINELLAS PARK - The world's largest ice cream maker will close a plant here that pumps out frozen treats for Klondike, Good Humor and Popsicle, axing hundreds of jobs. Global consumer-goods giant Unilever said Monday that about 210 workers at the plant, at 5400 118th Ave., will lose their jobs between September and the end of the year.
Jul 21, 2014

Klondike parent company closing North Pinellas ice cream factory, laying off 210: tampabay.com/news/business/…

Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly supports same-sex marriage ruling

tampabay.com — U.S. Rep. David Jolly on Monday said that though he's a Christian who believes in traditional marriage, he supports a judge's recent decision striking down Florida's gay marriage ban. Jolly, R-Indian Shores, described himself as "a 41-year-old less-government conservative" and said same sex marriage is "an issue of less government and personal liberty."
Jul 21, 2014

Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly supports same-sex marriage ruling: tampabay.com/news/politics/…

Tampa firefighter suspended after DUI arrest

tampabay.com — Monday, July 21, 2014 9:47pm A firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue was suspended without pay after he was arrested for DUI by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, his employer said Monday. Peter Benetatos was arrested July 19th, while off duty. His suspension will remain in effect pending disposition of the charge.

Fight over Florida trauma centers appears to be near an end

tampabay.com — TALLAHASSEE - Florida's trauma drama could be almost finished. With an appeal deadline passing Monday, the Florida Department of Health and hospitals owned by the HCA health-care chain appear to have prevailed after a three-year legal and political battle about approving new trauma centers.