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Slideshow: Latest from Hillsborough County
  • Azaria Santos, 10, delivered 60 baskets to the parents of premature babies in the NICU. Santos spent months putting the baskets together as a way to comfort the babies through what can be a trying time.
  • The felines at Big Cat Rescue pounced on their Christmas presents Tuesday at the sanctuary.
  • Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings serves up the team's annual Thanksmas meal at the Salvation Army in Tampa Tuesday night.
  • Fog shrouds Interstate 4 early Tuesday in Seffner. (Photo courtesy Jason Lanning)
  • The Florida Highway Patrol received multiple calls about a motorcycle going the wrong way on Interstate 275 near downtown Tampa around 5:30 a.m.
  • The Anna Pavlova room is decorated in honor of the famous Russian ballerina and features hand-painted toe shoes and several antique tutus. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The Plant Museum Hotel in Tampa is decked out for the annual Victorian Christmas stroll. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The new, 12-story tower is slated to be constructed on Channelside Drive at South Meridian Avenue on land donated specifically for this project by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. (Artist rendering courtesy State University System of Florida)
  • According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was confused and not impaired when she drove north in the southbound lanes of I-275.
  • Both directions of Interstate 4 were shrouded in smoke after the bus caught fire. (Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol)
  • A Plant City home that is nearly a century old may soon be history. Plant City commissioners approved the demolition of a historic house on 709 Evers Street.
  • Dale Gordon, the director of the Tampa/Hillsborough Film Commission, said a feature film like 'The Infiltrator' could have contributed up to $20 million to the local economy.
  • Tampa's outdoor ice skating rink is open for business, and young and old took the opportunity to hit the ice for some holiday fun.
  • Alonso High senior Keilly Pulgar (left) poses with her mentor, Samantha Friday. Pulgar just learned she is a finalist for a Take Stock in Children’s Leaders 4 Life Fellowship. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The cold front moving through the Bay area Monday dumped heavy rain on the Alafia River in Riverview. (Photo: Steve Watkin)
  • Officials announced Thursday that Tampa International Airport will begin carrying nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany, starting next year. (Photo: Chris McDonald, staff)
  • Tampa's police department is making a major effort to recruit more minority officers. And that latest effort is taking place on Sunday mornings in Tampa churches.
  • Tampa police chief Jane Castor, along with department officers, visited Bible-based Fellowship Church Sunday in Temple Terrace.
  • Lowry Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pygmy hippo by holding a naming contest for the newborn.
  • According to Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue, emergency crews responding to the scene had to extricate a person from the pickup truck, which became lodged underneath the semi in the crash on I-4 near the Thonotosassa Road exit.
  • Cleaning crews will spend the next two days disinfecting the classrooms and common areas at Tampa’s Cambridge Christian School.
  • Farm manager Chris Depree displays the hydroponic vegetables growing at Amalie Arena. The produce is then used in restaurants in the area.
  • Everyday Hero: Once a month, Vanessa Howard hosts a day of pampering, free of cost, for homeless women in the community.
  • Sharyn Hakken received seven years in prison, minus her time served. That will be followed by 10 years of probation.
  • Speaking at length in court for the first time since he and his wife were charged with kidnapping their own children and sailing to Cuba, Joshua Hakken spoke about government plots to kill him and his family.
  • A scarecrow stands by the 'eggs-it' at the Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, who kidnapped their kids and sailed to Cuba, took plea deals in court Tuesday morning. Sharyn, at the podium with her attorney Bryant Camareno, pleaded guilty, followed by her husband, seated.
  • Amazon associate Wizzette Cedrez-Rivas sends the first shipment from Amazon’s Ruskin fulfillment center – a Disney Frozen Doll sent to a customer in New York – as other newly hired Amazon employees celebrate. (Photo courtesy Amazon)
  • Storm clouds roll in Monday over Tampa Bay. (Photo: Mark Bongo, viewer)
  • USF students who drive electric vehicles are complaining there aren't enough charging stations on campus.
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