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  • The ongoing project means continued road closures at night along the river. Workers need to bring cranes onto the interstate to continue the project, prompting the overnight closure of the southbound Ashley Drive exit.
  • Gov. Rick Scott makes phone calls from his campaign office in Tampa on the day of the primary election. (Photo: Amy Mariani, staff)
  • An 18-year-old girl was walking home from D.W. Waters Career Center when she was hit by a car on the 1200 block of East Osborne Avenue in Tampa, according to Tampa Police. (Photo: Marty Martin, Staff)
  • According to Tampa police, 50-year-old Melchisedec Williams heard a crash and stomping around 1:30 p.m. and got his gun. He then recognized the voice of his nephew after firing.
  • A tree fell down and knocked over a fence on Carlyle Road in Tampa after a severe storm swept through the area.
  • Two people were killed in a Tampa house fire Monday afternoon.
  • Northbound Dale Mabry Highway is closed between Ballast Point and Gandy boulevards while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water service line. (Photo: Paul Mueller, Staff)
  • Everyday Hero: David Lindsay created the Veteran's Thift Store at the Oldsmar Flea Market. Sales benefit a transitional home for homeless veterans.
  • Iraq veteran Paul Badillo holds his daughter while thanking the men who restored his custom motorcycle. The motorcycle was stolen from him earlier this summer.
  • Plant City-based director Matthew Glover recently entered his three-minute Civil War-era film in the national contest 'Project Greenlight.'
  • About a 100 people observing Thursday's National Moment of Silence gathered outside USF’s Marshall Center. Some wore red as a sign of solidarity. (Photo: Laurie Davison, Staff)
  • Riding aboard a yellow school bus, Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made a stop in Tampa at Al Lopez Park Thursday evening. Crist criticized Governor Rick Scott for cutting education funding during Scott's first year in office. (Photo: Dalia Dangerfield, Staff)
  • With the expansion, the facility will be able to care for nearly 90,000 veterans in Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Hillsborough counties. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (center) and other city dignitaries cut the ribbon for Tampa's Water Works parks Tuesday morning. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • The park will feature a playground and water splash pad, a lawn and event pavilion, a dog park and floating docks and boat slips along the Hillsborough River.
  • The car crashed right next to the building's main air intake vent, sending smoke billowing into the retirement home.
  • Officers responding to the scene found a gaping hole in the side of the Baptist Manor retirement home on Hyde Park Place near Plant Avenue and a destroyed Ford Mustang.
  • According to authorities, Hillsborough deputies responded to a location near Hwy 60 and State Road 39 in Plant City after a man and woman were carjacked early Friday while pumping gas. (Photo: Trevor Pettiford, staff)
  • An alligator attacked a woman canoeing on the Hillsborough River near John Sargeant Park. (Photo: Laurie Davison, Staff)
  • Crews have replaced the broken underground pipe that left the intersection of West Euclid Avenue and South MacDill Avenue flooded but work still remains. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Sky on fire: A viewer sent in this photo of the sun rising over Tampa Bay on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Photo: Maria Lementowski, viewer)
  • Teachers build guitars in the STEM Guitar Building Institute at the Erwin Technical Center and HCC's Brandon campus. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • Tuesday's morning proceedings also saw McTear's mother, Jackline Patton, testify. She was emotional on the stand, discussing her drug usage, domestic violence, prison sentences and how they impacted McTear's childhood.
  • According to the Tampa police, the crash between the motorcycle and a van happened at the intersection of Habana Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • The roadway is closed while crews make repairs. Crews say the water main break created a large hole in the northbound lanes. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Everyday Hero: Chip Wright is raising money for cancer research by doing push ups. By the end of July, Wright did 20,000 push ups through his fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
  • Green ARTery, Tampa wants to connect 20 of Tampa's neighborhoods with a multi-use trail.
  • Richard McTear (center) looks on during closing arguments in his murder trial Wednesday. He is accused of throwing his former girlfriend's 4-month-old baby out of a car window. (Tampa Media Group, LLC Photo)
  • Coco's Restaurant owner Carlos Carillo said he is losing business due to a foul smell at the Port of Tampa.
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