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While struggling to pay for roads and buses, Hillsborough commissioners funneled millions to their own projects

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If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

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  1. If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

    K12

    Surging student enrollment isn't the only pressure Florida school districts face as they try to keep up with growth.

  2. While struggling to pay for roads and buses, Hillsborough commissioners funneled millions to their own projects

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Even as Hillsborough County struggles to find a way to pay for much-needed road repairs and new transit, commissioners are steering millions of dollars to pet projects and other priorities in their districts.

  3. Tampa man smells opportunity in dog poop DNA business

    Business

    TAMPA — A couple years ago, Mark Guarino was a successful engineer and software developer looking for a new business venture.

    He found it in dog poop.

    Alexandra Livingston, a lab technician at Mr. Dog Poop, Inc., loads samples into a centrifuge at the company's Tampa lab. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  4. Dog poop DNA: the latest tool to make people pick up after their pets

    Human Interest

    RIVERVIEW — Stepping carefully, Frank Butler scans the trampled grass in search of his malodorous quarry.

    Frank Butler, president of the Osprey Run Homeowners Association, collects samples of dog feces at the community in Riverview. The Osprey Run Homeowners Association is beginning to take action against residents who don't clean up after their pets. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  5. U.N. health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics

    Olympics

    BERLIN — The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

    A photo taken Jan. 26 shows health workers preparing to spray insecticide under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro to combat the mosquitos that carry the Zika virus. The Sambadrome will be used for the archery competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics. More than 145 public health experts signed an open letter to the World Health Organization on Friday asking the U.N. health agency to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the ongoing Zika outbreak. [Associated Press]
  6. WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft crashed during a promotional flight, killing the pilot.

    Officials remove a plane from the Hudson River on Saturday in North Bergen, N.J., a day after the World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed, killing its pilot. [Associated Press]
  7. For starters: Brad Boxberger nearing return, lineups for today vs NYY

    Blogs

    Closer Brad Boxberger is expected to return from Montgomery this afternoon to see the training staff for his day-after pitching evaluation.

  8. SpaceX lands another rocket after satellite delivery (w/video)

    Space

    CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX pulled off another rocket landing Friday, the third in just under two months.

    SpaceX’s  unmanned Falcon rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday. Eight minutes later, its first stage booster landed on a barge 400 miles away.
  9. NASA slowly inflating new room on space station on second try

    Space

    CAPE CANVERAL — NASA slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier.

    An image provided by NASA shows the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, being inflated Saturday. NASA slowly inflated the new experimental room at the International Space Station, with better luck than the first try two days earlier. [NASA, via Associated Press]
  10. What's under construction next to TopGolf?

    Bizarre News

    The big building going up next to Top Golf is not another entertainment option.

    Sorry, Dave & Busters fans.

    Scheduled to open in early 2017, Tampa General Hospital’s four-story, 130,000-square-foot Brandon Healthplex at 10740 Palm River Road will provide a broad spectrum of health care.

Democrats plan public meeting on party platform in Florida

Ahead of July's presidential nominating convention, national Democrats plan to hold four public meetings across the country -- including one in Florida -- to discuss the party's platform....

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Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....

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For starters: Brad Boxberger nearing return, lineups for today vs NYY

Closer Brad Boxberger is expected to return from Montgomery this afternoon to see the training staff for his day-after pitching evaluation....

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