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Historic Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Is Reborn

One of Tampa's most historic buildings has been given a futuristic makeover. The Fort Homer Hesterly Armory hosted Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, the Doors, and President John F. Kennedy four days before he was assassinated. Thursday, it reopened as the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. The Tampa Bay Buccanneers co-owner paid $4 million of the $30 million makeover into the Jewish Community Center, with additional money coming from the state, city and Hillsborough County.

The renovation keeps...

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The owner of Pulse says she is planning on re-opening the gay nightclub in a different location.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson, a fellow Democrat and a fellow Shuttle astronaut, took to the Senate Floor Thursday to honor the memory of former Senator John Glenn.

Updated 5 p.m. ET The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that didn't stop his pioneering ways. Glenn made history a second time in 1998, when he flew aboard the shuttle Discovery to become the oldest person to fly in space. Glenn was 95 when he died; he had been hospitalized in an Ohio State University medical center in Columbus since last...

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Following negative publicity about administrative costs, as well as a critical audit, the administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that it had suspended a program that allowed state workers to make charitable donations through their paychecks.

Seminoles Keep Money Flowing Despite Gambling Talks

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After meeting this week with Gov. Rick Scott's administration to try to reach a gambling agreement, the Seminole Tribe of Florida said Thursday it continues to make payments to the state that will total $306 million this year.

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Deputies say a 13-year-old Florida boy is accused of bringing a loaded gun to his middle school.

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There’s an interesting term popping up in media reports lately: dog whistle. It's a metaphor for talking in a way that a small group of people hear one that is hidden below the surface message, said Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

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The formerly closed nation of Cuba will become much closer to Tampa on Monday, Dec. 12. That’s when the city will become one of just 10 U.S. cities with commercial service to the island.

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In November, Hillsborough County saw an increase in bed tax revenue--a five percent tax on hotel and resort stays. Nearly $2.5 million in bed taxes were collected last month.

Steve Newborn / WUSF News

One of Tampa's most historic buildings has been given a futuristic makeover. The Fort Homer Hesterly Armory hosted Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, the Doors, and President John F. Kennedy four days before he was assassinated. Thursday, it reopened as the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. The Tampa Bay Buccanneers co-owner paid $4 million of the $30 million makeover into the Jewish Community Center, with additional money coming from the state, city and Hillsborough County.

The renovation keeps...

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