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USF Founder John F. Germany Dies

UPDATED AT 4 P.M. with quotes from Judy Genshaft & David Jolly John F. Germany, who was one of the most influential lawyers in Florida and one of the instrumental forces in the creation of the University of South Florida, died Wednesday morning.Published reports say Germany, 92, died of cancer.He was a founding partner of the Holland & Knight law firm, one of a handful of men who pushed aside obstacles to build USF and the downtown Tampa public library that bears his name.Working as...
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Hurricane Danny has gained a little strength as it moves across the Atlantic.

Documents Show Private Discussions In Senate Redistricting

Aug 21, 2015

Senate leaders crafting new districts for the chamber in 2012 held confidential meetings to discuss maps with lawmakers before the maps were made public, while at the same time boasting about "the most open and transparent redistricting process in Florida's history," according to court documents.

Regal Cinemas Institutes Bag Checks

Aug 21, 2015

Moviegoers might notice some extra security at theaters this summer, following two attacks on movie theaters in the past month. The largest theater chain in the country, Regal Cinemas, has started doing bag checks. Brent Lang of Variety joins Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins with details.

Daylina Miller / WUSF 89.7 News

Summer break is ending and things are getting busy at Bay area college campuses once again.

3,500 new students - a mix of freshmen, transfer and international students - moved into residence halls on the University of South Florida's Tampa campus Thursday.

Making Sense of Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Aug 20, 2015

The September issue of Vanity Fair magazine includes a story called “Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse.”
It suggests the popular dating app Tinder is little more than a facilitator for casual sex.

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Recent developments in Treasure Island may indicate a shift in position in its legal battle with some Gulf front hotel owners.

At Tuesday's meeting of the City Commission, City Attorney Maura Kiefer resigned her position rather than submit to a performance review. In a move that may be related, the city has reversed its earlier position and resumed raking its beaches.

It's official. Tropical Storm Danny has made the leap, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season as it makes its way toward the eastern Caribbean.

Currently, the storm is centered about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west at 10 mph. The National Hurricane Center's "forecast cone" has Hurricane Danny making landfall possibly as far north as Puerto Rico or as far south as St. Lucia.

The storm currently has sustained winds of nearly 75 mph, with higher gusts.

The Ocheesee Creamery in the Florida Panhandle produces all-natural skim milk from grass-fed cows with absolutely nothing added, yet the state says they have to call it "imitation."

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress.

Sometime after the sun came up Wednesday, a woman walking her dog past a fenced-off area in a sleepy suburban neighborhood near Tampa heard a loud rumble. She quickly dialed 911.

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