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St. Petersburg Times

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 27: during practice for the IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on March 27, 2010 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

The Times and The Forum Ditch St. Pete Name

St. Petersburg, Fla. – In a move to better identify with it’s readers in the Tampa Bay Area the St. Petersburg Times is changing their name to The Tampa Bay Times as of January 1, 2012.

CBS Tampa–12/31/2011

Fresh Florida Strawberries (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

New, Sweeter, Strawberry Variety Developed

WIMAUMA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers have developed a sweeter, earlier-blossoming strawberry variety that has Florida farmers excited about future growing seasons.

12/29/2011

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Intruder Drains Tampa YMCA Pool, Costing $3,000

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A YMCA in Tampa is out more than $3,000 when someone emptied every drop of water from the facility’s pool.

CBS Tampa–12/15/2011

A Tampa judge, who originally decided to use Islamic law to help decide a lawsuit against a mosque, has decided to dismiss the case, citing the separation between church and state. (credit: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Judge Backs Off Decision To Use Sharia Law In Mosque Lawsuit

A Tampa-area judge who originally planned to use Islamic law to decide a lawsuit against a mosque cited that the court would not intervene in a church matter and ordered the case to be dismissed.

12/14/2011

Coast guard and military search for survivor. (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputies: Motorcyclist jumped off Skyway bridge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the search is on for a motorcyclist who jumped off the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

CBS Tampa–11/28/2011

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Tampa crane operator injured in dock collapse

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a crane operator was injured when the dock under the machinery collapsed in Tampa.

11/09/2011

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