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Hillsborough School Board toughens cyberbullying policy

Tampa, Florida- Bullying isn't just in the school hallways or in the classroom anymore; 7th grader Rebecca Sedwick experienced it online over and over again until the Lakeland 12-year-old took her own life.  

Some Hill Middle School students say Rebecca's death has taught them to get involved.

See also: Mother launches anti-bullying campaign after daughter's suicide

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Rapes reported on USF Tampa campus

Tampa, Florida -- USF Police are investigating reports of two rapes at residence halls on the school's Tampa campus.

The Tampa Bay Times reports in both cases the victims knew their attackers. One of the attacks reportedly occurred in Juniper-Poplar Hall on Sunday and the other occurred a month ago in Castor Hall, but was only reported on Monday.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Taggart Jokes He'll Play QB vs. Miami

Tampa, Florida-- Willie Taggart's winless USF Bulls had last weekend off. They got to sit back and watch this week's opponent, the undefeated Miami Hurricanes, score 77 points against Savannah State.

If that doesn't get your attention, nothing will.

"I think going into that game, everyone anticipated that," said Taggart, who is off to a 0-3 start as USF's head coach. "That's what good football teams do."

Hyde Park Village new owner, new vision

Tampa, Florida -- An investment of money, and an investment of enthusiasm. Those are what's coming to the struggling shopping district of Hyde Park Village in South Tampa.

The outdoor mall has just been sold to WS Development, a Boston area company with deep pockets and big promises.

This is still a vibrant shopping area -- with high-end retail stores and a thriving outdoor market on the weekends. But Hyde Park Village has a problem: several thousand square feet of unrented space.

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Brandon road opens following expansion

Brandon, Florida -- As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, motorists can now make use of the South Gornto Lake Road Expansion between SR 60 and Lumsden Road.

The newly-extended half-mile long roadway includes four 11-foot wide vehicle travel lanes and two 4-foot wide bicycle lanes, as well as a 5-foot wide sidewalk along both sides.

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Tampa, Fla. - Become one of USF's official tour guides with the Green & Gold Guide program.

The Green & Gold Guides assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with new student recruitment and other activities.  They provide campus tours to prospective students and their families, help with admissions and special recruiting events, assist in USF Athletic recruitment and host social and philanthropic events.

Brandon HS athlete dies, coach says he was healthy

Tampa, Florida-- Many friends and teammates have been speculating about how an 18-year-old high school basketball player died the day after basketball drills.

Milo Meeks would have been one of Brandon High School's starting forwards this season. His coach, Jamie Turner, said he performed at 110 percent on Friday during a normal 30 minute basketball drill.

See also: Friends remember Brandon High basketball player, Milo Meeks