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Prescribed burn at Upper Tampa Bay Park

Prescribed burn at Upper Tampa Bay Park

Tampa, FL (March 27, 2013)-- If you're in northwest Tampa today  and happen to notice some smoke in the sky, don't panic! The county says they are conducting a prescribed burn at Upper Tampa Bay Park.

They've scheduled the burn for ecological site management, and they say it's only scheduled to last through today. 

Residents with questions can contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at 813-672-7876.

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Hillsborough County’s tap water rates best in the area

Hillsborough County’s tap water rates best in the area

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Fearful of the faucet? Well, there's no need to be if you hail from Hillsborough! 

According to a release sent from county officials today, water from a Hillsborough faucet is some of the finest!

It was tested against competitors in an annual water-tasting contest last Friday, and came out on top in it's region, which includes Citrus, Hernando Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter Counties. 

See all the details from the county below: 

Thorntons opening a store in Riverview

Thorntons opening a store in Riverview

Riverview, Florida - Thorntons is opening a convenience store in Riverview at 9979 Progress Boulevard. The store will open on Thursday, March 28th at 5 a.m.

"Thorntons is excited to continue the expansion in Tampa," Thorntons Chief Operating Officer Tony Harris said, "the community has been very welcoming to the stores that have opened to date and we are happy to offer additional locations to our loyal customers."

Wish Farms U-Pick

Wish Farms U-Pick

Plant City, Florida---Wish Farms is opening up to the public for an annual charity strawberry U-Pick Day to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.

The two-day event- where you can pick your own berries for just $5- will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m until 3 p.m.

The fee includes the donation and crate costs.

Food banks that supply their own containers will be allowed to pick for free.

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Prescribed burn at Tampa Bay Park

Prescribed burn at Tampa Bay Park

Tampa, Florida -- On March 27, the Upper Tampa Bay Park will be having a prescribed burn. 

The burn will only last one day and is for ecological site management. 

Can you play Kickball? Play for a good cause!

Can you play Kickball? Play for a good cause!

Tampa, Florida -- Alpha Omicron Pi is looking for kickball teams for its 5th Annual Kickin' It For A Cure.

100% of proceeds go toward the Arthritis Foundation. The event is April 6, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the USF IM softball fields.

If your department, student org or group of friends is interested, you only need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 team members -- there are female, male and co-ed divisions. Team entrance fee is $100.

Bedbug scare in USF dorms

Tampa, Florida - There was a bedbug scare at University of South Florida after a student claimed she was bitten in her dorm room after returning from spring break.  

The student said she was bitten multiple times by bedbugs in her dorm room in Mu Hall at the Tampa campus.

"I'm getting them everywhere! Obviously on my face, my eyelid, my chin, my forehead...  I've gotten some on the heels of my feet, which are absolutely horrendous."