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Hillsborough school bus runs over woman

Hillsborough school bus runs over woman

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman who was under a parked Tampa Bay area school bus was killed when the vehicle began to move.

Plant City police say 20-year-old old Isabel Martinez was run over Wednesday morning when the driver was preparing to start her daily run. Martinez had apparently crawled under the Hillsborough County school bus sometime during the night. It had been parked in an open field.

Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene. It wasn't immediately clear why she was under the bus.

There were no children on the bus at the time of the incident, and the driver of the bus was not injured.

An investigation in ongoing.

Missing boater rescued off Apollo Beach

Missing boater rescued off Apollo Beach

Apollo Beach, FL -- The Coast Guard and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) concluded a search for a 65-year-old man believed to be missing while boating near the Apollo Beach area, Wednesday, June 1.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report at 2:14 a.m., Wednesday from the HCSO that Tek Marciniak, from the Apollo Beach area, had not arrived at his destination while sailing on a 19-foot flats boat.

A HCSO helicopter crew and marine boat crew searched the area Marciniak was believed to be boating in on Tuesday evening but could not find him.

Comedian who appeared on Seinfeld comes to Ybor

Comedian who appeared on Seinfeld comes to Ybor

Tampa, FL - Tonight you will have the chance to see a comedian who appeared on the hit TV show Seinfeld

Brian Bradley, appeared in the Seinfeld pilot as Charles the Butler and tonight, June 1 he will perform at the Improv in Ybor City.

Bradley's show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $14 each.

The Improv is located at 1600 E. 8th Ave.

You can read Bradley's bio by clicking here.

Orlando woman becomes a millionaire at Seminole Hard Rock

Orlando woman becomes a millionaire at Seminole Hard Rock

Tampa, FL -- A woman from Orlando is now a millionaire.

Marilyn Carton won $1,107,617.37 from playing a Millionaire Sevens penny progressive slot machine at Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Tampa May 21.

She only bet $3.

Local women keep 56th Street clean

Local women keep 56th Street clean

Temple Terrace, FL -- The GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club helped clean up 56th Street for the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Several pounds of trash and garbage - 11 bags in all - were picked up along north 56th Street from Fowler Avenue to Riverhills Dr.

The Juniors participate in this project twice a year to help Keep Temple Terrace Beautiful.

Firefighter Calendar Competition sets Tampa's hearts afire

Firefighter Calendar Competition sets Tampa's hearts afire

Tampa, FL -- The firefighters of Tampa held a competition on Friday, May 27 to select who among them will be featured in their 2012 calendar.

Party-goers enjoyed hor d'ourves and drinks before the show and then got to vote for their favorite men with proceeds benefitting the Tampa Firefighter Museum.

Metromix Photo Gallery: Tampa Firefighter Calendar Competition

USF psych study on manhood evokes global reaction

USF psych study on manhood evokes global reaction

Tampa, Florida (by Vickie Chachere, USF News): “Masculinity, a Delicate Flower”, one headline announced.

It's official: Men hate household chores”, the Times of India exclaimed.

?”Males act hostile when asked to do dishes,” Mangalorean.com announced in yet another – albeit somewhat puzzling – take in what has become a worldwide cacophony of opinion over the latest publication from University of South Florida psychology faculty members Jennifer Bosson and Joseph Vandello.

Their studies on how gender roles can be challenged and defended, undoubtedly, touched a nerve. But behind the headlines is a serious and fascinating look at what it means to be a modern man and what happens when manhood is challenged.