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Have coffee with County Commissioner Sharpe on Friday in Ybor

Have coffee with County Commissioner Sharpe on Friday in Ybor

Tampa, FL - Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe will be available to talk with residents and business owners in Ybor City this Friday, May 27 about issues on their mind.

The event will start at 9 a.m. at King Corona Cigars on 7th Ave and last about an hour.

Sharpe represents district 7 which is a county-wide district. 

Tracy Morgan cancels local performance

Tracy Morgan cancels local performance

Tampa, FL -- Due to a scheduling conflict, the Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m. performance by Tracy Morgan in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center has been cancelled.

Those who purchased tickets with a credit card will be automatically refunded. 

Refunds for those who purchased tickets by other means may be obtained by contacting the Straz Center Ticket Office at 813-229-STAR (7827) or 800-955-1045 outside Tampa Bay.

For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit www.strazcenter.org.
 

Seminole Casino's Mega Bad Beat hit in Tampa marks its 20th!

Seminole Casino's Mega Bad Beat hit in Tampa marks its 20th!

Tampa, FL -- The Seminole Casinos Mega Bad Beat Jackpot is back home again.

After visiting the east coast of Florida at sister property, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood on April 30 for $200,158 and May 19 for $228,909, a table of poker players hit for $121,851 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa on May 21.

The bad beat last hit in Tampa on Mar. 23 for $114,396.

Alex M. won $60,922 with his “losing” hand of 10 high straight flush, beaten by Nicholas F., who took home $36,553 with queen high straight flush. The six remaining players at the table won $3,047 each.

Mom Makeover winner announced!

Mom Makeover winner announced!

Tampa, Florida --  It was surely a tough decision, but there could only be one...

Sherri Davidson, mother of three, has been named the winner of the Makeover a Mom contest sponsored by Direct Effect Fitness.

She was nominated by her husband Jon Moseman who said, "She is a loving and caring person who will do anything for anyone prior to allowing herself a treat."

Here's what Davidson won thanks to generous donors around Westchase:

Riverview car wash to pay for teen's funeral

Riverview car wash to pay for teen's funeral

Riverview, Florida -- A car wash was held Sunday afternoon to raise money for funeral expenses for a Gibsonton teen who died in a car accident on Saturday.

Friends and family members of 19-year-old Dusty Maskrey spent several hours washing vehicles in front of the VFW Post 8108 at 7504 Riverview Drive in Riverview.

Deejay Horan is Dusty's stepmother. She says, "He died too young but he's in our hearts. He's a magnificent man. He  believed in the God above."

Former head of Without Walls Intl. Church arrested for DUI

Former head of Without Walls Intl. Church arrested for DUI

Tampa, Florida - 53-year-old Randy White was arrested on Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 in the area of Ashley Drive and I-275.

Bishop Randy White led Without Walls International Church for years before stepping down in 2009.

His ex-wife Pastor Paula White took over as Senior Pastor of the mega church which is located at 2511 Grady Avenue North near Tampa International Airport.

Horse riding program hopes to survive budget cuts

Horse riding program hopes to survive budget cuts

Hillsborough County, Florida -- Deni Andretta has been physically disabled for more than three decades.

In 1979, her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer, sending her into a several-month coma.  When she woke up, she could only move her fingers and her eyes.  Since then, she has slowly but miraculously recovered.

And for some of that, she thanks the horses at the Bakas Riding Center in northwest Hillsborough County.  It seems their hooves helped give her back her legs.

"The way the horse moves, it helps me walk.  I don't think I'd be walking today, because I'm very arthritic now, without riding because of the patterning," she said. "It keeps me a lot looser than I would be if I weren't riding."