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Light rail ranks as top choice in Tampa Bay premium transit study

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Since the demise of the Go Hillsborough initiative last year, transit officials and Tampa Bay-area lawmakers have pinned their hopes on a transportation study overseen by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). On Friday, organizers behind the study — which was paid for by the Florida Department of Transportation — released their top five recommended projects. The number one ranked option is a light-rail system from Wesley Chapel to the University of South Florida Tampa campus and on to St. Petersburg.

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Floridians worry about nursing home costs

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Nearly three-fourths of Floridians are concerned about the costs of nursing-home care, with the worries highest among women. according to results of the annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey released Tuesday by the University of South Florida.

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USF to seek state money as med school moves ahead

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The University of South Florida will ask lawmakers for an additional $21 million to complete funding for its downtown Tampa medical school and heart institute.

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Tampa Bay area schools to close ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall

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Many area schools and colleges in the Tampa Bay area have announced plans to shut down ahead of Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall this weekend.

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Enterprise Florida marketing takes hit

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Florida’s business-recruitment agency isn’t giving up on marketing to executives just because its budget has been slashed. But it might not market to as many.

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USFSP accused of failing to protect student sexually assaulted in parking garage

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A University of South Florida student who was sexually assaulted in 2016 is accusing the school of not providing adequate protection for her safety. The student, identified in documents as “L.E.,” was a USF St. Petersburg undergraduate who had been sexually assaulted by a non-student Feb. 22, 2016, after entering the elevator at the Parking Garage on the USF campus. The building, at 260 5th Ave. S in St. Petersburg, also holds the Barnes & Noble USFSP bookstore, and has…

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Body farm for researchers and detectives opens near Tampa

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A “body farm” where researchers can study how corpses decompose will open next week in the Tampa Bay area with the burial of four donated bodies. Officials broke ground Friday on the Adam Kennedy Forensics Field, a five-acre patch of land north of Tampa. It’s the seventh such facility in the nation and the first in Florida’s subtropical environment. The oldest and most famous body farm in the U.S. is at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Officials in Florida…

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