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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Leaders tackle Hillsborough Avenue safety
The scene where two teenage sisters were struck by a car and injured while walking to Middleton High School on Tuesday morning. The girls, ages 14 and 15, were hit about 7:15 a.m. while crossing Hillsborough Avenue at 25th Street, near Middleton, where they are students, police said. JIM REED/STAFF
A signaled crosswalk is just one potential solution to pedestrian safety problems plaguing Hillsborough Avenue, a topic that brought together representatives from local agencies.
Tampa Bay Rays' principal owner Stuart Sternberg, left, has met a couple of times with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Sternberg: Rays exploring move to Tampa
A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line on Tuesday. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
Dr. Helga Bleyaert of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, who is overseeing Hope’s recovery, applies bandages to the burned dog while Leigh Sockalosky, president of Hardee Animal Rescue Team,keeps her calm. 
BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Dog that was set on fire continues to recover


Otto: It was a big week for the knuckleheads

Steve Otto A mother walking her 4-year-old child on a gorgeous spring morning in West Tampa has to be aware of certain things.

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