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Updated: 9 hours 34 min ago

St. Petersburg's newest hotel opens with craft beers, cocktails and Cozy Corners

11 hours 17 min ago
ST. PETERSBURG — Last spring, Ryan Tarrant applied for a job with the new Hyatt Place nearing completion in downtown St. Petersburg. Among the questions an interviewer asked: What does this hotel need to succeed?

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-up of the Tampa Social Scene

12 hours 18 min ago
FARA Energy Ball Familiar faces - researchers, scientists, hospitality honchos and 20 Friedreich's Ataxia "warriors" inched closer to a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease as the FARA Energy Ball advanced the FA Research Alliance and USF Ataxia Research Center by $1.75 million Saturday, thanks to some bodacious …

Culver's crosses into Brandon near Selmon Expressway

12 hours 22 min ago
BRANDON — Like many children, Theresa Hutchins recalls pleading with her parents to take her for ice cream.

Back to life: Event helps Riverview revert to peaceful pace after Irma

12 hours 23 min ago
Local businesses and nonprofits display their products and services in a relaxing atmosphere.

Store specializes in unique handmade kitchenware

12 hours 23 min ago
After graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2016, AJ Albrecht spent four months traveling around Southeast Asia and Australia.

Proposed reversible lane on Bloomingdale Avenue draws ire

12 hours 23 min ago
A plan for a reversible traffic lane on busy Bloomingdale Avenue draws opposition.

'Operation Pizza Delivery' feeds linemen in Westchase/Oldsmar, and then some

12 hours 24 min ago
Friends get together to launch an effort resulting in the delivery of 1,400 pizzas to linemen, first responders and assisted living residents.

Men of Vision get to work after Hurricane Irma

12 hours 24 min ago
Answering the call to action after the departure of Hurricane Irma, they cleaned up fallen branches in mid-Tampa neighborhoods and in Rowlett Park, where they toiled alongside Tampa city workers, and they came out in force to clean up the Hillsborough River, pulling out gas cans, trash cans, old tires and even a bicycle.

Visitors get in free Saturday at Tampa Bay History Center

12 hours 25 min ago
This Saturday, you literally can't put a price on history.

Tampa woman identified in fatal I-4 crash that sent car into canal in Plant City

13 hours 30 min ago
The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a Tampa woman killed in a crash on Wednesday morning in Plant City.

Carlton: The cross atop the church that moved, and other strange tales from Hurricane Irma

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:00
Down in Miami, the famous tan-don't-burn Coppertone Girl on the side of a building lost her head — part of it, at least, the top of her blond hair lopped off in the fierce winds of Hurricane Irma. ("At least her tan line and doggie weathered the storm," the Miami Herald noted optimistically.)

FHP seeks semitrailer truck driver that left fiery wreck on I-75

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:44
TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck that sped off from an Interstate 75 crash that left another car burning on Tuesday afternoon.

Hillsborough School Board approves 2017-18 budget

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:55
TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board on Tuesday approved a budget of $2.83 billion for the 2017-18 school year.

Despite Hurricane Irma, Hillsborough remains on pace to unlock hotel tax that could pay for Rays ballpark

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:16
TAMPA — Despite the threat of a catastrophic storm, it was business as usual at many Hillsborough County hotels in the days before Hurricane Irma bore down on the Tampa Bay region.

Port Tampa Bay makes public/private commitment for $60 million expansion project

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:09
TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay approved a public-private partnership agreement with four other entities to divvy up who will pay for a $60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel.

Grocery chain Aldi hiring for 500 positions across Florida

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:30
Aldi, the German grocery store chain, is hiring for 500 positions across Florida, including at its locations in Tampa Bay. The company will hold a "one-day hiring spree" Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all Aldi stores in the state, a Tuesday release said.

After Irma, Tampa Bay synagogues get ready for Rosh Hashana

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:00
"I think that the sensational story of Irma is really the power of people. People helping people."

Trigaux: Waiting for your next pay raise? Keep dreaming, employers hint

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:05
The economy's bouncing back. The stock market keeps hitting new records. And the jobless rate in Florida may soon drop below 4 percent. Surely, these are robust indicators — key signs that an annual raise is just around the corner. Right?

Hillsborough to move ahead on school budget, still uncertain about the cost of Irma

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
TAMPA — As school officials in Hillsborough County move forward to finalize a $3 billion budget, it's impossible to say how much Hurricane Irma will end up costing them — or how soon they'll get money back from the federal government.

Ex-HARC boss Richard Lilliston gets five years for role in diverting Social Security from disabled clients

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:34
The 5-year sentence is for a role in diverting mentally disabled clients' benefit payments.
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