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Pinellas school district asks Crist to stop running ad

Pinellas school district asks Crist to stop running ad

Charlie Crist’s newest advertisement in his attempt to regain the governor’s office takes him through the halls of his Alma Mater, St. Petersburg High School, as he discusses his vision for Florida’s schools.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Humidity, rain chances return to Tampa area

Humidity, rain chances return to Tampa area

A cold front that brought some relief Thursday to the Tampa Bay region’s stifling humidity is lifting back to the north, bringing a return to moist air and rain chances heading into the weekend.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida's tax-free back-to-school shopping starts today

Florida's tax-free back-to-school shopping starts today

Today begins Florida's three-day back-to-school shopping holiday where the state waives sales taxes on many items.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa wrestler has firm grasp on movie role

Tampa wrestler has firm grasp on movie role

TAMPA — Dwayne Johnson may be the most successful professional wrestler-turned-actor, but not even “The Rock” has headlined both the year’s biggest World Wrestling Entertainment event and, by early indications, its biggest...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Road clearing for ride-sharing in Tampa

Road clearing for ride-sharing in Tampa

Could Lyft go legit in Hillsborough County by Christmas? That’s entirely possible if all things go according to plan, according to public transportation officials, who are now in direct talks with Lyft and other ride-sharing car services over ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
South Brandon Little Leaguers set sights on Series

South Brandon Little Leaguers set sights on Series

On Saturday, South Brandon will take part in the Southeast Region Tournament in Warner Robbins, Ga. vying for a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Coming soon to Tampa, Creole, Cajun dining a la Roux

Coming soon to Tampa, Creole, Cajun dining a la Roux

TAMPA — It’s a tricky prospect for a restaurant to create dishes with flavors reminiscent of New Orleans’ new-guard masters John Besh and Donald Link while honoring the beloved classics from the bayou....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Smyly surprised to be coming to Rays

Smyly surprised to be coming to Rays

Left-hander Drew Smyly, 25, will take Price’s spot in the rotation and pitch Tuesday in Oakland, while the Rays are intrigued by Nick Franklin’s versatility and Willy Adames’ potential.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Largo complex puts emergency services under one roof

Largo complex puts emergency services under one roof

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay was square in the crosshairs of Category 4 Hurricane Charley in 2004 until it made a right turn and devastated Charlotte County.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays say Price trade made with eye to future

Rays say Price trade made with eye to future

“We knew at some point David was not going to be a Ray,” executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said about the three-team trade that sent the ace to Detroit.
Updated: 9 hours ago