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Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

Tampa area mayors tilt at windmill of Medicaid expansion

ST. PETERSBURG — Though their cause appeared to hit a brick wall in Tallahassee, the mayors of the area’s three largest cities joined more than a dozen medical and business organizations Wednesday to push a project that would increase h...
Updated: 21 mins ago
Montreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa

Montreal threat a reminder of how MLB once touted Tampa

TAMPA — Before the Tampa Bay Rays ever put bat to ball, Tropicana Field and Tampa Bay’s yearning for a ball club was the threat used by team owners unhappy with their stadium.
Updated: 29 mins ago

‘Infiltrator’ begins hiring cast for Tampa filming

TAMPA — Think you oughta be in pictures?
Updated: 31 mins ago
Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

Security changes coming to state fair in wake of last year’s death

TAMPA — The Florida State Fair Authority, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough County School District on Wednesday unveiled a new safety plan for the state fair, hoping to prevent further trouble and tragedy whe...
Updated: 41 mins ago
Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” acc...
Updated: 47 mins ago
Probe into shooting up of Lithia home continues

Probe into shooting up of Lithia home continues

TAMPA — Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies are continuing their investigation into weekend gunplay in a Lithia neighborhood that ended when several rounds struck a neighbor’s home, including a bullet that struck a window near...
Updated: 1 hour ago
World Liquors’ renovation a sign of times in St. Pete

World Liquors’ renovation a sign of times in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — The neon “Drive-In” lights outside World Liquors have been glowing along Central Avenue for more than 50 years, but the store’s giant globe stopped spinning decades ago.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Bondi says she thinks Scott wasn’t aware of FDLE ouster

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi said today she believes Gov. Rick Scott’s staff acted without his knowledge in the way former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey was pushed out last month.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Headquarters expansion a bright spot for Tampa lighting company

Headquarters expansion a bright spot for Tampa lighting company

TAMPA — SLV Lighting, one of Europe’s largest lighting companies, plans to expand its North American headquarters here and nearly double its work force.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas sheriff backs much of state senator’s medical marijuana bill

Pinellas sheriff backs much of state senator’s medical marijuana bill

LARGO — Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a fierce opponent of the medical marijuana ballot measure in November, says he supports a bill filed this week in the state Legislature to legalize a medicinal form of the drug....
Updated: 1 hour ago