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Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

TAMPA — In January 1962, with tension growing between the U.S. and Cuba, Carlos Fuente Sr. of Tampa had a feeling tobacco imports would be cut off.
Updated: 2 hours ago

To St. Pete, land under Trop more valuable than Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Whether the Tampa Bay Rays stay at Tropicana Field or go elsewhere, one thing remains constant: the 85 acres of prime real estate the stadium occupies at the edge of a booming downtown.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Construction cranes will remain a part of the downtown landscape well into next year as one of the biggest residential building booms in this city’s history keeps going strong.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits in Packers

Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits in Packers

TAMPA — If you’ve missed the rally, you are not alone. Tucked away as it has been, deep inside this near season-long losing streak, it has been rather hard to detect.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Bucs taking stock of what they have and need

TAMPA — Another lost season, the 26th in Buccaneers history, is winding to a close. For many, that end cannot come soon enough.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Makers’ creations displayed at festival

Makers’ creations displayed at festival

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Pete Makers made its public debut Saturday with an all-day festival featuring members’ creations at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Displays at the first St. Pete Maker Fest ranged from high-tech to low-tech, ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

ST. PETERSBURG — If you’re planning to go out of town for the holidays, local law enforcement agencies don’t want everyone to know.
Updated: 3 hours ago
New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

TAMPA — Even as he prepares to assume a new role, Ronald Ficarrotta loves being a criminal court judge.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

TAMPA — At age 4, Frank Viveros left Colombia to join his father in New York City for a better life — but one shrouded in secrecy because the family lived as illegal immigrants.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rookie effort goes to waste in Lightning loss

Rookie effort goes to waste in Lightning loss

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Lightning were out-played, out-hustled and out-worked on Saturday.
Updated: 3 hours ago