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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

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Ferg’s in Tampa sets pre-opening Lightning tailgate parties

Ferg’s in Tampa sets pre-opening Lightning tailgate parties

The new Ferg’s restaurant/bar, under renovation next to the Forum, is still under development. But with the Lightning in the playoffs, the owners decided they couldn’t wait.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sternberg: Tampa ‘very attractive’ on list of stadium sites

Sternberg: Tampa ‘very attractive’ on list of stadium sites

NEW YORK — Six years after saying they wanted to explore alternative sites to downtown St. Petersburg for a new ballpark, the Tampa Bay Rays still are in search of a location.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Road closings, traffic delays for Bollywood Oscars next week

Road closings, traffic delays for Bollywood Oscars next week

Tampa police advise motorists to expect road closures and traffic delays next week around the three areas hosting the Bollywood Oscars — downtown, the Florida State Fairgrounds and Raymond James Stadium.
Updated: 6 hours ago
USF panel, audience spar over Venezuela

USF panel, audience spar over Venezuela

TAMPA — An academic panel discussion Tuesday brought home the deadly divisions in Venezuela as three University of South Florida faculty members traded heated arguments with people in the audience, including one who stormed out in anger.
Updated: 12 hours ago

CSX willing to discuss ‘Quiet Zone’

TAMPA — The longstanding issue of CSX freight train horns awakening downtown Tampa residents at night moved a step closer to consideration by railroad and city and county officials on Tuesday — if not resolution of the problem that ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Port board urges quick resolution of Channelside legal issues

TAMPA — Tampa Port Authority board members Tuesday urged an expedient pursuit to resolve legal issues involving control of the lease to Channelside Bay Plaza, built on land the port owns, but offered no specifics on strategy it might employ to...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Cigarette makers have paid $6 billion to states in settlement

RICHMOND, Va. – The nation’s top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Democrat Kemp enters Hillsborough District 7 race

Democrat Kemp enters Hillsborough District 7 race

TAMPA — Former Hillsborough County Democratic chair Pat Kemp said today she will enter the countywide District 7 commission race.
Published: 04/15/14
Warnings issued to Tampa’s newly launched Lyft car service

Warnings issued to Tampa’s newly launched Lyft car service

The Lyft and UberX services could face fines from the Public Transportation Commission for trying to crack into the long-established and deeply regulated taxi and limousine marketplace with a new business model.
Published: 04/14/14

Pilot program to assist long-term jobless launches in Tampa

TAMPA — Tampa became the 10th U.S. city Monday where a non-profit firm focused on solutions to long-term unemployment launched a pilot program to assist 20 participants to rejoin the job market, including funding their salaries with new employ...
Published: 04/14/14