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Tampa mayoral candidates agree: City's streets must be made safer

Tampa mayoral candidates agree: City's streets must be made safer

The third mayoral forum saw widespread agreement and little sparring. And it was cold. But a large crowd came to Sparkman Wharf anyway to hear their takes on pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Rays reject Ybor City stadium, remain committed to Tampa Bay

Principal owner Stu Sternberg and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reject the county's deal. Local officials say the real problem is the Rays' reticence.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Cannibal Corpse guitarist jailed in Tampa on burglary, assault charges

Cannibal Corpse guitarist jailed in Tampa on burglary, assault charges

Patrick O'Brien, 53, entered a home in the Northdale area, pushed down a woman inside and then ran toward a responding deputy while armed with a knife, an arrest report says.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa Bay wants to keep the Rays? Time to get desperate
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Tampa Bay wants to keep the Rays? Time to get desperate

Don't worry, the demise of the Ybor City stadium proposal doesn't mean the Rays are going anywhere. At least not yet. But the level of desperation in Tampa Bay probably does need to go up a notch.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa man charged in fatal September shooting of 18-year-old Tesean Blue

Tampa man charged in fatal September shooting of 18-year-old Tesean Blue

Police said Misael Mora knew Blue but have not said what led to the shooting.
Updated: 5 hours ago
3,400+ Floridians ask Ron DeSantis to address climate change

3,400+ Floridians ask Ron DeSantis to address climate change

Despite the fact that Florida is the most vulnerable state in the nation to climate change, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has shied away from discussing the issue or his plans to address it.On Tuesday morning, environmental groups delivered DeSantis a ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
The Florida Highway official who sent a crew to clean up Georgia home has resigned.

The Florida Highway official who sent a crew to clean up Georgia home has resigned.

TALLAHASSEE — Two officials at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles have resigned after state workers were sent to clean up damage from Hurricane Michael at the Georgia home of one of the officials, the department said Tu...
Updated: 6 hours ago
As temperatures drop for outdoors debate, Tampa's mayor's race heats up

As temperatures drop for outdoors debate, Tampa's mayor's race heats up

Seven candidates will gather at Sparkman Wharf tonight to debate transportation issues, the latest sign that activity in advance of the March 5 election is picking up.
Updated: 6 hours ago
PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students

In the days after 17 people were viciously gunned down at a high school in Florida, the state's Republican governor called for tighter gun laws and President Donald Trump hosted victims' families in the State Dining Room.The nation seemed steadfast i...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Hurricane Michael insured damage totals hit $4.3 billion

Hurricane Michael insured damage totals hit $4.3 billion

As of Dec. 7, about 131,500 claims were filed from the storm, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
Updated: 7 hours ago