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Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. Andre Ethier also went deep and...
Updated: 4 hours ago
What you need to know for Wednesday, Oct. 18

What you need to know for Wednesday, Oct. 18

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today• A cool morning, with temperatures returning to the mid 80s by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP. There may also be a chance of some isolated showers.• As ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

City Council candidates weigh in on noise ordinances, pier reconstruction

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents of Bayfront Tower Condos peppered City Council candidates Tuesday night with questions about noise ordinances, road repairs and the multi-million-dollar plan to rebuild the pier.The candidates for Districts 2, 4 and 6...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Wing of Channelside Bay Plaza being demolished to make way for Water Street Tampa

Wing of Channelside Bay Plaza being demolished to make way for Water Street Tampa

TAMPA — The developers of Channelside Bay Plaza originally wanted the name to include "Garrison." That would have fit, in a way, because the complex turned out to be fort-like, inwardly focused and unwelcoming.Today, 17 years after it opened, o...
Published: 10/18/17
St. Petersburg City Council candidates share some political views, disagree on fundraising

St. Petersburg City Council candidates share some political views, disagree on fundraising

ST. PETERSBURG — Two first-time candidates aim to replace Jim Kennedy as the District 2 representative on the City Council.Both are Democrats. Both are young — relatively. Both are navigating life as a political candidate for the first ti...
Published: 10/18/17

How fast is too fast to raise the minimum wage? St. Pete might be about to find out

Say this about St. Petersburg's City Council members: Their hearts are in the right place. It's their math that's askew. The council's budget, finance and taxation committee voted unanimously last week to move forward with a mandatory minimum wage in...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts

Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts

ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg. Forty years later, Dillinger is the Pinellas-Pasco public defender, but the same poverty zones ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
It's official: Hillsborough high schools move to 8:30 a.m. start time, elementary schools to go earlier

It's official: Hillsborough high schools move to 8:30 a.m. start time, elementary schools to go earlier

TAMPA — Hillsborough County high schools will start an hour later next year, beginning the day at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:25 p.m., the School Board decided Tuesday in a 6-0 vote. Elementary schools will run from 7:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m., and mi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears

Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears

TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing ar...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

TAMPA — One was a 22-year-old African American man. The other was a 32-year-old white woman. Both died mysteriously of gunshot wounds in southeast Seminole Heights last week. Now police are asking nervous residents to be alert, avoid walking...
Updated: 5 hours ago