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Alonso assistant principal walks away from job to see the world

Alonso assistant principal walks away from job to see the world

TAMPA — When Alonso High School assistant principal for administration Scott Hazlett announced he was resigning his position to take a year off and travel the world, the reaction ranged from shock to disbelief to some envy."I'm truly envious an...
Published: 06/22/17
Who's behind the mysterious butt graffiti all over St. Petersburg?

Who's behind the mysterious butt graffiti all over St. Petersburg?

ST. PETERSBURG — The first butts, perhaps, appeared in April on some steps behind the Sundial shopping plaza. They were black marker scrawled on dirty, caution-yellow paint, about six inches tall, and shapely. Three buttocks, formed by four unb...
Updated: 1 minute ago
Home of Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman hits market at $3.45 million

Home of Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman hits market at $3.45 million

TAMPA — The Davis Islands home of Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is back on the market for $3.45 million after a brief hiatus.The Mediterranean-style home built on a canal in 2007 and purchased by Yzerman and wife Lisa in 201...
Updated: 1 hour ago
In your 20s and living with mom and dad? In Florida, you're not alone.

In your 20s and living with mom and dad? In Florida, you're not alone.

TAMPA — After graduating from the University of Florida in 2015, Gabrielle Piloto jumped on the highway and headed south to Tampa.She had landed a marketing job at a law firm and envisioned renting an apartment downtown or in Seminole Heights. ...
Published: 06/22/17

Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash in St. Petersburg

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after he crashed into a car in St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg Police.Shaun W. Arnold, 25, was riding a Ducati westbound on 38th Avenue N shortly after 2 p.m. while a black Acur...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Kraftologee creates good times for kids, parents

Kraftologee creates good times for kids, parents

RIVERVIEW — Attention all mommy and me groups or fantasy football playing and watching dads, this is for you.There's a new place in town where grownups and their children can co-mingle for as long as they like while partaking in activities they...
Published: 06/22/17
Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

Joe Henderson: Teaching profession in Florida degraded, devalued

There was an eye-grabbing headline across the top of the front page in your Tampa Bay Times last Monday. It declared, "Fewer learning to teach."Tampa Bay Times staff writer Claire McNeill detailed how the University of South Florida and other places ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

St. Pete Pride to focus on transgender inclusion with first-ever TransPride March

ST. PETERSBURG — Nathan Bruemmer remembers his first Pride parade in the late 1990s. He hadn't yet come out as transgender.The vocabulary to describe his gender identity didn't exist in everyday language, he said. Still, he remembers how it fel...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

St. Pete Pride Festival: The daytime festival covers Central Avenue's Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. 9 a.m., Grand Central District, 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-008...
Updated: 2 hours ago
20 great images from around the globe for June 16 to June 23

20 great images from around the globe for June 16 to June 23

Photos of the week for June 16 - June 23: A deadly collision at sea, a WWII vet turns 100, gorgeous images from Bermuda, Germany, Libya, Milan and Rio, Otto Warmbier's parents lay their son to rest, and more.All photos are from the Associated Press, ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Watch: Gorilla dances like a 'maniac' in kiddie pool

Watch: Gorilla dances like a 'maniac' in kiddie pool

How to make Friday even better? Watch a gorilla spinning and dancing in a kiddie pool. Up the ante and add "Maniac" from the "Flashdance" soundtrack.Then watch it again and again and again. The original video, posted by the Dallas Zoo, has become ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

SEMINOLE — For weeks, Glenn Holland, 67, crawled out of bed before the sun rose to look for a dead man.The retiree and Vietnam veteran spent several weeks on stakeout in his Ford F-150. Under the cover of darkness, he waited outside the home of...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Illinois is recruiting a 10-year-old. Where will Lovie Smith be by the time the kid can sign?

Illinois is recruiting a 10-year-old. Where will Lovie Smith be by the time the kid can sign?

Today in ridiculous recruiting news, Lovie Smith's Illinois football team offered a scholarship to a 10-year-old. That's ten years old. As in, he has been on this earth for a decade. He is the same age as Ryder, the boy in the TV show Paw Patrol, whi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

William March: Capin and Cruz appear destined for District 1 race

Tampa City Council member Yolie Capin and state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, appear headed for a primary in the District 1 County Commission race, which has Democrats worried they'll once again have strong candidates competing against each other in prim...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near USF Tampa campus

A pedestrian was killed near the University of South Florida Tampa campus on Friday after he was struck by a car on Fletcher Avenue, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.The incident occurred in the area of Fletcher Avenue and N 50th...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
A 12-foot pilot whale washes ashore on Siesta Key

A 12-foot pilot whale washes ashore on Siesta Key

A 12-foot-long beached pilot whale appeared on the shore of Point of Rocks Beach in Siesta Key early Friday morning, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they received calls before 3 a.m. about the large whale and then ca...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Morning after off day: Rays ready for slumping O's

Morning after off day: Rays ready for slumping O's

The Rays will attempt tonight to do what so far has been impossible this season: climb four games above .500. The last time the Rays sniffed that rarified air was July 1, 2015 when they were 42-38. They currently sit at 39-36, three games above .500 ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Johnny Depp's 'assassin' comments about President Trump the latest in celebrity anger (w/video)

Johnny Depp's 'assassin' comments about President Trump the latest in celebrity anger (w/video)

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president."When was the la...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Rays series preview: Who are the Orioles?

Rays series preview: Who are the Orioles?

After an off day Thursday, the Rays remain at Tropicana Field for a three-game series against the AL East rival Orioles. Here's the information you need to know about Baltimore before the action kicks off. How's the team? Record: 35-37, tied for four...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations?

Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations?

Danny Di Nicolantonio has lived in St. Petersburg's Calais Village Condominums for 33 years. Annoyed at times by the actions, or inaction, of the condo board and property managers, he has complained to the state agency that is supposed to investigate...
Updated: 1 hour ago