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Going cheap on shutters, generator can do more harm than good in hurricane season
Yvette Sedeno, 62, left, and Ray Sedeno, 62, install storm shutters on their  lanai south of Miami while preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma in September. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
Those piles of branches snapped off by the hurricane finally are disappearing from the front of homes in the Tampa Bay area, one last reminder of the bullet many dodged by not preparing properly for the day when a storm may hit the region head on.If...
The Hillsborough County School Board has decided to end a compressed bus schedule that caused an estimated 12,000 children to get to school late every day. Under the new schedule, high schools will start at 8:30 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m. Elementary schools will start at 7:40 a.m. and middle schools at 9:25 a.m. [Times files]
It's official: Hillsborough high schools move to 8:30 a.m. start time, elementary schools to go earlier
A half pumpkin is a perfect vessel for stuffing with rice or quinoa mixtures, and even easier to work with than other oddly shaped squash.
Can you eat a jack-o'-lantern? And other thoughts on cooking with whole pumpkins
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22:  (Editorial Use Only) Bruno Mars performs onstage during Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 22, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)
In a world of pop queens, Bruno Mars is the king. He plays Tampa on Thursday

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Hillsborough designates $17 million for Irma debris removal and repairs

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Commission voted Wednesday to spend $17 million from the county's Catastrophic Disaster Recovery Fund to remove debris left by Hurricane Irma and to fix...

Five jump from burning boat near Gandy Bridge
Gourmet food fight between top chefs raises $200,000
HSN star Joy Mangano promotes new book: Inventing Joy
County looks to regulate dog trainers and ban 'helicoptering'
Power struggle: Latvala targets Putnam's large donations from electric utilities