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Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico after lashing Dominica as Category 5
Men remove boats from the water ahead of Hurricane Maria in the Galbas area of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. [Associated Press]
ROSEAU, Dominica — "Potentially devastaing" Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official...
USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, who joined the school in 2013, will leave her post under an agreement reached Monday. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
USF St. Petersburg leader forced out for botching Irma evacuation
From left, St. Petersburg High School cafeteria workers Barbara Watts, Mychelle Walker and Taylor Fowler work Monday to prepare lunches for the following day. The federal government will pay to offer all students in 48 Florida counties free school meals until Oct. 20 in the wake of Hurricane Irma. But because of logistical problems caused by the storm, Pinellas and other districts have had to tweak and improvise their menus. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
After Irma, USDA grants free school meals for Tampa Bay area students
Who doesn't want a pay raise? Demonstrators have rallied for years in a number of states for a $15 minimum wage. But many workers across a broad pay range are unlikely to see much if any raises this year, a new survey says. [AP Photo/Seth Wenig]
Trigaux: Waiting for your next pay raise? Keep dreaming, employers hint

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News

Police seek suspect in attack on elderly woman in St. Petersburg (w/video) Video

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are seeking the public's help in finding a woman they say violently attacked a 69-year-old woman earlier this month.

The suspect approached the elderly woman in...

Photo of the Day for September 19, 2017 - Great Egret with green mating coloration
Bicyclist in critical condition after colliding with vehicle in St. Petersburg
Forecast: Sunny, dry conditions prevail throughout Tampa Bay
Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open (w/video) Video
Pinellas votes today on whether to join lawsuit against controversial education bill

Opinion

Tuesday's letters: Media's key role in the storm

Hurricane Irma

Media's key role during the storm

There has been lots of well-deserved praise put forth for our brave first responders. Additional high marks have been...

Editorial: Telecom firms should be more transparent after Irma
Another voice: The smear defense
Ruth: The Florida Legislature failed to protect seniors
Gwen Graham: We must be better prepared for the next hurricane
Column: Name tags for the Trump era

Florida

Man cut on face by machete during fight in bank parking lot
Authorities say a 70-year-old Florida man is accused of cutting a man in the face with a machete during a fight in the parking lot of a bank
Perfect storm: Hurricane Irma challenged grocery pipeline
Man, woman charged with stealing downed power lines
Monday's Scores
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Evening' game

Offbeat

Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant
Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show...
Man dressed as clown running for city council seat
Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeroes are worth $5,000
Man jumps on alligator near campsite to aid police capture
Cops: Man who didn't want to drink alone breaks in with beer
Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch