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First death reported as Hurricane Maria, with 160 mph winds, bears down on Puerto Rico
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 — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's...
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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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


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Governor: Floridians should prepare, restock hurricane kits
Mosquito control operations resume amid Irma clean-ups


Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekend
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend
Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant
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