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Memorial Day weekend, parties, memorials, parades and more

Memorial Day weekend, parties, memorials, parades and more

Have you made your Memorial Day weekend plans? Here are a few suggestions.
Published: 05/27/16
Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to ‘Mad Men,’ barrel shortage

Tampa Bay bars have trouble holding their bourbon thanks to ‘Mad Men,’ barrel shortage

TAMPA — It was called the Mad Men effect.
Published: 05/27/16
Carlton: Ex-top cop Jane Castor as Tampa’s next mayor? It could happen

Carlton: Ex-top cop Jane Castor as Tampa’s next mayor? It could happen

Just before Jane Castor retired as Tampa police chief last year, I asked her about what had to be the most ridiculous rumor going: Castor would one day run for mayor of the city where she was a cop for 31 years.
Published: 05/27/16
Jones: Lightning falls just short of goal

Jones: Lightning falls just short of goal

PITTSBURGH — One year ago, the Lightning sat in its locker room at Chicago’s United Center, crestfallen over losing in the Stanley Cup final. Players vowed to remember that pain and use it as fuel to get back to this year’s Stanl...
Published: 05/27/16
Hillsborough’s first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant opens

Hillsborough’s first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant opens

RIVERVIEW — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas barbecue chain that is the largest in the nation, has opened its first location in Hillsborough County.
Published: 05/26/16
Court documents: FSU student accused of murdering parents had difficult relationship with mother

Court documents: FSU student accused of murdering parents had difficult relationship with mother

TAMPA — The young woman on the other side of the glass smiled. Her anxiety was gone, she told her brother. She was eating well and sleeping soundly.
Published: 05/26/16
Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I’m offended.
Published: 05/26/16
Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

PITTSBURGH — Those who do not remember the past are condemned to Game 7.
Published: 05/26/16
Lawsuit alleges wife of slain Tarpon Springs doctor conspired to kill him

Lawsuit alleges wife of slain Tarpon Springs doctor conspired to kill him

The children of a 74-year-old doctor stabbed and shot dead two years ago inside his Tarpon Springs home are suing their stepmother, Rebecca Schwartz, claiming she conspired to kill him.
Published: 05/26/16
The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center

The merchants of war sell their wares at Tampa Convention Center

TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center’s exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets.
Published: 05/25/16