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Sea level rise could have water lapping at Tampa's edges in 2040, study says

Sea level rise could have water lapping at Tampa's edges in 2040, study says

TAMPA — Rising sea levels could swell Tampa Bay 5 to 19 inches over the next quarter-century, sending more water to lap at the edges of the city of Tampa.That's one conclusion of a new analysis from the Hillsborough City-County Planning Commiss...
Published: 01/20/17
Glenda Smith, who helped horses and people at Carrollwood farm, dead at 63

Glenda Smith, who helped horses and people at Carrollwood farm, dead at 63

TAMPA — Glenda Smith's love affair with horses bloomed when she was young, a tiny blonde-haired girl taking riding lessons astride large, majestic beasts at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club.Ms. Smith would dedicate most of her adult life to res...
Published: 01/20/17
Here are Tampa Bay's 25 priciest homes of 2016

Here are Tampa Bay's 25 priciest homes of 2016

Tampa Bay's luxury market roared back to life in 2016 as an improving economy drove sales of high-end homes to a level not seen in years. Of the 25 most expensive houses and condos sold last year, eight went for more than $6 million. In 2015, there w...
Published: 01/20/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 21

Women's March: Join Women's March St. Petersburg to stand in solidarity and protect women's rights. Noon, Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 455-3160. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest: Features music by nationa...
Published: 01/20/17
From creepy masks to the closing circus, it's a hard time to be a clown

From creepy masks to the closing circus, it's a hard time to be a clown

When the clowns found out the circus was closing, they turned their red noses to each other for support.It had been a hard year already. Their centuries-old art form had been reduced to a punchline for creepy clown sightings. And now, corporate manag...
Published: 01/20/17
March column: Lee again faces decision about which office to seek

March column: Lee again faces decision about which office to seek

State Sen. Tom Lee, once R-Brandon but now R-Thonotosassa, is again facing a decision about his political future and one that could create substantial local political complications — whether to run for state chief financial officer in 2018, and...
Published: 01/20/17

Florida child welfare system under-performing for foster kids, study finds

TAMPA — A federal agency has given the Florida Department of Children and Families 90 days to come up with a plan to improve its care of foster kids after a study found the state is underperforming in critical areas.The "Children and Family Ser...
Published: 01/20/17
State officials unveil a new vision for the future of the Howard Frankland Bridge

State officials unveil a new vision for the future of the Howard Frankland Bridge

TAMPA — State officials unveiled a new vision for the future Howard Frankland Bridge on Thursday. It will look far different from what commuters are used to driving today:There will be two bridges with a total of eight free lanes and two expres...
Published: 01/20/17
Donald Trump presidency gives Republicans free reign at last: Time to deliver

Donald Trump presidency gives Republicans free reign at last: Time to deliver

WASHINGTON — Ebullient Republicans celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration today see so much opportunity: Rid America of the Obamacare scourge, slash stifling government regulations and taxes, overhaul the tax system, reassert America's authori...
Published: 01/20/17
Lightning loses to Sharks (w/ video)

Lightning loses to Sharks (w/ video)

SAN JOSE, Cali - Coach Jon Cooper said his team is in desperation mode, where it needs points out of every game to get back in the playoff race.That's why this one hurts, a 2-1 loss to the Sharks at the SAP Center Thursday night. The Lightning (21-21...
Published: 01/20/17