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Column: I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know

Column: I survived a suicide attempt and here’s what you should know

Twenty-five years ago, I was a reporter at WTSP-TV, out in the field covering Tampa Bay’s Independence Day celebrations. I expected an easy assignment talking about families and fireworks. Then the newsroom called with an urgent message: I needed to ...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
Hillsborough County commissioners on board for return of ferry service

Hillsborough County commissioners on board for return of ferry service

TAMPA – St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman cleared another hurdle in his bid to bring back a seasonal ferry service between his city and Tampa when Hillsborough County commissioners agreed to back the project.Kriseman is asking the  C...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Kevin Knox poised to become Tampa Bay’s highest NBA draft pick

Kevin Knox poised to become Tampa Bay’s highest NBA draft pick

Kevin Knox Sr. was watching the NFL draft 24 years ago when the phone rang. Buffalo coach Marv Levy was on the other line."Marv said they were taking me," said Knox Sr., a standout receiver at FSU.Soon after, Knox Sr. saw his name scroll across ESPN'...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Developer proposes specialty grocery for Land O’Lakes

Developer proposes specialty grocery for Land O’Lakes

LAND O’LAKES – A Sarasota developer is proposing to turn a vacant Winn-Dixie store in central Pasco into a Sprouts Farmers Market or similar specialty grocer.Benderson Development filed preliminary plans Monday with Pasco County to redevelop the form...
Updated: 1 hour ago
St. Pete police investigating social media threat against Pride event

St. Pete police investigating social media threat against Pride event

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating a threat against St. Pete Pride weekend based on a social media comment left on a Tampa Bay Times story.A Facebook commenter used an alias to post the threat on a story about a pop-up gay club planned for the...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tough questions are mere child’s play for Kevin Knox

Tough questions are mere child’s play for Kevin Knox

Growing up, Kevin Knox II watched videos or listened to motivational tapes during car rides to and from school so he could learn how to expand upon answers in interviews.That was all by design.His father, Kevin Knox Sr., knew about the spotlight as a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

Tampa might have the worst track record when it comes to contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race.Both queens who hail from the Cigar City were eliminated right away during their seasons. Alisa Summers was the first boot on Season 4 in 2012. Then on Season ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida Democratic governor candidates to protest Trump family separating policy in Homestead Saturday

Florida Democratic governor candidates to protest Trump family separating policy in Homestead Saturday

Four Democratic governor candidates will convene at a march in Homestead  Saturday to protest the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies, even after the policy was allegedly ended Wednesday.After days of headlines about childr...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jack Shreve, 85, stood up to utilities on behalf of Florida consumers

Jack Shreve, 85, stood up to utilities on behalf of Florida consumers

Jack Shreve, a long-time champion of the rights of Florida consumers in cases involving telephone and utility companies, died June 12. He was 85.Shreve served two terms in the state House as a Democrat from 1970 to 1974, representing Brevard County.A...
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Trump says he’ll sign executive order to keep families detained at border together

Trump says he’ll sign executive order to keep families detained at border together

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally."We want to keep families ...
Updated: 1 hour ago