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Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark

Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist warned recently that local officials need to step in — and fast — to save the historic Jackson Rooming House. Crist suggested the county should acquire the century-old Tampa lan...
Updated: 2 minutes ago
Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

Around here, free market is the answer.And it doesn't even require an actual question.Education gap? Let the business community fix it. Health insurance? Keep the government out of it. Minimum wage? Leave it up to the job creators.Yes, free market co...
Updated: 21 minutes ago

Bucs raise season ticket prices for second straight year

TAMPA — After their first winning season in six years, the Bucs are making some of their fans pay more to see a game at Raymond James Stadium next season.For the second year in a row, the Bucs are raising season ticket prices for most seats, wi...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

Rays' No. 0, Mallex Smith, on fast track for 25-man roster

PORT CHARLOTTE — The first hint that new Rays outfielder Mallex Smith is a little bit different is the number on the back of his jersey: 0.After being traded to the Rays last month, the open-thinking, smooth-talking, fast-running Smith decided ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

Is the downtown building boom fueling St. Petersburg's sewage crisis? The answer is no

ST. PETERSBURG — Cranes dot the downtown skyline as high-rise condominium and apartment towers sprout into the air, the latest sign of the city's renaissance.Tropicana Field is also fertile ground for growth. Within 10 years or so, whether the ...
Published: 02/18/17
Following tea party playbook, 'Indivisible' tries to nudge Congress away from Trump

Following tea party playbook, 'Indivisible' tries to nudge Congress away from Trump

TAMPA — The married couple stood on the sidewalk in front of the gleaming high rise, clutching pink posters as traffic zoomed by on West Kennedy Boulevard.It was Valentine's Day, and Andrea Beley and Gaston Naranjo of Tampa had joined about 150...
Published: 02/18/17
Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

Meet new Rays reliever Hunter who broke his back for his son

PORT CHARLOTTE — Pitcher Tommy Hunter joined the Rays on Friday, signing a minor-league deal. Hunter is a veteran, versatile right-hander who threw for two contenders last season — Cleveland and Baltimore. He was once a closer for the Ori...
Published: 02/17/17
Tampa and Havana aquariums begin designing a coral greenhouse to be built in Cuba

Tampa and Havana aquariums begin designing a coral greenhouse to be built in Cuba

TAMPA — Three Cuban scientists were in town last week to take another step forward in their joint effort with the Florida Aquarium to save coral reefs dying throughout the Caribbean region that includes this state.Employees of Havana's National...
Published: 02/17/17
Man accused in killing of Pinky, Busch Gardens flamingo, found incompetent

Man accused in killing of Pinky, Busch Gardens flamingo, found incompetent

TAMPA — A man accused of fatally injuring Pinky, the Busch Gardens flamingo made famous through her dancing videos, is too mentally ill to go to trial, a judge declared Friday.Two doctors examined Joseph Corrao in recent weeks, concluding that ...
Published: 02/17/17

Suicide suspected in death of UT graduate at campus garage

TAMPASuicide suspected in death of UT graduateA recent graduate of the University of Tampa was found dead outside a university parking garage Friday morning, victim of an apparent suicide, Tampa police said.The body of Hannah V. Cimon, 23, of 6401 S ...
Published: 02/17/17