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Forecast: Isolated showers to start along the coast before pushing inland

Forecast: Isolated showers to start along the coast before pushing inland

Tampa Bay residents can expect isolated showers mainly along the coast this morning before they push inland this afternoon.[WTSP]Check the latest Tampa Bay-area live radar: 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaExpect a chance ...
Published: 07/21/17
The real estate pros in charge of Tampa's $3 billion makeover are younger than you think

The real estate pros in charge of Tampa's $3 billion makeover are younger than you think

TAMPA — Brooke May, a 36-year-old senior construction project manager, knew she wanted to work for Strategic Property Partners the minute she met some team members involved with the group's massive downtown Tampa makeover. "I expected a bunch o...
Published: 07/21/17
Epilogue: Tony Scaglione served Ybor delicacies and laughs

Epilogue: Tony Scaglione served Ybor delicacies and laughs

Tony Scaglione's childhood dream was to own his family's restaurant.So, in 1967, when his father offered to sell the eatery at the bargain price of $1, then-30-year-old Mr. Scaglione immediately said yes.But, as the story goes, he jokingly yet with a...
Published: 07/21/17
Hooper: Atlanta stadium offers vision of what could be in Tampa Bay

Hooper: Atlanta stadium offers vision of what could be in Tampa Bay

ATLANTA —The excitement rose as we made our way toward SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use community with apartments, retail and restaurants, creates a canyon walkway for fans heading to the stadium. We pe...
Published: 07/21/17
St. Pete Beach may loosen beach drinking rules for hotel guests

St. Pete Beach may loosen beach drinking rules for hotel guests

ST. PETE BEACH — Drinking a beer, a cocktail or a glass of wine may soon be legal on this city's beaches, but only for hotel guests in and around their hotel's beachfront cabanas.If the City Commission approves the new rule, residents and regul...
Published: 07/21/17
The next step in a sex abuse survivor's recovery: Erasing her tattoo

The next step in a sex abuse survivor's recovery: Erasing her tattoo

Even after 20 years, Sufiyah can't escape the memories of being sexually exploited by gang members as a teenager. • The tattoo makes it impossible.There it sits, a small gang symbol etched between her left thumb and index finger. Every time she...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Police chase on sands of Clearwater Beach lands on Facebook Live

Police chase on sands of Clearwater Beach lands on Facebook Live

CLEARWATER — It was just another day on Clearwater Beach Thursday for Stephanie Ball and her 14-month-old son.Until they heard the sirens.Ball and her friend Emily Keene looked to their left and saw a black Jeep Cherokee barreling down the beac...
Published: 07/20/17
Updated: 07/21/17
Council candidate James Scott sees a green future for St. Petersburg

Council candidate James Scott sees a green future for St. Petersburg

Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — James Scott's central tenet is sustainability.He told the Tampa Bay Times editorial board on Monday that his "vision" for St. Petersburg is to build on its reputation as "Florida's first green city."Sometime ...
Published: 07/20/17
Updated: 07/21/17
St. Pete City Council tightens building rules in historic areas

St. Pete City Council tightens building rules in historic areas

ST. PETERSBURG — There's a battle being waged over the soul of the city's historic neighborhoods.Some want to raze and redevelop smaller, traditional homes and replace them with bigger ones. The city needs to attract younger residents with fami...
Published: 07/20/17
Updated: 07/21/17
Even transit leaders don't rely on their own buses

Even transit leaders don't rely on their own buses

The debate over if and how to expand Tampa Bay's transit system has dominated civic discussions for decades. The region's bus system lags behind almost every other major city when it comes to frequency, spending and access to jobs. PREVIOUS COVERAGE:...
Published: 07/20/17
Updated: 07/21/17