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Jose Fernandez’s Alonso High baseball jersey returned in envelope outside school

Jose Fernandez’s Alonso High baseball jersey returned in envelope outside school

Taken during a vigil on Wednesday night, the Alonso High baseball jersey that mysteriously went missing during a vigil to honor Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has been returned to the school.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Regency Beauty Institute is the latest for-profit school to close, including Tampa location

Regency Beauty Institute is the latest for-profit school to close, including Tampa location

Regency Beauty Institute abruptly shuttered all 79 of its U.S. cosmetology schools this week, including one in Tampa.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Plan to redevelop Oakhurst Square stirs emotion in West Tampa

Plan to redevelop Oakhurst Square stirs emotion in West Tampa

TAMPA — Three or four years from now, bulldozers may knock down the Oakhurst Square apartments in West Tampa to make way for something newer, with more apartments, plus corner stores and places to get something to eat.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bruce B. Downs construction continues to impact New Tampa commuters, businesses

Bruce B. Downs construction continues to impact New Tampa commuters, businesses

Brian Dery may find sarcastic amusement when he hears reports of morning gridlock on Pinellas County’s Bryan Dairy Road. But the traffic on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in New Tampa is no laughing matter for the local documentary filmmaker.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bar review: On Swann’s interesting cocktails complement its fine dining

Bar review: On Swann’s interesting cocktails complement its fine dining

Judging by the packed house on a weekday afternoon, just before the restaurant closes for a lunch-to-dinner transition, On Swann’s cooking up something that people want. Look at online reviews, or read tbt* food crititc Laura Reiley’s r...
Published: 09/29/16
Tampa Theatre: Scary movies and ghost tours for Halloween season

Tampa Theatre: Scary movies and ghost tours for Halloween season

Here’s a horror sequel that never gets old. For the fourth time, the historically haunted Tampa Theatre presents A Nightmare on Franklin Street, 10 lineups of scary movies and ghost tours from Oct. 21 through Halloween night.
Published: 09/29/16

Editorial: Phosphate plant sinkhole raises larger questions about water supply

The ground collapse last month at a phosphate plant near the Hillsborough-Polk county line serves as a reminder of the care we must take, with so much at stake, to understand and protect the underground aquifer that provides most of the water we use ...
Published: 09/29/16
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

RACING
Published: 09/29/16

Moody: Digging up roots of adoption is difficult but possible

We often hear that unsealing an adoption file is impossible. The story of an adoptee’s unsuccessful nightmare often scares others considering their own quests.
Published: 09/29/16

Henderson: Christian school fighting for loudspeaker at football games should be wary

The First Amendment is a brilliant, but pesky, gift from the Founding Fathers. Basically it says citizens of this great nation can say what they want, worship God as they want, and print all kinds of stuff in the newspaper. The government can’...
Published: 09/29/16