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Tampa women prepare to protest Trump presidency at Women's March on Washington

Tampa women prepare to protest Trump presidency at Women's March on Washington

Early on the morning of Nov. 9, Tampa lawyer Jennifer Zumarraga began to cry as the enormity of Donald Trump's presidential victory sunk in, releasing a flood of emotions that were new to her. The first was fear for the future. The second, an irresis...
Published: 01/19/17
Tampa Bay foreclosure filings in 2016 fell to lowest in a decade

Tampa Bay foreclosure filings in 2016 fell to lowest in a decade

As Tampa Bay home prices soared in 2016, foreclosure filings plunged to their lowest point in 10 years.In Pinellas, just 2,985 homes went into foreclosure last year compared to more than 15,000 at the peak of the crisis in 2008-09.In Hillsborough, le...
Published: 01/19/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 20

Comedy Get Down: Comics George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy are teaming up for a blockbuster package tour. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46.50-$86.50. (813) 301-2500. Inauguratio...
Published: 01/19/17
Solid customer service no longer enough for Publix as competition heats up

Solid customer service no longer enough for Publix as competition heats up

Publix Super Markets has never had to be particularly fancy or sophisticated to win over customers. The Lakeland-based grocery chain has spent the span of several decades luring and retaining shoppers based on its stellar record for customer service....
Published: 01/19/17
Port Tampa Bay steers course toward promising 2017  with headwinds

Port Tampa Bay steers course toward promising 2017 with headwinds

TAMPA — Paul Anderson has big plans for the years ahead at Port Tampa Bay, and some significant headwinds to overcome along the way. "When I started this job four years ago I knew there would be challenges," said Anderson, CEO of Port Tampa Bay...
Published: 01/19/17
The day it snowed in Tampa Bay, 40 years ago today

The day it snowed in Tampa Bay, 40 years ago today

As temperatures soar to 80 degrees and scientists say the earth is on a three-year sweltering upswing in global temperatures, we celebrate the time it snowed in Florida, 40 years ago today.Jan 19, 1977, the day it plummeted into the 30s across the Su...
Published: 01/19/17
Forecast: Dry, warm trend continues across Tampa Bay before severe thunderstorms, gusty winds arrive Sunday

Forecast: Dry, warm trend continues across Tampa Bay before severe thunderstorms, gusty winds arrive Sunday

Drivers should be cautious during their morning commutes Thursday as some early morning fog may impact visibility in pockets across the Tampa Bay area. Once the fog clears out by late morning, the region is in for another bright, sunny, and dry day T...
Published: 01/19/17
Carlton: Texting and driving, a stupid idea whose time has come in Tallahassee

Carlton: Texting and driving, a stupid idea whose time has come in Tallahassee

I am convinced that one day future generations will look back on us and say:Boy, was that stupid.Well, yes, this could cover an alarming number of current scenarios. But for today we're talking about a sobering dose of reality on Florida roads.Pictur...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Ruth: Rideshare scandal keeps rolling with mystery of wiped cellphone

Ruth: Rideshare scandal keeps rolling with mystery of wiped cellphone

For all the intrigue, the sniping, the back-stabbing, the duplicity, perhaps what makes this story of bureaucratic finagling so bizarrely stupid is that the stakes were so relatively low.And yes, by now you have probably figured out all this involved...
Published: 01/18/17
Updated: 01/19/17
Next step for Busch Gardens' flamingo death defendant: a mental competency exam

Next step for Busch Gardens' flamingo death defendant: a mental competency exam

TAMPADoctors will evaluate the mental competency of a man accused of killing Pinky the flamingo last summer at Busch Gardens, a public defender said Wednesday in Hillsborough Circuit Court.Joseph Corrao's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Jessica R...
Published: 01/18/17
Updated: 01/19/17