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Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

TAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you. The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur invested in a new film company called Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. Puji Capital, a Hong Kong company investing in...
Published: 08/18/17
The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida photos of the week for August 11 - August 18: Beach family yoga, Confederate symbols as flashpoints, American Idol winners and hopefuls, Fetish Con, the second oldest survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack turns 104, an armada of rubber ducks, a...
Published: 08/18/17
Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

You've seen and heard the stories about how air-conditioning breakdowns created sweltering conditions in many Hillsborough County public schools. It is a sweaty, stinking, ongoing mess, and there is no quick fix.I listened as Superintendent Jeff Eaki...
Published: 08/18/17
Hernando readies for possible rally at county's Confederate monument

Hernando readies for possible rally at county's Confederate monument

BROOKSVILLE — Law enforcement officials have readied themselves in response to a string of social media rumors about possible rallies at the Hernando County courthouse Friday afternoon centered around the Confederate soldier statue that sits ou...
Published: 08/18/17

Pinellas deputies investigating death near Clearwater

CLEARWATER — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's robbery and homicide unit is investigating a death at a retirement condo complex at 2426 Persian Drive, unit 34.Deputies said they first got a call at 8:14 p.m. on Thursday night about reports...
Published: 08/18/17
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT worker, his wife indicted in bank fraud scheme

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former IT worker, his wife indicted in bank fraud scheme

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's former information technology aide and his wife have been indicted on bank fraud charges.A grand jury late Thursday returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Imran Awa...
Published: 08/18/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 19

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: Come early for the Pit Party ($15 or free at local Ford dealers) to meet the drivers and get pictures with the trucks. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15-$80. (813) 301-2500. Tampa Bay Lobster Fe...
Published: 08/18/17
Union versus union: Discord divides the small staff representing Pinellas teachers

Union versus union: Discord divides the small staff representing Pinellas teachers

The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association says in its mission statement that it promotes solidarity and respect for the profession. It represents roughly 7,800 teachers, half of whom pay $690 in annual dues. It negotiates fair pay and work conditio...
Published: 08/18/17
12-foot alligator catch follows an 11-footer caught the night before

12-foot alligator catch follows an 11-footer caught the night before

Catching an 11-foot alligator might be considered a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, but four Florida Panhandle men who did that Wednesday turned around an captured a 12-foot gator the next night.Late Thursday, Nick Naylor, John Booker, Kenny Way and ...
Published: 08/18/17

That funky smell in Old Tampa Bay is a confirmed algae bloom

Smell something funky near Safety Harbor? Pinellas County Environmental Management says it's probably because of the algae bloom in Old Tampa Bay that's stretching from Safety Harbor to the south end of the Bayside Bridge.The bloom was first visible ...
Published: 08/18/17