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Tampa Bay home prices still soaring amid tight supply

Tampa Bay home prices still soaring amid tight supply

Sales of Tampa Bay homes dropped in April but prices jumped yet again as Florida's real estate market continued to be defined by tight supply and high demand.Compared to the same month last, the median price for a single family home rose 12.5 percent...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Six new restaurants opening this summer: Burgerim, Rocco's Tacos, American Social

Six new restaurants opening this summer: Burgerim, Rocco's Tacos, American Social

OPENING SOONFeeling a little peckish? You're in luck, with a big raft of new restaurants poised to launch, including three at International Plaza.BURGERIMIn the fast-casual arena, Burgerim is opening in late July at 800 N Franklin St., Tampa. The con...
Updated: 2 hours ago
These days, don't hit the theme park without an app and a phone charger

These days, don't hit the theme park without an app and a phone charger

Emile Crawford stocks two back-up phone battery chargers these days when she takes her kids to Disney World. But she dare not venture into a theme park without a smart phone app, an accessory becoming as necessary as sunscreen in Florida theme parks....
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Please, let 'Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales' be the last

Please, let 'Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales' be the last

Zombie sharks are jumped by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, our fifth and hopefully final ride through Disney's theme park franchise. You can cut in line ahead of me, if you like.Dead Men Tell No Tales appears to bring closure to a ...
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Forecast: Pasco under tornado watch as front brings gusty winds, potentially severe storms

Forecast: Pasco under tornado watch as front brings gusty winds, potentially severe storms

After weeks of exceptional drought, Tampa Bay residents should brace for clusters of downpours Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning. 10News WTSPRainfall totals around the Tampa Bay area Some of those storms could be severe. Pasco and Herna...
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How did Florida National Guard miss soldier's neo-Nazi leanings?

How did Florida National Guard miss soldier's neo-Nazi leanings?

Brandon Russell, a private first class assigned to Company C of the 53rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Pinellas Park, has been in the Florida National Guard since February, 2016.All the while, authorities said, he was a self-professed neo-Nazi ...
Published: 05/23/17
James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and more appear at Disney's Pandora

James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and more appear at Disney's Pandora

ORLANDO — As he stood on a stage at Disney World Wednesday, director James Cameron revealed his teenage dreams.He was 19 when he first envisioned a bioluminescent world of strange creatures and floating mountains, he said. Now, he was standing ...
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Mr. Career vs. Mr. Iwanna Job

Mr. Career vs. Mr. Iwanna Job

Recently, we had a candidate come in for an interview. Let's call him Mr. Career.Mr. Career had a box of cereal tucked under his arm. He said he saw on social media that we were participating in Feeding Tampa Bay's Cereal for Summer food drive and wa...
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Meet 'rave pops,' the EDM-loving, hard-dancing 72-year-old who went viral via the Sunset Music Festival (w/video)

Meet 'rave pops,' the EDM-loving, hard-dancing 72-year-old who went viral via the Sunset Music Festival (w/video)

Alan Grofé is a 72-year-old, semi-retired entrepreneur and former tech executive with frost-white hair, two grown children and five grandchildren. He's also the guy in that viral video, dancing his face off among the bikini and neon-clad kids ...
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Tampa court hearing rescheduled for accused neo-Nazi jihadist killer

Tampa court hearing rescheduled for accused neo-Nazi jihadist killer

TAMPA — Attorneys for Devon Arthurs, the alleged former neo-Nazi turned jihadist accused of shooting to death his two roommates, have asked to reschedule a court hearing that had been set for Wednesday morning.Arthurs did not appear in court at...
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This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

RISING AGAIN: Sunset Music FestivalMore eyes than ever will be on this year's Sunset Music Festival, the annual electronic extravaganza that will draw some 60,000 fans over Saturday and Sunday to Raymond James Stadium. A lot of that has to do with sa...
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What's on stage this week: Idina Menzel, 'Finding Neverland,' Sunshine City Opera

What's on stage this week: Idina Menzel, 'Finding Neverland,' Sunshine City Opera

NO FEAR OF FLYING: BILLY HARRIGAN TIGHEPeter Pan, his tale immortalizing childhood, is now part of Western mythology. Playwright J.M. Barrie has since become the subject of a musical about creativity and courage. Finding Neverland opens Tuesday at th...
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If Tony Dungy sticks around, he'll broadcast the 2021 Tampa Super Bowl for NBC

If Tony Dungy sticks around, he'll broadcast the 2021 Tampa Super Bowl for NBC

Lost in the Super Tuesday news of the Super Bowl coming back to Tampa was this nugget:Tony Dungy will have the chance to broadcast a Super Bowl from his hometown.NBC, where Dungy, 61, serves as a studio analyst, holds the rights to the Super Bowl LV,...
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New podcast: Martha Quinn talks Journey reunion, '80s revival and more

New podcast: Martha Quinn talks Journey reunion, '80s revival and more

It's been FOREVER since we had former MTV veejay and all-around '80s queen Martha Quinn on the Stuck in the '80s podcast! Eight years at least! So we're super jazzed to say Martha rejoins us this week to talk about everything '80s. Among the top...
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Bomb experts say materials at Tampa Palms murder scene were meant to kill

Bomb experts say materials at Tampa Palms murder scene were meant to kill

TAMPA — Easily obtainable chemicals and equipment that investigators found at the scene of a double murder in Tampa Palms were assembled for one purpose, according to explosives experts: To create an improvised explosive device that could kill ...
Published: 05/23/17
We Tried That: Working on a food truck for a day

We Tried That: Working on a food truck for a day

What we tried: It seems like everyone and their mother wants to open a food truck.Literally. On my way to meet Stephanie Swanz, owner of the Empamamas empanada food truck, my Starbucks barista said that her mom wanted to open one. When I mentioned th...
Published: 05/24/17
Shelby, the missing Boxer with cancer in Tampa, found safe under a car

Shelby, the missing Boxer with cancer in Tampa, found safe under a car

Shelby has been found.The 4-year-old Boxer mix was undergoing cancer treatments when she slipped away from BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Tampa on May 17, sparking a nearly weeklong search.On Tuesday night, she was found huddled underneath...
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Timely Tendings: June brings Pinellas County fertilizer restrictions, hurricane season

Pinellas to begin fertilizer restriction seasonThe restricted season begins June 1 and runs through Sept. 30. During this time, you cannot apply fertilizer containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous to your lawn and/or landscape plants.Please also rememb...
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Before she was a Tampa legend, Gayle Sierens was an NFL trailblazer

Before she was a Tampa legend, Gayle Sierens was an NFL trailblazer

TAMPA — It's in a picture frame on a wall in Gayle Sierens' South Tampa home, a home she and her husband have mostly filled with photographs of their three children. But there are photos of Sierens with Pope John Paul II, with Laura Bush, with ...
Published: 05/20/17
Updated: 05/21/17
Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021

At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has ...
Published: 05/23/17