Monday, July 23, 2018
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Hometown Pasco for Jan. 5

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Treacherous storms, power outages greet early Tampa Bay commuters

Treacherous storms, power outages greet early Tampa Bay commuters

It was a treacherous commute for early-morning commuters across Tampa Bay on Monday as a strong line of thunderstorms produced locally heavy downpours, strong gusts, power outages, and frequent, dangerous lightning that illuminated the nighttime sky....
Updated: 7 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Treacherous commute across Tampa Bay; Adam Putnam has some challenges; 5 previous ‘stand your ground’ controversies

The Daystarter: Treacherous commute across Tampa Bay; Adam Putnam has some challenges; 5 previous ‘stand your ground’ controversies

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• It was a treacherous commute for early-morning commuters across Tampa Bay on Monday as a strong line of thunderstorms produced locally heavy downpours, strong gusts, and frequent, dan...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Five times Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law sparked controversy

Five times Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law sparked controversy

Florida’s controversial self defense law is in the news again.The killing of Markeis McGlockton, who was shot by another man after the two argued over a parking space on Thursday, is just the most recent in a long succession of controversies over the...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Group homes brace for radical overhaul of federal foster care funding

Group homes brace for radical overhaul of federal foster care funding

CARROLLWOOD — Since the 1940s, abused, abandoned and neglected teens have found refuge at Lake Magdalene, a group foster home run by Hillsborough County.Children battling drug problems, depression and anxiety live in cottages on the 23-acre campus. T...
Published: 07/23/18
Some not-so-tiny obstacles in the growing market for tiny houses

Some not-so-tiny obstacles in the growing market for tiny houses

When Tom Alsani heard about plans for a tiny-home community in St. Petersburg, he got so excited he immediately wanted to know more. "Right now I have a house with three bedrooms but the kids are gone and I’m trying to downsize,’’ says Alsani, a qual...
Published: 07/23/18
PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

The toxic green algae bloom spreading across Lake Okeechobee has seeped into the state’s political races, including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s quest for Florida governor.The Democratic Governors Association slammed Putnam, a Republican, i...
Published: 07/23/18
Author drills into federal government’s role pushing segregation

Author drills into federal government’s role pushing segregation

Before researching his latest book, Richard Rothstein had some vague ideas about why residential segregation took root in so many communities during the 20th century.Like many of us, he had little reason to doubt the de facto explanation: A history o...
Published: 07/23/18
St. Petersburg cites hotel in Historic Uptown for code violations

St. Petersburg cites hotel in Historic Uptown for code violations

Times Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — The owner of the popular Hollander hotel has been hit with a notice of code violations at a hotel he is currently renovating. A city codes investigator found that Lake View House at 465 Seventh Ave. N is operating w...
Published: 07/23/18
Here is what a strong mayor would look like in Clearwater

Here is what a strong mayor would look like in Clearwater

CLEARWATER — What would a strong mayor look like in this city?A proposed ordinance finalized Thursday drew pieces from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and West Palm Beach governments, where an elected politician has power over all day-to-day operation...
Published: 07/23/18
East Ybor residents say their neighborhood is ready for big things

East Ybor residents say their neighborhood is ready for big things

Ybor’s Bread Basket was what the late-Domenic Giunta called his East Ybor neighborhood.East Ybor once produced food for the tobacco workers of adjacent Ybor City, which earned renown in the early to mid-1900s for hosting the world’s largest cigar ind...
Published: 07/23/18