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Romano: The Tampa Bay sewage 'scandal,' in three acts

You can call it a scandal, and perhaps history will soon agree. Maybe all of the investigations and probes will point to a recognizable villain, and we'll start referring to the whole affair …

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Even if the water is contaminated, these Hillsborough residents won't leave

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Whatever happened to the Trump Tower Tampa site and other big projects planned for the bay area?

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Tampa ranked one of nation's best cities to celebrate Oktoberfest

Tampa ranked one of nation's best cities to celebrate Oktoberfest

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Food as art at the Dalí Museum

Food as art at the Dalí Museum

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Top things to do today

Top things to do today

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Find local scares at Tampa Bay haunted houses

Find local scares at Tampa Bay haunted houses

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  1. Review: Good luck spotting Tampa Bay in 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'

    Movies

    Odd is a safe harbor for Tim Burton, a filmmaker who flirted with normal for the first time ever in Big Eyes and got turned down.

    A scene from Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 20th Century Fox.
  2. Golfing legend Arnold Palmer dies at age 87

    Golf

    Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at a hospital in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

    Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after chipping up at the second hole during a practice round at the Augusta National Golf Club  in 1997. [Associated Press]
  3. Jones: Same old Bucs lose winnable game

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Can't happen. Just can't happen.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) heads off the field after he is stopped short of the end zone on the final play of the game by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner (20) as the Bucs are defeated with a final score of 37 to 32 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Sunday evening (09/25/16).
  4. All Eyes photo gallery: A look back at Arnold Palmer's legendary career

    Blogs

    Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

    This April 9, 2004, file photo shows Arnold Palmer walking across the Hogan Bridge on the 12th fairway for the final time in Masters competition during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
  5. Friends, mentors remember Jose Fernandez's competitive spirit

    Ml

    Of the hundreds of pitchers Tampa's Chuck Hernandez has worked with in 30-plus years of coaching in the minors and majors, Jose Fernandez was the one he was closest with, which made Sunday's news so staggering.

    A bouquet of flowers, a baseball cap and the No. 16 of Jose Fernandez memorialize the Marlins pitcher on the mound at Marlins Park.
  6. Trump not accurate on Clinton, fracking

    News

    The weekend before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump went to Roanoke, Va., to talk about energy.

    During a rally in Roanoke, Va., on Saturday, Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton wants to “shut down” shale and natural gas.
  7. Fennelly: Jose Fernandez was brash, lovable, irreplaceable

    Ml

    ST. PETERSBURG — He left in the night, while most of us slept.

    A light so bright. A life cut short.

       Jose Fernandez, center, led Alonso High to state titles in 2009 and 2011. “There was something about Jose. People gravitated to him. He had that charisma,” said his coach, Landy Faedo.
  8. Bucs blow 10-point lead, lose to Rams 37-32 in home opener

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Sixty-nine minutes. That's how long the Bucs and coach Dirk Koetter had to talk about what proved to be a great chance for a winning drive. Sixty-nine minutes during a weather delay.

    QB Jameis Winston (3) has the ball knocked loose from his right hand as he goes back to pass in the fourth quarter. Rams tackle Ethan Westbrooks grabs it and runs it in for a 77-yard touchdown.
  9. Instant analysis: Woeful Rams offense takes game from Bucs, 37-32

    Bucs

    How in the world did this happen?

    The Bucs took on a Rams team that had scored nine points all season, a team that hadn't even scored a touchdown. And yet they — the Bucs, that is — found a way to lose. In the home opener.

    Ugh.

    Final score: Rams 37, Bucs 32.

    Uh, did you get that? …

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brian Quick (83) strides into the end zone on a 44 yard completion as he is pursued by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner (21) during the first quarter. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  10. China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

    World

    BEIJING — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Carlos Lopez-Cantera. For most of the summer, the lieutenant governor and Miami Republican was hardly visible, almost in political exile. But since September began, Gov. Rick Scott suddenly has Lopez-Cantera back in the public eye, hitting the road, touring businesses, visiting schools and attending meetings....

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Chuck Hernandez, home in Tampa for a day from working as a coach in the Braves instructional league, got an early morning call from his son with the news.

Former Marlins coach Chuck Hernandez reflects on Jose Fernandez

Of all the people who worked with Jose Fernandez during his pro baseball career, Tampa's Chuck Hernandez, who was his first pitching coach with the Marlins, had among the closest connections, which made Sunday's news so staggering....

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Davonte Lambert made his NFL debut last week at Arizona.

Bucs rookie Lambert to start at DE for Ayers vs. Rams

The Bucs have undrafted rookie DaVonte Lambert starting at defensive end today against the Rams -- not second-round pick Noah Spence -- with starter Robert Ayers out with an ankle injury....

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