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GE headquarters may not relocate to Tampa, but what about Marriott?

As much as Tampa Bay desperately wants to recruit a major corporate headquarters, it is now safe to say corporate giant GE will not relocate to Tampa Bay. Not that it was ever likely. GE's m …


'White student union' Facebook pages surface at uni­ver­si­ties in Florida, elsewhere


At Tampa’s Harvest Hope Center, a family gets a Thanks­giving gift


  1. Crane accident latest irritant for residents around St. Pete's Bliss condo construction

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — A crane accident that damaged a brand-new parking garage is just one of many problems and irritants that construction of the 17-story Bliss condo tower is causing.

    The 17-story Bliss condo project is now under construction, left. A crane from the project, right, punched a hole in the Rowland Place condo next door. The view is looking southeast from he roof of Rowland Place, St. Petersburg. SCOTT KEELER | TIMES

  2. Review: 'The 39 Steps' at American Stage a riotous take on Hitchcock


    ST. PETERSBURG — With an exaggerated creak, two huge doors slowly swing open. Into the lighted space behind the false proscenium step two silent, formally dressed men. They preen and bustle, addressing their imaginary audience and removing the sheets that until now have covered just a few rude props: a door frame, …

    Richard Hannay gets an important message from a love interest in The 39 Steps, one of three characters played by Juliana Davis.
  3. Floridians feeling better about the economy, survey finds


    Floridians are entering the holiday season feeling better about their bank accounts and the outlook of the economy, according to a new University of Florida survey.

  4. Tampa couple marry in Irish pub where they had their first date

    Human Interest

    TAMPA —Behind the green door and under the thatched roof of Four Green Fields pub, two people, one in white and the other in a green-blue kilt, leaned in, whispered their vows and kissed to seal the deal.

    Daniel McNeill and Cecilia Moreno celebrate after marrying at Four Green Fields in Tampa on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. [EVE EDELHEIT   I   Times]
  5. Deputies: Lecanto High student who shot himself during class did not plan to hurt others

    Public Safety

    LECANTO — The 15-year-old freshman who shot himself in the head during an English class at Lecanto High School earlier this month has told investigators he did not intend to harm anyone else, even though he walked into class with two fully loaded eight-round magazines, Citrus County sheriff's officials said …

  6. Influential Salt Rock chef Tom Pritchard dies after battle with Parkinson's


    ST. PETERSBURG — Chef Tom Pritchard, who lied his way into the food and service industry and rose to become one of the most inventive and influential chefs in Florida, died Wednesday morning at his home in St. Petersburg. He was 74.

    Pritchard poses on the dock behind the Salt Rock Grill. [Times (2009)]
  7. Some in U.S. military suspended for deadly Afghan hospital attack


    WASHINGTON — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday.

    An employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of their hospital on Oct. 16 after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. [Associated Press]
  8. Battle over Tampa marijuana magazine CannaVoices lands in court


    TAMPA — With its website promoting stories or videos such as "Did William Shakespeare smoke cannabis?" and "Wholesale cannabis prices sky high in Colorado," CannaVoices was suppose to be a hip look at the legal marijuana industry.

  9. Johnson could return tonight: 'I want to be better'


    Center Tyler Johnson could return to the lineup tonight, giving the Lightning a boost against the Kings.

  10. News at noon: Seeking a corporate HQ; bear-resistant trash cans; foster kids; and tons of Thanksgiving and ideas for your long weekend


    As much as Tampa Bay desperately wants to recruit a major corporate headquarters, it is now safe to say corporate giant GE will not move here. So what about hotel …

    From left, Columbia Restaurant executive chef Geraldo Bayona teaches Mexican immigrant Elizabeth Reyes how to cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Harvest Hope Center in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The Harvest Hope Center, which is the University Area Community Development Corporation's teaching kitchen, hosts cooking classes for local community members.

Johnson could return tonight: 'I want to be better'

Center Tyler Johnson could return to the lineup tonight, giving the Lightning a boost against the Kings....


Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: Listen to Episode 11 ...

Another week, another Bucs win, another new edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast -- Episode 11, with Rick Stroud and I talking about the Bucs' big win in Philadelphia and this week's game in Indianapolis. Don't forget to send us your questions on Twitter at @gregauman and @NFLstroud and thanks for everyone listening each week -- you can subscribe on iTunes as well ......


Florida newspapers weigh in on Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget

Newspapers across the state are weighing in with editorials on Gov. Rick Scott's $79.3 billion proposed budget for Florida's upcoming fiscal year....