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Sunshine City? More like the Leaky City: St. Petersburg's sewage problem tied to pipe leaks

ST. PETERSBURG — The Sunshine City is more like the Leaky City. On an average day without rain, about two-thirds of St. Petersburg's sewage flow is made up of groundwater entering leak …


Pick a Buc — multiple Bucs — to help alleviate loss of Vincent Jackson


That idea about razing I-175 for Tropicana Field redevelopment? It's not going to happen


Dining Planner: St. Pete Wine and Food Festival comes to North Straub Park

Dining Planner: St. Pete Wine and Food Festival comes to North Straub Park


The best things to do in Tampa Bay this week

The best things to do in Tampa Bay this week


Bar review: Unwind at Room 901 in St. Pete's Edge District

Bar review: Unwind at Room 901 in St. Pete's Edge District


R.E.M.'s Mike Mills delving into classical world at Mahaffey

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills delving into classical world at Mahaffey


  1. What to watch and listen to this weekend: 'Hamilton's America,' The Room Where It's Happening podcast



    SEASON PREMIERE: Black Mirror, midnight, Netflix: Charlie Brooker's outstanding U.K. anthology series is back with six episodes. Each episode is a standalone story delving into the complexities and paranoia surrounding modern culture's obsession …

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Hamilton.
  2. Portion of Fletcher Avenue closed in north Tampa after car hits pole, causing power outages


    Fletcher Avenue is closed from 15th Street to Nebraska Avenue in north Tampa after a vehicle hit a pole early Friday morning, causing power outages in the area.

  3. An awkward night of jeers and barbs as Clinton and Trump share yet another stage for charity (w/video)


    NEW YORK — It was bound to be awkward from the beginning.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, center, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, take their seats during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in New York. [Associated Press]
  4. Adored by candidates, the dreaded campaign yard sign appears to be less in demand this season

    State Roundup

    The inundation of campaign yard signs seems to be lighter than in past presidential election years. And it took longer for the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton signs to start appearing.

    Campaign yard signs supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. David Jolly can be seen along the 1000 block of 39th Avenue N in St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  5. Police ID woman fatally beaten, left in middle of Tampa street


    TAMPA — A woman died Thursday afternoon after she suffered head injuries and was left in the middle of a residential west Tampa road, police said.

  6. Carlton: Tampa does Democrats, but how about architects?


    Hard to say what's most surprising about Mickey Jacob's name being added to the list of rumored contenders to replace Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn when he term-limits out in three years. (A departure that, by the way, may require a SWAT team, given Buckhorn's fondness for the job.)

    So is it most surprising that:

    Mickey Jacob
  7. So how exactly did Tampa land Johnson & Johnson? A J&J executive offers some insight

    Economic Development

    Luring a company to establish or relocate a corporate headquarters in your hometown is the stuff economic development officials dream of. So there was quite the celebration Wednesday when Johnson & Johnson formally opened its new North America Global Services Center in the Hidden River Corporate Park off E Fletcher …

    Erin Champlin, Johnson & Johnson’s vice president of global services, said the bay area’s talent base was key in the company’s decision to open a service center here.
  8. Shamed for overcharging patients, some Florida hospitals raised their prices — again


    A year ago, a study about U.S. hospitals marking up prices by 1,000 percent generated headlines and outrage around the country.

    Photo illustraton. [istockphoto]
  9. The Daystarter: A cold front is coming, St. Petersburg has leaky pipes, and an architect for Tampa mayor?


    • Highs may crack the mid 80s before a cold front moves in starting tonight, according to 10Weather WTSP. There is only a 10 percent …

    Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith will discuss his profile on Hillary Clinton's connections to Florida live on Facebook at 12:15 p.m.: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
  10. NSA contractor stole equivalent of 500 million pages, prosecutors say


    BALTIMORE — A former intelligence contractor stole the equivalent of 500 million pages of government documents during two decades of work at seven companies, including top-secret plans for an operation against a hostile country, prosecutors said in papers filed in U.S. District Court here on Thursday.

Patrick Murphy's dad also gave another $1M to a Democratic super PAC last month

Tom Murphy Jr.'s generous political donations to help his youngest son's U.S. Senate bid keep on coming....


'Get on your horse:' Bucs defense respects Kaepernick's speed

It has been seven years since Jacquies Smith went up against Colin Kaepernick in college, but his memory is vivid....