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To help fix aging sewers, St. Petersburg City Council advances utility rate hike

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg City Council committee voted unanimously Thursday to add either $3.73 or $5.60 to residents' average monthly utility bills. The reason? A sewer syste …

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Demolition to begin soon on 400 Central property in St. Petersburg

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Votes delayed on cross-bay ferry service

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  1. Man deputies say pulled a gun in Odessa road rage incident turns self in (w/video)

    Crime

    ODESSA — The man Hillsborough sheriff's deputies say pulled a gun on someone during an episode of road rage earlier this month was arrested Wednesday after turning himself in.

    Hillsborough County deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect seen on video leaving his car and waving a gun at another during in an apparent road rage incident on Crawley Road near Keystone Grove Boulevard in Odessa on July 4. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  2. Four people in Florida have Zika infections that might not be related to foreign travel

    Medicine

    In Florida, 328 people have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, an infection that causes only mild illness in most people but has been linked to severe brain and birth defects in newborn babies.

  3. From 'Cursed Child' to 'Fantastic Beasts,' state of the Potterverse is magically good

    Books

    Five years ago, I attended the first U.S. screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with some of the most avid fans on the planet.

    [ CAMERON COTTRILL | Times ]
  4. PolitiFact: Fact-checking Barack Obama, Tim Kaine at the Democratic convention

    National

    The third night of the Democratic National Convention saw more of the party's bigwigs, with speeches from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine.

    President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention on its third day at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)
  5. 'The outside world doesn't know how good this team is going to be,' Koetter tells Bucs players

    Blogs

    All summer, coach Dirk Koetter thought about the speech he would give his team on the eve of training camp.

  6. Koetter says Bucs won't rush injured Sweezy, Murphy

    Blogs

    The only significant players not to begin traiining camp practice Thursday was G J.R. Sweezy and WR Louis Murphy. Sweezy, who had an undisclosed surgical procedure shortly after signing with Tampa Bay as a free agent from Seattle, missed the entire off-season with an undisclosed injury. Murphy is recoveriing from a torn …

  7. News at Noon: St. Pete advances utility hike; seabird sanctuary's founder sued; AIDS pharmacy coming; Bucs hit the field

    News

    A City Council committee voted unanimously to add either $3.73 or $5.60 to the average monthly utility bills to repair St. Petersburg's aging sewer system. After more than 90 minutes of …

    A city worker walks through sewage after putting up a sign  warning people of contaminated water at the Perry Bayview Community Playground in June. The city plans to increase utility bills to pay for repairs to the sewer system.   LARA CERRI   |   Time
  8. Lawsuit challenges Madeira Beach commission appointment

    Local Government

    MADEIRA BEACH — The appointment of Housh Ghovaee to the City Commission earlier this month violated the Sunshine Law, according to a lawsuit filed in Circuit Court last week.

    Housh Ghovaee
  9. Demolition to begin soon on 400 Central property in St. Petersburg

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG – Residents and businesses around the 400 block of Central Avenue can expect a noisy, dusty few months as workers demolish a former hotel, bank and parking garage.

    Residents and businesses around the 400 block of Central Avenue can expect a noisy, dusty few months as workers demolish a former hotel, bank and parking garage. 
[CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  10. Bird rescuer's children sue to dissolve Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

    Wildlife

    The legal woes of Tampa Bay's top bird rescuer have now gone from bad to worse.

    Fredericka Jura, of Treasure Island, and Anne Roberts, of Maine, visit the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in 2013. A lawsuit filed against the facility alleges the sanctuary is "insolvent and has effectively ceased to operate." [LARA CERRI  |   Tampa Bay Times]

Marco Rubio's first Senate ad paints him as tough on national security

Marco Rubio's first TV ad plays off national security concerns and illustrates his dual campaign against Democrats for Senate and Hillary Clinton....

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"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...

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'The outside world doesn't know how good this team is going to be,' Koetter tells Bucs players

All summer, coach Dirk Koetter thought about the speech he would give his team on the eve of training camp....

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