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SWAT team responding to Clearwater home

CLEARWATER — SWAT team members were called to a house Wednesday morning where a man has barricaded himself, police said. Police arrived to 1524 Carroll St. about 7 a.m. The man's mothe …


Where to see fireworks around Tampa Bay for July 4


Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson


Seffner homeowner shot after interrupting attempted robbery

SEFFNER — A 35-year-old man was shot and injured outside his home early Tuesday morning. Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said Gilben Longino Comacho heard his do …


  1. Vote for June's Letter of the Month


    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2


    Dierks Bentley: The Country Music Award winner (Come A Little Closer, What Was I Thinkin') brings his Sounds of Summer Tour to Tampa with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $26-$50.75. (813) …

    Dierks Bentley performs during day one of the 2015 FarmBorough Music Fest on Friday, June 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NYAK104
  3. 'In Living Color' show featuring Warhol at Tampa Museum of Art a 'rare treat'

    Visual Arts


    He may have top billing in "In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and His Family Foundation," but this excellent exhibition isn't exclusively Warhol or Pop Art. Warhol deserves the recognition, though, because of the 116 works, 50 are his and he is …

    Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1967, screen print.
  4. Review: 'The Hand That Feeds You' is a thriller with teeth


    The Hand That Feeds You goes from zero to terrifying in about five pages.

  5. Review: 'The Story of Alice' a beguiling look at 150 years of Wonderland


    This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, probably the most beloved children's book in English, as well as the most parodied, quoted and analyzed. Its 1871 sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is only slightly less celebrated, though …

    These are a few of our fav-o-rite things.... okay, I'll stop singing and talk about summer sandals.

    What we're loving for July

    Wednesdays are when you are trying to swim from the United States to Cuba but get tired halfway through and are too far from either shore to save yourself....


    The bottom line: Gov. Scott's net worth grows to $147 million

    Gov. Rick Scott reports his net worth has grown to nearly $147 million, an increase of about $15 million from the year before and double what it was the year before that. The wealthiest governor in Florida history filed his annual financial disclosure statement with the Commission on Ethics and the agency posted it online Wednesday....


    Rays top draft pick Garrett Whitley has a blast on signing day

    Rays top pick Garrett Whitley signed his contract, for a $2.96-million bonus, on Tuesday, then took batting practice with the team....