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With Bright House sold, just about everyone in Tampa Bay will have a new cable company

Charter Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it plans to buy Bright House Networks LLC for $10.4 billion, forming the nation's second largest cable operator. Charter is the fourth-largest c …


It's spring break, and St. Petersburg police say they've already seen a rise in car break-ins

ST. PETERSBURG — Spring break began at Pinellas public schools this week, and police say they've already registered a sharp spike in car thefts and burglaries across the city. Between …


Gulfport detectives seek help finding person of interest in homicide case

Gulfport detectives seek help finding person of interest in homicide case


  1. Review: 'The Hunting Ground' a devastating look at rape on campus


    The Hunting Ground (R) (90 min.) — Kirby Dick's documentary begins with a montage of jubilant high school seniors, learning they're accepted to the college of their dreams and, in some cases, nightmares. Nearly one in five female students will be sexually assaulted before graduating, and practically all …

    The documentary identifies four reasons why sexual abuse is so prevalent on college campuses.
  2. 5 things to do under $5 April 2-8


    1 Summer Splash Fair: Tampa Bay History Center has opened up its space for providers who specialize in summer camps, health and wellness, college preparatory, after-school programs, tutoring and more. They will be on hand to help children have an adventurous summer. $5. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old …

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Bill Nye attends Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
  3. Giant 'sonic sculpture' Fin Harp opens Wednesday at Straz Center


    Starting Wednesday, music will no longer be confined to the stage of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. With the help of artist Luke Rothschild, the building itself will be part of a gigantic interactive musical instrument, known as the Fin Harp. The "sonic" sculpture will be on display through May 3 as a piece …

    The first Fin Harp, is a sonic sculpture by String Theory's Luke Rothschild , who is building a similar structure Tampa's Straz Center. The huge harp will be a giant interactive musical instrument on display on the River walk April-1-May 3. CREDIT Straz Center
  4. Local restaurants have fun with April Fools' pranks

    Food & Dining

    Z Grille closing? Datz going Chinese? A Burger King perfume?

    Not so fast.

    Courtesy of Datz
For April Fool's Day, Datz in Tampa will be transformed into a Chinese restaurant.
  5. Another voice:


    Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, who last week signed a religious freedom law driven by bigotry against gays and lesbians, has been complaining that the law's opponents — which include top business leaders and civil rights groups — are spreading "misinformation."

    Jimbo Fisher: Jameis Winston is the 'whole package'

    TALLAHASSEE – Jimbo Fisher didn’t seem surprised that quarterback Jameis Winston opted to throw 102 passes during Tuesday’s pro day at Florida State, even if that’s double the number some prospects throw....


    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker others face FEC complaints

    A group of campaign finance watchdogs today filed complaints with the FEC against Jeb Bush, Martin O’Malley, Rick Santorum and Scott Walker that contend they have broken campaign finance law by acting as if they are not candidates....


    Rays pitcher Jim Miller watches from the dugout during a March 20 game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Charlotte Sports Park. Miller will start a game on Tuesday, the last day before the Rays break camp to play the remainder of their exhibition schedule at Tropicana Field.

    For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox and at Orioles

    UPDATE, 12:35: Casilla was released. By doing so now, the Rays give Casilla, who wasn't going to make their team, more time to seek a big-league spot elsehwere....