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Live blog: Updates from Gov. Scott's presidential candidate forum

"The next president has to do what we have done in Florida to turnaround the national economy," Gov. Rick Scott said to applause at a ballroom at Disney …


Tampa's Christ the King Church sues prominent Republican to claim willed property


Jack Bowman: An optimism unbowed by tragedy


  1. Skyway Film Festival features 'Blair Witch Project' and actors Thomas Ian Nichols, Jon Heder


    In its inaugural year, the Skyway Film Festival has assembled a lineup rivaling Florida's longer running cinema showcases.

    Directors Eduardo Sanchez, left, and Dan Myrick of The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Myrick, a University of Central Florida grad, will talk about the movie June 13 at the Skyway Film Festival.
  2. Editorial: Another Tampa murder calls for more effort to reduce violence


    Edward Harris was murdered on Sunday in Tampa doing what 14-year-old boys do — playing basketball in a city park. His death amid a surge of gun violence in Tampa leaves the police once again searching for clues, another grieving family searching for answers — and the broader community with the responsibility …

    Mourners gather Monday night for a candlelight vigil for shooting victim Edward Harris, 14, at Woodland Terrace Park in east Tampa. Harris was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while playing with friends outside his home — a daylight attack that reflects the brazen nature of the rising number of shootings this year in Tampa.
  3. Editorial: Too many passengers, too little money for airports


    Crowded airports and long delays can make traveling unbearable — and it's only getting worse. A new congressional report, "U.S. Airports in Crisis," confirms that too many major airports are over capacity and have little money to expand. U.S. Rep. John Mica of Winter Park, the former chairman of the House …

  4. St. Petersburg Opera Company presents Puccini's Turandot


    Fans of Puccini will recognize Turandot, which opens Friday from the St. Petersburg Opera Company at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, as the composer's final work.

    Susan Tsagkaris plays Princess Turandot and Casey Finnigan is Calaf in the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s production.
  5. Local brewers find inspiration from art

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    Fact: Art makes you thirsty. Or something like that.

    Green Bench Brewing’s Head Brewer Khris Johnson

    Lightning embracing the moment, planning to "enjoy the ride"

    Associate coach Rick Bowness isn't one to typically give big pre-game speeches....


    Scott vetoes consumer protection for Citizens depopulation, 1st of 2015 session

    In his first veto of the year, Gov. Rick Scott rejected Tuesday a bill that sought to make the de-population of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation more consumer-friendly....


    Minor-league OF Blanchard suspended

    Rays Class A OF Coty Blanchard was suspended 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, MLB announced Tuesday....