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The Times purchases the Tampa Tribune

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secu …

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History notes the scrap, heart and camaraderie of the Tampa Tribune

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In fight to woo Rays to Tampa, Hillsborough could soon have a stadium funding source

Hillsborough County is expected to surpass $30 million in taxes collected on hotel room stays by the end of the year, a critical threshold that could be a major development in Tampa's fight to woo the Tampa Bay Rays. ...

Three pointed questions for Duke Energy in week of weaker earnings, shareholder meeting

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Counter-suit escalates feud between bay area real estate agents

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  1. In Tampa's bid to lure Rays, Hillsborough tourism could help build a stadium

    Tourism

    TAMPA — What does good news about Hillsborough County's tourism industry have to do with Tampa's hopes of luring the Tampa Bay Rays?

    In a word: everything.

    St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field is the current home of the Tampa Bay Rays. But they're exploring a move to other sites in the bay area, especially in Tampa. Hillsborough County's booming tourim trade could help fund a portion of a new baseball stadium in Tampa. [Photo courtesy of City of St. Petersburg]
  2. St. Petersburg review commission rejects woman's carport request

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — After 11 years and thousands of dollars, Pamella Settlegoode still doesn't have a carport acceptable to city officials.

    Pamella Settlegoode has tried for 11 years to add a carport to her Spanish-style home in St. Petersburg’s Allendale neighborhood. A review panel turned down her variance request Wednesday.
  3. #NeverTrump effort was too late, too little

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — #NeverTrump.

    Absolute and simple, the message blasted across social media this year, a shield worn by Republicans horrified by Donald Trump. Anyone not on board was a sellout.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media and a few supporters in New York on Tuesday after winning the Indiana primary. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
  4. Three pointed questions for Duke Energy in week of weaker earnings, shareholder meeting

    Energy

    In 2011 Duke Energy completed a messy $13 billion purchase of Progress Energy and entered Florida as the second largest provider of electricity in the state, supplying portions of Tampa Bay and much of west-central Florida up to Tallahassee. Duke's arrival has since been marred by a series of missteps that range from …

    Duke Energy set its latest rate in Florida at $108.32 per 1,000 kilowatt hours. Both Tampa Electric and FPL charge less. And Duke is adding a $2.93 monthly surcharge to cover some of the decommissioning costs of its closed Crystal River nuclear plant, shown in this 2013 photo. [MAURICE RIVENBARK   |   Times]
  5. Cybersleuth's hacking of Florida elections websites draws criminal charges

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime.

    David Levin, 31 of Estero, was arrested on charges of property crimes for hacking into the Lee County elections database.
 (Lee County Jail)
  6. Ryan Callahan swings momentum to Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — The Islanders had dominated the Lightning for most of Tuesday's first period, peppering goalie Ben Bishop with chance after chance.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) works to get infront of the net and New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) during third period action of game two of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Saturday afternoon (04/30/16). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  7. No agreement on Hillsborough's transportation quagmire, except agreeing to meet more

    Blogs

    TAMPA — It’s back to the drawing board for Hillsborough County’s transportation plan.

    Cars sit locked in evening rush hour traffic on Dale Mabry near Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Hillsborough Commissioners have yet to reach consensus on a transportation funding plan after voting to defeat a sales tax hike.
  8. Loews Don CeSar Hotel faces $700,000 in construction liens from recent renovation

    Retail

    A Miami-based construction company has filed a construction lien totaling more than $700,000 against the Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, according to a lawsuit.

    A Miami-based construction company has filed a construction lien totaling more than $700,000 against the Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, according to a lawsuit. SCOTT KEELER    |      TIMES

  9. Gillette thief nabs nearly $1,000 in razors from Tampa CVS

    Crime

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County deputies were on the hunt Wednesday for a likely well-groomed thief who made off with nearly $1,000 in Gillette razors from a CVS drugstore.

    Hillsborough deputies are looking for this man shown on security camera footage. They say he stole nearly $1,000 in Gillette razors Monday from a CVS drugstore in Tampa at 6701 Dale Mabry Highway.
  10. Oldsmar mayor pokes fun at Rays beef with St. Petersburg (w/video)

    Blogs

    It's been a tense back and forth lately between St. Petersburg and North Pinellas officials over where the Tampa Bay Rays should resettle, but Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis on Wednesday tried to sweeten the talks.

PolitiFact Florida: Enterprise Florida made a misleading attack on California over its minimum wage hike

Gov. Rick Scott is not on board with the minimum wage increase in the sunny, oceanside state — of California....

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Brian Boyle said Tuesday there was no malicious intent and he didn't expect to get disciplined.

No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case....

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Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, looking to get rolling

UPDATE, 5:54:  After the Rays originally posted that they were starting LHP Matt Moore on Sunday, but now say it is TBD. Since they need a fifth starter at some point on this trip that could mean they are considering dropping in Erasmo Ramirez or Matt Andriese on Sunday vs. the Angels. .... LHP Blake Snell started Wednesday, so if he is the call-up they would have to wait until Monday....

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