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Tampa Tribune alumni recall the good times

I never planned to stay at the Tampa Tribune, but I did so for 22 years before joining its rival in 2001. In those years, I lost a father, mother, grandparents, an uncle and two dogs, yet always felt surrounded by people who cared about me. My first …


We at the Tribune made a difference

I remember when I started my first reporting job at the Tampa Tribune in 1978 …


Despite opposition from taxis, Hillsborough reaches tentative deal to legalize Uber, Lyft

TAMPA — After a bumpy two-year ride together, the Public Transportation Commission and old foes Uber and Lyft have reached a tentative agreement that could finally make ridesharing legal in …


Land O'Lakes High School teacher's aide accused of having intercourse with two students


Woman's credit in ruins after Macy's keeps trying to collect bogus charge


  1. Bucs rookie Danny Vitale shows versatility again


    TAMPA — Danny Vitale's position at Northwestern was called "super back" as a nod to his unique athletic versatility, and the sixth-round draft pick hopes to continue that hybrid Swiss Army knife role as a Bucs rookie.

    No, Bucs rookie Danny Vitale isn’t expected to compete at quarterback. But his versatility was already on display during rookie minicamp. He could fill fullback, tight end or H-back roles.   {Associated Press}
  2. Bucs sign Vernon Hargreaves for four years, $14.2 million


    TAMPA — Just before noon Friday, cornerback Vernon Har­greaves, the Bucs' first-round pick from Florida, signed his name to a contract worth $14.2 million over the next four years, a deal that included an $8.5 million signing bonus and a fifth-year club option.

    Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, the team’s first-round pick out of Florida, participates as rookie minicamp opens.
  3. President Obama grants clemency to two federal prisoners from Pinellas


    Two people from Pinellas County are among the 58 federal prisoners whose sentences were commuted this week by President Barack Obama.

  4. Lightning's injured Anton Stralman, J.T. Brown not expected back against Islanders

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — Coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning's mantra during the playoffs has been to stay alive so its injured regulars won't have already played their last game of the season.

  5. Sheriff: Clearwater man arrested on 20 counts of child pornography



    Man arrested on child porn charges

  6. Police: Terminally ill woman, husband found dead in Pinellas Park home

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — A terminally ill woman and her husband were found dead under suspicious circumstances inside their home Friday evening, police say.

  7. Superintendent Jeff Eakins, ACLU at odds over religious activity in Hillsborough schools


    TAMPA — Superintendent Jeff Eakins met with the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday to discuss Constitutional concerns about religious proselytizing in Hillsborough County's public schools.

    Pastor Ken Whitten of Idlewild Baptist Church talks to Hillsborough County Schools principals and assistant principals in a seminar last October. The schools system has been criticized for its close relationship with the church. [Times (2015)]
  8. Woman's credit ruined after Macy's keeps trying to collect bogus charges


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Karen Padgett and Macy's both agree that she does not have to pay a mysterious $111 charge made to her store credit card, the result of either a thief or a computer glitch.

    “I was always proud of my good credit. I worked hard to earn it. 
Now it’s all gone. And Macy’s won’t do anything about it.” Karen Padgett
  9. Hillsborough deputy runs into pedestrian near Carrollwood


    TAMPA — A Hillsborough sheriff's deputy ran into and injured a pedestrian Friday afternoon while on patrol near Carrollwood, according to the Sheriff's Office.

  10. For starters: Rays at Angels, in Archer's 100th start


    UPDATE, 8:39: Cash said Guyer and Pearce have been big sparks and he needed to get them in the lineup, and wouldn't say how long he would stay with them. Guyer is playing ahead of Desmond Jennings, who has 1 hit in his last 27 at-bats, and Pearce ahead of Logan Morrison, who is 6-for-64 with 0 RBIs. ...

    Chris Archer, who has looked more like his All-Star ace self in his last two starts than his first four, will be on the mound for the Rays.

Jeb Bush: I will not support Donald Trump

Jeb Bush says he will will not vote for Donald Trump, saying the presumptive nominee has not demonstrated the "temperament or strength of character" to be president....


Jon Cooper 'baffled' Anton Stralman isn't back

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team's mantra during the playoffs has been to stay alive so its injured regulars won't have already played their last game....


Andriese to be called up to start for Rays on Sunday

RHP Matt Andriese will be called up to start Sunday for the Rays....