Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Scary, scary Halloween house for Rick Kriseman

Check out the creative and timely Halloween theme on this Old Northeast home. "It floats," is an homage to Stephen King's killer clown story, and the stuff those goes in a toilet and hopefully not Tampa Bay.

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Hillsborough commissioners want a say on CRC proposals

Hillsborough commissioners want a say on CRC proposals

Every 20 years, Florida convenes a group with extraordinary powers.Proposals approved by the Constitution Revision Commission go straight before  voters without having to be approved by the governor or Florida Legislature.Then if enoug...
Published: 02/21/18
Former TV investigative reporter Mike Deeson sues Tampa over CFO’s address

Former TV investigative reporter Mike Deeson sues Tampa over CFO’s address

Mike Deeson might have retired from the local television news, but he isn't done with reporting. And he says he's following up on a story that he's chased since 2012: Does Sonya Little, the city's chief financial officer, live in the city as required...
Published: 02/20/18
Clearwater City Council Seat 5 race heats up with attack mailers

Clearwater City Council Seat 5 race heats up with attack mailers

One month before voters go to the polls for the March 13 City Council election, the gloves have come off in the Seat 5 race.Incumbent Hoyt Hamilton and challenger John Funk each sent out mailers this week blasting their opponents' records and persona...
Published: 02/16/18
Tampa City Council wants to be kept in the loop about fate of Lee Elementary

Tampa City Council wants to be kept in the loop about fate of Lee Elementary

About a dozen supporters of saving Lee Elementary asked Tampa City Council members Thursday to collectively use their power as a bully pulpit to persuade the Hillsborough County School District to reopen the Tampa Heights School.Council members said ...
Published: 02/15/18
In St. Petersburg, mixed reaction to Rays’ picking Tampa

In St. Petersburg, mixed reaction to Rays’ picking Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG — The news Friday that the Tampa Bay Rays have chosen Tampa for their new ballpark was viewed mixed emotions across the bay in the Sunshine City, the only home the team has ever known in its 20-year history.Some saw it as an...
Published: 02/09/18
Tarpon Springs commissioners to vote on future of troubled motel

Tarpon Springs commissioners to vote on future of troubled motel

Tarpon Springs commissioners will vote again tonight on the fate of a motel city officials have long labeled a nuisance.Commissioners will decide whether to buy the troubled Sunbay Motel for $895,000 plus $55,000 of attorney's fees, paving the way fo...
Updated one month ago
Are barking dogs a nuisance or irritating fact of life? Tampa takes another look

Are barking dogs a nuisance or irritating fact of life? Tampa takes another look

Are barking dogs an irritating fact of life or a nuisance?The Tampa City Council took up the issue recently, discussing whether to emulate a Hillsborough County ordinance that allows residents to alert authorities online, with recorded evidence of an...
Updated one month ago
Congressman Charlie Crist visits Pinellas County's veterans treatment court

Congressman Charlie Crist visits Pinellas County's veterans treatment court

Congressman Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, visited Pinellas County’s veterans treatment court on Monday morning in the midst of his push in Washington D.C. to expand funding for these kinds of programs nationwide.The Veteran Treatment Court C...
Updated one month ago
Ed Turanchik confirms he’s running for Tampa mayor

Ed Turanchik confirms he’s running for Tampa mayor

Ed Turanchik is in the race for Tampa mayor.An unsuccessful run for mayor in 2011 hasn't dimmed Turanchik's appetite to lead the state's third-largest city.For months, Turanchik's name has swirled among likely candidates to replace term-limited Mayor...
Updated one month ago
Should Tampa shut down Bayshore Boulevard on Sundays?

Should Tampa shut down Bayshore Boulevard on Sundays?

Should Tampa’s iconic Bayshore Boulevard close on Sundays?A group of supporters of the "Open Streets" concept think so. They told City Council members Thursday that closing down the waterfront street would allow families, bicyclists, the elderl...
Updated one month ago