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It's been a busy day at the polls as early voting begins across the state

ST. PETERSBURG —Florida voters packed early voting sites across the state on Monday, producing long lines and expressing intense passions for and against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. …


Officials plan to destroy Ruskin mailman Doug Hughes' gyrocopter


Husband of disgraced Tampa police corporal accused in theft of tax refund


  1. Bobby Bowden backs Trump in Tampa


    Former FSU football coach Bobby Bowden vouched for Donald Trump during his rally tonight in Tampa.

    Bobby Bowden in Tampa
  2. Fennelly: Time to get excited about the Bucs? Maybe


    TAMPA — Where was everybody?

    It is never too early to start overreaction Monday.

    Time to set up the week.

    So why was everyone sleeping?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) lifts a victorious arm after beating the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Romano: When the future and the past collide

    Local Government

    Should a city support its museums?

    That's a silly question. Of course, it should.

  4. Several U.S. companies acquired in day of big deals


    The week got off to a roaring start Monday in corporate board rooms, as several large acquisitions were announced.

    Here is a summary:

  5. Live stream: Donald Trump in Tampa


    Donald Trump holds a 7 p.m. rally in Tampa.

  6. Opening statements in Dunedin hatchet murder trial set for Tuesday


    LARGO — Opening statements are scheduled to start Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. in the first-degree murder trial of Arthur DeCarvalho, charged with hacking a Dunedin man to death with a hatchet two years ago.

    Arthur Michael DeCarvalho is set to go on trial for first-degree murder this week in the 2014 murder of David G. Elsey, 50. [Photo courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  7. Area Cubs fans can't quite believe they're going to Chicago for the World Series

    The Heater

    It was sometime in late August when Stephen Neldner looked up the dates of the World Series, paying close attention to when the games moved to the National League park. He then got out a calendar, logged on to Southwest Airlines' website and booked a round trip ticket that would get him to Chicago this weekend.

    Jabo Linsky said he is known around work as "Jacob the Cubs Fan." [Special to the Times]
  8. Death penalty uncertainty surrounds Pinellas re-trial of ex-Jabil executive in 2008 double-murder


    LARGO — Twice in the past year, the Florida Supreme Court has altered the fate of Patrick Evans.

    Patrick Evans, center, a former vice president at Jabil, face a re-trial in the 2008 murder of his wife and her friend in Pinellas County. But first this week the state and defense must wrestle with how to apply the death penalty in this case, given recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  9. Case dropped against woman accused of $2.1 million jewel theft by Palm Harbor ex-fiance


    LARGO — Prosecutors dismissed a felony grand theft charge on Monday against Mary Catherine Hunt, who was accused of stealing $2.1 million worth of gold and jewelry from a former fiance's safe, court records show.

    A year-old grand theft charge against Mary Catherine Hunt was dropped Monday. It was filed in October 2015, after her former fiance reported the theft of jewelry valued at more than $2 million. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  10. Officials plan to destroy Ruskin mailman Doug Hughes' gyrocopter


    WASHINGTON — Authorities plan to destroy a helicopter-like aircraft that made headlines when its owner flew it on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in 2015 as a political protest.

    Flanked by his wife, Alena, left, and daughter Kathy, right, gyrocopter pilot Doug Hughes reports to FDC Miami on June 14 to serve four months for landing on the U.S. Capitol lawn. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks to the crowd at the Trump rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa on Monday.

Pam Bondi reunites with Donald Trump in Tampa

Attorney General Pam Bondi reuinted with Donald Trump this evening in Tampa, ending weeks of absence from the campaign trail as she faced scrutiny over ties to Trump....


Bucs gunners again forced rare turnover on special teams

Positions on special-teams units aren't as well known as "quarterback" and "linebacker," but the last two Bucs games have shown how much of a game-changing difference can come from gunners battling jammers in punt coverage....


Playwright, actor and spoken word poet Aleshea Harris.

Playwright Aleshea Harris wins national prize for 'Is God Is'

A play by former St. Petersburg resident Aleshea Harris has won The Relentless Award, which honors Philip Seymour Hoffman.  ...