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Charter Communications buying Bright House Networks in $10.4B deal

A Connecticut company announced Tuesday that it will buy Bright House Networks, marking the second time this year that a major cable provider in Tampa Bay will be overtaken by a company with an unimpressive customer satisfaction record. Charter Communications Inc. said it plans to buy Bright House Networks LLC for  …


    Abortion bill advances with minimal discussion

    After 20 minutes of rushed discussion Tuesday, a Senate panel approved a plan that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion....


    The newest section of Tampa’s Riverwalk, going north under the Kennedy Boulevard bridge and ending at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, officially opens today at 5 p.m. Its whale-ribbed frames hold up large fabric awnings to shade passing walkers.

    40 years in the making, new section of Tampa’s Riverwalk set to open

    UPDATE: Because of expected rain, city officials have cancelled the free showing of Dolphin Tale at 8 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 5 p.m., and if it's raining then, the ceremony will be under the overhang at the Tampa Museum of Art. Other scheduled activities will go on as planned starting at 6 p.m....


    Pasco Zephyrhills High drops its restroom escort policy

    Under pressure from the Pasco school district administration, Zephyrhills High has dropped its controversial policy requiring students to get escorts to the restroom during class periods....