News Roundup

 Ron Petrini, CEO of Great Bay Distributors, stands at the company’s construction site where its new headquarters is under construction on Wednesday. SCOTT KEELER | Times

Looking ahead: 10 agents of change raising the bar in Tampa Bay's economy

These 10 Tampa Bay folks are on missions worthy of watching in the latter half of 2014. Why? Because they represent our growing crop of change agents. They are people pushing to make things better in this regional economy. They are pressing for better options via mass transportation, economic development and job cr …


    Prison visit uncovers another death, prompts another suspension

    The visit by the head of Florida's prison system to the Dade Correctional Institution on Thursday produced more than a show of interest in the suspicious death of an inmate more than two years ago. It also led to an unexpected revelation: the suspicious death of another inmate the day before....


    Regions Bank gives $10,000 to Friends of Greenlight

    The political committee supporting the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum got a boost recently from a couple of major corporate donors....


    Florida education news: School grades, special ed, painting and more

    SCHOOL GRADES: Forty-five Tampa area elementary schools must provide an added hour of daily reading instruction as part of Florida's lowest 300 in reading. • Twenty-two area schools see their school grades rise by two or more....