Monday, September 17, 2018

News Roundup

Restaurant review: The Local doesn’t stand out enough above its Tampa neighbors to make an impact

Restaurant review: The Local doesn’t stand out enough above its Tampa neighbors to make an impact

TAMPADo you have this debate? "Florida is not in the South." "Um, look at a map." I guess I am in the former camp: It seems Florida gets more Southern the more north and west you go, accents only creeping in as reliably as boiled peanuts up on the Pa...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Red Tide endangers more than sea life. Birds are latest victims

Red Tide endangers more than sea life. Birds are latest victims

One recent morning, Elizabeth Forys saw a strange sight on St. Pete Beach.The Eckerd College biology professor was visiting to check on the condition of certain seabirds as a Red Tide algae bloom rolled into Pinellas County’s iconic beaches. She saw ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

NEW PORT RICHEY — The September night sky is calling. Members of the Pasco County Astronomy Club will be celebrating with a free stargazing party from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.As usual, club members will be se...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Ex-cellmate in abortion pill case tried to help victim in her quest for damages

Ex-cellmate in abortion pill case tried to help victim in her quest for damages

TAMPA — Carl Morgan ran afoul of a probation officer in 2014 and landed in a Louisiana federal prison, where he met a man from Florida.The two shared a cell and conversations. About six months later, Morgan left to go to a halfway house and John Andr...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Crash involving patrol vehicle, car fire cause backup on Sunshine Skyway

Crash involving patrol vehicle, car fire cause backup on Sunshine Skyway

A crash involving a patrol car and a vehicle fire caused traffic to move slowly across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge early Monday morning.According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s live traffic map, the crash involving a patrol car was blocking the insid...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Land O'Lakes woman fatally struck while crossing State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel

Land O'Lakes woman fatally struck while crossing State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel

A Land O'Lakes woman was killed Sunday night when when she was struck by two vehicles in Wesley Chapel.According to the Florida Highway Patrol,46-year-old Tricia Anne O'Brien attempted to cross State Road 54, west of Wesley Chapel Boulevard, when she...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Red Tide continues to foul Pinellas beaches

Red Tide continues to foul Pinellas beaches

After Red Tide reappeared on Pinellas County beaches the day before, the sights and smells of dead fish continued to wash ashore Sunday.Red Tide is an algae bloom that produces toxins that kill fish and can be dangerous for humans with respiratory is...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Bucs to 2-0 start

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Bucs to 2-0 start

FitzMagic continues as Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Bucs to their first 2-0 start since 2010, beating the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, 27-21.Fitzpatrick throws for over 400 yards and four touchdowns for the second game in a row, while the...
Updated: 7 hours ago
The Daystarter: FitzMagic strikes again for Bucs; DeSantis veers into the absurd; fact-checking Trump’s Puerto Rico claims

The Daystarter: FitzMagic strikes again for Bucs; DeSantis veers into the absurd; fact-checking Trump’s Puerto Rico claims

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll see scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. It will be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s.• As you head out for your mor...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Cuban refugee numbers plummet in Tampa area with cuts at Havana embassy

Cuban refugee numbers plummet in Tampa area with cuts at Havana embassy

It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. embassy in Havana suspended processing requests from people hoping to leave the island nation as refugees. The reason: Staffing was reduced to a skeleton crew in the wake of mysterious health attacks on em...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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