Friday, October 19, 2018
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Problems in accounting contributed to ouster of Glazer Children’s Museum leader

TAMPA — Failure to properly document the use of a $211,000 grant is one example of job failures that led to the firing last month of Jennifer Stancil, chief executive since 2015 of the Glazer Children’s Museum, the museum’s board chairman said.The gr...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Hurricane Michael’s affect on timber industry ‘catastrophic

Hurricane Michael’s affect on timber industry ‘catastrophic", Adam Putnam says.

Hurricane Michael’s enduring legacy could include long-term damage to Florida’s timber industry.While experts try to get a handle on the carnage, state Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam said Friday that preliminary estimates peg it at $1.3 billio...
Updated: 13 minutes ago
One of Michael Drejka’s three lawyers removes herself from case

One of Michael Drejka’s three lawyers removes herself from case

LARGO — One of Michael Drejka’s defense attorneys is off the case, ending a bumpy road for the lawyer that started with an investigation into whether she inappropriately persuaded him to hire her.At a procedural hearing Friday, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-q...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Howard Frankland driver made U-turn before fatal, wrong-way collision; alcohol suspected

Howard Frankland driver made U-turn before fatal, wrong-way collision; alcohol suspected

A Pinellas Park man was killed when he drove the wrong way on the bridge and struck another vehicle head-on, forcing all northbound lanes to close.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

Why this is the biggest Bucs game of the season

TAMPA — It's only the sixth game of the season.Pretty early to have already arrived at the edge of the cliff. And yet, here we are. The Bucs are at the edge of the cliff. Looking down.A loss Sunday against the lowly Browns (1 p.m., FOX) and the...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa’s Oxford Exchange one of nation’s 50 most beautiful independent stores

Tampa’s Oxford Exchange one of nation’s 50 most beautiful independent stores

TAMPA — Architectural Digest has named Tampa’s Oxford Exchange as Florida’s most beautiful independent store — and one of the 50 most beautiful in the nation. Opened in 2012 in a onetime stable, the exchange a at 420 W. Kennedy Blvd. includes a resta...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Wrong-way drivers on Tampa Bay interstates are not uncommon: Five other tragic cases

Wrong-way drivers on Tampa Bay interstates are not uncommon: Five other tragic cases

The death of a motorist who troopers say traveled part of the Howard Frankland Bridge in the wrong direction early Friday before colliding with another vehicle rekindles some questions:How does someone drive for miles without realizing they’ve made a...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Diana C. Nearhos: Being the Lightning beat writer is a dream job

Diana C. Nearhos: Being the Lightning beat writer is a dream job

TAMPA — I distinctly remember the moment I fell in love with hockey.I was 10 years old at my first game between Boston College and Boston University. It's an intense rivalry BC's Conte Forum was crazy when the game was close in the third period...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Video of Florida snake on a golf course goes viral

Video of Florida snake on a golf course goes viral

ST. PETERSBURG — The ancient Roman poet Virgil is credited with coining the term "snake in the grass," (latet anguis in herba) but he probably didn’t mean one like this.Logan Ungerer was playing a couple of rounds at the Mangrove Bay Golf and Cypress...
Updated: 2 hours ago