Friday, October 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Hernando for Jan. 26

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Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium

Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium

TAMPA — Whatever work is under way on financing a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium remains hush-hush for now as the clock ticks toward Dec. 31.That’s the day the window closes on a three-year deal with current host St. Petersburg allowing the team to explo...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
After Hurricane Michael, a hunt for surviving oysters in Apalachicola

After Hurricane Michael, a hunt for surviving oysters in Apalachicola

APALACHICOLA — T.J. Ward’s phone rang. Service had improved in the days since Hurricane Michael. "Get another scrub brush and a squeegee,"he told his sister. "The littlest one you can find." The Ward family’s 13 Mile Seafood Marke...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Howard Frankland crash; alcohol suspected

Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Howard Frankland crash; alcohol suspected

A Pinellas Park man was killed when he drove the wrong way on the Howard Frankland Bridge and struck another vehicle head-on, forcing all northbound lanes to close.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Did you know the first black explorer of North America landed in St. Petersburg in 1528?

Did you know the first black explorer of North America landed in St. Petersburg in 1528?

The History Council shines a light on the largely unknown historical landing of the Panfilo de Narvaez expedition of 1528 in St. Petersburg
Updated: 1 hour ago
Leader of Clearwater’s strong mayor initiative goes to work for prominent Scientologist

Leader of Clearwater’s strong mayor initiative goes to work for prominent Scientologist

CLEARWATER — The chairman of the group backing Clearwater’s Nov. 6 strong mayor referendum began a job this month with a company owned by a prominent Church of Scientology donor that focuses on local and state government education.Zach Thorn, 29, had...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

You wouldn't skip a trip to the gas pump, would you?Then don't miss the chance to cast your general election ballot, either, when Hillsborough County opens its many early voting sites Monday morning for a two-week engagement.If you do your homework a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A new Earth Fare is coming to Lutz this winter

A new Earth Fare is coming to Lutz this winter

Times Staff Writer LUTZ — Earth Fare will open its third location in Tampa Bay this winter, continuing to expand the area’s growing organic grocery market.Earth Fare entered Tampa Bay in 2016 with a location in Seminole and then opened a second in Ol...
Updated: 1 hour ago
News at noon: Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Howard Frankland crash; Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium; and more

News at noon: Wrong-way driver identified in fatal Howard Frankland crash; Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium; and more

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Backstage at the horror park: Scream-A-Geddon actors get ghoulish in Dade City

Backstage at the horror park: Scream-A-Geddon actors get ghoulish in Dade City

What goes through the mind of someone preparing to scare you to death?
Updated: 2 hours ago
Is Tampa Bay finally seeing signs of a buyer’s market? Soaring September sales hint at it

Is Tampa Bay finally seeing signs of a buyer’s market? Soaring September sales hint at it

Bucking a national trend, sales of single-family homes soared by double digits in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Hernando counties in September.That dramatic increase, coupled with minor price increases, suggests that a real estate market that has favore...
Updated: 2 hours ago