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  1. Publix coming to booming area in downtown Tampa's Channel District, official says


    TAMPA — After years of work and a disappointment or two, Publix is coming to downtown Tampa, a city official said Tuesday.

    The Channel Club in Tampa's Channel District is planned to include a 38,000-square-foot grocery store with rooftop parking and a 21-story residential tower with 323 units, according to documents filed with the city of Tampa. It is being developed by Mercury Advisors of Tampa.
  2. Pinellas teachers may be one step closer to a contract after tonight


    Representatives from Pinellas County's teachers union will meet tonight to give a recommendation on the latest proposed contract with the School Board before teachers vote at their schools on Thursday.

  3. 2014 AirAsia flight crashed when pilots removed a circuit breaker to fix a problem that wasn't dangerous


    A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.

  4. Patchy fog to clear out; cold (well, cooler) front coming late this week


    Tuesday marks the first day of December, and while Christmas trees and holiday decorations are being strung up around the Bay area, the winter weather is holding out.

    The sun rises over Tampa Bay early Tuesday morning, as seen from the Safety Harbor Pier. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  5. World AIDS Day offers HIV education, testing across Tampa Bay


    When Shelley Taylor-Donahue started working with HIV and AIDS patients in the late 1980s, there was very little she could do to save lives.

  6. Saxophonist Kenny G is at Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight. [Photo | Associated Press]
  7. 'Fargo,' Season 2, Episode 8: Foot's on the other shoe now


    Finally we're back with the Blumquists in this hilarious and suspenseful episode of Fargo. The rest of the characters take the back seat, and it was a little refreshing to stay on one storyline. "Loplop" (a reference to Surrealist artist Max Ernst) begins with Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) in the basement. She's …

    It's the Ed (Jesse Plemons) and Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst) show on the latest episode of "Fargo."
  8. Man arrested in connection with double homicide at east Tampa car wash


    TAMPA — A man who admitted to beating a couple found dead at a vacant Chevron station in east Tampa this weekend has been arrested for their murders, authorities said.

    Ricky Fitzgerald Hathorn, 46.
  9. From the archives: Switched at birth — stories about Kimberly Mays from the pages of the Times


    Her adolescent years played out in splashy headlines as "switched-at-birth Kimberly Mays," the doe-eyed, blond-haired 9-year-old caught between warring families.

    Kimberly Mays was born at Hardee Memorial Hospital in 1978. She and another baby girl were switched and went home with the wrong parents. [Times (1988)]
  10. Lightning can't afford bad trip on West Coast swing

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    TAMPA — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper didn't mince words when describing the Lightning's upcoming three-game western road trip: the team has to get some points.

    Jonathan Drouin, who has missed the past six games with an undisclosed injury, practiced Monday and could see action as soon as Wednesday. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  11. Young Bucs need to deal with sudden expectations


    TAMPA — This is what happens to a young football team that digs itself out of a deep hole, learns to win on the road, wins a few in a row, wakes up to find itself without a losing record and smack dab in the middle of the race for the final NFL wild card spot.

    Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, 21, is one of the many young Bucs players wrestling with new expectations after a 5-5 start.
  12. U.S. 103.5 Throwdown By the Bay: Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, more coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa


    Last year's inaugural U.S. 103.5 Throwdown By the Bay was a welcome, country-centric addition to the crowded year-end radio festival market.

  13. Lovie Smith: Officials had off day, as did Bucs


    TAMPA — A day after one penalty negated a touchdown and another took away a key takeaway amid 12 flags against the Bucs, coach Lovie Smith said his players weren't the only ones who struggled in Sunday's 25-12 loss to the Colts.

  14. The next car that runs over a Florida panther will set a grisly record


    They found the tawny carcass on State Road 29 in Glades County on the day before Thanksgiving. It was a male Florida panther, not quite 3 years old, run down by a vehicle that never stopped.

    Florida panthers, such as this cub seen near a hunting camp east of LaBelle in 2012, remain endangered as suburban development encroaches upon their natural habitat.