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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20

Dia De Los Muertos: Join the Mexican celebration that has been organized each year since 1992 by the owners of Casa Tina to pay reverence to loved ones who have passed. The celebration includes a candlelit processional with giant traditional puppets ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry out Sunday against Browns

Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry out Sunday against Browns

TAMPA — After the Bucs' practice week ended Friday without tackle Gerald McCoy and end Vinny Curry having participated in any on-field drills, both defensive linemen are listed as out for Sunday's home game against the Cleveland Browns on the m...
Updated: 10 hours 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: 10 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 21

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest: The large annual Oktoberfest celebration includes music, dancing, German style food, festival foods, beer, a midway carnival and games for kids and competitions including stein holding, log sawing and keg tossing....
Updated: 10 hours ago
New USF institute cements ties with SOCom in pursuit of security innovations

New USF institute cements ties with SOCom in pursuit of security innovations

TAMPA — Inside a mesh cage at a University of South Florida engineering lab, ten small drones lift off and hover in unison, the sound of tiny blades whirring like a hive of angry hornets.They are part of the technology being developed here for hypers...
Updated: 11 hours ago

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: 11 hours 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: 11 hours 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: 11 hours ago
Is the annual pass worth it? As Disney changes pricing system, we help you decide

Is the annual pass worth it? As Disney changes pricing system, we help you decide

Though costly, annual passes at Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens and other parks can sometimes be a smarter choice. You just have to know what you’re getting.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Police Chief Brian Dugan on race and policing in Tampa: ‘Let’s rip the band-aid off’

Police Chief Brian Dugan on race and policing in Tampa: ‘Let’s rip the band-aid off’

TAMPA — Police Chief Brian Dugan and City Council chairman Frank Reddick sparred at a City Council meeting Thursday over citations police are issuing to black bicyclists.Dugan defended his officers, insisting that racial targeting is not involv...
Updated: 11 hours ago