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  1. Tampa Bay auto dealers warn of delays to replace defective airbags


    As service director at Toyota of Tampa Bay, Jason Faiella has endured his share of auto part recalls. An email alert Tuesday morning from Honda Motor Services convinced him this one was different.

  2. Triple murder trial of Edward Covington about to start


    TAMPA — After seven days of jury selection in the triple murder trial of Edward Covington, attorneys said they expect to have a jury selected by Wednesday afternoon and could begin opening statements the same day.

  3. The weirdness in electing Florida judges is still as good as it gets


    Campaigning to be elected judge in Florida must sometimes feel like one of those strange dreams — the kind in which you're running but can't get anywhere, or trying to do something with your hands, only they're as big and clumsy as oven mitts.

  4. Florida Orchestra's Michael Francis talks making music and a home

    Music & Concerts

    Michael Francis was relieved. His books had just arrived from overseas.

     Michael Francis, the incoming conductor of the Florida Orchestra, during an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
  5. Be a fairy godmother and bring dress donations to 'Cinderella' shows


    If you are heading to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, you can be a fairy godmother yourself. The cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical are asking fans to bring gently used prom dresses, cocktail party dresses, evening gowns, shoes and …

     Paige Faure, Andy Jones and the Cinderella Broadway company.  Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, coming to the Straz.
  6. Plant City boy, 16, accused of making child pornography


    PLANT CITY — A 16-year-old Plant City boy is facing more than 100 adult criminal charges after authorities accused him of making child pornography.

  7. Would the Bucs draft Jameis Winston?


    You can see where this is headed, can't you?

    Jameis Winston escapes from Sheldon Day during No. 2 Florida State's victory over then-fifth-ranked Notre Dame. [Getty Images]
  8. Convergent Capital Partners pays $10.5 million for St. Pete office space

    Real Estate

    Convergent Capital Partners confirmed Tuesday that it paid $10.5 million for the former headquarters of bankrupt Universal Health Care in downtown St. Petersburg.

  9. Movie multiplex to break ground next year in Riverview


    TAMPA — A new 14-screen multiplex is expected to break ground in Riverview in early 2015, providing an option for SouthShore and Brandon residents who experience overcrowding at the AMC Regency Theater on W Brandon Boulevard.

  10. Gov. Rick Scott campaigns en español, drawing praise — and critics

    State Roundup

    MIAMI — As the number of Hispanic voters across the country has grown, so has the number of gringo politicians who want to say something to them — in Spanish.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott last week used his closing at a debate against Democratic rival Charlie Crist to deliver a halting paragraph - far beyond the usual cursory few words - in Spanish, a tongue the Republican governor concedes he has yet to master. [AP photo]
  11. Wrestling coach accused of hitting two students


    A Clearwater Central Catholic High School wrestling coach accused of forcing two students to take off their clothes and hitting them was arrested Tuesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

  12. NFL suspends Bucs' Da'Quan Bowers


    TAMPA — Bucs defensive lineman Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended for two games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team's second such suspension in the past week.

    Da’Quan Bowers was suspended for two games by the NFL for violating the performance enhancing drug policy. []
  13. Gasparilla tickets on sale now


    TAMPA — January will mark the 100th time that the pretend pirates of Gasparilla have paraded through Tampa.

  14. Q & A: What exactly can the CDC do about Ebola? (w/video)


    The Ebola epidemic in Africa and fears of it spreading in the U.S. have turned the nation's attention to the federal government's front-line public health agency: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But as with Ebola itself, there is much confusion about the role of the CDC and what it can and cannot …

    Bryan Christensen, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrate the proper way to don personal protective equipment when treating Ebola at a session for health care workers Tuesday in New York.
  15. Triad Retail Media CEO steps down


    Greg Murtagh, founder of Triad Retail Media, is stepping down as CEO of the St. Petersburg company to pursue other opportunities.

    Greg Murtagh, founder of Triad Retail Media, is stepping down as CEO of the St. Petersburg company to pursue other opportunities. [Company photo]