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Almost 455,000 homes at risk, Report says

The number of Tampa Bay homes that could be damaged by hurricane storm surge is the most in any major metro area except Miami and New York City, a new report says. The cost of rebuilding them could hit $80.6 billion. Local, 1B

Help on the way for mental wards

Florida will hire a top-level administrator to oversee three remaining state-run mental facilities, including the flagship Florida State Hospital. Local, 1B

'No fishing' comes to ninth bridge

The city of St. Petersburg is set to ban fishing from the Eden Isle bridge. It's a clash of fishermen and waterfront residents. Local, 1B

Pioneer of legal advertising dies

Richard Mulholland, 82, was among the first in Tampa Bay to promote his law firm with billboards and television spots. But there was much more to Mr. Mulholland. Epilogue, 1B

Tampa Bay woman injured by airbag

Tiffany Vu, 27, describes her experience in a news conference with Sen. Bill Nelson, who discussed the broadening Takata airbag scandal. Business, 4B

Hard Rock begins smaller expansion

Construction begins today at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but the project is a fraction of what the casino announced in February. Business, 4B

A candid chat with Ellie Goulding

The singer, who performs tonight at Amalie Arena, opens up about the pressures of touring and her difficulty with sleep. Weekend

Murder-suicide grips UCLA

A campus shooting sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms. Nation, 2A

Rays lose again; Boxberger to DL

Tampa Bay loses its fourth game in a row 6-3 to the Royals. Making matters worse, closer Brad Boxberger will be out another one to two months. Sports, 1C

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  1. A week later, the lengthy, costly rebuilding plan for the Pasco sinkhole begins

    Public Safety

    LAND O'LAKES — A week after a massive sinkhole opened in Pasco County, county officials have begun planning the long-term cleanup, which could take months and millions of dollars.

    A sinkhole in Land O'Lakes, Fla., is seen Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The sinkhole ?‘ already one of the largest in Pasco County in decades ?‘ measures about 235 feet in width and 50 feet in depth, with the potential to expand further.
  2. Dade City's Wild Things blocks PETA officials at gates for court-ordered site inspection

    Wildlife

    Times Staff Writer

    DADE CITY — Dade City's Wild Things founder Kathy Stearns refused to let People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials enter her facility on Thursday for a court-ordered inspection, court filings show.

    Dade City's Wild Things founder Kathy Stearns refused to let People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials enter her facility on Thursday for a court-ordered inspection, court filings show. This comes four days after 19 Wild Things tigers arrived at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma. A judge had granted an emergency injunction July 14, ordering Stearns not remove any tigers pending the upcoming PETA inspection. Photo from Facebook page of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.
  3. St. Petersburg City Council approves $326 million sewage fix

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Last week the City Council learned no criminal charges would result from the up to 200 million gallons of sewage St. Petersburg's sewer system released from …

    [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  4. Pasco commuters watch out: Broken water main restricts State Road 52

    Public Safety

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A water main break has caused a portion of State Road 52 — one of the busiest roads in Pasco County — to buckle on Thursday afternoon, reducing three lanes of westbound traffic to just one.

  5. Police identify man who drove along Clearwater Beach sand

    Public Safety

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater Police have identified the Pinellas Park man who they said drove his car over beach chairs and umbrellas along Clearwater Beach and streamed it on Facebook on Thursday afternoon.

    Clearwater Police took a suspect into custody Thursday afternoon after he drove along Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island, running over beach chairs and umbrellas. [Courtesy of Clearwater Police]