Friday, July 20, 2018
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'Marks Made' exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, features women artists

It's not true now, but for centuries, women were mostly an unwelcome minority as artists — even into the 1980s. Thanks to collectors and donors Martha and Jim Sweeny, who took an interest in this category, the museum has a growing collection of prints by highly regarded female artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson, Kiki Smith and many more, whose works will be part of "Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists From the 1960s to the Present," an exhibit running Oct. 17 through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

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NB I-75 reopens in Manatee after dangling truck pulled from bridge

NB I-75 reopens in Manatee after dangling truck pulled from bridge

MANATEE COUNTY — A portion of northbound Interstate 75 was closed Friday morning as crews tried to keep a dangling semi from going over the Trooper Jeff Young Memorial Bridge.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers were first notified of th...
Updated: 5 minutes ago
Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

The Rays started employing a strategy of using relievers to start games when they sent Sergio Romo to the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season. Through criticism and occasional outright ridicule, they stuck with the plan. And they...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Watch: Stranded whale rescued on Indian Shores

Watch: Stranded whale rescued on Indian Shores

Rescuers from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium are on scene at Indian Shores where a melon-headed whale was found stranded Friday morning.Bonnie Charity, of Largo, and Jason McCarty, of Jamestown, Indiana, sat in the surf with the whale as rescue crews...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Pinellas parking lot argument leads to possible ‘stand your ground’ fatal shooting

Pinellas parking lot argument leads to possible ‘stand your ground’ fatal shooting

CLEARWATER — Detectives are investigating a possible "stand your ground" law incident in which a 28-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday during a fight over a parking space.According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Drejka, 47, shot...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
ACC recap: Top sound bites from Charlotte

ACC recap: Top sound bites from Charlotte

College football's talking season commenced this week with three Power Five conferences staging their annual media days. We were in Charlotte for the ACC gab-a-rama, where sound bites ranging from the bizarre to the brain-dead were generated.And that...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Bay and Florida businesses expect tariffs to drive prices up

Tampa Bay and Florida businesses expect tariffs to drive prices up

TAMPA — Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration and other countries are beginning to push up prices and depress demand in spots around the Tampa Bay area and Florida, business executives say."We’ve definitely seen that the tariffs have increased ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: Inside a suicide hotline center; St. Petersburg residents storm city council with allegations; should Rays trade Chris Archer?

The Daystarter: Inside a suicide hotline center; St. Petersburg residents storm city council with allegations; should Rays trade Chris Archer?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.   • Today brings a 50 percent chance of rain and high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service.   • As you head out for your morni...
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Get this: Bank of the Ozarks is the country’s largest construction lender

Get this: Bank of the Ozarks is the country’s largest construction lender

This surprised me: Little ole Bank of the Ozarks is the country’s largest construction lender, loaning out more to the industry than financial heavyweight Wells Fargo and Bank of America.Those factoids were part of a lengthy profile of the bank pub...
Updated: 3 hours ago
High chance of showers, muggy conditions for Tampa Bay throughout weekend

High chance of showers, muggy conditions for Tampa Bay throughout weekend

It’s shaping up to be a warm and muggy weekend across the bay area with rain chances staying around 60 percent through the weekend.Much of the expected precipitation is coming to the area thanks to the combination of a southwestern flow bringing show...
Updated: 3 hours ago
At least 11 dead after Missouri duck boat sinks; search for 5 resumes

At least 11 dead after Missouri duck boat sinks; search for 5 resumes

Authorities say 11 people died after a duck boat carrying about 31 passengers capsized and sank Thursday on Table Rock Lake near the tourist town of Branson, Missouri.Some of the dead passengers were children, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told rep...
Updated: 4 hours ago