Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

What you need to know for Thursday, Nov. 5

R 'n' B rules the weekend as performers such as Mary J. Blige hit Tampa Bay. [Photo | D'Andre Mitchell]

R 'n' B rules the weekend as performers such as Mary J. Blige hit Tampa Bay. [Photo | D'Andre Mitchell]

• Believe it or not, it's actually expected to be warmer today than in recent days, with highs topping 90, according to WTSP 10Weather. There's not much chance of rain with morning patchy clouds giving way to clear skies in the afternoon.

• In 2012, a Tampa longshoreman named Hercules Gilmore Jr. died at Port Tampa Bay after two tons of piping fell on top of him. The ship he was working on, the 609-foot Honesty Ocean, quickly left port and has never returned to U.S. waters again — even as Gilmore's widow has tried to serve its owner with a lawsuit alleging negligence. The case showcases the difficulties of enforcing the law on the enormous and mysterious high seas. Read the full report here .

• At 8 a.m, the Florida House Education Committee will discuss legislation related to high school sports and the Florida High School Athletic Association. Follow @ByKristenMClark for developments.

• Fascinated by Mars? NASA scientists will provide some findings from the ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 2 p.m. today. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and at nasa.gov.

Plan your weekend: Don't get caught without a date night plan or something to do with your kids. Our critics have picked the best bets for this weekend from a craft beer festival to artsy holiday shopping, a kite festival and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul herself Mary J. Blige at the Sun Dome.

• VIDEO available this morning at tampabay.com

: In an exclusive walk-through for the Tampa Bay Times, see what the celebrity chefs behind Locale Market have done to the much-buzzed about hybrid food emporium at Sundial, the former BayWalk shopping plaza in St. Petersburg. As of today, the whole second floor has become FarmTable Kitchen, a 145-seat full-service, sit-down restaurant, and all retail moves downstairs.

• Check tampabay.com/lightning later in the afternoon for the latest Lightning Strikes podcast as beat writer Joe Smith keeps you up to date as Tampa Bay prepares for a game tonight in Buffalo.

What you need to know for Thursday, Nov. 5 11/05/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Study: Tampa Bay a top market for homebuyers on the move

    Real Estate

    The Tampa Bay area is among the top markets for homebuyers who are likely to move in the next few months, ATTOM Data Solutions says.

    The Tampa Bay area is among the top markets for homebuyers who are likely to move in the next few months, a survey found.
[Associated Press file photo]
  2. Tampa lawyer Fred Ridley to be new chairman of Augusta National, Masters' home (w/ video)

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fred Ridley first came to Augusta National to compete in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion, and he played the opening round in the traditional pairing with the defending champion, Jack Nicklaus.

  3. Rays send down Chase Whitley, Andrew Kittredge; add Chih-Wei Hu, acitvate Alex Cobb

    Blogs

    After having to cover more than five innings following a short start by Austin Pruitt, the Rays shuffled their bullpen following Wednesday's game, sending down RHPs Chase Whitley and Andrew Kittredge,

    The Kittredge move was expected, as he was summoned to add depth to the pen Wednesday in advance of RHP Alex …

  4. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred moves closer to wanting a decision on Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred called Wednesday for urgency from Tampa Bay area government leaders to prioritize and move quicker on plans for a new Rays stadium.

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with reporters at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  5. Six home runs doom Rays in loss to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — A curve that didn't bounce was the difference Wednesday as the Rays lost 7-6 to the Blue Jays in front of 8,264, the smallest Tropicana field crowd since Sept. 5, 2006.

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) greets center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) at the plate after his two run home run in the third inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.