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Fatal storms batter South, track east toward Florida

The storm system is expected to move through Tampa Bay around noon and ease by late afternoon. It...

Fallen trees line the roads leading into the small community of Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (Associated Press)
 
 

Poll: 6 in 10 say St. Petersburg is headed in the right direction

Survey also gives Rick Kriseman a blueprint for what residents want most: Affordable housing.

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman thinks the city has healed since last year's difficult re-election campaign. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times]
 

How to get the most out of online reviews

Should you trust customer reviews when deciding what to purchase? And do these mysterious reviewers...

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019, photo online customer reviews for a product are displayed on a computer in New York. Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews left by complete strangers. Some 82% of U.S. adults say they at least sometimes read online customer ratings or reviews before purchasing items for the first time, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey. (Associated Press)
 

Should Florida school boards have term limits? Lawmakers aren’t so sure.

After a seemingly strong start, a bill that would limit school board members to two consecutive...

The Hillsborough County School Board meets last summer as the 2018-19 academic year begins. A bill in the Florida Legislature would limit board members to two consecutive terms, but its future seems uncertain with little time left in the 2019 legislative session. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
 
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Meet DHL Express’ Greg Hewitt. He runs the Florida-based shipping company you haven’t heard much about.

Based in Plantation, DHL Express recently doubled the size of its Tampa facility.

DHL Express delivers to more than 220 countries and territories. Associated Press (2018)
 

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the International Space Station

NASA packed more than 800 meals for the six station residents. Their holiday choices include pork...

This photo provided by NASA shows a cargo ship arriving at the International Space Station, Friday, April 19, 2019. Space station astronaut Anne McClain used a robot arm to capture Northrop Grumman?s Cygnus capsule as they soared 258 miles above France. The Cygnus and its 7,600-pound shipment rocketed from Wallops Island, Va., on Wednesday, completing the trip in short order. (Associated Press)
 
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Taste of Science hosts talks in breweries, restaurants across Tampa Bay

Improving science literacy one glass of beer at a time.

Taste of Science returns with scientists giving talks across Tampa Bay. It’s $5 to reserve a spot. [AP Photo/Federica Narancio]
 

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Robert Kraft video

The attorneys say only police and prosecutors have access to the footage, which a judge has...

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Prosecutors intend to release undercover video of Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor, but that won’t be soon or perhaps ever. The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office filed a notice Wednesday, April 17, 2019, saying it believes the videos are public records under Florida law and it plans to release pixilated versions. Spokesman Mike Edmondson said the release is not imminent, as the office is processing numerous public records in the case. Kraft’s attorneys filed an emergency motion Wednesday to block the release. (Associated Press)
 

Sound off: Readers weigh in on the Lightning’s quick exit from the NHL playoffs

Some Tampa Bay fans are grateful to Columbus for making it quick

Lightning fan Katie Deemer watches intently during Game 4 from the watch party at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa. [ALLIE GOULDING | Times]
 

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Lightning GM Julien BriseBois has faith in Jon Cooper

Plus, the Bucs' 2019 schedule, and how good are the Rays?

Julien BriseBois speaks with the media during his end-of-season news conference. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
 

How Steve Yzerman’s move to Detroit could shake up the Lightning front office

Detroit connections run deep in the Tampa Bay organization, and they flow from Yzerman.

Steve Yzerman answers a question as the new executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, Friday, in Detroit. Yzerman returns to Detroit where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain. [AP Photo/Carlos Osorio]
 

What they're saying about Steve Yzerman becoming Red Wings general manager

Most Lightning fans saw this coming when the former Lightning GM resigned from his post back in...

Steve Yzerman turned the Lightning into a perennial playoff team with one of the finest collections of talent in the NHL during his tenure as general manager. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
 

Hard work, and hardship, mold Amani Oruwariye into an NFL prospect

The Gaither High alum and Penn State standout is projected to go in the second round of the draft.

Penn State defensive back Amani Oruwariye runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
 

Heart of Dunedin baseball returns to the fold

Tyler Nolan, an assistant manager with the team, recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor.

Tyler Nolan hangs out in the dugout during a game on April 16 at Countryside High. Nolan made his return to the team on Tuesday night after recent surgery to remove a brain tumor. (MONICA HERNDON | Times)
 

Life of the Party podcast: Yee-hop! Country party jams and Lil Nas X

It's a country edition of the podcast when US 103.5 and iHeartRadio's Sarah Jacobs joins us to talk...

A screengrab from Lil Nas X's video for Old Town Road. YouTube.
 
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