Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

TREASURE ISLAND — For the first time during her 15 years bartending at Caddy’s on the Beach, Amanda Hudson had to help close shop early this past weekend because the smell of dead fish coming from the gulf was too putrid to bear."We had to shut down ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Carlton: Politicians fail to take the politics out of politics, but nice try, commissioners

Carlton: Politicians fail to take the politics out of politics, but nice try, commissioners

Where are my manners?I nearly forgot to send a note of condolence to those Hillsborough County commissioners who thought they could stack the deck with an allegedly nonpartisan but probably very partisan power play.So, nice try, guys. The idea sounde...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

The Last Goodbye: The Florida Holocaust Museum museum is now offering the first virtual reality film to take audiences along with a survivor revisiting a concentration camp. Running daily through Jan 16. This 17-minute virtual reality experience is a...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Your questions about Red Tide’s attack on Pinellas County answered (w/video)

Your questions about Red Tide’s attack on Pinellas County answered (w/video)

Now that the Red Tide algae bloom that’s been lingering along the Southwest Florida coast since last November has finally reached Pinellas County’s beaches, a lot of readers have questions about the toxic bloom’s effects. Here are some answers.Why di...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Christopher Lloyd cancels MegaCon Tampa Bay appearance this weekend

Christopher Lloyd cancels MegaCon Tampa Bay appearance this weekend

Sorry, Back to the Future and Taxi fans, actor Christopher Lloyd has canceled his appearance this weekend at MegaCon Tampa Bay, the celebrity-studded fan fest at the Tampa Convention Center. Blame the space-time continuum. On Friday MegaCon’s ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Port Tampa Bay building new radiation screening facilities for cargo

Port Tampa Bay building new radiation screening facilities for cargo

TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay moved ahead Tuesday with a $4 million project to build three new radiation screening centers next to berths for containers and refrigerated cargo.The port already has a facility at its main exit where U.S. Customs and Border Pr...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Fatal punch on Gandy median leads to manslaughter charge in Tampa muralist’s death

Fatal punch on Gandy median leads to manslaughter charge in Tampa muralist’s death

TAMPA — Police are bringing manslaughter charges against a Tampa man accused of throwing a fatal punch last April at well-known local muralist Matt Callahan.The suspect, 34-year-old Keith Mauga of Tampa, already is serving five years for aggravated b...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Police: Tarpon Springs man killed crossing road in wheelchair

Police: Tarpon Springs man killed crossing road in wheelchair

TARPON SPRINGS — A 58-year-old man was killed Monday after a car struck him as he was crossing the road in a wheelchair.According to Tarpon Springs police, Jon Pendleton, operating a manual wheelchair, started to cross U.S. 19 near Martin Luther King...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream look to the '80s and classics for horror nostalgia

Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream look to the '80s and classics for horror nostalgia

A thin guy with perfectly Purple Rain era Prince curly mullet hair, blood dripping from his mouth to the front of his puffy shirt, struts past a group of theme park guests onto the streets of "New York City." With Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam blaring in t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Red Tide has swept into the Intracoastal Waterway, littering parks and canals with dead fish

Red Tide has swept into the Intracoastal Waterway, littering parks and canals with dead fish

ST. PETERSBURG — Red Tide, which chased the tourists away from Pinellas County’s beaches last week, has now infiltrated the Intracoastal Waterway and started stinking up residential canals too. "The Intracoastal got hit hard today," Pine...
Updated: 8 hours ago