Devin Rodriguez

Times staff writer

Devin Rodriguez, a web reporter, is a graduate of the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

Green Bench Brewing's expansion 'an investment' into St. Petersburg

Green Bench Brewing announced that they will open a second two-story tasting room next to the original location. They hope to have the new facility open by the beginning of 2019, according to Nathan Stonecipher (pictured above) one of the owners. (Devin Rodriguez)
Set to open early next year, Green Bench Brewing walks us through the new space and ambitious new projects.

Police: French bulldog puppy, worth thousands, fraudulently purchased at Largo pet store

Largo police are searching for a suspect who entered the All About Puppies pet store at 7190 Ulmerton Road and fraudulently acquired a fawn-colored French Bulldog valued at several thousand dollars.  [Photo courtesy of Largo Police Department]
Largo police are searching for a person they say stole a French bulldog puppy from a puppy store in Largo. Police are searching Hillsborough County, where the suspect is said to reside.

Forecast: Fall has finally arrived in Tampa Bay

Sunrise over Boca Ciega Bay and St.,Pete Beach. Cooler temps in store. (Scott Keeler, Times Staff Writer)
It's finally here. Fall has arrive in Tampa Bay, and should stick around through the weekend.

Artists, punks mourn closing of Fubar in downtown St. Petersburg

Jay Aresty, owner of Fubar Downtown at 658 Central Ave., announced Nov. 14, 2018 on Facebook that the bar will close after New Year's Eve. [CARL LISCIANDRELLO | Times]
Fubar will be shuttering its doors after the New Year. For more than nine years the bar has opened its doors for punks and artists alike allowing local and touring bands a place to get weird.

Forecast: At long last, cool fall temperatures in Tampa Bay are a day away

Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.
A cool breeze, clear skies and sweaters should be the defining features of this weekend as a cold front sweeps over Tampa Bay. A welcome change after a week of heat and humidity.