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Published Apr. 5, 2019

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Hurricane outlook: Remain vigilant despite expected below-average activity, forecasters warn

From the Florida Panhandle to the Caribbean Sea, communities are still recovering from year after year of devastating hurricanes while researchers are already looking to what's next. Early indicators point to a below-average Atlantic hurricane season, according to an annual report from Colorado State University. Researchers, however, warn those in coastal areas should remain prepared following consecutive years of catastrophically damaging hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

Tampa Bay's Top 100 workplaces

Every year, the Tampa Bay Times seeks to identify the best places to work in the region based on what their employees have to say about them. We've been doing it for a decade. Here is this year's Top 100 workplaces, ranging from small, midsized, to large companies.

BJ's Wholesale Club opens in Clearwater Saturday. Does it compete with Costco and Sam's Club?

The Clearwater location of BJ's Wholesale Club is slated to open Saturday at 26996 U.S. Hwy 19 N. It will be the first BJ's Wholesale in Pinellas County. There already are two locations in Hillsborough. With a Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's located about a 10 minute drive from each other, we created a few cost comparisons.

The Trial of John Jonchuck, Day 14: Another delay

Testimony continues in the trial of John Jonchuck, accused of throwing his daughter Phoebe of the Dick Misener Bridge. It picks up from Thursday's argument over evidence. Assistant State Attorney Doug Ellis is pacing and making the prosecution's case that they should be able to use Kyrsten Malcolm's statement that Jonchuck said in a phone call, hours before he killed his daughter, that "If I can't have her, nobody can." Stay with for updates in our live blog and watch video of the proceedings from the courtroom.

In town for the Women's Final Four? We have you covered

Now that we have our Final Four field set, with Baylor-Oregon and UConn-Notre Dame facing off tonight, how did we get here? Here's a guide to what to watch this weekend.

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