Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Devin Rodriguez, Times staff writer

Devin Rodriguez, a web reporter, is a graduate of the University of South Florida-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)

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

Set to open early next year, Green Bench Brewing walks us through the new space and ambitious new projects.
Published: 11/16/18
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]

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

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.
Published: 11/15/18
Sunrise over Boca Ciega Bay and St.,Pete Beach. Cooler temps in store. (Scott Keeler, Times Staff Writer)

Forecast: Fall has finally arrived in Tampa Bay

It's finally here. Fall has arrive in Tampa Bay, and should stick around through the weekend.
Published: 11/15/18
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]

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

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.
Published: 11/14/18
Updated: 11/15/18
Seven-day forecast on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

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

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.
Published: 11/14/18
CHRIS URSO   |   Times
Pedestrians and water bike riders enjoy the Riverwalk at the John F. Kennedy Boulevard bridge Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in Tampa. Warm afternoon temperatures in the 80s will continue through the weekend in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa takes top Florida city for singles, but overall Florida not best state for love

WalletHub recently released its "Best & Worst Cities for Singles" and Florida didn't fare all that well. Tampa was able to take the 29th spot making it the best performing city in the Sunshine State.
Published: 11/14/18
Seven-day forecast on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Forecast: Increased rain chances across Tampa Bay ahead of a big weekend cool-down

Rain chances increased over the next few days ahead of a cold front sweeping east across the United States. This weekend should see temperatures drop to the low to mid 70s.
Published: 11/13/18
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 96-L in the Atlantic Ocean in Nov. 12, 2018. [National Hurricane Center]

Cold front to steer tropical disturbance away from Florida, forecasters say

A tropical disturbance is likely to develop into a cyclone over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. But by the mid-week a cold front moving east should carry the storm away.
Published: 11/12/18
The Clearwater Police Department has released photos of a man suspected of robbing a Thornton's on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at 2 am Thursday. (Clearwater Police Department)

Clearwater Police search for suspect in convenience store robbery

At 2 a.m. the man entered a Thornton's convenience store and implied he had a weapon. Clearwater Police are still searching for the suspect, who has face tattoos.
Published: 11/08/18
Seven-day forecast on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 for the Tampa Bay area.

Forecast: Heat to continue across Tampa Bay, but a cold front is coming

Thursday's temperatures will rise to around 86 degrees, six degrees higher than the seasonal normal. This trend of warm weather will continue through the weekend but a possible cooldown is incoming.
Published: 11/08/18