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Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns, with free screenings for students

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:40:58 -0400

If the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival survives another 27 years, it'll require the future of LGBTQ culture remembering its past. "We need more youth (involvement)," festival executive director Scott Skyberg said by phone. "The youth need to see what(image)



Scream-A-Geddon is turning the election into a real horror show with I-275 billboards featuring Trump and Clinton

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:36:44 -0400

A Pasco County "scream park" is finding the humor and the horror in the current election with some clever marketing--two large billboards in Tampa advertising Scream-A-Geddon as more terrifying than a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump presidency. The billboards, which can be(image)



George Levy, trophy store owner who helped put Tampa on sports map, dead at 83

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:55:17 -0400

George Levy, a businessman who played a major role in attracting sports teams to Tampa and numerous civic causes, often behind the scenes, died Tuesday morning. He was 83.(image)



Cambridge Christian School files federal lawsuit against state athletic association over denial of pre-game prayer

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:51:23 -0400

TAMPA -- A private Christian school in Tampa is suing the state's high school athletic association over a December incident in which the football team was denied the opportunity to pray over a loudspeaker before a game. Lawyers for the Cambridge Christian School filed the lawsuit(image)



Close-in busing to Hillsborough schools could be cut back next year

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:33:49 -0400

TAMPA -- That morning ride to your child's Hillsborough County public school? It could be gone next year, and the afternoon ride too. District officials and School Board members spent Tuesday morning discussing how they can wean thousands of children off "courtesy busing,(image)



Fennelly: In Tampa, smiles mix with disbelief as Jose Fernandez is remembered

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:45:46 -0400

TAMPA -- It was the day after. It still didn't seem real. It was like that at the house in the Egypt Lake section of Tampa, where Jose Fernandez lived while he was in Tampa, and on the baseball field at Alonso High, where he was a star. "It's hard to believe even now,(image)



Spaghetti Warehouse to close for good in Ybor City after efforts to save and relocate it fail

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:38:31 -0400

TAMPA -- Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City will close for good Sunday despite a recent effort to save and relocate the restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. "Within the past several months, we have made every effort to remain open. Because of the overwhelming response and support we(image)



In Miami, players, fans share memories, shed tears over Jose Fernandez

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:35:26 -0400

MIAMI -- It was his night to pitch. His night to fill the strike zone with fastballs. His night to take a bite out of the Mets' NL wild-card chase. Instead, his No. 16 was painted on the back of the mound Monday, and outside Marlins Parks fans lined up under threatening skies an hour(image)



Search warrant offers new details, deepens mystery in toddler's shooting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:28:51 -0400

TAMPA -- When police arrived at Tampa General Hospital after last week's fatal shooting of a toddler, witnesses there initially described the gunshot as "self-inflicted," according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Tampa Bay Times on Monday. Investigators(image)



Sen. Latvala urges DOT to not put toll on existing Howard Frankland lane

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:24:28 -0400

Another prominent elected official said Monday the Florida Department of Transportation mislead him about its plans to rebuild the Howard Frankland Bridge with one fewer free lane for drivers.(image)



Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay on Sept. 27

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:54:48 -0400

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music from jazz to rock, pop to island, plus vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants, crafts, handmade jewelry.. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326. Oktoberfest: Festival with special release beers(image)



Jones: Same old Bucs lose winnable game

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:33:35 -0400

TAMPA -- Can't happen. Just can't happen. If the Bucs have any designs on doing anything this season, they can't lose like they did Sunday. You can't lose to a team like the Rams. You can't lose a game like this. I know this is the NFL. Any given Sunday and(image)



Hot and stormy for Tampa Bay, but relief on its way; tropical system may form

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:26:58 -0400

Expect to see warm weather and afternoon showers for most of the week in Tampa Bay before a slight cold front provides a bit of relief this weekend, forecasters said Monday. Scattered storms will pop up in the afternoon along and east of the Interstate 75 corridor, forecasters said Monday, with(image)



Exclusive lounge to open in Amalie Arena along with Big Storm Brewing, Dunkin Donuts

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:23:10 -0400

TAMPA -- Amalie Arena employees have spent the summer getting the stadium ready for the upcoming National Hockey League season. Preseason games start this week, and construction crews are wrapping up a $2 million upgrade to the ice-level Lexus Lounge, a bar and lounge area for ticket holders(image)



Fennelly: Jose Fernandez was brash, lovable, irreplaceable

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:56:40 -0400

ST. PETERSBURG -- He left in the night, while most of us slept. A light so bright. A life cut short. You woke up and heard the news and wanted to think you'd just had a nightmare. But, no. Jose Fernandez, with so much out in front of him, is gone. There are holes in hearts all over(image)



Ruth: Buckhorn can't give Cuba the stinkeye while playing footsie with Chinese commies

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:19:49 -0400

What might we call this historic foreign policy moment? Buckhorn Goes to China? Okay, so it doesn't quite have the Nixonian panache to it. But there was Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn spending last week cavorting across China on a goodwill/economic development trip, raising mai tai umbrellas in(image)



USF Homecoming: 2 Chainz, Dreezy coming to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:20:26 -0400

No lie: 2 Chainz is coming to Tampa. The blockbuster rapper (No Lie, Feds Watching, Mercy, Birthday Song) will headline the University of South Florida's annual Homecoming concert on Oct. 6 at the USF Sun Dome. He'll be joined by up-and-coming Chicago rapper Dreezy, who scored a hit(image)



Tampa named one of America's best cities to celebrate Oktoberfest -- here's how to get in on the action

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:11:41 -0400

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter swung his mallet twice -- a respectable amount, according to those who judge such things -- and drove a tap into wooden barrel of Märzen, shouting "O'zapft is!" He served the first mug to the Bavarian prime minister in September, and(image)



Tampa tradition and serious competition endure at dominoes championship

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:25:25 -0400

But once it began, the fourth annual Domino Tournament of Champions, sponsored by the Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services, moved at a frantic pace. With a five-second time limit per turn, the room at the Town 'N Country Senior Center chirped with the clickety-clack of dominoes(image)



Latinos' business dreams find help through entrepreneur group

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:18:21 -0400

TAMPA -- It's hard enough starting a business. But for those unfamiliar with English and U.S. laws and business practices, starting a new venture can be almost impossible. This week, the Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City hosted a conference to help(image)



Car-crushing lifestyle fits Apollo Beach resident just fine

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:09:18 -0400

APOLLO BEACH - Apollo Beach resident Cynthia Gauthier's occupation is in the business of providing thrills and adrenaline rushes to thousands of people around the world. As a monster truck driver, Gauthier has been all over the country on stadium tours with Monster Jam, one of the(image)



Tampa Bay's Gold Star Mothers hold day of love, remembrance for fallen sons, daughters

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:01:41 -0400

TAMPA -- Toni Gross and Annette Kirk stood close to each other as they shared a podium in Veterans Memorial Park and Museum on Saturday. Their heads bobbed to and from a microphone as they traded off reading the names of fallen troops -- until Kirk paused. She wouldn't say the(image)



Whatever happened to the Trump Tower Tampa site and other big projects?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:53:00 -0400

Two huge new communities with sunset views of Old Tampa Bay. A 52-story tower overlooking Tampa's Riverwalk. If you haven't heard much about these lately, it's because not much is happening - at least not yet.(image)



Winthrop Arts ready to launch improved 'Factory' for students

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:53:44 -0400

Winthrop Arts takes the next step toward a sustainable arts organization for the area with the launch of a special program for youths next month. Its Art Factory opens Oct. 3, about nine months after Winthrop Arts held a community launch in January, but it's not a new concept. Artist Bryant(image)



County, city seeks input on fair housing issues

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:46:29 -0400

Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the Tampa Housing Authority invite the public to provide input on fair housing issues through a series of public workshops. Hosted by Hillsborough County's Affordable Housing Services, the series of community meetings will inform the public about(image)