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St. Petersburg officer suspended after board reviews DUI arrest

ST. PETERSBURG — A review board of the St. Petersburg Police Department suspended a 30-year veteran of the force this week for 160 work hours, unpaid, after he was …


Amazon wants new 'Prime Day' to be bigger than Black Friday


Comedy festival to bring Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Anthony Jeselnik to Tampa


  1. Column: Cosby and the cost of hypocrisy


    Though long a symbol of responsible parenthood — model TV dad, doctor of education, proud supporter of Temple University — Bill Cosby etched his legacy in stone with a speech in 2004 that took black parents to task. It became famous as the "Pound Cake" speech for this passage:

    Cosby acknowledged he intended to give drugs to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
  2. TV's Shark Week gives local events some bite


    Shark Week isn't something you watch in Tampa Bay. It's something you do.

    Times file (2014)
Alex Stout enjoys Shark Week at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa in August. This year's event is going on now, and continues through Sunday. Highlights include a shark talk on Friday, delivered from inside the coral reef tank, and a game in which children can figure out what sort of shark they would be.

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 8


    One Slight Hitch: Life is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning of their daughter's wedding, until her ex shows up and begins to wreak havoc. Through Aug. 2. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. Pay what you can July 8 preview, $29 July …

    One Slight Hitch, a comedy by Lewis Black, opens Friday at American Stage Theatre Company.

Courtesy of American State Theatre Company.
  4. Dancers descend on downtown Tampa


    The International Dance Challenge, bringing together more than 500 dancers from around the country, runs through Thursday at the David A. Straz Jr. Dancers who won regional competitions are in town for nationals, performing in a variety of styles and categories.

    Britta Gunlach, 18, of Riverview takes to the air during the International Dance Challenge being held at the Straz this week.  [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  5. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 July 9-15


    1 Why Snakes Are Cool: We have to admit they can be hard to love, but herpetologist George Heinrich is determined to change our minds in his free talk on Florida snake diversity, natural history conservation measures and snake safety Saturday at the Weedon Island Preserve. Be warned: Live snakes …

    Eastern Corn Snake: The corn snake averages about 18 to 44 inches in length. They can be found in a number of habitats, including urban areas.

    My Outfit Monday, vacation style edition: Three cities, three outfits

    I just got back from a one-week escape up the East Coast, a road trip up to Williamsburg, Va., with side trips to Richmond and Washington, D.C. It was relaxing. It was fun. It was, most of all, not Florida, with temperatures hovering in the low 80s for the most part and a glorious breeze. I wish I were still there....


    Jeb Bush keeps up busy fundraising schedule

    The Jeb Bush cash machine never rests.

    Here's his schedule for the rest of July:

    Saturday, July 11...


    For starters, Rays at Royals, twice, with Jaso back

    UPDATE, 11:35: Rays lineup for game 1:

    Sizemore DH,
    Butler LF,
    Longoria 3b,
    Loney 1b,
    Forsythe 2b,
    DeJesus rf,
    Elmore ss,
    Kiermaier cf,
    Rivera c,
    Moore p...