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After 3-week delay telling public of sinkhole, Gov. Scott changes the rules to speed up notice

For three weeks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials kept mum about a phosphate mine's 300-foot-deep sinkhole that dumped 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the st …


Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, representing accused perjurer, calls Polk Sheriff Grady Judd unprofessional narcissist


Here's why the Big Green Egg grill attracts such a loyal following


  1. Tampa police Citizens Review Board to examine use of force case

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — The September meeting of the Tampa police Citizens Review Board, scheduled for Tuesday night, will feature a discussion of a 2015 use of force case.

  2. Tampa survivor of Pulse massacre thanks healthcare workers


    TAMPA — One round hit her in the underarm. Another, in the back. A third grazed her right leg.

  3. Republican David Jolly and Democrat Charlie Crist don't disagree on everything in 13th Congressional race

    State Roundup

    ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. David Jolly and challenger Charlie Crist on Monday continued the attacks from last week's debate in the 13th Congressional District race.

    The two candidates in the Congressional District 13 race, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Republican incumbent and Democrat Charlie Crist, met with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board in separate interviews Monday. They continued the attacks that started at their Sept. 19 debate at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  4. Afternoon update: Where to watch the Clinton-Trump debate; Tampa attorney calls Polk County sheriff an unprofessional narcissist; Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City to close for good; is defenseman the Lightning's missing piece?

    The first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will be televised at 9 tonight on most major TV networks. PolitiFact will be live fact-checking the 90-minute debate, so keep open for …

    People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday. [AP photo]
  5. Jill Stein barnstorming Florida this week


    Green Party nominee Jill Stein hasn't made much of a showing in most Florida presidential polls, but she will make a big Sunshine State swing this week, hitting Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando and Miami Wednesday through Friday. You can RSVP here.

    The schedule:

    Jill Stein
  6. Turning Point, Week 3: Roberto Aguayo's misses doom Bucs vs. Rams


    Three games into the 2016 season, here is what we know about the Buccaneers: They're not much different from the team that finished 6-10 last season.

    Bucs rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo has missed two of his three field goal attempts this season. He has made seven of eight extra points. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  7. Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, representing accused perjurer, calls Polk Sheriff Grady Judd unprofessional narcissist


    TAMPA — Tampa attorney Barry Cohen is speaking up for client Chester Kwitowski and lashing out at Polk Sheriff Grady Judd for what Cohen called a "total lack of professionalism" and a "transparent display of narcissism."

  8. Is James Wisniewski the missing piece for Stanley Cup-contending Lightning?

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — As if being injured and out of hockey, potentially for good, wasn't depressing enough for defenseman James Wisniewski last season, his two daughters provided another daily reminder.

    James Wisniewski has 116 power play points in his career (27 of his 53 career goals). [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  9. Deputies searching for suspect in strip club shooting


    Times staff

    ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies have identified and are looking for a suspect they said shot a man outside of a St. Petersburg strip club after an argument early Sunday morning.

  10. Kaine outlines economy under Clinton during Lakeland speech

    State Roundup

    LAKELAND — Today may be all about the high-stakes presidential debate, but Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine was still campaigning hard Monday in Lakeland — part of the Interstate 4 corridor considered key to winning the battleground state of Florida.

    Tim Kaine, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate, speaks during an organizing event at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times

Video: Tim Kaine speaks with Tampa Bay Times

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times Monday called birtherism a "bigoted lie" and that Donald Trump still has to be made to answer for his embrace of it for several years. Following his rally in Lakeland, he spoke about the Clinton-Kaine ticket and young voters, his connections to Florida, and offshore drilling....


Chuck Hernandez, home in Tampa for a day from working as a coach in the Braves instructional league, got an early morning call from his son with the news.

Former Marlins coach Chuck Hernandez reflects on Jose Fernandez

Of all the people who worked with Jose Fernandez during his pro baseball career, Tampa's Chuck Hernandez, who was his first pitching coach with the Marlins, had among the closest connections, which made Sunday's news so staggering....


Vernon Hargreaves continues to be an every-down player in the Bucs secondary, with another five tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

After Hargreaves, Bucs' draft picks off to quiet start

First-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves continues to be an every-down player in the Bucs secondary, with another five tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams, but the rest of Tampa Bay's 2016 draft class is off to a quiet start....