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Tampa Tribune alumni recall the good times

I never planned to stay at the Tampa Tribune, but I did so for 22 years before joining its rival in 2001. In those years, I lost a father, mother, grandparents, an uncle and two dogs, yet always felt surrounded by people who cared about me. My first …


We at the Tribune made a difference

I remember when I started my first reporting job at the Tampa Tribune in 1978 …


Land O'Lakes High School teacher's aide accused of having sex with two students

LAND O'LAKES — A teacher's aide at Land O'Lakes High School was arrested Friday, accused of having sex with two students. Melissa Lee Borsch, 35, of New Port Richey, faces charges of c …


If your car plunges into water, what's the chance you can be rescued?


Two Chamberlain High students arrested after Tampa police find unloaded handgun, ammunition in backpack


  1. Public Service Commission opening draws variety of hopefuls

    State Roundup

    Applicants to replace longtime Florida Public Service Commission member Lisa Edgar include a staffer in Gov. Rick Scott's office, a recent candidate for state insurance commissioner and a Gainesville city commissioner.

  2. March: Labor won't pick sides in Democratic battles for Hillsborough Clerk, Commission


    Hillsborough County's biggest organized labor group, the AFL-CIO's West Central Florida Central Labor Council, is staying neutral in the county's two hottest Democratic primary races: Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Hillsborough County Commission's District 6 seat.

    Kevin Beckner, left, and incumbent Pat Frank, both running for Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court, await the start of a debate recently at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center.
  3. USF graduate set to begin law school, medical school simultaneously


    Ahmed Mohamed is a big believer in hard work.

  4. Jeb Bush: I will not support Donald Trump


    Jeb Bush says he will will not vote for Donald Trump, saying the presumptive nominee has not demonstrated the "temperament or strength of character" to be president.

    In a Facebook post, Bush wrote:

  5. Plant City police search for suspects who shot elderly man during robbery


    PLANT CITY — Police are searching for three men who shot a 72-year-old man trying to escape a robbery late Thursday.

  6. Can Donald Trump win Florida? Yes, but he probably won't

    State Roundup

    Political campaigns tend to be about hope, fear, self-interest, frustration and, occasionally, inspiration. Ultimately, though, campaigns are about math, and the presidential electoral math has been consistent for decades: If the Republican nominee loses Florida, he loses the election.

    Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charleston, W.Va., May 5.  (Ty Wright/The New York Times)
  7. Ulmerton Road update: What's going on, and when will it end?


    It has inspired social media pages with snarky posts. It has cut profits and created logistical nightmares for its neighboring businesses. It has pushed drivers to come up with creative commutes and even more creative language.

  8. Carlton: Government is where a nice little idea can go to die


    So a guy on the Tampa City Council had this nice idea.

  9. State documents reveal subject of Hernando school investigation: testing


    BROOKSVILLE — Teachers and parents concerned about the high level of secrecy surrounding an investigation at Moton Elementary School can now at least know the subject of the inquiry:

  10. Joe Biden to give speech Wednesday at University of Tampa


    Vice President Joe Biden's speech Wednesday will be given at the University of Tampa.

Jeb Bush: I will not support Donald Trump

Jeb Bush says he will will not vote for Donald Trump, saying the presumptive nominee has not demonstrated the "temperament or strength of character" to be president....


Veteran defenseman Matt Carle, who missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, felt good after today's optional morning skate, saying he'll be a "game-time decision" tonight.

Matt Carle could return tonight for Lightning

The Lightning could be getting a key piece back on its blueline heading into tonight's Game 4 against the Islanders....


Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, looking to get rolling

UPDATE, 5:54:  After the Rays originally posted that they were starting LHP Matt Moore on Sunday, but now say it is TBD. Since they need a fifth starter at some point on this trip that could mean they are considering dropping in Erasmo Ramirez or Matt Andriese on Sunday vs. the Angels. .... LHP Blake Snell started Wednesday, so if he is the call-up they would have to wait until Monday....