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The Times purchases the Tampa Tribune

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secure locally owned daily newspaper in the Tampa Bay region. …

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It's a new era for the Tampa Bay Times

Today marks a milestone for the Tampa Bay Times and this region we call home …

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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news


Allegiant Air flight forced to land in Florida after turbulence causes injuries

FORT LAUDERDALE — A flight destined for Pittsburgh was diverted to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after some passengers and crew members were injured when the plane hit seve …

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Federal officials to start preliminary investigation of TBX

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Tampa police plan outreach in response to federal critique of bike tickets

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  1. Florida Insider Poll prediction: Gwen Graham vs. Adam Putnam in '18 governor's race

    Blogs

    Here at The Buzz, it's never too early to start looking ahead to future marquee Florida races. With likely 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phillip Levine already spending money on political ads and likely Republican candidate Adam Putnam already positioning himself as the leader of the Florida GOP, we …

  2. Largo woman accused of selling phony cruise vouchers

    Crime

    LARGO — A travel agent is accused of selling fake cruise vouchers to at least nine customers, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  3. Tampa City Council signs off on Yankees spring training stadium upgrades

    Blogs

    The Tampa City Council this week approved an agreement between the Tampa Sports Authority, New York Yankees and Hillsborough County for a planned $40 million renovation of George M. Steinbrenner Field.

    The Tampa City Council this week approved a plan that would use $26 million from Hillsborough County's tourism tax and the state of Florida to help pay for renovations at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
  4. Hooper: For readers new and old, we are here to serve

    Human Interest

    I love the Tampa Bay area.

    It's my home.

    When I first moved here in 1988, I never thought my fondness for its historic districts, its scenic vistas, its heart-warming diversity and its tantalizing food would grow so great. In my mind, Tampa would serve as just another way-stop in my burgeoning journalistic …

  5. For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers an out

    Elections

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry — and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a Thursday rally in Charleston, W.Va. [Associated Press]
  6. Those three letters: Daughter's fall helps her see the mom she should be

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATER — She sits outside the sewing circle, her plastic chair tipped toward the door. Like all the other inmates, she wears gray scrubs. The dark roots of her honey-colored hair mark the months she has been behind bars.

    Michelle Duhamel, 47, an inmate participating in the Red Tent Women's Initiative at the Pinellas County jail, holds the pillow she made in the program. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  7. Huge projects face key vote in Madeira Beach

    Local Government

    MADEIRA BEACH — Two controversial redevelopment projects that would bring multiple high-rise hotels, condominiums, retail and restaurant space and marinas to the downtown core will be voted on by the City Commission on Tuesday.

  8. The bogeyman at the ballot box: Voter fraud in Florida is largely a myth

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida has 12 million registered voters, but the only one named Zakee Furqan stands out.

    Mark Andersen of Panama City has been Bay County Supervisor of Elections since 2000. [STEVE BOUSQUET | Times]
  9. Could Bright House Networks customers have problems similar to Frontier's during Charter merger?

    Business

    TAMPA — Bob Bazata's landline phone hasn't been working since Frontier Communications took over Verizon's assets in Florida on April 1. He plans to switch to Bright House Networks.

    Will the expected upcoming merger of Bright House Networks and Charter Communications result in cable, phone and internet outages for Tampa Bay customers? (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
  10. The DayStarter: Sunny skies, cool temperatures; a new day for Bright House subscribers; a Mother's Day weekend and Lightning playoff games

    News

    Enjoying the cool weather we've had of late? There's more to come today. With a low of 64, temperatures should climb to the mid 70s by this afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP. The weather …

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) beats New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) making the score 2 to 0 during first period action of game two of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena last week. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]

Florida Insider Poll prediction: Gwen Graham vs. Adam Putnam in '18 governor's race

Here at The Buzz, it's never too early to start looking ahead to future marquee Florida races. With likely 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phillip Levine already spending money on political ads and likely Republican candidate Adam Putnam already positioning himself as the leader of the Florida GOP, we surveyed more than 100 of Florida's smartest politicos about what they expect in that race. ...

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Matt Carle, who missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, was paired with Slater Koekkoek during drills, saying he'll see how he feels Friday.

Matt Carle, Erik Condra could play in Game 4

Both defenseman Matt Carle and wing Erik Condra participated fully in Thursday's practice at the Prudential Center, and there's a chance both could return to the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders....

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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....

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