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Gov. Rick Scott, CFO Jeff Atwater choose deputy David Altmaier as insurance commissioner

TALLAHASSEE — The third time was the charm Friday as Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater agreed to hire deputy insurance commissioner David Altmaier to replace Kevin McC …

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  1. Do-gooders unite in Give Day Tampa Bay 24-hour fundraising event

    Events

    Tuesday is Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour fundraising event that benefits a wide range of local nonprofit charities. It's also a competition of sorts, with charities vying for added bonuses from corporate sponsors and foundations.

  2. Allegiant Air flight declares emergency in Phoenix after engine failure

    Airlines

    An Allegiant Air flight landing in Arizona made an emergency landing Thursday after an engine failure.

    Passenger aircraft with Allegiant Air's fleet are parked on the tarmac at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. An Allegiant flight made an emergency landing Thursday in Phoenix after experiencing engine failure.

  3. Can grocery delivery services like Shipt survive now that Amazon Prime Now is in Tampa Bay?

    Retail

    In Amazon's never ending quest to be in the business of everything, the online retail giant rolled out a new one-to-two hour delivery service in Tampa Bay this week.

    Shipt launched in Tampa Bay last summer and delivers groceries from Publix to your door. Here, CJ Hughes, one of the first Shipt personal shoppers in Tampa, uses the Shipt app to find items for a family in Seminole. Amazon Prime also offers delivery of some grocery items in Tampa Bay, so some experts expect there will be competition between the two. Justine Griffin  |  Times


  4. Gov. Rick Scott, CFO Jeff Atwater choose deputy David Altmaier as insurance commissioner

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The third time was the charm Friday as Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater agreed to hire deputy insurance commissioner David Altmaier to replace Kevin McCarty, the state's powerful insurance regulator who resigned after 13 years at the helm of the Office of Insurance Regulation. …

  5. What happened to the epic El Niño predicted this year?

    Weather

    TAMPA — As warm waters swirled in the Pacific Ocean last fall, forecasters put Floridians on alert.

    Zoey Simpson, 4, picks up small branches surrounding a damaged tree outside her grandfather's house on Parrot Drive in Port Richey in early April. According to Dan Noah with the National Weather Service in Ruskin, a waterspout moved onshore as an EF0 tornado with winds of approximately 65 mph, causing a narrow path of damage front the coast to US 19 in Port Richey. Damage was visible in neighborhoods east of US 19 as well. [BRENDAN FITTERER | Times]
  6. Hard deadlines, slow internet: Photographer explains how he and his photos got out of Cuba on time

    Human Interest

    When the Tampa Bay Rays and President Barack Obama made their historic trip to Cuba this spring, the Tampa Bay Times sent photographer Will Vragovic to cover the event. The challenge before him? Try to satisfy an international audience with photos focused on sports, politics and travel. Photos for the …

    Baseball fans cheer and take photographs as Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer makes his way into the crowd gathered in the "Hot Corner" in Havana, Cuba's Parque Central on Monday, March 21, 2016.
  7. All Eyes photo gallery: Best military photos of 2015

    Military

    Here are selected images from the 2015 Military Photographer of the Year contest. Held every year at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md., the contest recognizes outstanding work from U.S. military photographers.

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, participate in a tank shoot rehearsal as preparation for a live-fire tank shoot at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 24. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power during Kabile 15 as part of Atlantic Resolve-South.  Operation Speed and Power is a joint training exercise which demonstrates U.S. Army Europe's preparedness to deliver strategic effect in Atlantic Resolve-South by showcasing the freedom of movement to maneuver and fire M1A2 Abrams anywhere along the Eastern Flank. This ability enables the NATO allies to defend themselves against all threats, and shows that the alliance remains ready to defend itself anywhere at any time. (Photo taken with video camera) [Sgt. Alan Brutus]
  8. When Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry moves, will its top executive move with it?

    Tourism

    TAMPA — The future of the Museum of Science and Industry is decided: It's moving downtown.

    The Museum of Science and Industry is planning a move to downtown Tampa. But it's uncertain whether the museum's President and CEO, Molly Demeulenaere will move with it.
  9. After nearly 70 years, the Tamborello brothers close their Ybor City service station (w/video)

    Working Life

    TAMPA — Joe Tamborello's dad opened his service station in Ybor City on Sept. 6, 1946, the day he was born.

    The Tamborello brothers plan to close the doors of their family service station on Friday. It ha been open in Ybor City for almost 70 years. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  10. Weekend weather: Warm, with little rain expected

    Weather

    Get ready for a warm weekend in Tampa Bay, as temperatures could reach 90 on Saturday and Sunday, according to 10Weather WTSP.

Third time is charm as Gov. Rick Scott, CFO Jeff Atwater choose insurance regulator

Breaking an awkward political deadlock, Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater agreed Friday to promote deputy insurance commissioner David Altmaier to succeed his boss, Kevin McCarty as the state's powerful insurance regulator at the helm of the Office of Insurance Regulation....

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Erik Condra looked dazed, having to get helped off by a trainer and two teammates, and never returned in a 5-3 Game 1 loss to New York.

Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas....

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Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. flips his helmet after grounding out to end the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.

Here's that amazing catch by Rays OF Steven Souza Jr.

Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. made a spectacular running/diving/flying through the air catch in Wednesday's game against the Orioles, earning high praises from his teammates. Manager Kevin Cash provided the ultimate compliment with a nod toward Gold- and Platinum Glove award-winning CF Kevin Kiermaier, saying it was "KK-esque.'' And Kiermaier told Souza Jr. it was "Platinum-ish.''...

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