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UPDATE: Coast Guard says one body found from missing Florida ship that sank

UPDATE 10:15 a.m.: The Coast Guard says it found the body of one crew member from a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank during a hurricane off the Bahamas. Capt. Mark Fedor said M …


Jam-packed Disney theme parks to vary admission price to spread out visitors


Gates grant lets Pinellas experiment with 'personalized learning' in a big way


The Latest: Much of South Carolina shut down as rain continues to fall

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 8:15 a.m.: Floodwaters are starting to recede in Charleston, one of the …


  1. Review: 'Zombie' invasion at Freefall delightful in places, also mixed bag


    ST. PETERSBURG — Take a seat at Freefall Theatre's season opener, and the set looks much like you would expect for The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon Moncrieff's tidy flat.

    You know differently, of course.

    Kelly Pekar plays a zombie-fighting Gweldolen Fairfax in Freefall Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest with Zombies.
  2. Five secrets to making fresh bagels at home


    It's time to ditch the prepackaged bagel.

    You can top homemade bagels with chive cream cheese, tomato, salmon, onion and capers. Or go more traditional with plain cream cheese and even strawberry jam.
  3. Restaurant review: Hofbrauhaus does better with beers, revelry than food

    Food & Dining


    The father, from New Port Richey, and the son, from South Tampa, have rented a local hotel room for the night so they can imbibe freely, their identical sets of goat-skin lederhosen sprouting matching thickets of chest hair above the embroidered cross piece that spans their suspenders. (Fun fact No. …

    A dinner Pork Roast served with potato dumpling with butter bread crumbs, bread and pretzel dumpling, root vegetables with beer gravy at the Hofbrauhaus, St. Petersbrug.
  4. Ruth: Can baseball work on a dump?


    In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an engineer, although my late father was, and he did most of his precise calculations with a slide rule. But I would like to think I inherited a bit of his common sense, which leads me to go out on a limb with this observation.

  5. #CookClub recipe: How to make Spice-Crusted Salmon With Beets


     Spice Crusted Salmon with Beets [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
    Kyle Brindza made only 6-of-10 field goal attempts and missed two PATs in four games this season.

    Bucs release wayward PK Kyle Brindza

    Kyle Brindza will not miss another kick for the Buccaneers....


    For starters, Rays vs. Blue Jays in the finale

    UPDATE, 2:18: Buehrle will start for the Jays. ... Cash said Forsythe won't play though he had additional testing done on his foot and it is no worse than a break. ... He said Kiermaier (back) may be available off the bench. ... Cash reiterated there was no injury issue with Archer - "none whatsoever" - and Archer said the same thing, that he feels the same way he does after a start and the only issue was fatigue....


    A bill that would allow anyone licensed to carry a concealed weapon to also openly carry that firearm gets its first hearing before a House subcommittee Tuesday morning.

    Bill allowing open carry of guns in Florida gets first hearing Tuesday

    As the national debate over gun laws has resurfaced in the wake of last week's deadly community college shooting in Oregon, Florida continues to debate its own proposals here in Tallahassee....