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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 (w/video)

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Sheriff's report details fight that led to slaying of 21-year-old in Tampa

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Federal officials to start preliminary investigation of TBX

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  1. Here's your special Mother's Day edition of Crime Stoppers rewards

    Crime

    Catch a fugitive, take Mom to brunch!

    Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, which offers reward money for information about unsolved crimes, put out a call Friday for tips about five people wanted by law enforcement across Tampa Bay.

    Anetia Austin, 42
  2. St. Pete Pier poised to survive doomsday sea level rise scenario

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — According to climate change experts, the Tampa Bay area doesn't stand a chance.

  3. St. Petersburg band Polyenso playing Bonnaroo 2016

    Blogs

    The 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival unveiled its day-by-day schedule Thursday, and leaping out from its Thursday slate is a name that should be familiar to Tampa Bay music fans: Polyenso.

  4. 'Zombies' and seizures: Tampa Bay discovers it has new problems with spice (video)

    Public Safety

    TAMPA

    At first, no one seemed to notice the two men sitting on the short wall across from the Marion Transit Center. With eyes shut and heads bobbing, the pair swayed, their limbs twitched. One man, wearing a red shirt bearing the phrase "Southern Muscle," began to have a seizure.

    A man who didn’t want to be identified smokes a spice cigarette near the corner of N. Marion Street and E. Estelle Street recently.  After taking several drags, he offered it to another homeless person and passed out.
  5. Mayor Buckhorn to blame for Go Hillsborough's demise, county commissioner says

    Blogs

    TAMPA — If Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is angry that Hillsborough County voted against a sales tax hike to fund transportation, he has no one to blame but himself, one county commissioner said this week.

    Commissioner Victor Crist and other Hillsborough County commissioners listen to residents raise concerns during public hearing before a vote on the Go Hillsborough community transportation plan on April 27. Crist said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s comments earlier in the evening pushed him to vote no.
  6. Top baby names: Noah and Emma continue to be most popular in 2015(w/list)

    Health

    WASHINGTON — On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.

    And don't name your child Isis.

  7. U.S. employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 percent

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back slightly on hiring in April after a streak of robust monthly gains, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months.

    Recruiters speak to attendees at a job fair in Pittsburgh this week. [Associated Press]
  8. Alas, research vessel will not be named 'Boaty McBoatface'

    Science

    LONDON — Boaty McBoatface had captured the public's fancy but British officials said Friday the country's newest polar research vessel will be christened Sir David Attenborough, in honor of the prominent naturalist and broadcaster.

  9. 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 surveyed …

  10. 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.

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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