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Family trust of Publix founder's daughter gives $800,000 to fight medical marijuana initiative

Preparing to again try to defeat a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, the Drug Free Florida Committee received an $800,000 contribution this month from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust, a …


James Nozar has been busy planning the future of downtown Tampa


Motorist hit 3 other cars in spree that killed scooter driver, 90, police say


  1. With trade rumors swirling, Moore leads Rays past Dodgers

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — If Wednesday was indeed Matt Moore's last start with the Rays before a trade by Monday's deadline, he went out in impressive style.

    Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe, left, makes the relay, after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) at second base, to get Scott Van Slyke at first for a double play during the first inning. [AP photo]
  2. State Rep. Chris Sprowls faces heat from opponent after leaving State Attorney's Office


    CLEARWATER — State Rep. Chris Sprowls, a Republican attorney running for reelection to the House District 65 seat in November, is getting heat from his Democratic opponent after resigning earlier this month from the State Attorney's Office for Pinellas and Pasco counties.

    Assistant State Attorney Chris Sprowls resigned earlier this month after seven years as assistant state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Pinellas and Pasco counties. He took a job with the private firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.  [SKIP O'ROURKE  | Times]
  3. Romano: How to poison Florida's waters in a few easy steps


    To paraphrase an old Sam Cooke song:

    Don't know much about ecology. Don't know much biology.

  4. Warren Sapp bit in arm by shark while lobstering


    Former Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a regular on charter fishing trips in his retirement these days, was bitten in the arm by a shark while lobstering on a charter based out of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

    Jack Carlson's charter, Two Conchs, posted a photo to Instagram with a photo of a deep, bloody gash to Warren Sapp's arm.
  5. Motorist hit 3 other cars in spree that killed scooter driver, 90, police say


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Police have identified a man struck and killed while driving on his scooter July 21 as 90-year-old Roger Leo Conlon of Clearwater.

  6. Report names St. Petersburg best-run city in Florida


    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is the best-managed city in Florida — but it ranks just 48th out of 150 major U.S. cities, according to a new report.

    A new report named St. Petersburg the best-run city in Florida. [SCOTT KEELER    |    Times]
  7. Fennelly: Jameis Winston grows as leading Bucs' force


    TAMPA — Last year, on the first day of Bucs rookie minicamp, the team's top draft pick — the NFL's top draft pick — got to the facility early, so early that he stood and greeted other rookies as they stepped off the bus at One Buc Place.

    And away we went.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice at One Buc Place in Tampa, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
  8. Sundial shopping center in downtown St. Petersburg is for sale

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sundial, downtown St. Petersburg's entertainment and shopping complex, is for sale.

    The Sundial center in downtown St. Petersburg is for sale. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  9. MOSI teaches kids the science of sport with indoor Olympic challenges


    As the world gets ready for the Olympic Games to open Aug. 5, Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry has created indoor versions of some favorite events. And the museum is sneaking in some science lessons in the daily event it calls the MOSI Summer Games.

    Malia Ramsey, front, and Amelia Bugge play on the balance beam during MOSI’s Summer Games.
  10. Pinellas Park Council talks property tax rate, money to charity during budget workshop


    Council members gave the nod toward a lower property tax rate and increased donations to nonprofit organizations during a city budget workshop Tuesday night.

Alan Grayson campaign loses four staff following domestic abuse reports

In the wake of domestic abuse allegations, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's Senate campaign is losing four staff....


"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...


Bucs claim former Nebraska CB Daniel Davie from Colts

Continuing to tweak the bottom of their roster on the eve of training camp, the Bucs on Wednesday waived cornerback Joel Ross and claimed cornerback Daniel Davie, an undrafted rookie from Nebraska who was waived Tuesday by the Colts....