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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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Hillsborough County, wary of Zika virus, ramps up mosquito control ahead of summer

TAMPA — In Carlos Fernandes' nearly 11 years in mosquito control, Hillsborough County has never prepared for the warm season quite like this year. The threat of Zika virus, which can c …

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Peoples Gas fined $1 million over faulty inspections; Florida customers to get $2 million in credits

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Carlton: Newspaper rivalry kept reporters alert

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  1. Florida Supreme Court agrees to hear 24-hour abortion waiting period case

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case challenging a state law that requires women to see a doctor and wait 24 hours before having an abortion.

  2. Florida Supreme Court weighs death penalty law

    Criminal

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's new death penalty law went on trial Thursday in the Supreme Court as a death row inmate asked for a life sentence, the state called for his execution, and a justice who's often part of a five-member court majority questioned the law's constitutionality.

    David Davis, an assistant public defender who represents Timothy Lee Hurst, speaks to reporters Thursday at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee. (Steve Bousquet  | Times/Herald)
  3. Allegiant Air flight forced to land in Florida after turbulence causes injuries

    Airlines

    FORT LAUDERDALE — Officials say a plane traveling from the Dominican Republican to Pittsburgh had to stop in Florida after several people were injured when the plane experienced turbulence.

  4. For Rays' Hank Conger, West Coast trip means going home

    The Heater

    Growing up near Anaheim, Calif., playing baseball, and rather well, Hank Conger was naturally an Angels fan. He'd go to a bunch of games, often with some high school buddies who had a hookup for good seats. He'd sit and watch and cheer — and dream the dream of so many others.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger (24) connects for a single in the second inning during the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, March 11, 2016. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times
  5. Grand jury indicts management company that led four Pinellas charter schools into financial peril

    K12

    A company that has been criticized for bad financial management at four Pinellas County charter schools has been indicted by a north Florida grand jury on charges of grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white collar crime.

    Windsor Preparatory Academy in St. Petersburg is one of five Pinellas charter schools managed by Newpoint Education Partners, which was indicted by an Escambia County grand jury this week. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  6. Matt Carle, Erik Condra could play in Game 4

    Blogs

    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.

    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.
  7. Hillsborough County, wary of Zika virus, ramps up mosquito control ahead of summer

    Health

    TAMPA — In Carlos Fernandes' nearly 11 years in mosquito control, Hillsborough County has never prepared for the warm season quite like this year.

  8. For Peyton Barber, Mom's motivation leads to Bucs' chance

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The Bucs will have 19 undrafted rookie free agents at this weekend's rookie minicamp, along with at least 16 more tryout players, all with hopes of making an NFL roster and difficult odds to pull it off.

    Auburn running back Peyton Barber runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  9. Carlton: Newspaper rivalry kept reporters alert

    Human Interest

    "One of the longest walks a politician has to take is the one from the front door to the edge of the driveway to get not one but two newspapers."

  10. Pam Bondi for vice president?

    Blogs

    You've heard the talk of Floridians Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and Bill Nelson being picked as Donald Trump's running mate. On Fox News, Republican media consultant Adam Goodman of Tampa tossed out another suggestion: his …

    Trump and Bondi in Tampa

Supreme Court agrees to hear 24-hour abortion waiting period case

The Florida Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case challenging a state law that requires women to see a doctor and wait 24 hours before having an abortion....

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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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