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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 secu …


History notes the scrap, heart and camaraderie of the Tampa Tribune


In Tampa's bid to lure Rays, Hillsborough tourism could help build a stadium

TAMPA — What does good news about Hillsborough County's tourism industry have to do with Tampa's hopes of luring the Tampa Bay Rays? In a word: everything. Visit Tampa Bay presid …


Three pointed questions for Duke Energy in week of weaker earnings, shareholder meeting


Countersuit escalates feud between bay area real estate agents


  1. Rays hit four homers in win over Dodgers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As much as Rays manager Kevin Cash wants to stick with several of his struggling hitters, he also has to find ways to get the hot ones more playing time.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly (33) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
  2. Here's how 'President Trump' says his first 100 days would look


    Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but he is also keenly aware that many in his own party — and many Americans, frankly — are scared and anxious about the idea of him in the Oval Office. Even he is not sure how a divided nation would adjust to the first 100 days of a Trump …

  3. Rays may pull Matt Moore from scheduled start against Angels

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are thinking about tinkering with their rotation.

    Matt Andriese, coming off a 14-strikeout performance for Triple-A Durham, could make a spot start for the Rays against the Angels on Sunday.
  4. Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist gets No. 13 post position


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post Wednesday for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

    Nyquist is thriving with all the positive attention he is getting, trainer Doug O’Neill says.
  5. NHL makes right call not to suspend Lightning's Brian Boyle (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes


    Brian Boyle is not going to be suspended. Nor should he be.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Brian Boyle #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores the game winning goal at 2:48 of the first overtime against Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 03, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  The Lightning defeated the Islanders 5-4 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) 634358301
  6. Romano: St. Pete should mellow out when it comes to marijuana law

    Local Government

    So this is great news.

    The St. Petersburg City Council plans to discuss a civil citation program today that would stop people from being arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

    St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway, left, has expressed a preference for Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s proposed diversion plan for small amounts of marijuana and other minor offenses. [DIRK SHADD | Times (2015)] 
  7. Merle Allshouse never gave up on learning, or his fellow man


    When Merle Allshouse was in grade school, he had a teacher who was particularly cruel to a classmate.

    Merle Frederick Allshouse, 80, died on April 19 after battling lung cancer for four years.
  8. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman shelves plans to ask voters for permission to expand Al Lang


    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Tampa Bay Rowdies announced plans in March to ask voters to give the team — and its owner, Bill Edwards — a longer lease for historic waterfront venue Al Lang Stadium.

    Fabricio Ortiz, left, of the Jacksonville Armada and Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Maicon Santos battle for the ball during a game at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg last year.
  9. Pinellas details plan to create magnets at six failing schools, but some are skeptical


    The Pinellas County School District has released new details of a plan to use magnet programs to attract families to its most struggling schools, making them more diverse. But some black leaders raised doubts that such programs would help neighborhood students already at those schools.

    Lakewood Elementary School in St. Petersburg is one of the schools slated for a magnet program. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times (2014)] 
  10. On transportation, the only thing Hillsborough commissioners agree on is to hold more meetings


    TAMPA — It's back to the drawing board for Hillsborough County's transportation plan.

    Cars sit locked in evening rush hour traffic on Dale Mabry near Raymond James Stadium earlier this month. The Hillsborough County Commission met Wednesday to discuss how to fund transportation projects after recently voting down a proposed sales tax referendum that would have funded new projects. [

PolitiFact Florida: Enterprise Florida made a misleading attack on California over its minimum wage hike

Gov. Rick Scott is not on board with the minimum wage increase in the sunny, oceanside state — of California....


Brian Boyle said Tuesday there was no malicious intent and he didn't expect to get disciplined.

No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case....


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....