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News at Noon: Our guide to today's latest


The '2020' question will hang over Marco Rubio

On the day in June he reversed his vow not to run for re-election, Marco Rubio refused to say if he would serve out a full six-year term. In a fresh sign of how that refusal will play a prominent role in the general election, Patrick Murphy this morning seized on a CNN report in which Rubio …

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Florida's top election official: No fear of hacked election systems

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Man shot as Hillsborough deputies serve search warrant at Palm River home

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  1. As Murphy campaigns, Grayson lays low on primary day

    Blog
    U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy spent the morning of the primary election at polling places in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
  2. Leaving Congress, Gwen Graham hits road for other Democrats -- and for her likely '18 run for governor

    Blog
    With no race of her own, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is traveling Florida this week on behalf of other candidates -- and for her likely 2018 gubernatorial run.
    Gwen Graham
  3. HomeTeam 25: Volleyball rankings, Week 2

    Volleyball Preps
    1. Berkeley Prep (1-0)This week: Tuesday vs. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Thursday vs. Palm Harbor University.
    Berkeley Prep setter Grace Varsames sets a ball during a regional final volleyball match against Oxbridge Academy at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
  4. Most young people don't vote — and these awkward efforts to woo them aren't helping (w/video)

    Politics
    The video is filled with lewd innuendos, sly suggestions and incessant repetition of the number 69. It's narrated by a young woman and man who keep saying things like "insert" and "on top" and "niiice."
    Chuck Norris is among several celebrities appearing in one video, urging young people to vote. [Photo from video]
  5. To honor Gene Wilder, Tampa Theatre to host free screening of 'Willy Wonka'

    Events
    Heartbroken fans of Gene Wilder will commiserate Sept. 10 when the historic Tampa Theatre hosts a free screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
    Gene Wilder stars as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Warner Bros. photo
  6. 'Dancing With The Stars' 2016 cast list: Ryan Lochte tops a wild lineup

    Blog
    We all knew Dancing With the Stars would likely get an Olympian into the mix for its upcoming season, but the reality competition series has snagged the most controversial figure of the entire 2016 games with Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer who's still facing charges of filing a …
    Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trading the pool for the dance floor.
  7. News at noon: Primary election day; Tropical storm could form soon; Tampa firefighter has Zika; Distressed home sales still common

    News
    Voters in one Miami Beach precinct are arriving at their polling place today to find that it's been moved down the street. The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens are closed for mosquito spraying, so the Miami-Dade supervisor of elections is directing voters to the Miami Beach city hall. It's
    A voter is welcomed at the Coliseum Ballroom by a poll worker, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7 a.m. as polls opened. SCOTT KEELER | Times

  8. Allegiant Air to offer seasonal service from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport to Austin, Texas and Portsmouth, N.H.

    Airlines
    Times staffAllegiant Air announced today that it is adding non-stop flights from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Austin, Texas and Portsmouth, N.H.
      
An Allegiant Air flight at  St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
  9. Man shot as Hillsborough deputies serve search warrant at Palm River home

    Crime
    TAMPA — A member of a Hillsborough sheriff's SWAT team shot and seriously injured a man Tuesday morning while the team was serving a search warrant in the Palm River area.
  10. Distressed home sales in Tampa Bay still high despite improving market

    Real Estate
    Even as Tampa Bay's housing market continues a robust recovery, distressed sales still make up a significant share of all home sales.
    Short sales and other indications of distressed housing sales remain high in Tampa Bay despite an improving market. [iStockphoto.com]

As Murphy campaigns, Grayson lays low on primary day

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy spent the morning of the primary election at polling places in Miami-Dade and Broward counties....

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Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto.

Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation....

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Bucs' Joel Hale making most of late call to chase NFL dream

UPDATE: Literally within minutes of this story being posted, the Bucs announced they'd waived Joel Hale to get to the NFL roster cutdown limit of 75 players. His hope of sticking on an NFL roster has ended, but here's his story, nonetheless....

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