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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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Lawsuit on behalf of Pinellas' black students in limbo with school district

A class-action lawsuit resurrected against the Pinellas County School Board for shortchanging the county's black students appears to be stuck in limbo. …

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Why Donald Trump will win Florida: Exhibits A and B

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Biden to visit Tampa, Orlando next week

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  1. Pam Bondi for Vice Presdent

    Blogs

    You've heard the talk of Floridians Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and Bill Nelson being picked as Donald Trump's of Hillary Clinton's. On Fox News, Republican media consultant Adam Goodman of Tampa tossed out another suggestion: his client, Attorney General Pam Bondi. Trump and Bondi in Tampa

  2. Hillsborough sheriff's new history museum honors law enforcement from the past

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Debbie Curbelo's memories of her grandfather came back to her in flashes Thursday.

    Debbie Curbelo talks about her grandfather who was an undercover detective investigating the legendary Tampa Trafficante family.  In the photo, which Curbelo donated, her grandfather is arresting Henry Trafficante. Sheriff David Gee officially opened the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office History Center, located at 2001 N 19th St. on Thursday morning. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  3. Pinellas education lawsuit on hold as two sides spar over performance data for black students

    K12

    A class-action lawsuit resurrected against the Pinellas County School Board for shortchanging the county's black students appears to be stuck in limbo.

  4. Chris Archer's game plan the same no matter the opponent

    The Heater

    An essential element in RHP Chris Archer's success is the internal belief and confidence that he singularly controls the quality of his performance.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, April 25, 2016.
  5. Peoples Gas fined $1 million over faulty inspections; Florida customers to get $2 million in credits

    Energy

    TAMPA — State regulators Thursday approved a settlement that fines Peoples Gas $1 million and provides $2 million in customer credits for failures in its inspection compliance that included falsified leak-inspection reports.

  6. Bill Nelson: It's 'premature' to talk about VP rumors; Bernie should drop out

    State Roundup

    Sen. Bill Nelson has been among the names tossed around for a possible Hillary Clinton vice presidential pick.

  7. Sugar Sand festival draws record numbers to Clearwater Beach

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Last month's 10-day Bright House Networks Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach broke attendance records.

  8. Clearwater Ferry sees increase during season, looks for ways to sustain year-round

    Transportation

    CLEARWATER — It was her first day on the new job, and Stephanie Branda couldn't be late.

    Capt. Wilfredo Garcia, center, of Port Richey welcomes Janet West of Darlington, Wis., who was among 14 passengers boarding Maddie’s Crossing on Monday.
  9. Tarpon Springs nonprofit hopes to make dreams a reality for Olympic hopeful from Greece

    Human Interest

    TARPON SPRINGS

    Even with personal bests only seconds from Olympic qualifying times, Andreas Dimitrakis thought his lifelong dream of running in the Games were history. It seemed no matter how fast he ran, Greece's deteriorating economy slowed him down.

    Andreas Dimitrakis, 25, from Greece, at the track before a workout at Northside Christian High School, 7777 62nd Ave N, in St. Petersburg, Monday evening (05/2/16). A group of people in Tarpon Springs have formed a nonprofit to help Dimitrakis, a 25-year-old Greek track runner, get to the Olympics. And even though he is training with American fundraising dollars, he will compete for Greece if he makes it.
  10. Want to do business in Cuba? Be prepared to jump through a lot of hoops

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — Nearly 37,000 people traveled between Tampa International Airport and Cuba in 2015 spending $1 million just to get there, and local businesses are working to figure out how to get in on the action.

    A woman from Cuba waves as  Adonia leaves port in Miami on Sunday, May 1, 2016, en route to Cuba. [Patrick Farrell | Miami Herald via AP]
Trump and Bondi in Tampa

Pam Bondi for Vice Presdent

You've heard the talk of Floridians Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, and Bill Nelson being picked as Donald Trump's of Hillary Clinton's. On Fox News, Republican media consultant Adam Goodman of Tampa tossed out another suggestion: his client, Attorney General Pam Bondi. See here...

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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....

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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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