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TECO executives will get big paydays if Emera ousts them

After Canadian energy conglomerate Emera Inc. reached agreement to acquire TECO Energy last month, the company pledged to retain the Tampa-based utility's leadership. But if that does not come to …


Here's a list of the 103 stores opening at Tampa Premium Outlets


Man accused of DUI manslaughter after crash that killed Plant City woman, injured her children


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 10


    Greg Fitzsimmons: The comic and Emmy Award-winning writer has two Comedy Central specials, was a panelist on Best Week Ever, appeared on the Howard Stern Show more than 50 times, and is the host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Sirius and the FitzDog Radio podcast, to name just a few of his credentials. …

    LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 12:  Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons hosts the 25th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center January 12, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  2. Tips and top food picks for Epcot International Food and Wine Festival's 20th year


    Even just a few years ago, Epcot used to be the Walt Disney World park you'd go to when you needed to escape the hubbub of the other three parks. The least kid-friendly of Disney's Orlando theme parks, Epcot was often quiet, laid-back, easy to navigate. Even during its annual International Food and Wine Festival, which …

    You’ll want to include Loaded Mac ’n’ Cheese from the Farm Fresh booth on your things-to-eat list when you’re at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
  3. Lights Rise on Grace takes on tough emotional issues at Stageworks


    Stageworks Theatre starts its season this weekend with Lights Rise on Grace, a new play that explores fear and family and love.

     Lights Rise on Grace explores a love triangle between Grace (Jessica Stone, L), Riece (Alexander Craddock, center) and prison inmate Large (Aaron Washington).
  4. Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel for her literary journalism (w/video)


    Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature, for a body of work that the Swedish Academy described as "a monument to suffering and courage in our time." She is the first journalist to receive the award and the first nonfiction writer to be named in half a century.

    Svetlana Alexievich’s work was called, “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”
  5. Tell Me About It: Wife uses spouse's honesty against him


    Q: My wife has been telling me as long as we've known each other (around 10 years now) that she wants nothing but openness and honesty from me. So when she asks me personal questions, especially questions that bring up things from my past or that I have deep personal connections to such as sexual attractiveness …

    Vinny Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch for the Flyers again as they open the season tonight against the Lightning.

    Lecavalier says it's tough to be scratched in Tampa return

    Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the Lightning for two years now, but he says it's still a special feeling getting back on the Amalie Arena ice....


    Bucs guard Logan Mankins held out of practice

    Bucs guard Logan Mankins was held out of practice Thursday with a groin injury, with backup tackle Kevin Pamphile getting work at left guard in his place....


    View of Florida's execution chamber

    Advocates urge Florida Legislature to take up death penalty sentencing reforms

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging the legality of Florida's death penalty sentencing procedures -- a case that could have far-reaching repercussions on past and present death penalty cases in the state, some fear....