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  • A food critic’s first bite: Epcot International...
    on August 27, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Tell someone in Florida you've never been to an American theme park before and well, you'll get a look.No, I've never been to Walt Disney World.Kenyan coffee barbecue beef tenderloin with sweet potato and corn mealie pap and kachumbari slaw is served at the Africa marketplace.

  • Tampa Bay inside Tropical Storm Dorian’s...
    on August 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    The Tampa Bay area is inside the five-day forecast cone for Tropical Storm Dorian, which could arrive in south Florida at some point Saturday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.While a great deal of uncertainty remains about the storm's future track and intensity, it is

  • “Equal justice is possible”: Supporters of...
    on August 27, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    CLEARWATER - Supporters gathered at Mount Zion United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon to share prayers and Publix party platters with the family of Markeis McGlockton, the 28-year-old father whose 2018 shooting death launched a stand your ground case that captivated the nation.The night

  • Buyer paid $145.75 million for Grand Hyatt Tampa...
    on August 27, 2019 at 11:49 am

    TAMPA - A South Florida firm paid $145.75 million for the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and the Bayport Plaza office park, according to the deed filed in Hillsborough County.The transaction was the priciest commercial sale in Hillsborough in a year, records show.RELATED: The 444-room Grand Hyatt

  • Tropical Storm Dorian could become hurricane as...
    on August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

    UPDATE: Tampa Bay is now inside Tropical Storm Dorian's five-day forecast coneTropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen as it approaches Barbados, but the National Hurricane Center now says it will become a hurricane later than initially forecast.As of 8 a.m. Monday, the National

  • Tropical Storm Dorian could become a hurricane...
    on August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

    UPDATE: Tampa Bay is now inside Tropical Storm Dorian's five-day forecast coneThe National Hurricane Center Monday afternoon said Hurricane Dorian will form in the Caribbean Sea by Tuesday night, reverting to earlier predictions after saying it'd remain a storm until Thursday.The

  • Dorian is likely to become a hurricane, and...
    on August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

    UPDATE: Tampa Bay is now inside Tropical Storm Dorian's five-day forecast coneTropical Storm Dorian is projected to strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday. If the storm continues to gain intensity the latest track shows a Hurricane Dorian could start menacing Florida by this weekend,

  • Here’s a rundown of the St. Petersburg City...
    on August 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

    ST. PETERSBURG - It's election day in St. Petersburg, at least for about 3/8 of the city's residents. Residents who live in City Council districts 3, 5 and 7 will have the chance to cast ballots today in the city's primary election.VOTER GUIDE: St. Petersburg City Council

  • The Hub, downtown Tampa’s beloved dive bar,...
    on August 27, 2019 at 9:55 am

    It's difficult to find people who can share memories of The Hub.The Tampa Bay Times sought reader recollections but received just a few.That's not because the watering hole lacks patrons.Located at 719 N Franklin St., The Hub has long been a beloved downtown Tampa dive bar known for

  • Stock prices of Tampa Bay’s largest companies...
    on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The fallout from the trade feud with China is spilling onto several area companies.The world's two largest economic powers have traded tariffs and rhetorical jabs for more than a year. One lands a blow and the other hits back.They fight and stock markets tumble. When they agree to talk

  • Editorial cartoons for Tuesday from Times wire...
    on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 Tribune Content Agency Tribune Content Agency Tribune Content Agency Tribune Content Agency Nick Anderson | Washington Post Writers Group Jeff Danziger | Washington Post Writers Group Tribune Content Agency Creators Syndicate Clay Bennett |

  • Someone needs to watch Florida’s dwindling...
    on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    HERNANDO BEACH - Joe Calabro returned from the first day of scalloping season this summer with the feeling that something terrible was happening.Calabro has headed into the Gulf of Mexico to scallop every summer for the past 10 years. Along with spearfishing and other marine past-times, it

  • Tampa Bay restaurant and bar openings: GrillSmith...
    on August 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Now openGrillSmithAfter closing in South Tampa earlier this year, GrillSmith opened on Aug. 26 in Sarasota. The grill-centric American restaurant's fifth location flexing global flair offers lunch and dinner dishes like filet tip egg rolls, pork chop marsala, grilled lemon feta chicken and

  • Bowen: This survey says you’re stuck in traffic
    on August 27, 2019 at 8:58 am

    The survey says: People are impatient.We didn't need Steve Harvey to tell us this answer.We want to get from here to there without a lot of stress from white-knuckled driving.It is one of the results of Pasco County's annual National Citizens Survey of its citizenry.The poll found that

  • Pasco County vegan restaurant opened by couple...
    on August 27, 2019 at 8:56 am

    TRINITY - Michele Fasnacht said she walked with a cane, felt numbness in her hands and was legally blind. That was until she cut out dairy products.She had stopped eating animals except for shellfish since she cried at 13 years old after she discovered her step-father had fed her a venison

  • Dade City’s Wild Things owner arrested on fraud...
    on August 27, 2019 at 12:09 am

    DADE CITY - Dade City's Wild Things owner Kathy Stearns is facing three criminal charges related to her alleged misuse of the zoo's funds. The charges come on top of an ongoing civil lawsuit brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleging she exploits tigers for

  • Trump’s Obama envy | Eugene Robinson
    on August 27, 2019 at 12:01 am

    WASHINGTON -- Is it my imagination, or is President Donald Trump's chronic and debilitating case of Obama Envy getting worse?One of the things that genuinely seems to matter to Trump is comparing himself -- favorably, of course -- to his predecessor, no matter how delusional the rationale.

  • St. Petersburg police sergeant keeps his job...
    on August 26, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    ST. PETERSBURG ― A police sergeant who was arrested for driving under the influence in December will keep his job ― but not his rank.Lesandro Santiago, 45, was demoted to officer, forbidden from imbibing any alcohol for five years and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing

  • Here are the opinions you need to read about the...
    on August 26, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Have you heard about the toll roads that could be coming to Florida?A meeting Tuesday in Tampa of three task forces will begin to discuss the toll roads proposed to cut through Florida in three spots: connecting southwest and central Florida between Collier County and Polk County, extending the

  • John Jonchuck, convicted of daughter Phoebe’s...
    on August 26, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    LARGO - The teams of lawyers who fought for and against John Jonchuck in a month-long trial earlier this year reassembled Monday afternoon to argue over whether he is entitled to a redo.RELATED STORY: The trial of John Jonchuck, everything you need to know about the caseJonchuck, 29, was