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  • ‘Make or break moment.’ Tampa Bay leaders hold climate change summit.

    01/18/2020 7:31:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 1/08/20 | Zachary T. Sampson, Langston Taylor
    ST. PETERSBURG — As she arrived to speak at the region’s first ever resilience leadership summit, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor came upon a hotel parking lot packed with cars. Hundreds of people from local governments, universities and scientific consulting firms had shown up Tuesday. Valets at the Hilton in Carillon Park double-parked vehicles, choking the entry. The scene summarized the day: a symbol both of the growing interest in climate change in Tampa Bay and the enormous hurdles officials face as they aim to curb emissions (from cars, for instance) contributing to rising seas. **SNIP** Among the first speakers was...
  • 'It was my livelihood': Popular roadside food trailer stolen in Hernando County

    12/17/2019 10:47:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    RIDGE MANOR, Fla. — A popular roadside dining spot is no more after someone stole David Alley's food trailer. "This was a dream," said Alley. "It was my livelihood, it was everything." Alley moved to Florida about two years ago to start Dave's Takeout after his wife passed away from cancer. Hernando County deputies are now on the hunt for his trailer after he reported it stolen Sunday morning. Alley kept it locked up in the parking lot of an antique store located at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Cortez Boulevard in Manor Ridge. HERNANDO NEWS | The latest headlines from...
  • Tampa Bay Rays’ ‘shared city’ plan with Montreal is dead

    12/05/2019 9:09:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | Jacob Bogage
    The Tampa Bay Rays still may consider relocating, but the ballclub won’t be leaving Florida’s Gulf Coast for at least another seven years. The team and the city of St. Petersburg, Fla., broke off talks about a proposed “shared city” concept that would have the team play half its home games at Tropicana Field and the other half in Montreal, according to a memo from St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (D) to the city council. City and team officials agreed, he wrote, to “abide by the existing use agreement” that would keep the team at Tropicana Field through the 2027...
  • Teen barred from senior homecoming dance for wearing a jumpsuit instead of a dress

    10/06/2019 9:22:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/04/2019 | Hope Schreiber
    On Friday, Darcy Krueger, 17, showed up at the Tampa Bay Homeschool Homecoming Dance wearing a black jumpsuit, but was turned away because of a dress code. Darcy, who has been entirely homeschooled except for one semester of middle school, has attended many events thrown by the organization behind the homecoming dance, TampaBay Homeschool Prom, her mother tells Yahoo Lifestyle. But this time, she was sent away for failing to wear a dress. Darcy, who has been entirely homeschooled except for one semester of middle school, has attended many events thrown by the organization behind the homecoming dance, TampaBay Homeschool...
  • Twitter reacts to Cam Newton's latest bizarre outfit choice for Thursday Night Football

    09/13/2019 8:37:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 13, 2019 | CBS
    Anyone who knows Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows he loves to experiment with fashion, and his Thursday Night Football attire was one of his boldest looks yet. Newton struggled on primetime, losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home as the Panthers fell to 0-2. Some said his outfit came up short as well. Here was his TNF look:
  • Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow, 35, is convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman [tr]

    06/11/2019 6:30:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2019 | Staff
    Former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr., 35, was convicted on Monday of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman in Encinitas last May by a jury in Southern California. Winslow was also found guilty of indecent exposure toward the woman and of lewd conduct. But the jury remained deadlocked on six other felony charges, including two more counts of rape involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker last year and an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003.
  • Mom of 4 holds intruder at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrive

    06/06/2019 5:06:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A Tampa Bay mother held an intruder in her home at gunpoint for a terrifying 13 minutes until police arrived at the scene. Lauren Richards, a mother of four, initially made a call reporting a suspicious person on her property 21 minutes before police arrived. On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Richards called 911 at 12:41 a.m., according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office representative. "I tell [911] somebody just came into my door. He's unfamiliar. I don't recognize him," Richards told WFLA. While waiting for officers to arrive to the suspicious person call, Richards looked outside her home in Rolling...
  • Hackers take over Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Twitter account

    02/21/2019 2:15:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 3 replies
    WFLA ^ | February 21, 2019 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Tampa police are investigating a bomb threat made against Tampa International Airport after hackers took over Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s Twitter account. The hackers tweeted a nonstop series of offensive racist and pornographic posts and claimed a bomb was in a package at TIA. The hackers appeared to take over the mayor’s Twitter account just before 4 a.m. with an initial post that said “Hacked by @MeeZoid @CxlvxnSwag @SheepKiller69 you can’t touch US ####.” Hackers changed Buckhorn’s cover and profile photos and renamed the account “Bob Cuckhorn” with a bio that said “City of Tampa’s Mayor.White...
  • Remember when it snowed in Tampa Bay 42 years ago?

    01/20/2019 2:31:09 PM PST · by simpson96 · 58 replies ^ | 1/19/2019 | Gabrielle Calise
    Jan. 19, 1977. The day when temperatures plunged into the 30s on the Suncoast and snowflakes dusted Tampa Bay. The storm didn’t last that long, but it was enough to cement the day into our area’s history. Some native Floridians delighted in seeing their first snowfall. Families built snowmen together. College students ran around nude and skipped class. But not everyone was pleased to wake up to the falling flurries. Farmers’ crops were destroyed. Icy gusts of wind knocked over power lines and ripped trees out of the ground. The governor at the time, Reubin Askew, called a state of...
  • Local Coast Guard families decry shutdown’s ‘slap in the face’as they borrow to pay bills

    01/01/2019 7:41:18 AM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 67 replies
    Tampa bay Times ^ | January 1, 2019 | Howard Altman
    With no end in sight for a 10-day-old government shutdown, Coast Guard helicopter mechanic Bradley Jones prepared for an overnight shift on New Year’s Eve worried that his family’s mounting bills won’t get paid. Like more than 1,100 other Coast Guard personnel living and working in the Tampa Bay area, Jones, 26, got a temporary reprieve when the Trump administration and the service branch came up with a reported $75 million to fund paychecks due Jan 1. But beyond that, there are no guarantees. And for a force whose motto is Semper Paratus — Latin for “always ready” — the...
  • Busch Gardens parkgoer struck by celebratory gunfire, police say

    07/05/2018 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Fox 13 News Staff
    A man visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was injured by celebratory gunfire on Wednesday. According to Tampa police, 36-year-old Scott Deel of Florahome, Florida was walking inside the theme park with his wife when he felt pain in his shoulder around 10 p.m. His wife then noticed he was bleeding. Investigators said the source of the pain was a bullet, most likely a result of celebratory gunfire from outside the park, but they are unsure where. it occurred around the same times fireworks were set off at Busch Gardens. The park's security responded, and gave him first aid. Tampa firefighters...
  • Florida crabs are being defaced with vulgar political messages

    Red State and Federalist contributor Brandon Morse “found” a surprising political bent to the crustaceans he was after when he went crabbing last week in Tampa Bay. One of the crabs he caught had been Sharpie’d on its underside. Its message? Not very kind! Morse side-stepped talking with a reporter from the Tampa Bay Times in favor of lettings crab advocates speak for the anti-Hillary Clinton creature, retweeting statements in an attempt to gain insight into this underserved undersea demographic.
  • Tampa Bay Times: Time for Confiscation!

    03/08/2018 10:12:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 03/08/18 | Robert Farago
    An unanswered question in the Florida gun debate: What to do with existing guns? That’s the scary ass headline hovering over a article written in the aftermath of Florida’s new gun control legislation. The implication is clear: Dems don’t think it’s enough to ban “assault weapons” (which the new bill does not do). Something must be done to disarm MSR-armed civilians. No really . . . When the Senate debated SB 7026— the gun legislation that just landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk — Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando sponsored an amendments that would have banned the “sale or transfer”...
  • 1-800 # To Let Anheuser Busch Know What You Think Of The NFL , Plus The best NFL Joke Of The Year

    09/30/2017 1:39:48 PM PDT · by OneVike · 49 replies
    Turns out that many businesses who advertise during the NFL games are beginning to realize that the fans are real upset. I mean, who would have thought that even Anheuser Busch would begin feeling the wrath of the fans? So they decided put out this toll free number for anyone who wants to express their opinion on what they think of the way multi-millionaire players and multi-billionaire owners of the NFL are protesting during the national Anthem. If your angry, then call Budweiser and let them have it. I did, and I will admit it made me feel better....
  • Video in St. Petersburg Target goes viral after man confronts employees over bathroom policy

    06/10/2016 11:50:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sara DiNatale, Times Staff Writer
    ST. PETERSBURG — Andy Park wanted to see if a man could get into the woman's restroom at Target. The retailer's "inclusive" restroom policy — allowing people to use whatever restroom corresponds with their gender identity — has been under fire since last week. It's a small flare-up in a larger firestorm around new laws banning transgender people from bathrooms that don't match the sex on their birth certificate. Park, 57, hid a camera phone in his shirt pocket, went to the Target a quarter mile from his home and asked employees there if he could use the women's restroom....
  • Man arrested after two shot during 'Stop the Violence' event

    05/16/2016 9:05:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | May 15, 2016 | FOX 13 News Staff
    AVON PARK (FOX 13) - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said it has arrested a suspect in the shooting that left an adult and child injured on Saturday. The victims, one being only 5 years old, were attending a 'Stop the Violence' community event at Aline McWhite Park when they were hit by gunfire around 5:30 p.m. Deputies said it was a group of men near the park who began firing shots for unknown reasons. People attending the event at the park ran from the gunfire, but the child and a 20-year-old woman were shot.
  • Long Live The Pig!

    05/29/2013 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 125 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-13 | Dave The Sage
    Domesticated swine and Western Civilization go back a long way together. The domestic pig was being raised in Europe by about 1500 BC. Rome improved pig breeding and spread them throughout their empire. The early Christians increasingly abandoned the Jewish ban on the eating of pork by about 50 AD and it’s been the celebrated ‘other white meat’ ever since. Pigs and the discovery of the New World went hand in hand. Christopher Columbus took eight pigs on his voyage to Cuba in 1493 at Queen Isabella’s insistence. Hernando de Soto brought America’s first thirteen pigs to Tampa Bay, Fla.,...
  • De Soto discovery could change history books

    07/09/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 38 replies
    Ocala [FL] Star Banner ^ | July 8, 2012 | Fred Hiers
    Hernando De Soto's route through Florida is as elusive to modern archaeologists as the gold the famed Spanish explorer sought throughout the southeastern United States. Ever since De Soto's 600 men set foot on the shores of Tampa Bay, arriving from Cuba almost 500 years ago, historians have debated the exact direction of his failed treasure-hunting expeditions as far north as Tennessee and North Carolina. But in north Marion County, an archaeologist has found what his contemporaries deem rarer than the gold De Soto was seeking — physical evidence of the explorer's precise journey through Marion County and enough information...
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

    11/22/2015 3:09:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jameis Winston + 2
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. "The Hunting Ground" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman.