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St. Pete developer Mel Sembler to help raise money for Trump

St. Petersburg's Mel Sembler will help raise money for Donald Trump, the RNC announced today. Sembler was named a vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee, a joint effort …


Buckhorn helps Clinton campaign bash Trump over housing market comments


Bolts fans beware: Police say to watch out for ticket scams


  1. MOSI leaders say move downtown isn't just a relocation, it's a reinvention


    TAMPA — The members of the Tampa Downtown Partnership were watching a multimedia presentation Tuesday about the Museum of Science and Industry's much anticipated move downtown when the screen suddenly went blank.

    Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry has a replica Lundar Module for kids. Museum leaders said a move to downtown Tampa will allow MOSI to reinvent itself with a "blank slate." [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  2. U-Haul plans storage facility at shuttered Service Merchandise in west Pasco


    PORT RICHEY — The vacant Service Merchandise building on U.S. 19, considered one of the poster children for needed redevelopment in west Pasco, has been sold to U-Haul of Florida Co., which plans to turn the former discount department store into a storage facility.

  3. Zephyrhills council rejects idea of disbanding its Fire Department

    Local Government

    Times Correspondent

    ZEPHYRHILLS — The departure of a third fire chief in four years led City Manager Steve Spina to ask the City Council this week whether Zephyrhills should consider having Pasco County take over fire service in the city.

  4. Tampa Bay Express clears latest hurdle


    Tampa Bay Express, a $6 billion project that will revamp 50 miles of the interstate, overcame its latest hurdle Tuesday when a policy committee voted to move forward with the recommended five-year plan.

    Traffic on northbound Interstate 275 through downtown Tampa slows to a crawl in January during construction.
  5. Tampa Bay Times wins 17 firsts, 33 awards overall in statewide FSNE contest

    Human Interest

    Times staff

    The Tampa Bay Times won 17 first-place awards and 33 overall in the annual competition of the Florida Society of News Editors. The Times, Florida's largest newspaper, received the most awards of any large news organization in the state.

  6. Tampa misses out as NFL awards three Super Bowls


    The NFL has announced the sites for three more Super Bowls, and Tampa has missed the cut, with Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles as the winners to host the NFL's biggest game in 2019-21.

    Miami has put more than $350-million in renovations to its stadium and beat out Tampa for the 2020 game.
  7. Florida Democratic congressional race echoes top of ticket: progressive versus establishment

    State Roundup

    Two years after a little-known college professor pulled off a stunning upset by defeating the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, in a Republican primary contest in Virginia, another obscure professor is hoping to replicate that feat in Florida, riding a wave of progressive fervor that seeks to upend the Democratic …

    Florida Democratic congressional candidate Tim Canova smiles during an interview at his campaign headquarters in Hollywood, Fla., in April. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, frustrated by how he has been treated by Democratic Party officials in his primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, endorsed Canova over the weekend. [Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press]
  8. Rays beat Miami Marlins 4-3

    The Heater

    MIAMI — The Rays put a successful finish on an eventful road trip by beating the Marlins 4-3 in a Tuesday matinee.

    Logan Morrison bats during the Rays' 4-3 win over the Marlins. [Getty Images]
  9. Pinellas School Board member Janet Clark will not run for a fourth term


    Three-term Pinellas County School Board member Janet R. Clark said Tuesday she will not run for reelection this fall.

    Pinellas County School Board Member Janet Clark during a board meeting on Aug. 25, 2015. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  10. Silver Airways flight from Tampa to Nassau, Bahamas, begins this week


    Silver Airways will start offering daily nonstop flights from Tampa International Airport to Nassau beginning Thursday.

PolitiFact Florida checks whether waterboarding actually works, like US Senate candidate and former CIA officer Todd Wilcox says

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox said the controversial interrogation practice of waterboarding isn’t torture but an effective tool in the global war on terror....


Coach Mike Sullivan said going with Matt Murray gives the Penguins the best chance to win.

Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....


Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, who have lost three straight.

For starters: Rays at Marlins, in a 12:10 matinee

UPDATE, 11:29: RHP Erasmo Ramirez said he felt the "normal soreness" this morning after throwing 54 pitches in 2-plus innings on Monday and expects to be available again on Thursday. But he also said he made a mistake when the Rays asked him about going back out to start a third inning after throwing 45 pitches and needs to "be smarter" to protect himself from injury. ... RHP Brad Boxberger will make at least a fifth rehab outing, on Wednesday for Double-A Montgomery. ...

Here is the Marlins lineup:
Ichiro LF
Prado 3b
Bour 1b
Stanton rf
Ozuna cf
Dietrich 2b
Realmuto c
Hechavarria ss
Koehler p