|Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.
Andi Figart pulled up to the New Port Richey Library on Thursday morning to an unusual sight. Yes, small clusters of people are often waiting outside the library in Pasco County before Figart, the director, comes to open the doors at 10 a.m. But this was different. These people had lawn chairs.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 2:21 PM
|Hernando deputies capture escaped inmate after he left work detail
BROOKSVILLE - A Hernando County inmate who escaped from his assigned work detail on Wednesday has been taken into custody.Deputies say Joshua Holmes, 35, was arrested a day after he left the Northwest Solid Waste Management Facility, on Norris Bishop Loop, without permission about noon
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 2:11 PM
|New Safety Harbor post office will be on McMullen-Booth Road
SAFETY HARBOR - Although a move-in date is months away, representatives for the U.S. Postal Service recently signed the lease for the city's new post office. It will be at 1703 N McMullen-Booth Road, just north of State Road 590. Before any grand opening, the site, a former Fifth Third Bank
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 2:07 PM
|Tampa Bay has two new million-dollar ZIP Code areas is yours one of them?
You might not be a millionaire, but chances are greater now that you live in a million-dollar Tampa Bay neighborhood.In the past year, the region has gained two more ZIP code areas - downtown St. Petersburg's 33701 and South Tampa's 33609 - in which at least 10 percent of the homes are
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 2:02 PM
|Former owner of Sirata Beach Resort purchases two Tampa Bay shopping centers
ST. PETERSBURG - After selling the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference in February, Nicklaus of Florida, Inc., has purchased two Tampa Bay shopping centers to diversify the firm's portfolio in the area. Colliers International, representing the sellers, announced the transaction this week.The
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 2:01 PM
|In one day, fundraisers appear to reach goal to move Confederate monument from downtown Tampa
TAMPA - Hillsborough County commissioners gave an ultimatum Wednesday to people who want to move a Confederate monument from downtown Tampa: Raise the money yourselves or it stays. They had 30 days.It took 24 hours.Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mike Griffin announced a $70,000
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:57 PM
|Police arrest Clearwater woman on DUI charges after Courtney Campbell crash
CLEARWATER - A 26-year-old Clearwater woman faces charges of causing injuries to another while police say she was driving under the influence during a crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway early Thursday morning.At least one person is in critical condition, according to Clearwater police.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:54 PM
|The Mill, independent and chic, looks to find its place amid Brandon's restaurant chains
Elevated cuisine might not be the first image that the Brandon dining scene conjures.Likely, an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Chili's or Outback Steakhouse comes to mind. But the owners of the St. Petersburg-based restaurant the Mill looked to change that when they opened a location Tuesday
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:51 PM
|Republicans face primary in whirlwind special election for Plant City-area House seat
PLANT CITY - With qualifying completed this week, the field is set in a whirlwind special election to replace state Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City - and the race could come down to two candidates in a Republican primary, Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure.Three other candidates, all less
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:37 PM
|Gracepoint gifts senior residents with new home
SEMINOLE HEIGHTS - When Mary Myles became program manager of The Graham Home 25 years ago, 30 adults with special needs occupied 65 square-foot apartments."It was tough on Mary when the place closed," said Gracepoint project manager Susan Morgan. "She'd be the one putting a bucket out when it
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:24 PM