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Tropical Storm Erika more likely to hit Florida

Forecasters said early Friday that Tropical Storm Erika is now more likely to hit South Florida, but it may never become a hurricane as it weakens over the Caribbean. Even so, the Tampa Bay …


Tampa snags Johnson & Johnson corporate services headquarters with 500 jobs


Challengers ask court to take over Florida's redistricting


  1. 97X's Next Big Thing moves back to Tampa with Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon

    Music & Concerts

    For the third time in a decade, Next Big Thing is on the move.

    The Next Big Thing music festival thrown by alt-rock station 97X will shift this year from Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg back to Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, its home from 2006 to 2011.
  2. tbt* pix of the Tampa party scene at Blue Martini

    Bars & Spirits

    This week's party scene comes to us straight up from the Blue Martini at International Plaza's Bay Street in Tampa.

    Katherine Pulgar celebrates the theme with any icy blue refreshment at Blue Martini, located at International Plaza's Bay Street. [By Luis Santana/tbt*]

  3. Tell Me About It: New romance haunted by past relationship


    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

  4. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 28

    Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
  5. Editorial: PSC sides with FP&L, consumers lose (again)


    Customers will save tens of millions of dollars. Wait — they will lose money. No, wait — they will save something (at least in the long run). That's the dizzying report from Florida Power & Light, which less than a year into a 50-year project has ping-ponged back and forth about the savings it projects from …

    Florida Power & Light had told state regulators that the fracking project in Oklahoma would save customers $107 million. The company now projects it will lose nearly $6 million in 2015, and customer savings have been cut by more than half.
    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee.

    Jennings back to DL, Butler called up

    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee and called up OF Joey Butler....


    "Shadow redistricting" operatives fire back

    Some of the GOP operatives/activists swept up in the legal battles over the legislature's redistricting process, are firing back. Stafford Jones, Matt Mitchell, and Pat Bainter have formed the Conservative Coalition for Free Speech and Association committee to overturn the "Fair Districts" constitutional amendment passed by Florida voters and stand up for what they call fundamental First Amendment rights. Here's their site....


    Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, left, and head coach Lovie Smith during practice earlier this month at One Buc Place.

    Bucs D.C. Frazier confirms Smith will call defensive plays