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For the first time in more than 40 years, a Tampa Charter Review Commission of appointed locals -- citizens, lawyers, business types -- is looking at whether the city's charter needs tweaking. Wait, don't nod off yet. It's not as boring as it sounds. The charter is the city of Tampa's constitution, the word ...

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Bullets were flying Sunday night during a shootout between TAMPA police and a man wanted for murder. Bullet holes still dot the Ybor Heights area where it all went down. "Next thing I know, the police say get down, get down," recalled Leroy Campbell, who was outside near 15th ...
Airbnb hosts in Tampa and Clearwater raked in more than $1.5 million during spring training this year, with some markets seeing revenue more than double during the season, according to the home-rental app. Rentals in Tampa, the training camp for the New York Yankees, made the bulk of that money ...
TAMPA (WFLA) - Many across the TAMPA Bay area are working to spread positivity in light of the "Punish a Muslim Day" campaign gaining momentum around the world. A flyer that was first sent anonymously to communities overseas promoted "Punish a Muslim Day" and ended up spreading like ...
A warrant has been issued for a man suspected of robbing a Tampa bank Tuesday afternoon, Hillsborough County deputies said. According to deputies, Ronald Lee Faber, 55, entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 12233 Florida Ave. N. Tampa, implied he had a gun and demanded money. He got away with ...

TAMPA -- Police are searching for whoever was in a gold Kia Sedona minivan chasing after another vehicle and firing gunshots at it early Monday morning. Officers were patrolling the 3700 block of W Columbus Drive around 12:30 a.m., according to TAMPA Police, when they saw someone inside ...
Ed Turanchik has said he regrets not honing his message more in his 2011 unsuccessful run for Tampa mayor. ... evening, before hundreds of well-wishers at the Armature Works, the former Hillsborough County Commissioner had a tight message: He's got the vision to make Tampa into a 21st-century city. secret
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Port TAMPA Bay is coming off of its busiest cruise weekend ever. This past Saturday and Sunday, more than 29,000 passengers passed in and out of TAMPA on six different cruise ships. It's just another milestone for the growing port. Saturday brought the Carnival Paradise, ... businesses
Vetoed: These Tampa Bay projects got cut by the governor. Gov. Rick Scott's veto pen scratched these bay area projects from the state budget. Pinellas County, and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, suffered several cuts. By Emily L. Mahoney. 3 hours ago. Share via email. Share on Facebook. businesses
TAMPA — J.T. Miller didn't have to be with the Lightning long to realize the significance of Saturday's showdown with the Bruins. "The biggest game of the year," he said. The Bruins are four points behind Tampa Bay for first place in the Atlantic Division lead. Saturday is the first of three meetings in the final ... businesses
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers certainly understand the saying, 'The best ability is availability'. The phrase has rang true in many shapes and forms, but considering the Bucs suffered many injuries last season, it has a whole new level of importance heading into 2018. For Tampa Bay Buccaneers general ... businesses
TAMPA — The city will not appeal the discrimination and retaliation case it lost to a pregnant firefight last year. That means the court case is over. Tampa Fire Rescue will obey a federal judge's order and re-hire Tanja Vidovic, the firefighter it fired the day after she filed suit in March 2016. The city will also ... businesses
But when Arby's started advertising a new Miami Cuban, our ears perked up, partly because calling it a “Miami Cuban” was inflammatory to Tampa to begin with, and partly because people are pretty particular about their Cuban sandwiches around here. The Cuban sandwich family tree, from which all other ... businesses
The Tampa City Council, pictured here in its 2009 formation, has the authority to change an election date by passing an ordinance. ... One thing is very likely: the traditional Tampa three-week sprint between the first and final rounds of the election will be a more leisurely — and expensive — seven weeks. businesses
TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa grandmother told ABC Action News all she wanted was the man who attacked her at Northwest County dog park behind bars. On Thursday, a day after we aired an exclusive report on her attack, Terri Pisczek got her wish. Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ... businesses
TAMPA, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, announced Thursday it will close 94 stores in seven states, including 10 in the Tampa Bay area. ... Erica Hart tells ABC Action News, she relies on shopping at the Winn-Dixie on North Dale Mabry in Tampa for affordable, fresh food. businesses

May Mobility is the company holding the demonstration, and will potentially be the company that partners with HART to make a fleet of autonomous vehicles. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to demonstrate how our autonomous vehicle fleet would operate within the Tampa Bay community," said Edwin ... businesses
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TAMPA — A 43-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his Mercedes and crashed into a cemetery early Tuesday, according to Tampa police. The agency said its officers were not chasing the driver at the time of the crash. The incident took place at about 12:36 a.m. Tampa police said the driver, ... businesses
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A new cookbook is letting Tampa Bay Lightning fans eat just like their favorite players. The Lightning teamed up with Florida Blue for the “Bolts Blue Flame: Cooking with the Tampa Bay Lightning” cookbook, full of recipes selected by the players. Recipes in the book include Steven ... businesses
TAMPA (FOX 13) - An 18-year-old in Tampa was charged in the fatal stabbing of his father. On February 16, Tampa police responded to an apartment at Sonora Court after 3 p.m. to find the victim, 50-year-old Abdirashid Ali. Police said evidence eventually led them to the victim's son, Ismael Abdirashid Ali, ... businesses
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa is the worst city for those suffering with allergies. That's according to “I just always have a runny nose and my daughter, she is 17 months, and she also has a runny nose all the time right now. You feel like you're getting a cold but you're not,” said Megan Brown. businesses
(WFLA) –The US Women's Hockey team is flying into Tampa on Tuesday night to celebrate its Olympic gold medal win. GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 22: Gold medal winners Meghan Duggan #10 and Hilary Knight #21 of the United States celebrate after defeating Canada in a shootout in ... businesses
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Over the span of two days, Tampa police and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives rounded up 12 people who are suspected of participating in prostitution-related activities. Some are accused of responding to ads online and meeting at a Comfort Suites for sex. Undercover ... businesses
An Indian couple trying to buy this house at 632 Luzon Ave. on Davis Islands in Tampa pulled out of the sale after a hostile encounter with a neighbor that ... TAMPA — A Tampa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges, admitting he threatened to burn down a neighboring home on Luzon ... businesses
"I could see it coming," McDonagh said Monday on a conference call. "I could feel it coming." But once McDonagh found out he'd be joining several former Ranger teammates in Tampa Bay, he was thrilled. The Lightning is the top team in the Eastern Conference and got a lot better today in this blockbuster. businesses
It's National Pizza Day on Friday so you expect some freebies or, at the very least, some bargain prices on pizza, right? By Don Johnson, Patch Staff | Feb 9, 2018 8:13 am ET | Updated Feb 9, 2018 10:13 am ET. 0. It's National Pizza Day: Check Out These Specials In Tampa Bay. It's National Pizza Day on Friday, Feb. 9. businesses
Bernie Skerkowski is the founder of the Tampa Bay Curling Club. He moved to Florida on business 20-odd years ago from Canada. "Curling was a big part of what I grew up with," Bernie says. "My father, my family, all were involved in the local curling rink. And so that's where I started, and curled all the way ... businesses
And Jerry DiFabrizio, a tile distributor from Tampa, said the threat of oil rigs appearing on the horizon could impact the quality of life in Florida by hindering property values. "Whenever it's announced that there is drilling off the coast, revenue for the state that helps the state provide good things is reduced," ... businesses
Dave Bautista, WWE Superstar, portrayer of Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, giant man who threw Ryan Gosling through a wall in Blade Runner 2049 and ordinary Tampa resident with a home improvement project, really wants to build a gate. He tweeted at the City of Tampa on ... businesses
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A clerk shot an armed man who tried to rob a Tampa gas station early Friday morning. Police say a suspect walked into the Sunoco gas station on the corner of East Hillsborough Avenue & 34th Street just after 2 a.m. and tried to rob the clerk with a handgun. But the clerk pulled out ... businesses
There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don't see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do. If you don't see your event listed, you can search for other events or add events to our calendar. We know there are tons of cool things that make our area ... businesses
KENT NISHIMURA | Times Henri Darling, of Massachusetts's lance breaks while jousting against Mark Desmond of Brandon during a Royal Joust performance at the 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The fair, which features seven ... businesses
The Rays have officially announced plans to move the team's home ballpark to Tampa. At a press conference Friday, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said the team intends to move to a site in Ybor City, a neighborhood in Tampa. "Ybor City is authentically Tampa Bay," Sternberg said, according to The Tampa ... businesses
By landing FSU's largest local class since 1982, new coach Willie Taggart showed that his Seminoles are poised to reestablish themselves as one of the biggest forces in Tampa Bay recruiting. "I think it'll definitely be a trend with Willie Taggart up there in Tallahassee," said Ricky Sailor, who runs the local ... businesses
Florida Rep. Randy Fine is calling on venues in Miami and Tampa to cancel scheduled concerts in April by the singer Lorde. Fine, R-Palm Bay, said, if the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Tampa Sports Authority host the concerts at arenas they own in those cities, it would violate a Florida law ... businesses
The civic engagement started in 2004, when a neighbor asked him to serve on the board of Feeding America Tampa Bay, a hunger-relief organization, he once told the Tampa Bay Times. He learned there were an estimated 50,000 people in Hillsborough County who don't always have enough to eat. businesses
SOUTH TAMPA— Tampa's speakeasy coffee shop, Blind Tiger Cafe added a third shop in the SoHo District, but this time with a twist. The cafe has partnered with local bow tie company, Ella Bing to open a haberdashery. The term "blind tiger" dates back to the prohibition era referring to a speakeasy where ... businesses
Next. If you're seeing or smelling smoke in your area, you are not alone. ABC Action News has received numerous viewer messages regarding a smoky smell or seeing smoke in the area. Citrus County is executing a controlled burn, and winds are carrying the smoke to various regions of Tampa Bay. businesses
TAMPA — After years of speculation and courtship, the Tampa Bay Rays are finally expected to announce Friday that they want to relocate the team to Tampa, according to Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan. Rays Principal owner Stuart Sternberg will for the first time state publicly that the ... businesses
Billy Joel: The Piano Man returns for a concert of huge piano-pop hits. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $49.50-$149.50. (813) 301-2500. Tony Bennett: 19-time Grammy award winning musician. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $69-$155. (727) 893-7832. businesses
TAMPA — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn jeers for suggesting that people in pain should consider over-the-counter Bufferin instead of opioids. On Wednesday, Sessions was in Tampa, touting the Trump administration's efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking. This time, he broadened ... businesses
TAMPA — Deputies located an armed suspect just a block away following a fatal shooting Monday night at a convenience store. William Dennard Jr., 20, of 4225 Empire Place, Tampa, was arrested in the shooting of 26-year-old Bernard Jinks of 3757 Fairview Cove Lane, Tampa. The shooting occurred ... businesses
Deja Vu, a Tampa strip club, used pirated images of former model Jaime Edmondson Longoria to promote its business online, according to a lawsuit filed in Tampa. Longoria, wife of former Tampa Bay Rays star Evan Longoria, is one of three women seeking a total nearly $4 million in damages in the suit. businesses
Pridgen, the park's new owner, was among Tampa Bay's best known developers during the last boom. He developed the Gateway Business Center in Pinellas Park, bringing in big-name tenants like Jabil and Lockheed-Martin, and made a multi-million dollar profit flipping land that is now the site of Tampa's ... businesses
Whether you follow the Florida State Seminoles, Florida Gators, USF Bulls or one of the many high schools around the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Bay Times will bring you all the news from signing ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the day high school seniors can officially commit to colleges. From live ... businesses
The shooting took place at about 11 p.m. Monday outside Shubh Mini Market, 3207 Orient Road. A call to 911 about gunshots brought deputies to location. There, they found Jinks suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Tampa General Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. businesses
The two Tampa Bay Toys R Us stores the company announced it was shuttering last month began their going-out-of-business sales Wednesday, a day after the company's bankruptcy plan was approved in court. Here was the scene Wednesday afternoon at the affected location at 1900 Tyrone Blvd. in St. businesses
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in finding a missing, endangered Tampa woman. Robin Joanna Green, 25, was last seen in the area of N. 10th Street and E. Bird Street at approximately 2:00 a.m.Wednesday morning. Police believe she left her ... businesses


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