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Manufacturing isn't what you think, industry tells young women


  1. Democrat Jeff Zampitella targets Republican Sandy Murman's transportation votes in Hillsborough commission race


    TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman has been on the winning side of two contentious transportation votes this year.

  2. Why are utilities spending $22 million to 'protect' your right to solar?

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Why would Florida's electric utilities want to spend $22 million to get voters to put into the state Constitution "rights of electricity consumers regarding solar energy choice," if consumers already have that legal right?

    A worker installs a solar panel at Duke Energy Florida's 3.8 megawatt solar array in Osceola County, near St. Cloud. The facility is on 17 acres and is expected to start generating electricity in the spring. [William R. Levesque | Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Forecast: Warm, dry, breezy conditions remain intact across Tampa Bay


    A warm, dry and breezy day is on tap again for Tampa Bay on Thursday, a trend forecasters said will continue throughout the weekend and on Halloween.

  4. Foals dive into Tampa, immerse the Ritz Ybor in big, brawny Britrock

    Music & Concerts

    It was around song 8, Providence, when Yannis Philippakis got the look.

    Singer Yannis Philippakis dives into the audience during Foals' concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on Oct. 26, 2016. [JAY CRIDLIN | Times]
  5. Rezoning committee makes progress on southwest Pasco school boundaries


    After weeks of positioning and anxiety, a committee of parents and school officials on Wednesday dug into the details of redrawing attendance zones for southwest Pasco middle and high schools.

  6. Driver dies after losing control, crashing into home in Lutz


    A Lutz man died early Tuesday morning after deputies say he lost control of his car and slammed into a home.

  7. By the numbers: Breaking down the early voting and mail ballots across Florida


    TALLAHASSEE — It's a dozen days from Election Day 2016. Here's a snapshot of how close the vote looks in Florida based on overnight county-by-county turnout reports filed with the state Thursday morning.

    An early voting sign on the grass at an early voting celebration outside of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Tuesday, the first day of early voting. The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election may point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory. [Associated Press]
  8. USF reviewing sex harassment finding at administrator's previous job


    TAMPA — For the second time this year, the University of South Florida is admitting it hired a highly-paid administrator without knowing he had been found by a previous employer to have engaged in inappropriate, on-campus sexual behavior.

    Herb Maschner, 57, is now a University of South Florida professor and executive director of USF's Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies [IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE]
  9. Instacart expands into Tampa Bay to deliver Publix groceries and more


    After a successful pilot program with Publix in Miami this summer, the online delivery company Instacart is expanding into Tampa Bay.

    Instacart will begin delivery service from Publix and other stores in Tampa Bay today. Photo coutesy of Instacart.
  10. The Daystarter: Fact-checking the final Senate debate, Oldsmar to talk Rays stadium, and a daredevil's massive graffiti tag is revealed


    • Slightly warmer weather will continue Thursday, with highs in the low- to mid- 80s, according to 10Weather WTSP.

    Workers from the demolition crew of Kimmins Contracting Corporation, Tampa, peeled back the metal "cheesgrater" skin of the old Pheil Hotel, 424 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Monday, revealing salmon colored brick with ornate designs. And also a massive graffiti tag. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Elhame Shala, left, and husband Raif greet former President Bill Clinton after his speech on Oct. 11 in Safety Harbor.

Albanian family thanks Bill Clinton for helping bring them to America

It was 1999 when the Shala family first met Bill Clinton....


Bucs gunners again forced rare turnover on special teams

Positions on special-teams units aren't as well known as "quarterback" and "linebacker," but the last two Bucs games have shown how much of a game-changing difference can come from gunners battling jammers in punt coverage....


Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander.

Graham McTavish talks 'Outlander,' 'The Hobbit' and being a secret writer before Megacon Tampa

In the past four years, Graham McTavish has been a Dwarf, an 18th century Scottish Highlander and a gun-slinging murderous cowboy....