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Passengers board the Cross-Bay Ferry near the Tampa Convention Center.  JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times

Mayor Rick Kriseman: Ridership numbers show a need for ferry service between Tampa and St. Petersburg

CLEARWATER — With the ferry service between St. Petersburg and Tampa ending in April, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman vowed in front of the Pinellas County Commission to find money to help bring it back in November. During a 30-minute presentation Tuesday, Kriseman told the commission that his staff is contactin …


Fantasy sports companies DraftKings Inc. (the app is shown) and FanDuel Inc. (website) would be treated differently in pending House and Senate gambling bills.

Gaming bills are headed to conference

So why would a House committee meet for 10 minutes Tuesday for the sole purpose of passing a bill clarifying that fantasy sports leagues are not gambling? ...


State ethics investigators are interviewing Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan regarding a complaint into a Go Hillsborough contract.

County Commissioners, Buckhorn interviewed in Go Hillsborough ethics probe

TAMPA — It seems a state ethics investigation into a Hillsborough County transportation contract is finally moving forward....


Viola Davis

USF students shell out $70,000 to bring Oscar-winner Viola Davis to campus

TAMPA -- Six minutes was all it took for University of South Florida staffers to realize they were going to need a bigger building....