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Afternoon forecast calls for storms; Tampa Bay area braces for potential flooding

TAMPA — The good news: Hurricane Fred is far from Florida and poses little concern. The bad news: Erika, though no longer an organized storm, is likely to dump lots of rain and misery …

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Body found at Lithia cemetery classified as homicide

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  1. Editorial: Bad power play on Tampa police review panel

    Editorials

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has gotten a sensitive discussion off on the wrong foot by jumping the gun and unilaterally creating a citizens review board to examine complaints against the Tampa Police Department. This was a community decision to make. Buckhorn's power play sets the wrong tone, and it undermines the panel's …

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has gotten a sensitive discussion off on the wrong foot by jumping the gun and unilaterally creating a citizens review board to examine complaints against the Tampa Police Department.
  2. Tuesday's letters: Show the graphic videos

    Letters

    Help choose Letter of the Month

    Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the …

  3. Another voice: Syria's misery spills across borders

    Editorials

    Last Wednesday 51 bodies were found in the hold of a ship off the coast of Libya, would-be refugees who had suffocated at sea. Two days later police in Austria found an abandoned truck on the side of the highway. Inside were 71 bodies, victims of suffocation or thirst. On Friday about 150 people were reported missing …

  4. Vote for August's Letter of the Month

    Letters

    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  5. Review: New 'Dragon Tattoo' book a weak shadow of its predecessors

    Books

    Its full title is The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, but they might as well have called it The Girl Who's Going to Help Us Milk a Few More Million Out of This Dragon Tattoo Thing.

    Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest movie.
    All-Star ace Chris Archer making the start tonight for the Rays.

    For starters: Rays at Orioles, on Archer Day

    After taking advantage of a big break to beat the AL-best Royals on Sunday, the Rays kick off a nine-game, 10-day roadtrip tonight in Baltimore that is likely to define their playoff chances....

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    Medical marijuana amendment hits milestone for court review

    A constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in Florida has reached a key milestone in its petition drive, triggering required reviews by Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Supreme Court....

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    Josh Keyes, right, grabs onto linebacker Jason Williams during training camp earlier this month at One Buc Place.

    Bucs LB Josh Keyes eager for last shot Thursday

    As one of eight undrafted rookies left on roster as the Bucs continue to make cuts, linebacker Josh Keyes is hopeful that a strong showing in Thursday's final preseason game at Miami can help his chances of beating the odds....

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