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Plan your weekend: Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, MarineQuest, Florida Orchestra pops in the park, rodeo

Plan your weekend: Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, MarineQuest, Florida Orchestra pops in the park, rodeo

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Find every new Shine festival mural in St. Petersburg with this map and photos

Find every new Shine festival mural in St. Petersburg with this map and photos

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Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

Bar review: Southern comfort at the 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market in Tampa

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Tampa Bay concerts this weekend: Blues Traveler, Conor Oberst, Nick Fradiani and more

Tampa Bay concerts this weekend: Blues Traveler, Conor Oberst, Nick Fradiani and more

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Analysis: George W. Bush's unmistakable takedown of Trumpism - and Trump

For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored Presi …

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How old is too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

Brandi Eatman guesses the boy was at least 15 years old. If he had a costume on, it wasn't obvious. He was actually talking on his cellphone when he approached the door that Halloween night. …

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  1. Editorial: Arrests show construction licensing board's faults

    Editorials

    Ripping off consumers got a little harder in Pinellas County this week after teams of deputies launched a predawn operation and arrested unlicensed contractors. It was a needed crackdown on a problem that appears rampant in Pinellas because the agency charged with overseeing local contractors has no policing …

    Ripping off consumers got a little harder in Pinellas County this week after teams of deputies executed a predawn operation, arresting unlicensed contractors.
  2. Dade City teen arrested after authorities say he pulled fake gun on student

    Crime

    DADE CITY — A 14-year-old boy faces felony charges after he pulled a fake gun on a Pasco Middle School student near the school Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

  3. Live blog: Crowd shouts at Richard Spencer as he speaks in Gainesville

    College

    GAINESVILLE — A small army of law enforcement officers, many of them from cities and counties around the state, have converged on the University of Florida in preparation for today's speaking appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

    Florida Highway Patrol cruisers jammed the parking lot Wednesday at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, part of a big show of force by law enforcement ahead of Thursday's appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer. [KATHRYN VARN | Times]
  4. Koetter: Jameis Winston will test shoulder in practice Friday

    Blogs

    Will he? Won't he? It appears the Bucs' uncertainty over whether quarterback Jameis Winston can play through a shoulder injury Sunday at Buffalo will carry up until the final hours before kickoff.

    Jameis Winston didn't throw at practice Wednesday.
  5. Dunedin man arrested for having destruction devices, deputies say

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Deputies will be speaking later today to discuss a Dunedin man who was charged with possessing destruction devices in his home.

  6. Officials release names of those aboard plane that landed in St. Pete neighborhood

    Accidents

    ST. PETERSBURG — Officials released the names of the two people aboard the plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday on a neighborhood street in south St. Petersburg.

     A small plane crashed at 18th Avenue S and 16th Street on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The exact type aircraft was not immediately identified. It apparently landed in the roadway. Police urged people to avoid the area. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  7. Spencer: 'A better and more beautiful world if people like me were in power'

    K12

    In the a small theater crammed with cameras, Richard Spencer and a small group of his coordinators clashed with reporters as his controversial speech in the Phillips Center drew near Thursday.

    A crowd gathers ahead of Richard Spencer's appearance at the University of Florida on Oct. 19, 2017. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  8. Analysis: George W. Bush's unmistakable takedown of Trumpism - and Trump

    Columns

    For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Donald Trump. While Mitt Romney and others spoke out publicly against Trump, Bush stayed above the fray.

    That …

    Former President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. [Seth Wenig | Associated Press]
  9. Fennelly: Even frustrated Bucs fans hold out hope

    Blogs

    Many fans wrote back when I threw out an all-points the other day, asking if Bucs fans are perpetually in a state of expecting the worst.

    Bucs fans cheer during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins in August at Raymond James Stadium.
  10. 'The Walking Dead' marks 100 episodes with Easter eggs in Season 8 premiere

    Blogs

    The hit zombie series has come a long way since Rick Grimes woke up from a coma and entered a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the undead.

    Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead Season 8.
Jameis Winston didn't throw at practice Wednesday.

Koetter: Jameis Winston will test shoulder in practice Friday

Will he? Won't he? It appears the Bucs' uncertainty over whether quarterback Jameis Winston can play through a shoulder injury Sunday at Buffalo will carry up until the final hours before kickoff....

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J.T. Brown stressed that he got a lot of support from the Lightning, from ownership on down to help put him in situations to help.

J.T. Brown said first protest already sparked action plan

Lightning wing J.T. Brown said part of the reason he will no longer raise his fist during the national anthem is because his first silent protest has already sparked an action plan....

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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead Season 8.

'The Walking Dead' marks 100 episodes with Easter eggs in Season 8 premiere

The hit zombie series has come a long way since Rick Grimes woke up from a coma and entered a post-apocalyptic world overrun with the undead....

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