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Cops Say This Guy Just Isn't A Cop

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Jonathan Stevens, 24, closed out the year with his third arrest for allegedly impersonating a police officer, according to TV-station WTSP. In his...

The Business of Twerk

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Warnecke

Whenever I find myself in an awkward conversation with someone -- you know, the kind in which neither party has anything to say -- I turn to Miley Cyrus. The thing is, everyone has something to say about Miley.

A Hotel Just For Foodies

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the past, the Tampa Bay region hasn't been high on a foodie's travel bucket list. Sure, there are some tasty Cu...

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

The Most Gentrified Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

Gentrification is difficult to quantify, but that hasn't stopped a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from trying. Daniel Hartley...

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Alison Lewis | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.

The Most Controversial Book Of The Summer?

Posted 08.08.2013 | Books

Alissa Nutting's Tampa has been deemed "the most controversial book of summer," as well as a "modern Lolita." It's not all that surprising, consid...

"Unwinding": The Power and Limitations of Story

Michael Jinkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

Many people seem to have lost confidence in the structures that previously gave meaning to and provided the organizing principles for social life, whether civic, educational or religious, political, legal or moral, and which communicated core values from one generation to another.

Tampa Looks To Capitalize On Tomorrow's Cuba

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting | Eric Barton | Posted 07.07.2013 | Latino Voices

A group of 38 business leaders and politicians from Tampa flew to Cuba in late May. Tourist visas forbid them from any official meetings. But there wa...

South Beach Drag Legend Shot Dead In Tampa

Posted 05.30.2013 | Miami

A legendary South Beach drag queen was gunned down at a friend's front door Tuesday night in Tampa. Wanda, whose real name was Anthony Jerome Lee,...

Accused Squatter Keeps Dead Cats In Freezer

Posted 05.27.2013 | Weird News

Almost two dozen dead cats were discovered in a Tampa home, including some stored in freezers by police evicting a man last week. While authoritie...

A Few of Our Favorite Breweries

WHERE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

Travelers, if you're in these cities and need some suds, consider these well-brewed destinations for a flavorful pint of repose.

3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself With Uncle's Gun

Posted 05.08.2013 | Crime

A 3-year-old Florida boy fatally shot himself Tuesday using a gun he found in the bedroom that he shared with his uncle. Jadarrius Speights was alo...

What Happens To Your Frequent Flier Miles After Divorce

Stann Givens | Posted 06.27.2013 | Divorce
Stann Givens

My divorce clients covet their travel points and are often surprised that they might have to share their points with a divorcing spouse.

'Anti-Government' Dad Arrives In Cuba, After Alleged Kidnapping

AP | Posted 06.08.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the woman's parents are in Cuba, authorities said Monday. The Hillsb...

Police Looking For Kidnapped Brothers Find Dad's Abandoned Truck

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 06.05.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities investigating the case of a father accused of kidnapping his two sons from their grandparents' home in Florida have a ...

The View From Here: Quotes on Florida's Medicaid Expansion Debate From Tampa Bay

Gary Stein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Tempers are hot and passions are running wild across Florida as the governor and legislature go back and forth, up and down on the topic of whether or...

Shaking Off Winter In Tampa

George Hobica | Posted 05.02.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

The world's longest continuous sidewalk!

Jill Kelley: The Real Story Lies in Tampa

Vicky Ward | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Vicky Ward

In Tampa, Jill Kelley was certainly not known to shy away from the press or the famous. David Petraeus was Tampa's George Clooney -- and she and her sister were blatant wannabe Stacey Keiblers.

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At 78

AP | MITCH STACY and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn't care much for his popular "Stormin' Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsens...

Christina Wilkie

Jill Kelley's Sister Got Hefty Loan From Defense Department Lobbyist | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jill Kelley, a central figure in the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, tried to parlay her friendship with the g...

Blind Insight: Women Who Support Obama, Both Celebrity and Grassroots, and Why

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

It's great to be living in a swing state during a presidential campaign as the election day gets closer. It seems to bring out the best and worst in people and politics.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

Florida's Craft Brew Boom

Visit Florida | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

Craft brewers are still relatively small players in the commercial beer world but are helping to create a different sort of Florida tourist attraction.

PHOTOS: Tampa Bay's Thriving Bakery Scene

Visit Florida | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

But nothing draws the eye like a case filled with desserts. Mazzaro's offers more than 30 varieties of Italian cookies, including homemade biscotti.