The children often arrive at Joshua House bewildered and traumatized, some carrying their few belongings in a pillowcase. Most are there because they have been acting out in foster care.
There's a brand new Publix across the street, a McDonald's next door and two movie theaters about 15 minutes north in Riverview. While the area around it bustles with development, the Ruskin Family Drive-In on Highway 41 has remained a constant in south Hillsborough County since it
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but tonight the lights get powered up on the massive tree in Ybor City, marking the start of many, many local holiday events through the end of the year.
Customers around Tampa Bay who subscribed to Bright House Networks cable TV, internet or land line service are now being served by Charter Communications' Spectrum brand. Charter announced Tuesday it is formally rolling out the new brand locally, featuring uniform pricing with no contracts,
TAMPA -- Phil Thompson has cast enough fishing line in Cuba that it has become a second home for the Ruskin native and resident. "Oh man, I love Cuba," said Thompson, 64, who has been participating in fishing tournaments there since 1993.
TAMPA -- The turnout for Tuesday's election was exactly what many Hillsborough County officials hoped for when they proposed a referendum to raise the sales tax by a half-cent to pay for transportation needs.
RIVERVIEW -- The digital projectors are synchronized, the popcorn machines primed and the soda machines stand ready. Even the now-showing movie posters are in place. Xscape Riverview 14, a new 14-screen multiplex cinema just off of Progress Village Boulevard, is set to open its doors as soon
CLEARWATER -- Trying to run a small business online, it didn't take long for Monica Eaton-Cardone to figure out the biggest obstacle to success. It wasn't creating a niche or finding customers.
The special election to fill Lisa Montelione's open City Council seat has now come down to two candidates, and the nonpartisan race is starting to look even more partisan. The candidates in the Dec.
Times Correspondent BRANDON -- It never fails. Every year as Novemberfest draws near, R.J. Brauneker can bank on the return of that same child-like adrenaline rush he's thrived on for close to 40 years.
For many years, the stumblebum-infested Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission has been a twitching piece of bureaucratic roadkill in its death throes waiting for someone to please put it out of its misery.
During the holiday season and beyond, Tampa Bay residents now have another option for online deliveries other than porches and post offices. Instead of leaving packages to sit on doorsteps all day, where they could be stolen, or having to rush to a post office before 5 p.m., people can now pick up
COMEDY: CRAIG ROBINSON Actor Craig Robinson is best known for toiling at Dunder-Mifflin on The Office or stealing scenes in comedic movies like Pineapple Express and Hot Tub Time Machine.
RUSKIN -- A century-old Victorian mansion, once slated for demolition, then barged across Tampa Bay to a new life as a Wall Street Journal House of the Year, is again on the market.
TAMPA -- After a year of concern, uncertainty and study, the City Council appears ready to tweak its community redevelopment plans in a way to help Ybor City. Specifically, Ybor City business leaders would like a slice of the new property tax revenue expected to be generated by the future
MANGO -- Authorities are investigating anti-Donald Trump graffiti at a mobile home and a fire that broke out at another mobile home next door. Firefighters were called to 10830 Bryan Road about 1:20 a.m.
TAMPA -- The writing on the Science Center looked faded, like someone had tried to scrub it away. But the words were still clear: "Trump 2016, MAGA, you gotta go back." Elsewhere on the University of South Florida campus, racist threats scrawled on the wall of a residence hall
Bus riders will be able to use a free smartphone app to summon a driver who will take them up to 3 miles to or from major bus stations at USF or in Carrollwood in a new ridesharing, app-based service to complement the bus system.
After a rollercoaster week, it's time to savor the innocence and patriotic puppy-breath of an all-American girl named Dory. She embodies the comic relief of a Finding Nemo character, minus the short-term memory loss.
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series about adoption during November, which is National Adoption Awareness Month. RIVERVIEW -- When Brian and Holly Festa got married in 2012, they shared a dream of having a large family.
I grew up in Ohio and gardens were frozen by Christmas. I worked in a flower shop when I came home from college for the break. Our biggest problem was keeping the poinsettias thriving in the greenhouse.
With President-elect Donald Trump and federal officials talking about a big infrastructure bill next year, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik said Monday that new spending aimed at "moving people around" is critically important for the Tampa Bay area.
Organizers on Wednesday unveiled the star-studded lineup for a free three-day outdoor concert before the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9 in Tampa. Eric Paslay, Clare Dunn and the Shadowboxers (Jan.
Monday's trip brought together several groups of young professionals to test ride the ferry, which started its six-month pilot program Nov. 1. They are part of a demographic that ferry organizers say is key to the success of the area's latest transit option.
TAMPA -- Paul Hogan, according to a buddy, was a master at getting friends to buy him a beer. And he had a lot of friends, from governors and business executives to the copy girl he hired out of college and used to send out for coffee -- Sandy Freedman, later known as Mayor Freedman.
All those sugar plum fairies were very nice while they lasted. Now it's time to cue the bean counter ballet. For many months, we've been witness to the great Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga.
TAMPA -- The sights and sounds of children playing basketball or running through a park are so common, they blend into the background. Delighted shrieks and playful chases are just part of the afternoon scene in many neighborhoods.
An abandoned wife, the possibility of a bigamous second marriage, and two brothers willing to have their half-siblings declared illegitimate rather than share an inheritance. Sound like the script of a cable television series?
Today (Nov. 13) Friday Morning Musicale of Tampa is celebrating 114 years of sharing its love of music and arts with the community. The nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization is honoring those who have supported them in achieving their goals of sharing music with the community, as
The Teen Author Festival, sponsored by the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, takes place from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. The event features several writers whose works have appeared on best-seller lists.