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Tampa officials focusing on Channel District-Ybor for potential Rays ballpark

TAMPA — Officials trying to lure the Tampa Bay Rays across the water are aggressively working to secure a site for a ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor City area, and hope to make an anno …

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The eclipse will be okay in Tampa Bay, but some locals seek 'totality'

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SOCom seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology through ThunderDrone

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Eclipse forecast: Partly cloudy but little rain across Tampa Bay

Eclipse forecast: Partly cloudy but little rain across Tampa Bay

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What happens if you look at the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

What happens if you look at the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

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The eclipse will be okay in Tampa Bay. It will be really good other places.

The eclipse will be okay in Tampa Bay. It will be really good other places.

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  1. From the food editor: 'MasterChef' winner Shaun O'Neale talks cooking at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival

    Cooking

    There are certain reliable signs that fall is on the way. Nothing in the weather department, of course, but other markers that usher in the celebratory final months of the year. One of those things is the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which happens annually in Orlando, seemingly longer and more jam-packed …

    Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Puree. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  2. Mike Evans stands behind Michael Bennett

    Blogs

    Bucs receiver Mike Evans was signing autographs for children after Bucs practice on Saturday. As he signed, he talked about Seattle defensive and former Buc Michael Bennett, who last Friday sat during the national anthem and who says he will continue to do so to fight racial injustice.

    Mike Evans, left, hauls in a pass in front of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.
  3. Man, I miss Planet Simeon

    Blogs

    Simeon Rice, right, works with Bucs defensive end Ryan Russell.
  4. Florida education news: HB 7069, solar eclipse, courtesy bus rides and more

    Blogs

    DISCORD: Employees of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association accuse the union of "less than fair and equitable" working conditions.

  5. Marina at Hudson Beach poised to become 24-unit condominium-hotel

    Business

    HUDSON — One of the mainstay businesses at Hudson Beach is poised for redevelopment into a 24-unit condominium-hotel.

  6. Eclipse forecast: Partly cloudy but little rain across Tampa Bay

    Weather

    Eclipse Day in Tampa Bay should carry typical summertime conditions, meaning some popup clouds could obscure the historic event.

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  7. Kitchen fire causes temporary evacuation of Carrollwood nursing home

    Fire

    A small kitchen fire forced the temporary evacuation of a Carrollwood nursing home early Monday morning.

  8. Disabled truck blocks westbound lanes on Courtney Campbell Causeway

    Accidents

    Westbound lanes are blocked on the Courtney Campbell Causeway after a truck became disabled on the roadway, according to broadcast reports,

100 days of Adam Putnam's campaign, by the numbers

The Adam Putnam campaign released a by-the-numbers snapshot of the 100 days since he formally kicked off his campaign for governor in Bartow....

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Rays morning after: Hechavarria gives fans reason to forget

Beckavarria?

Heckham?...

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Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones in The Defenders.

What to watch this weekend: 'The Defenders,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'What Happened to Monday'

Slow burn: The Defenders

First there was Daredevil, then Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist followed. Now, the superheroes team up for The Defenders. The new Marvel series on Netflix follows the city's unlikeliest heroes as they struggle with their own personal vendettas while also trying to save New York City. Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), is fresh off giving up his vigilante life and throwing himself back into the grind of pro bono law work after the death of Elektra (Elodie Yung). Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) stumbles into an even bigger conspiracy after continuing her private investigation business. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is trying to help a neighborhood kid get on the right track after another stint in jail. Iron Fist, aka Danny Rand (Finn Jones), comes back to NYC after he gets a whiff of a sinister plot. The four ragtag heroes come together to battle the Hand, a criminal organization referenced in Daredevil and Iron Fist. And Sigourney Weaver is the gang's elusive leader. 3 a.m. Friday, Netflix....

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