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For four years, female employees of a Tampa firm didn't know a top executive had secretly videotaped them in the restroom

TAMPA — Jeremy Lenkowski worked on computers for MaintenX International, and on a November morning in 2010 he wanted a colleague's advice on what to do about some disturbing videos he had fo …

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman pulls plug on hiring DEP investigator to join city department under DEP investigation

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Busch Gardens animal exhibit Jambo Junction closes days after SeaWorld announces layoffs

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Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

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Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

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11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

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  1. Photos: Safety Harbor Art and Music Center opens for concerts with indie folk group Tall Heights

    Blogs

    At the edge of a stage enveloped by artwork, Tall Heights singer-cellist Paul Wright told the crowd at the new Safety Harbor Art and Music Center how happy he was to be there.

    Tall Heights performed at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center on Dec. 8, 2016.
  2. Bucs corner Javien Elliott takes road less traveled to NFL

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Lay it out for Javien Elliott and he can't help but smile.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Javien Elliott in training camp at One Buc Place in Tampa on Monday, August 1, 2016.
  3. With Taggart gone, USF courts Strong

    College

    TAMPA — USF spent Thursday pursuing former Texas and Louisville coach Charlie Strong for its vacancy, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

    Charlie Strong, fired by Texas, is also reportedly attracting interest from Temple.
  4. Bishop, Lightning routed at home by Canucks

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The fact the Lightning got blown out 5-1 by the Canucks on Thursday night was concerning enough.

    Ben Bishop gives up Vancouver’s fourth goal late in the second. “That fourth one was the killer,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  5. Bucs' Koetter: No use trying to stop players heightening importance of Saints game

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The big-game aura surrounding Sunday's Bucs-Saints matchup at Raymond James Stadium is not lost on the players. It has been a half-dozen years since Tampa Bay was 7-5 with a shot of at least an NFC wild-card playoff spot. Even at 5-7, the Saints are still in the playoff chase.

  6. USF pursuing Charlie Strong

    Blogs

    USF spent Thursday pursuing former Texas and Louisville coach Charlie Strong for its coaching vacancy, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

    The school's courtship of Strong, 56, occurred even as former Bulls coach Willie Taggart was being introduced as new coach at Oregon. USF is believed to have attempted …

    USF spent Thursday pursuing former Texas and Louisville coach Charlie Strong for its coaching vacancy.
  7. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman pulls plug on hiring DEP investigator to join city department under DEP investigation

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman on Thursday vetoed a plan to hire a state employee to the city's sewer department who was involved in the state investigation of the city's massive sewage problems.

    St. Petersburg Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley speaks about the sewage crisis as he addresses the St. Petersburg City Council during a September meeting. On Thursday he said he regretted bringing in a Florida Department of Environmental Protection official to interview for a job with the city's sewer department while DEP was investigatng the city's sewage problems. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  8. Woman arrested for DUI after hitting deputy's parked cruiser

    Crime

    OLDSMAR — A woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday night, after colliding with the parked cruiser of a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy investigating a crash.

  9. Surgeon General: Increase in vaping 'a major public health concern' for nation's youth

    Research

    Vaping among high school students has soared an eye-popping 900 percent since 2011 — so much so that e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among young people, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Surgeon General.

    Kyle Osowski, 24, store manager of Central Avenue Vapors in St. Petersburg, gave up smoking for vaping.
  10. Busch Gardens animal exhibit Jambo Junction closes days after SeaWorld announces layoffs

    Business

    TAMPA — An interactive wild animal exhibit has closed at Busch Gardens just a few days after the park's parent company, SeaWorld Entertainment, announced it would layoff or eliminate 320 positions across the company's 12 attractions.

    Flamingos roam the Jambo Junction viewing area at Busch Gardens. The Jambo Junction area allowed visitors to walk through and see animals in their enclosures from behind glass walls.

Bill Nelson: John Glenn had the 'right stuff'

 Sen. Bill Nelson:

“John Glenn is the last of the original seven American astronauts who truly had the ‘right stuff.’ On top of paving the way for the rest of us, he was also a first-class gentleman and an unabashed patriot. He leaves his wife Annie, who always stood by him as he ventured into the unknown cosmos.”...

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The Bucs and Saints meet Sunday in Tampa, and then again in New Orleans in Week 16.

Twice in 14 days? Bucs-Saints an NFL rarity

The NFL schedule is complicated enough that in a given year, there are rare occurrences like this year's three-game homestand for the Bucs, or rarer still, Tampa Bay and the Saints playing twice in a span of three weekends....

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This photo shows a still from the original "Yule Log" broadcast from 1966.

The 12 Blogs of Christmas: Huge news about TV's 'Yule Log'

Half a century ago, Fred M. Thrower, president of New York's WPIX-TV had an idea. Film a few minutes of a log burning in a fireplace, loop it, and broadcast it for hours on Christmas morning....

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