FL: Tampa Bay Lands More Validation as a Rising Star of the South

Last year, 19.6 million passengers landed at Tampa International Airport aboard one of 25 airlines that serve North America’s 29th busiest airport — clear confirmation the Tampa area has arrived as a metropolitan destination. But it is increasing corporate traffic at TIA’s two full-service fixed-based operators’ terminals — up 8.5% in 2017 — that signal…

Waiting for Pasco: Tampa council delays K-Bar Ranch housing

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2007 Times File photo of the 30-foot stretch left to link between Kinnan Street and Mansfield Boulevard. The Tampa City Council decided Thursday to wait on Pasco County’s next move regarding connecting crucial roads between booming New Tampa and Wesley Chapel. Council members agreed to delay a final vote to June 28 on a proposal…

Tampa man, 23, drowns after falling in water at Gandy Beach

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning. Drowning at Gandy Beach Lino Gomez, 23, of Tampa later died at Tampa General Hospital Deputies said Gomez fell off inflatable According to deputies, 23-year-old Lino Gomez of Tampa drowned after he and his wife, Angela Perez, fell off inflatable float just south of Gandy Beach…

As golf real estate stabilizes, the hottest demand is coming from developers

Florida’s pristine golf courses went from amenities to liabilities in the depths of the Great Recession — but the market is headed back toward an upswing, between redevelopment and opportunistic operators. “The market has finally stabilized in golf,” said Steven Ekovich, senior vice president and director of Marcus & Millichap’s national golf division. Enlarge Ekovich,…

Editorial: Transforming the USF area in north Tampa

There are few places in the region where it pays to step back and appreciate the big picture more than the university area of north Tampa. Major employers there are investing hundreds of millions of dollars. Government and the business community are looking to partner on new mass transit services. And efforts to build an…

Cirque Du Soleil Aerialist Falls On To Stage In Tampa, Dies

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TAMPA, FL — A longtime Cirque du Soleil aerialist fell while performing an “aerial straps number” during a show in Tampa and has since died of his injuries. Yann Arnaud was performing in the show VOLTA on Saturday night when he fell onto the stage, the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group said in a release….