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Thousands of people crowd the main stage at the Sunset Music Festival on Saturday in the north Raymond James Stadium parking area. The temperature at the time of the photo was 92 degrees. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]

Thirty-two taken to hospital on Sunset Music Festival's first day, more than last year

TAMPA — To cut down on medical emergencies this year, sponsors of the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium brought in more security and safety measures. But the annual two-day festival of electronic dance music was on pace Saturday to exceed the number of people taken to the hospital last year. Thirty-two …


Joe Negron

Opinions across Florida: A round of (mostly) praise for Joe Negron

Here's a Memorial Day recap of editorials and columns from around Florida that should make Senate President Joe Negron feel pretty good. ...


Mayor Rick Kriseman says mayoral election is about inclusiveness Friday at campaign office rally

Mayor Rick Kriseman says St. Petersburg mayoral election is about going forward, not back

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman christened his campaign office Friday evening by telling his supporters that the mayoral election was about moving forward, not backward....


On average, a quarter of Transformation Zone staff not returning next school year

Combined, nearly one in four teachers staffed at eight schools in the Pinellas County school district's Transformation Zone will not return to their school in the fall....