The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., August 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Local mayors join voices The mayors of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace joined Friday for a panel in Tampa looking for less intrusion on certain local issues from state lawmakers.   Hurricane season 2...
Mayors Nathan Kilton, Jane Castor, and Andy Ross at the Cuban Club, 8/18/23 (Credit: Kimberly DeFalco)

Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace Mayors speak on local issues, preemption

Mayors of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace joined a panel in Tampa. They want less intrusion on local issues from state lawmakers.

Tampa mayor, city council sworn in

 Listen: Mayor Jane Castor and seven City Council members were sworn in for new, four-year terms today.  The ceremony marked the beginning of Mayor Castor’s second term and the start of a new council term....

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor launches newest “Crosswalks to Classrooms” project

A colorful crosswalk at a South Tampa school could enhance pedestrian safety in an otherwise dangerous place for walkers.

MidPoint: City View with Patrick Manteiga

For over 100 years, Tampa has been the home of La Gaceta, the country's only trilingual newspaper and longest-running family-owned publication. La Gaceta has its fingers on the pulse of the city's politics and the...
Ken Welch

St. Petersburg inaugurates Mayor Ken Welch

It was a historic morning for the city of St. Petersburg, with the inauguration of its first Black mayor. After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, Ken Welch was sworn-in outside his home. Welch...

City of Tampa municipal election results (spoiler-there will be a runoff)

City of Tampa election results                March 5, 2019 is the final day of voting for Tampa Mayor, City Council seats, and 17 charter amendments. Early voting sites were open...

Rick Kriseman sworn in for second term as mayor of Saint Petersburg

Here in Florida, on the steps of City Hall in Saint Petersburg, Rick Kriseman was officially sworn in for his second term as mayor today. A sea of woolen jackets, scarves and head coverings adorned...
Rick Baker is running again for Mayor of St. Pete

Rick Baker slams Kriseman while entering St. Pete race

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is running again; in an announcement in front of more than 100 supporters on the steps of City Hall, Baker took shots at current Mayor Rick Kriseman, including closing...

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