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Judge, attorneys visit Pasco theater where man was killed in cellphone dispute

WESLEY CHAPEL One day three years ago, retired Tampa police Capt. Curtis Reeves sat in seat No. 9 of theater No. 10 of the Cobb Grove 16 cinemas. As previews rolled, he fired a gun during an …

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Records: Kriseman's chief of staff told employee to not talk negatively about transfer

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Three bodies found in Brandon house, detectives on scene

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Plan your weekend Feb. 24-26: Gasparilla Distance Classic, Mardi Gras pops, dinos at the zoo

Plan your weekend Feb. 24-26: Gasparilla Distance Classic, Mardi Gras pops, dinos at the zoo

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Watch the Oscars in style Sunday at Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night

Watch the Oscars in style Sunday at Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night

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Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

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Navigating the Gasparilla Distance Classic: Road closures and what you need to know if you're going

Navigating the Gasparilla Distance Classic: Road closures and what you need to know if you're going

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  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump's presidency: 'We are not experiencing the best of times'

    National

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a noted critic of President Donald Trump, suggested that she doesn't believe the country is in good hands but said she is hopeful about the future.

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made no secret of her dislike for President Donald Trump. [Associated Press]
  2. Major GOP donors' stake in Breitbart is confirmed

    National

    Breitbart News Network, the far-right media outlet that heralded President Donald Trump's rise and was once led by his top White House strategist, is owned in part by a wealthy conservative family that poured millions into propelling Trump into office, the company's chief executive acknowledged Friday.

    White House adviser Steve Bannon, looking on as President Donald Trump speaks at a working lunch Wednesday, was the executive chairman of Breitbart. [New York Times]
  3. Takeaways from Rays 3-1 win: Beckham hitting, Stanek pitching

    Blogs

    Three takeaways from the Rays 3-1 spring-season opening win over the Twins:

  4. Sen. Jack Latvala: planned connector road to bypass Showtime Speedway

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — The Showtime Speedway, once thought to be a temporary attraction until a connecting road was built, is here to stay.

  5. Rays and Mariners: a baseball bromance

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Is there something going on between the Rays and Mariners?

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Brad Miller (13) on the field during a Spring Training workout at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
  6. It's late, but Lightning finds a fun, winning vibe

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — You can sense a completely different vibe with the Lightning the past month.

    "It looks like the old Tampa," wing Alex Killorn, right, said. [AP photo]
  7. Rick Scott gets post that could elevate national profile

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott will be second-in-command of a Republican organization that played a huge financial role in his re-election.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  8. Commando crowd sees gritty truth in documentary on Green Beret mission

    Macdill

    PALM HARBOR — To the producers of a documentary about Green Beret troops who helped topple the Taliban, waiting to show Legion of Brothers in Palm Harbor was in many ways more nerve-racking than when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month.

    The makers of Legion of Brothers sought the blessing of Special Operations Command in Tampa for a documentary about the first foot soldiers in the U.S. war against jihadis.
  9. Lionel Richie postpones tour with Mariah Carey, including Tampa concert, due to knee surgery

    Blogs

    You can only go All Night Long for so many years before the all those nights start catching up to you.

  10. Romano: From the shadow of pill mills, a new drug crisis emerges in Tampa Bay

    Public Safety

    Their lives were surely greater than a medical examiner's final summation. Perhaps a world of hopes and memories were tucked safely away in every one of their hearts.

    We are six years past the peak of the pill mill epidemic (and this photo from 2007 shows a victim of that crisis), and Pinellas County is going through another killer drug crisis. The statistics are still preliminary but the number of fatal overdoses in Pinellas jumped at least 53 percent from 2015 to 2016. DIRK SHADD | Times

Attempt to delay and deny production of records leads to mega fine for Martin County

A company that sued Martin County for allegedly reneging on a contract to use land to clean polluted water from Lake Okeechobee has won a major public records lawsuit accusing county commissioners of denying they conducted public business on private email accounts, delaying producing the accounts once they were discovered and, in one case, destroying the record trail....

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Takeaways from Rays 3-1 win: Beckham hitting, Stanek pitching

Three takeaways from the Rays 3-1 spring-season opening win over the Twins:...

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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.

What to watch this weekend: Academy Awards, Amazon's 'Patriot'

Night with the stars: the 89th Academy Awards...

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