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Failure Factories schools earn F's from the state

Melrose Elementary, one of five failing elementary schools in south St. Petersburg, earned the lowest reading scores in Florida among traditional schools, according to results released Friday by t …

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Clock is ticking: As Tampa Bay Rays look in Tampa, St. Pete bides time on Trop plans

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Pinellas deputy resigns while under investigation for road rage incident

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  1. Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia first to draw lifetime drug ban

    The Heater

    NEW YORK — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has become the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

  2. Hernando schools celebrate improved grades, including district grade of B

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — Though the results come with an asterisk, Hernando County School District officials are celebrating the B grade the district received from the state after three straight C's, and a report card free of schools that received either D or F grades for the first time in six years.

  3. Clock is ticking: As Tampa Bay Rays look in Tampa, St. Pete bides time on Trop plans

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — When the City Council took a historic vote to let the Tampa Bay Rays look outside the city for a new home last month, Mayor Rick Kriseman touted a clause in the agreement preventing the club from making any decision until at least July.

  4. Tom Jones' Two Cents on the NBA at midseason

    Nba

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the first half and forward to the second half of the NBA season with these burning questions.

    What's wrong with the NBA?

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  5. Seminole man who threatened Pinellas mosques appears in court to plead guilty to federal hate crime

    Criminal

    TAMPA — As expected, Martin Alan Schnitzler formally pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge on Friday for the threatening voicemails he left with two Pinellas County mosques in November.

  6. Pinellas, Hernando school districts brag about derided baseline grades as "improvements"

    Blogs

    Florida's 2015 school grades became official Friday, concluding a monthslong saga over their validity and how superintendents across the state

    Largo city manager search narrowed to 2 finalists

    Blogs

    LARGO — City commissioners chose two finalists for city manager Friday afternoon following a round of phone interviews.

  7. Meet some early birds for Donald Trump's Tampa rally

    Blogs

    We caught up with some enthusiastic young Donald Trump supporters outside the USF Sun Dome a few minutes ago. Trump's rally is scheduled to start at 7 p.m..

  8. Trying to buy Beyonce tickets? It's more complicated than you think

    Music & Concerts

    When Adele announced a 50-date North American tour last fall, fans were elated. The Grammy-winning, record-setting singer doesn't perform live that often. This would be a can't-miss event.

    Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
  9. These seven Hillsborough schools will be superintendent Jeff Eakins' top priority

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County School District officials identified seven schools Friday in great need of assistance — a group they are calling their "priority schools."

Andrei Vasilevskiy has played in 15 games for the Lightning this season, going 8-5 with 2.73 goals against average.

Vasilevskiy likely to get more stints in the AHL

Andrei Vasilevskiy may be a No. 1 goalie of the future....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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New Jeb Bush ad says Marco Rubio runs away from Trump 'in fear'

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are afraid of Donald Trump, says a new super PAC ad for Jeb Bush....

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