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Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation

DADE CITY — Defense attorneys for Curtis Reeves continued their impeachment of the investigation leading to Reeves' arrest in 2014 after he shot another man inside a movie theater, calling i …

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White House says President Trump's budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

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USF basketball's one-way ticket to disaster

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  1. Foster mom charged in death of boy headed for adoption

    News

    TAMPA — A foster mother has been charged in the death of a 17-month-old boy who died in a hospital with apparent head injuries just weeks before he was likely to be adopted.

    Aedyn Agminalis, seen in this undated handout photo, died in hospital Dec. 11. He had been admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital for Children unresponsive and with signs of head injuries.
  2. Counselors, memorial greet students and staff at Lakeland school rocked by Brandon murder of teacher, assistant principal

    Crime

    BRANDON — A woman shot to death in Brandon on Friday wrote out her fears about her partner's estranged husband four months earlier in a petition to a judge.

    Samara Routenberg, assistant principal of Lake Gibson Middle School, was shot to death at the Brandon home she shared with teacher Lisa Fuillerat. [Polk County School District]
  3. Coming to Netflix in March: 'Jurassic Park' triology, 'Iron Fist,' 'The Craft' and more

    Blogs

    Holy, ‘90s hits, Disney movies and Netflix originals, Batman! March is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with its immense lineup of new shows and movies coming to Netflix in the next 31 days.

    Before Harry Potter, there was The Craft, now a goth cult classic from 1996.
  4. Trump tells governors health care system will 'implode' unless fixed

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

    President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the White House in Washington. [Associated Press]
  5. Yzerman says Bishop deal to Kings his 'only option'

    Blogs

    Much has been made about the return the Lightning received for goaltender Ben Bishop in Sunday's surprise deal to the Kings.

    "He's as important a player as this franchise has ever had," Jon Cooper said of Ben Bishop, pictured.
  6. Stamkos joins team optional skate, could return this season

    Blogs

    With all the focus on GM Steve Yzerman's press conference on the Ben Bishop trade, there was a significant development during the Lightning's optional skate.

    Captain Steven Stamkos joined a handful of other players on the ice, his first time skating with teammates since mid-November knee surgery.
  7. George W. Bush autographing his book of 'warriors' portraits at MacDill

    Macdill

    President George W. Bush is visiting MacDill Air Force Base today to sign copies of his new book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors.

    "Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," by President George W. Bush, features paintings and a four-panel mural of military veterans and those in active service. [Crown Publishing Group]
  8. Review: Freefall's 'Red Velvet' delivers a message both timely and long overdue

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — A backstage scene in Red Velvet, Freefall Theatre's production of a recent play that is turning heads, spells out the pre-Victorian social climate as well as any.

    Jose Rufino, left, plays Ira Aldridge, the first African-American professional actor to play Othello, and Douglas S. Hall plays theater manager Pierre LaPorte in Freefall Theater's production of Red Velvet. Photo by Thee Photo Ninja.
  9. Before coming to MacDill, George W. Bush critiques Trump on travel ban, free press (w/video)

    National

    Former President George W. Bush rarely weighs in on current political events, but on Monday, he offered some of his most pointed critiques of President Donald Trump's statements and policies in an interview with NBC's Today show.

    Former President George W. Bush speaks in Washington last September. Bush said Monday, "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and he defended the media's role in keeping world leaders in check. [Associated Press]
  10. A group of Tampa Realtors, title agents and home stagers arrives in downtown St. Petersburg on the Cross-Bay Ferry to tour several high-end condos along Beach Drive. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

Corcoran, Negron to discuss flood insurance, Obamacare with Rubio

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Richard Corcoran and other legislators are in Washington today and tomorrow for a series of meetings and social gatherings with Sen. Marco Rubio and others....

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Blake Snell makes his spring debut this afternoon against the Phillies.

For starters: Snell debuts today @ Phillies

Blake Snell makes his spring debut this afternoon against the Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater....

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Before Harry Potter, there was The Craft, now a goth cult classic from 1996.

Coming to Netflix in March: 'Jurassic Park' triology, 'Iron Fist,' 'The Craft' and more

Holy, ‘90s hits, Disney movies and Netflix originals, Batman! March is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with its immense lineup of new shows and movies coming to Netflix in the next 31 days....

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