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Judges consider lifting order that blocks 24-hour abortion waiting period

TALLAHASSEE — The fate of a court order that blocked a mandatory waiting period for abortions is on the line as state appellate judges weigh it against strict privacy rules in the state cons …

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With a Lenten Wheel of Fortune and Ashes-To-Go, options abound for observing Ash Wednesday

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Police say glasswork stolen from Chihuly Collection recovered

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  1. Review: Stageworks' preachy production of 'In the Blood' feels anemic

    Stage

    TAMPA — From the start, it's clear that In the Blood might offer insights into the lives of people we either do not see, or people we drive past with eyes fixed straight ahead.

    Erica Sutherlin (standing) plays Hester in Stageworks Theatre's In the Blood. The play also features, from left, Willie Hannah, Johnny Garde, Suzy Devore, Amber Forbes and Domingo Ocasi. Courtesy of Stageworks Theatre.
  2. Open-enrollment bill goes to Florida House floor with amendments

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    A bill that would allow open enrollment in Florida public schools is headed to the House floor, after the House Education Committee on Tuesday afternoon made two significant changes.

    Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, presents HB 669 to the House Education Committee on Feb. 9, 2016.
  3. Jeb Bush and Marco TV spending: $124 million

    Blogs

    In what has become a familiar story, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio lead all Republicans on TV spending in South Carolina. The Floridians also led in Iowa and New Hampshire.

  4. Pinellas elections workers Matt Parri and Martin Munro move ballots to a delivery truck Tuesday at the county voting center in Largo.
  5. Meet another Democrat who could be 2018 nominee for gov

    Blogs

    What better place to catch up with leading Republican and Democratic candidates for Florida office than Manchester, N.H., where it seems half of Florida's politicos have converged to help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or Hillary Clinton. Today we caught up with Phillip Levine, the wealthy Miami Beach entrepreneur who currently …

  6. Judges consider lifting order that blocks 24-hour abortion waiting period

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The fate of a court order that blocked a mandatory waiting period for abortions is on the line as state appellate judges weigh it against strict privacy rules in the state constitution.

  7. NRA's Hammer says water agency's actions against local gun club are illegal

    Water

    The National Rifle Association's most influential lobbyist denounced a state water agency Tuesday, demanding that Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature abolish the Southwest Florida Water Management District for what she called violations of the Second Amendment.

    A man takes aim while trap shooting at the Skyway Trap & Skeet Club in St. Petersburg. [Times files | 2012]
  8. Are Maple Leafs gearing up to make run at Stamkos?

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    There's no guarantee that captain Steven Stamkos leaves the Lightning as a free agent this summer.

    Steven Stamkos has maintained he wants to stay in Tampa Bay, and still hopes to get a deal done that would keep him with the only franchise he's ever known since getting drafted as an 18-year-old in 2008.
  9. Photos: Packing the trucks for Port Charlotte

    Blogs

    Tuesday was a busy day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Several trucks were loaded with equipment to be driven to the Ray's spring training home in Port Charlotte. 

    Jack Thistle and Greg Ickes, workers for TranZPort Services of St. Petersburg, load several trucks with baseball equipment and personal items for the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The trucks are headed to Port Charlotte for spring training.
  10. Hillsborough law enforcement officials launch gun bounty program

    Crime

    TAMPA — Local law enforcement officials said Tuesday they will pay tipsters $1,000 for information about an illegal gun that leads to an arrest.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn speaks at a press conference held to announce a new reward program designed specifically to help curb gun violence in Hillsborough County at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The program is a gun bounty program, as opposed to a gun buyback program. With a buyback, law enforcement offers cash for guns turned in. With a gun bounty, law enforcement offers higher rewards in exchange for information leading to illegal firearms on the streets. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....

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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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Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, presents HB 669 to the House Education Committee on Feb. 9, 2016.

Open-enrollment bill goes to Florida House floor with amendments

A bill that would allow open enrollment in Florida public schools is headed to the House floor, after the House Education Committee on Tuesday afternoon made two significant changes....

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