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Foster mom arrested in death of boy headed for adoption

TAMPA — A foster mother has been arrested in the death of a 17-month-old boy who suffered apparent head injuries just weeks before he was likely to be adopted. Latamara Stackhouse Flyt …


Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation


Pasco officials push back against parents who say they were harmed by school rezonings


  1. Man taken to Bayfront Health for upper body injury dies


    ST. PETERSBURG — A man found with an upper body injury Monday evening was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died.

  2. Time for Vasilevskiy to prove he can be Lightning's No. 1 goalie

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA —The Andrei Vasilevskiy Era officially began Monday.

    Andrei Vasilevskiy, in net against the Senators on Monday at Amalie Arena, gets his chance after Ben Bishop is traded.
  3. USF women keep it close for awhile but fall to UConn and its 104-game winning streak


    TAMPA — They tried willing and wincing their way to the inconceivable, mixing it up against the nation's resident women's college basketball juggernaut with throbbing ankles, inflamed heels and tender shooting hands.

  4. Jones: Another trade, another reason to feel this Lightning season is over

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This was supposed to be the season the Lightning raised a Stanley Cup banner. Instead, it feels as if it is raising the white flag.

    Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy leads the team down the tunnel for the pregame warm up before taking on the Senators at Amalie Arena on Monday. Vasilevskiy is now the starting goalie after Ben Bishop to the Kings on Sunday. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  5. Rays' Rasmus brothers credit dad's tough love for success

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — The Brothers Rasmus share a clubhouse again, reunited as teammates with the Rays for the first time since the duo won a state title while playing for their dad at Russell County High in Seale, Ala.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jacob Faria (34) signs for fans before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
  6. Two people knew instantly that 'La La Land' didn't win; why did it take so long to announce?


    LOS ANGELES — At the climactic final moment of the 89th Academy Awards, when Faye Dunaway read the name of the film printed on the card in front of her — La La Land! — there were two people, standing on each side of the stage in the Dolby Theater, who knew immediately that the film she had just …

    Warren Beatty, center, discusses the results of the Award for Best Picture with Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences officials and producers from La La Land at the Oscars on Sunday.
  7. Partnership to save historic African-American cemetery ends when one side takes control

    Human Interest

    GULFPORT — The effort to rehabilitate Lincoln Cemetery, a historic burial ground for African-Americans established in 1926, was a team effort:

    From left, Vanessa Gray, 23 president of the Lincoln Cemetery Society Inc., and her mother Sharon Butler, 49, address a small crowd gathered Monday evening at Greater Mount Zion AME Church in St. Petersburg. Gray was working with the church to rehabilitate Lincoln Cemetery, a historic burial ground for prominent African-Americans established in 1926. But on Monday the congregation learned that Gray acquired the deed without telling them that she planned to do so. The church's nonprofit was trying to take control of the church and was set to receive $90,000 from Pinellas County from the BP oil spill settlement to maintain the cemetery. Many notable names of African Americans some dating back to the Civil War are buried there. Gray said there are still 4,029 unmarked graves at Lincoln. [BOYZELL HOSEY | Times]
  8. Fire extinguisher prank traps moviegoers inside Citrus Park theater


    Citrus Park

    An activated fire extinguisher sent moviegoers into a panic Saturday night at Regal Cinemas Citrus Park.

  9. Pasco officials push back against parents who say they were harmed by school rezonings


    LAND O'LAKES — Lawyers for the Pasco County school system on Monday aggressively questioned parents who are challenging the district's recent decision to redraw school attendance zones, part of a daylong hearing that focused on how severely families had been affected.

  10. Pinellas County's top officials to discuss County Attorney Jim Bennett's perks

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Retiring Pinellas County Attorney Jim Bennett enjoys a few perks that no other county employee receives.

    County Attorney Jim Bennett will retire this summer.
Future Visit Florida advertising on race cars would get more oversight from the Florida Legislature in the future, under a bill moving in the Florida House.

House backs off plan to decimate Visit Florida -- a little

It is hardly a reprieve, but Republican leaders in the Florida House took a symbolic step that might keep the doors to the embattled Visit Florida around for years to come....


Blake Snell was able to correct the problem that caused him to miss up in the strike zone with his fastball while on the mound

3 takeaways from Monday's 7-2 win against the Phillies

Three takeaways from the Rays 7-2 win against the Phillies in Clearwater:...


Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters star in Hulu's new miniseries National Treasure.

What to watch and listen to this week: 'When We Rise,' Hulu's 'National Treasure,' The Bossy Show

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