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Judge refuses to reduce sentence of Nicholas Lindsey in police officer's shooting death

Nicholas Lindsey has twice been sentenced to life in prison for gunning down St. Petersburg police Officer David Crawford in 2011. His punishment has once again become the object of courtro …

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Land O' Lakes teen dies after driver runs red light, hits Tampa police car

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Romano: This parade story could use a little more pride

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Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

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Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

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Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  1. Land O' Lakes teen dies after driver runs red light, hits Tampa police car

    Accidents

    LUTZ — A 19-year-old is dead after the driver of the car he was riding in crashed into a Tampa police car just after midnight Saturday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. McDonald's disturbance ends in police-involved shooting in Plant City

    Crime

    PLANT CITY — What started as a disturbance at McDonald's ended with a car chase, crash and police-involved shooting on Friday night, police said.

  3. European championship grooms Laia Flores for bigger things with USF

    College

    TAMPA — On a team known for its altruism, the most unselfish player of them all won't relinquish her routine.

    South Florida Bulls guard Laia Flores (22) looks to dribble past Memphis Tigers guard Breigha Wilder-Cochran (1) in the first half during the game between the South Florida Bulls and the Memphis Tigers at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
  4. Romano: This parade story could use a little more pride

    Local Government

    Just so you know, this is a story with a happy ending.

  5. Aaron Rodgers is playing quarterback like it's never been played, smirk and all

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Start with the smirk.

    It's the expression of someone who knows something you will never fully understand.

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates on the sideline during the second half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 38-13. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke) WIKS175
  6. Carlton: A kid in court, a face like his own, a guardian ad litem

    Courts

    They fill the chairs and lean against the walls outside the juvenile dependency courtroom, the mood somewhere between stifling tedium and quiet despair.

  7. Ex-USF coach Willie Taggart defends workouts at Oregon

    College

    Oregon football coach Willie Taggart on Friday defended the Jan. 13 workouts that led to three players being hospitalized, calling them "warmups" and not "military-style" drills as they've been characterized.

    FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, new University of Oregon NCAA college football coach Willie Taggart takes questions during an introductory press conference in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week. The school announced the decision in a statement Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2017,  and detailed a review of the incident. It added that all future workouts have been modified and the strength and conditioning coach will now report to director of performance and sports science Andrew Murray instead of coach Willie Taggart, who apologized in the statement. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File) OREUG201
  8. Like father, like son: Hardy Nickerson Jr. the spitting image of former Bucs star

    Bucs

    ST. PETERSBURG — The resemblance is striking, from the familiar face and constant smile to a veteran 230-pound presence on the football field. His father, who made five Pro Bowls in his seven seasons with the Bucs from 1993-99, has never been more flattered to hear a prospect compared to his style of play.

    Linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. starred for the Illini, topping the team with 107 tackles and tying for the lead with two interceptions.
  9. Man injured in deputy-involved shooting near Dunedin

    Public Safety

    A 47-year-old man was shot by a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy near Dunedin Friday evening after the man pointed a handgun toward the deputy, according to the agency.

  10. 14 dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm headed to Tampa

    Human Interest

    A pack of dogs, once destined for a cruel fate at a South Korean meat farm, have found their way to the bay area thanks to rescue efforts by the Humane Society.

    Members of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay receive 10 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju South Korea at the Orlando International Airport cargo hangar. The dogs are part of a larger group of over 200 dogs rescued by the Humane Society.  [Friday, January 20, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
Gov. Crist in Trump Tower in 2007

Florida has seen a leader like Donald Trump before -- Charlie Crist

WASHINGTON — And so begins the most unpredictable presidency in modern — if not all — American history....

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Once a Shriners patient, Louisville lineman now in Shrine Game

One of the key events in the week leading up to Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field was Sunday's visit to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, connecting players to the patients this game helps support....

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The Beaches remake on Lifetime stars Nia Long, left, as Hillary and Idina Menzel, right, as CC.

What to watch this weekend: 'Beaches' remake on Lifetime, 'Frontier' on Netflix

Weekend couch planner

FRIDAY...

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