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Keep St. Pete Pride parade put, crowd tells council

A large crowd filled St, Petersburg City Council chambers Thursday to support Mayor Rick Kriseman's decision to withhold city financial support of St. Pete Pride if organizers move forward with their plan to relocate the parade from Grand Central to a waterfront route. ...

A look at how Pinellas County is spending BP settlement money

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Pinellas bus riders can now grab a $1 Uber or taxi ride from their bus stops

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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. Inquiry of Trump associates includes intercepted Russian communications

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, …

    Paul Manafort called allegations that he had interactions with the Russian government a "Democrat Party dirty trick and completely false." [Associated Press]
  2. New appointments involving HSN, WellCare Health Plans and Cushman & Wakefield head this week's list of Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

    Corporate

    Retail

    The National Retail Federation elected HSN CEO Mindy Grossman as chairman of the NRF board of directors, succeeding Kip Tindell, co-founder and chairman of The Container Store.

    HSN CEO Mindy Grossman
[Times file photo]
  3. One killed, two injured, in Tampa crash with FedEx van

    Accidents

    A 76-year-old woman was killed Thursday afternoon when the car she was riding in collided with a FedEx van after making a wrong turn near Tampa International Airport, police said.

  4. All Eyes photo gallery: President-elect Donald Trump has arrived in Washington to celebration

    Blogs

    Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and pledged to unify a nation that is divided and clamoring for change. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and …

    President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday.
  5. Miami's Helen Aguirre Ferré gets Trump White House job

    Blogs

    Miamian Helen Aguirre Ferré, who took a rather thankless job during the presidential campaign as a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, won a post Thursday in incoming President Donald Trump's White House.

  6. Pinellas bus riders can now grab a $1 Uber or taxi ride from their bus stops

    Transportation

    ST. PETERSBURG — Riding the bus in Pinellas County just got a whole lot easier.

  7. Lightning's new 'French Connection' line quickly makes a difference

    Sports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gabriel Dumont and Michael Bournival often have been attached at the hip.

    Lightning center Gabriel Dumont battles to control the puck against Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  8. Mahtook surprised by trade, excited by chance to be Tigers CF

    Blogs

    OF Mikie Mahtook has been working out in preparation for another spring training with the Rays in Port Charlotte, already set to share a rental home with Brad Miller and Curt Casali, when he got the surprising news Wednesday that he'd been traded to the Tigers.

    Mikie Mahtook goes from battling with newly acquired Mallex Smith for a spot as a reserve with the Rays to the chance to competing for Detroit's starting centerfield job.
  9. Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge; video of arrest released (w/video)

    Crime

    ORLANDO — Markeith Loyd, the suspect in a police officer's slaying, directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

    Markeith Loyd, suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his initial court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail, in Orlando, Fla. Loyd spoke out of turn and was defiant during the appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt. [Red Huber | Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool]
  10. Hillsborough commissioners pass on raising toxin levels in industrial wastewater for now

    Blogs

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners delayed a vote Thursday that would have raised the acceptable levels of lead and other toxins in wastewater from manufacturing plants and hospitals.

Miami's Helen Aguirre Ferré gets Trump White House job

Miamian Helen Aguirre Ferré, who took a rather thankless job during the presidential campaign as a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, won a post Thursday in incoming President Donald Trump's White House....

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Kwon Alexander was arguably the Bucs’ MVP on defense this past season.

Stroud: Ranking the Bucs' top 10 players under age 25

The Bucs were the eighth-youngest team in the NFL when the 2016 season began with an average age of 25.7, and that figure will likely go lower next season....

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Tonya Harding in 1994.

Margot Robbie is unrecognizable in first photos as Tonya Harding

As we already know, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has no issues with roles requiring elaborate costumes, but her latest on-screen look as the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya is simultaneosly subtle and extreme at once....

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