Property values rebound strongly after flood insurance scare of 2013

Gov. Rick Scott and politicians from the bay area to the Washington beltway rang the warning bell last year. So did real estate agents struggling to sell homes in flood-prone areas of Florida. …

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Man named as suspect in girl's death to remain in Hillsborough jail

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Tampa man found competent for trial in Cuba kidnapping case

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    Alex Cobb will be on the mound for the Rays, feeling he is close to regaining the requisite consistency in his delivery.

    For starters, Rays vs. Royals, seeking a 4th straight series win

    UPDATE, 5:31: SS Yunel Escobar (shoulder) played five innings for Class A Charlotte today and is set to the return to the Rays lineup on Friday, Maddon said. ... RHP Jeremy Hellickson felt the nornal post-start soreness but no pain or anything unusual in his elbow after 2014 debut. Now the Rays have to decide when he will pitch again, with plans to discuss the post-All-Star break rotation....

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    RPOF releases third TV ad this week in Scott-Crist race

    Third TV ad this week from the Republican Party of Florida, this one saying Rick Scott is the "better governor" than Charlie ("nice tan") Crist. RPOF would not release details of the ad buy....

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    'Anarchy' Indeed: Courtney Love to join FX's 'Sons'

    The Obvious: Courtney Love, who turned 50 earlier this week, is one of pop culture's great train wrecks. The Not-So-Obvious: Love, for all her nutty lore, is also rather talented, so much more than Kurt Cobain's burned-out, legally challenged widow. In Hole and as a solo act, she made some visceral grungy rock. She's even better -- when she bothers -- as an actress, most notably as ill-fated wife Althea in 1996's The People vs. Larry Flynt. So it's odd, but potentially good, news that Love will be joining the cast of FX's badass-bikers drama Sons of Anarchy during its seventh and final season. She'll play preschool teacher (haha) Mrs. Harrison, who takes interest in young Abel -- and who butts heads with Abel's mama (Drea de Matteo). Love will make her first appearance in the fourth episode, and you know what? I bet she's pretty darned GOOD....

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