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Mayor Rick Kriseman to St. Pete Pride: No city money if parade moves downtown

ST. PETERSBURG — Hours after the St. Pete Pride Parade announced a new downtown waterfront route, Mayor Rick Kriseman said he would pull city financial support for the annual event. That has …


In the face of resignation calls, San Antonio mayor vows to stay put


  1. Rays trade outfielder Mahtook to Tigers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Needing to create space on their 40-man roster, the Rays dumped another former first-round pick, trading outfielder Mikie Mahtook to the Tigers for cash or a player to be named later.

    Outfielder Mikie Mahtook was a first-round pick by the Rays in the 2011 draft.
  2. Bagwell, Raines, Pudge Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall


    Tim Raines' road from Sanford to the major leagues will now take him to Cooperstown, as the longtime outfielder was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his 10th and final year of eligibility.

    Jeff Bagwell, a longtime star with the Astros, and Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, who redefined the catching position …

  3. Fake Viagra brings convenience store crackdown

    Public Safety

    At the Beach Food Mart, two customers recently asked the man at the cash register:

    Got any Hard Times?

    The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about tainted male enhancement products that could pose health risks. They're typically sold at convenience stores or gas stations. Florida investigators are cracking down on businesses that sell these products.
  4. Obama vows to speak out on 'core values' after office


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made clear on Wednesday that he will not go silent after leaving office later this week, promising to speak out whenever he feels America's "core values" are threatened.

    President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final presidential news conference Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  5. Rays trade Mahtook to Tigers for cash/player to be named


    Needing to clear space on their 40-man roster, the Rays on Wednesday traded OF Mikie Mahtook to the Tigers for cash or a player to be named later.

  6. Angry UberEats driver shoots BBs into Tampa pizza parlor, police say


    TAMPA — Tony and Amy Abdallah had two problems with the UberEats driver who came to pick up an order at their Seminole Heights pizza place on Sunday.

Tampa police are searching for an UberEats driver who became angry at the owners of Crusty's Pizza on Sunday and shot a BB gun at the building on North Florida Avenue.
  7. Police: Body of 15-year-old girl found in Forest Hills area

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — The body of a 15-year-old girl was discovered in a ditch in the Forest Hill area Wednesday, after police said the girl died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  8. Commerce pick says NAFTA will be early target for team Trump


    WASHINGTON — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce …

    Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross testifies  Wednesday at his confirmation before the Senate Commerce Committee.  [Associated Press]
  9. Fennelly: Denard Span still values mom, benevolence and wielding a mean bat

    The Heater

    TAMPA — It had to be a first.

    Last season, the San Francisco Giants held a Denard Span bobblehead giveaway. The team's centerfielder and leadoff man, who was raised in Tampa and played for Tampa Catholic High, was given a sneak preview of his bobblehead.

    Span kicked it back.

    San Francisco Giants center fielder, Denard Span, prepares to practice batting at Diesel Fitness in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.   Span has a foundation in Tampa that helps out local single parents.
  10. Wax figure of Trump to be part of Madame Tussauds attraction in Orlando


    Visitors to Orlando can now have an audience with Donald Trump — actually, a life-size wax figure of the 45th president.

     Helen Smith poses for   a selfie as Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of President-elect Donald  Trump   at Madame Tussauds London on Wednesday. [Getty Images]

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Javancy Jones plays on at Shrine, knowing mom listens back home

Former Jackson State linebacker Javancy Jones thinks of his mother all the time, but especially in those football moments where a minor injury might have once slowed him down....


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....