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Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation

DADE CITY — Defense attorneys for Curtis Reeves continued their impeachment of the investigation leading to Reeves' arrest in 2014 after he shot another man inside a movie theater, calling i …

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White House says President Trump's budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

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USF basketball's one-way ticket to disaster

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  1. A group of Tampa Realtors, title agents and home stagers arrives in downtown St. Petersburg on the Cross-Bay Ferry to tour several high-end condos along Beach Drive. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  2. Reeves' attorneys continue to question thoroughness of detectives' investigation

    Criminal

    DADE CITY — Defense attorneys for Curtis Reeves continued their impeachment of the investigation leading to Reeves' arrest in 2014 after he shot another man inside a movie theater, calling into question the thought processes of the crime scene detective after the shooting.

    Curtis Reeves listens to court proceedings during State of Florida vs. Curtis Reeves at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a movie theater dispute, but is seeking immunity from prosecution under the "Stand Your Ground" law. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  3. Corcoran, Negron to discuss flood insurance, Obamacare with Rubio

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Richard Corcoran and other legislators are in Washington today and tomorrow for a series of meetings and social gatherings with Sen. Marco Rubio and others.

  4. White House says President Trump's budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

    National

    WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 …

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. [Associated Press]
  5. Hit the books before seeking snook

    Outdoors

    In the shallow waters of Tampa Bay, there are generally three desirable sport fish for anglers: trout, redfish and snook. Perhaps the most challenging, and fun, fish to catch is snook. While snook are in local waters year round, they tend to become more active in the spring and summer. The harvest season for snook …

    Snook about to be released.
  6. Tampa officer shoots pair of pit bulls that killed poodle, police say

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A police officer shot and killed one pit bull and seriously injured another after the dogs attacked and killed a poodle as it was being walked by its owner then turned on the officer, Tampa police said.

  7. Bridging the gap: Tampa Realtors cross bay to see why St. Pete's condo market is so hot

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — As the Cross-Bay Ferry slips into the Vinoy Basin, Lynn McKinnon points at the high-rises along Beach Drive and lets out a happy little yelp.

    Tampa Realtor Alyssa Stone, on the top  floor of the Bayfront Tower in downtown St. Petersburg, looks north at the view along Beach Drive and the high-end condo towers she and other agents and home stagers visited. The recent tour was to boost relationships between real estate professionals on both side of the bay as St. Petersburg becomes an increasingly popular place to live. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  8. Parents who smoke pot think it's OK for their kids. Pediatricians disagree.

    Health

    CHICAGO — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.

    A close-up of a flowering marijuana plant in the production room of Modern Health Concepts' greenhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. [C.M. Guerrero | Miami Herald/TNS]
  9. Restaurant review: Asiatic Street Food & Noodle Bar brings solid Thai dining option to Centro Ybor

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA

    Centro Ybor has been rough stuff when looking for something good to eat over the years. Samurai Blue has always held down the fort, as has Tampa Bay Brewing Co., and certainly Hamburger Mary's gets some points on the board for providing a rollicking good time.

    The Thai Chicken Biryani is chicken marinated in cumin, garlic, yogurt and coriander, baked and served over jasmine rice.
  10. USF basketball's one-way ticket to disaster

    College

    Please bring your seat back, folding tray and basketball season to a full, upright and locked position.

    South Florida Bulls Murry Bartow covers his mouth to talk to assistant coaches during the first half of the game against East Carolina Pirates at University of Southern Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Corcoran, Negron to discuss flood insurance, Obamacare with Rubio

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Richard Corcoran and other legislators are in Washington today and tomorrow for a series of meetings and social gatherings with Sen. Marco Rubio and others....

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Blake Snell makes his spring debut this afternoon against the Phillies.

For starters: Snell debuts today @ Phillies

Blake Snell makes his spring debut this afternoon against the Phillies at Spectrum Field in Clearwater....

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Tourists, who were aboard a Hollywood tour bus, are brought inside the Oscars on Sunday night. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]

In Case You Missed It: Remembering Wapner and Paxton; Trump declines to attend Correspondents' Dinner; Denzel Washington 'marries' engaged couple at the Oscars

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days....

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