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Rays having advanced talks with free-agent pitcher

The Rays have been having advanced talks with free-agent Tommy Hunter as they seek to add another experienced reliever. Hunter, 29, is coming off …


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  1. Trump: Tampa rally will be profanity-free


    The Donald Trump show comes to Tampa tonight, and the star promises it will be family-friendly.

  2. Two dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 275 in Tampa


    TAMPA — Two men died early Friday morning after what the Florida Highway Patrol called a wrong-way crash on Interstate 275.

    Two men died early Friday morning after what the Florida Highway Patrol called a wrong-way crash on Interstate 275. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Gaskins tweeted that a wrong way driver going north in the southbound lanes of I-275 collided with another car near the Ashley exit. At 7 a.m., the southbound Ashley ramp was closed due to the investigation. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  3. A behind the scenes look at the estate sale business


    For collectors, antique dealers and garden-variety bargain hunters, there are few happier ways to spend an hour or two than hitting an estate sale. On almost every weekend in the Tampa Bay area you can find a house somewhere with dozens of people impatiently waiting for the door to open and the thrill of the hunt to …

    Carol Cadden, Interbay Estate Sales, prices items prior to a recent estate sale on Snell Isle, St. Petersburg. (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  4. Capitol Buzz: Things to watch today in Tallahassee


    Nothing's scheduled for the House or Senate today as many lawmakers head home to spend Valentine's Day with their better halves. They'll be back Monday to prepare for a jam-packed schedule next week.

  5. Publix prepared to take on new states while defending its home turf


    In September 2012, Publix Super Markets announced it would expand by opening stores in North Carolina. The first one opened near Charlotte in February 2014.

    Publix employee Anthony DeJesus stocks the yogurt shelves in the early morning before the store opens on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, at the Britton Plaza Publix in Tampa. (ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times)
  6. Rep. Erik Fresen's close ties to charter schools continue to raise questions of conflict

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects:

    State Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, confers with colleagues on the floor during the debate on the House budget bill Thursday. [Associated Press]

  7. What you need to know for Friday, Feb. 12


    • It'll be a warm and sunny weekend with temperatures finally reaching toward 70 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP. Valentine's Day should be full of sunshine, too, with highs in the upper 60s.

    [10Weather WTSP]
  8. Review: So last season, 'Zoolander 2' gives us nothing to laugh about


    How can anything come back in style if it was never fashionable? Fifteen years ago, director/co-writer Ben Stiller inflicted Zoolander on moviegoers, who understandably resisted. With the movie opening soon after the 9/11 attacks, few were in a mood for jokes, and Stiller's fashion industry spoof didn't offer …

    Owen Wilson, left, Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz are investigating celebrity murders in Zoolander 2, the unfashionable next chapter that has no chance of being a cult favorite.
  9. The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

    NEW YORK — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection.

    Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. [Associated Press]
Steven Stamkos is tied for the team-lead with 21 goals, but has one in his last 10 games heading into Friday's matchup with the Predators.

Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at the trade deadline

If he wanted to, captain Steven Stamkos could sqaush any potential drama leading up until the Feb. 29 trade deadline....


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...


Trump: Tampa rally will be profanity-free

The Donald Trump show comes to Tampa tonight, and the star promises it will be family-friendly....