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New York town demolishes Navy veteran's home while he recovers from surgery in Florida

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — When a Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think …


USF to ban all tobacco use on Tampa campus starting in January


#GivingTuesday grows charitable roots in Tampa Bay



  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6


    Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper tells of a shoemaker whose business is brought back to life by a drag queen Tuesday to Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $55-$130.

    Kinky Boots (Dec. 1-6) at the Straz Center for the Perfoming Arts.
  2. USF basketball beats Savannah State for second win in three games


    TAMPA — Though it probably remains at least a year from being a tournament team, USF proved Sunday it can prevail within a tournament schedule.

  3. Winstometer Week 12: Jameis Winston remains between Matt Ryan, Jim Kelly


    Jameis Winston held solid on the list of rookie quarterbacks since 1980, but still ranks two spots behind Marcus Mariota, who slipped to fourth on the list.

    Jameis Winston passes against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter. [Getty Images]
  4. #GivingTuesday grows charitable roots in Tampa Bay


    Social media timelines will be flooded Tuesday with hashtags and messages encouraging holiday shoppers to donate a few dollars for the needy as a part of an annual giving drive.

  5. Matt Hasselbeck leads Colts over Bucs


    INDIANAPOLIS — The Bucs saw their two-game winning streak come to an end Sunday, with 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck throwing two touchdown passes to T.Y. Hilton in the second half as the Colts pulled away to a 25-12 win at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Doug Martin runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter. [Getty Images]
  6. Jones: Bucs find a way to lose


    INDIANAPOLIS — Ah, they fooled us.

    Not only that, they fooled themselves.

    Just when you started to get excited, just when you thought the Bucs were onto something kind of special, Sunday happened.

    Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) makes a catch over Bucs cornerback Sterling Moore (26) for a touchdown during the second half. [AP photo]
  7. At a Tampa eye lab, a discovery involving retinas puts big advances in sight


    A discovery made in a Tampa laboratory could one day help millions of people regain their vision.

     Mitch McCartney, the scientific director for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research poses for a portrait in his Tampa Laboratory. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times]
  8. After 25 years, Pinellas Trail continues to grow in size and relevance


    ON THE PINELLAS TRAIL — Cars and trucks rush along Park Street while a long line of traffic idles on Tyrone Boulevard. Fumes from a tractor trailer mingle with the aroma of grilled meat and Bloomin' Onions from the nearby Outback Steakhouse.

    Markers along the Pinellas Trail in Tarpon Springs near U.S. 19. The trail turns 25 this month. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  9. FSU loss points to Gators' flaws on way to SEC title game


    GAINESVILLE — After spending most of the season learning how to deal with success, No. 18 Florida has one week to figure out how to bounce back from failure — a bitter 27-2 home loss to rival Florida State and one of its ugliest performances in years.

    Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris (3) sits on the field after getting tackled by Florida State Seminoles defensive end Josh Sweat (9) during the first quarter of the football game between the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, November 28, 2015. EVE EDELHEIT   I   Times
  10. USF to ban all tobacco use on Tampa campus starting in January


    Times Staff Writer

    TAMPA — Senior Daniel LaForce puffed on a blue e-cigarette and exhaled outside the Marshall Student Center on the campus of the University of South Florida last week. The rising gray smoke quickly disappeared into the air — just like USF's 25 smoking zones that will disappear …

Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'

NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....


Ali Marpet misses his third straight game with a sprained ankle.

Seferian-Jenkins, Marpet again inactive for Bucs vs. Colts

The Bucs will have to wait another week to get two key starters back from injury, as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and rookie guard Ali Marpet are again inactive for today's game at the Indianapolis Colts....


Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Winner of the week

Bill Nelson. Florida's senior U.S. senator showed some backbone, calling out CentCom in Tampa over allegations that intelligence officials there presented an excessively rosy picture of America's progress in defeating the Islamic State. "If the inspector general finds out that the New York Times report is true, then people ought to be fired. Immediately," the Florida Democrat told the Buzz....