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Latino celebrities say Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush belong to the 'party of Trump'

Two dozen Latino celebrities came together Thursday to implore voters to reject Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and other top Republican presidential candidates who they say have turned their backs on the L …


Ex-Largo cop fighting for job after being fired over sexual relationship


Rays having advanced talks with free-agent pitcher

  1. Bucs leery of building through free agency


    TAMPA — It already has been a shock-to-the-system offseason for the Bucs, who have a new head coach in their old offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, an entirely new defensive staff, and general manager Jason Licht controlling the draft, free agency and the final 53-man roster.

    GM Jason Licht says bringing in the wrong free agent at an inflated salary can be disruptive.
  2. Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at trade deadline

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    BRANDON — If he wanted to, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos could quash any potential drama leading up to the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, isn’t publicly ruling anything out.
  3. Kriseman picks Tampa firm to operate Pier District


    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has picked the firm he wants to manage the new $66 million Pier District when it opens in 2018.

  4. Syracuse overwhelms Florida State in second half


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Four Syracuse players scored in double figures Thursday night, but it was Dajuan Coleman who may have had the biggest impact in the Orange's dominating 85-72 win that ended Florida State's four-game winning streak.

    SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Tyler Lydon #20 of the Syracuse Orange dunks the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half at the Carrier Dome on February 11, 2016 in Syracuse, New York.  Syracuse won 85-72.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) 587782483
  5. After Flint, St. Petersburg mulls more tests for lead in water supply


    ST. PETERSBURG — Despite assurances from St. Petersburg's top water official that the city's drinking supply is safe, City Council members said Thursday that more testing should be done to ease the minds of worried residents.

  6. Montanari to have heart surgery, out of St. Petersburg council mix for few months

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    ST. PETERSBURG — One of the City Council's newest members will be missing from the dais for the next few months.

    “Get checked out even if you don’t have any symptoms,” said council member Ed Montanari.
  7. Tampa police search for second person of interest in Club Rayne shooting


    TAMPA — Police are searching for another person of interest in the strip club shooting that left two dead and six others wounded over the weekend.

    Tampa police seek help to identify this person of interest in the Club Rayne shooting over the weekend.
  8. India giant Wipro's $460 million deal for HealthPlan Services spotlights area tech firms


    A major tech company in India just agreed to buy a Tampa health care IT firm for a healthy $460 million in a deal that shows Tampa Bay's rising technology market is very much on the global radar.

  9. Garrison out 3-5 weeks, a blow to Lightning defense

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    BRANDON — The Lightning already appeared in need of help on defense for its playoff push, entering tonight's game against Nashville just one point ahead of ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

    Defenseman Jason Garrison, left, celebrating with Victor Hedman, has been “a rock for us,’’ coach Jon Cooper says.
  10. Lightning boosts season ticket rates

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    TAMPA — The Lightning announced Thursday that season tickets for next season will increase by an average of 7 percent.

    Tampa Bay Lightning fans climb the steps as the doors open for a sell out crowd as the Lightning take on the Philadelphia Flyers for the home opener at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (10/8/15).
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. ...


Republicans, Democrats take aim at likely late entrant into Florida's U.S. Senate race

A wealthy land developer from Manatee County still hasn’t said if he intends to run for the U.S. Senate, but potential GOP rivals and Democrats are already taking aim at him....