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St. Petersburg police say they are close to an arrest in Chihuly theft, release surveillance video (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Police said Wednesday they are closing in on a suspect in this week's theft of a Dale Chihuly original glass sculpture. Cobalt and Lavender Piccolo Venetian with Gi …


On its way to wrinkles elsewhere, bootleg Botox hunkered down in St. Petersburg warehouse


More Florida children are protected by health insurance, but thousands still lack coverage


  1. Hawaii's big-wave surf competition called off


    HALEIWA, Hawaii — Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday's surf in Hawaii didn't stack up to his namesake competition's big-wave standards, and the event was called off hours before it was supposed to happen.

    A bodyboarder catches a wave at Waimea Bay after the Memory of Eddie Aikau surfing contest was canceled on  Wednesday in Haleiwa, Hawaii. [Associated Press]
  2. Review: 'How to Be Single' is decent indecent date flick for Valentine's Day


    How to Be Single, a guide to life, liberty and the pursuit of free drinks in clubs, is Carrie Bradshaw brand sex, but funnier, messier and closer to real.

    Robin (Rebel Wilson), right, is a perpetual party girl who guides newly single Alice (Dakota Johnson) in How to Be Single.
  3. More Florida children are protected by health insurance, but thousands still lack coverage


    The share of kids without health insurance in Florida dropped from 11.7 percent in 2013 to 9.6 percent in 2014, according to a study released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  4. Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they will turn themselves in

    BURNS, Ore. — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon as they yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off, prayed with supporters over an open phone line, and said later they would turn themselves in this morning

    Lights are seen from a roadblock near Burns, Ore., as FBI agents surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday. [Thomas Boyd | Oregonian, via AP]
  5. In final season, Vinny Lecavalier looks to recreate glory from Lightning days

    Lightning Strikes

    Vinny Lecavalier has still got it.

    You could see that Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston, where Lecavalier, 35, made a wicked spin-o-rama move behind the net before sending a no-look feed to new Kings teammate Marian Gaborik, who finished from the right circle. The highlight-reel play was reminiscent of many …

    Vinny Lecavalier says of leaving the Flyers for the Kings: “Obviously I wanted a change. … I couldn’t have picked a better place to go.”
  6. Tech Data emerges as key LGBT rights activist as antidiscrimination bill dies


    CLEARWATER — Just a day after an antidiscrimination bill it promoted died in the Florida Senate, Tech Data Corp. launched a new effort aimed at making the company more welcoming to gay and lesbian employees.

  7. Pasco Sheriff: Brooksville man arrested attempt to run over deputy


    A man Pasco County authorities say tried to run over a sheriff's deputy on Saturday has been arrested in Winter Springs.

  8. Plant City police searching for Sunshine Bank robber


    PLANT CITY — Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Sunshine Bank Wednesday evening.

  9. Sea turtles stunned by cold weather arrive by the dozen to Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATER — Sickly sea turtles stunned by the cold weather have been arriving by the score at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, stretching the aquarium's turtle team thin.

  10. House Democrats fail to remove Planned Parenthood ban from budget


    Among the most hotly debated issues in the House’s budget proposal Wednesday was language to block all state money from Planned Parenthood.

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....


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. ...


Stripped of momentum, vulnerable Marco Rubio heads into South Carolina

Rick Santorum started it. Chris Christie kicked down the door. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job....