For the Bucs' sake, let's hope Santa Claus wasn't watching Sunday, because if he was, he saw a whole lot more bad than good against the Green Bay Packers, winners of a 20-3 snoozer.
TARPON SPRINGS — By day, "Charlie K" was a good dad. By night, he was known as a good cop.
GIBSONTON — Police officials on Sunday called Marco Parilla Jr. a coward, a bad guy and a cop killer.
MIAMI — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.
It seems so peaceful from up there.
On Sunday, NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts ( @AstroTerry ) posted this photo of the Tampa Bay area taken aboard the International Space Station.
TAMPA — Evan Mikowski isn't sure he'll become a paramedic after all.
90-year-old is honored in D.C. for helping homeless
For much of Sunday's loss to the Packers, the Bucs were actually close in terms of the score. It was 10-3 headed to the fourth quarter. Yet you never had the feeling the Bucs were anywhere close to being able to win.
Sen. Marco Rubio has taken the lead opposing President Barack Obama's overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations. His main complaint: The United States isn't getting enough out of the deal, especially when it comes to democratic reforms.
DUNEDIN — Come spring, even more Honeymoon Island visitors than before will be able to watch shore birds frolic among beach plants and sea turtles nest along a sandier coast, officials say.
President Barack Obama took on critics of his foreign policy Sunday in a year-end interview with CNN, defending decisions to better relations with Cuba and Iran while arguing that "shooting first and thinking about it second" does not project strength.
TAMPA — There wasn't much left of the boys.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of four university conduct violations Sunday after a retired judge determined that 2-year-old sexual assault allegations amounted to a convoluted he-said, she-said case.
TAMPA — Lightning struck an SUV in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium shortly after Sunday's Buccaneers-Packers game, sending seven people to the hospital, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.