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  1. Largo woman killed in hit-and-run on Seminole Boulevard

    Accidents

    LARGO — A pedestrian on Seminole Boulevard was struck and killed by a driver who then fled the scene Tuesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Vasilevskiy earns first NHL shutout in Lightning's victory over Sabres

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — After goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Lightning both struggled in their last games, Tuesday night's 3-0 win over the Sabres was the kind of bounce-back victory they both needed.

    New Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn drops the gloves to fight Buffalo’s Marcus Foligno in the second period.
  3. Rubio, Lee team up on sweeping tax proposal

    Blogs

    Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee will introduce Wednesday morning a proposal that reduces seven tax brackets to two: 15 percent and 35 percent.

  4. Carlton: It's time to play 'Name that mayor'

    Politics

    It's the morning after Tampa's city elections, and surely the question on everyone's mind is:

  5. Deal on St. Pete Beach development rules may be finalized on Monday

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — The long and expensive wars over development rules here may end Monday when the commission takes a final vote on changes to the city's comprehensive plan.

  6. Prison employees detail troubles in letters to lawmaker

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — In the last month, a series of letters from worried employees at the Florida Department of Corrections arrived in the mailbox of Sen. Greg Evers, chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

  7. Lawmakers move to ramp up Florida's response to human trafficking

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Targeting what one senator described as a "sick but profitable criminal enterprise,'' lawmakers have started moving to ramp up Florida's response to human trafficking.

  8. Car slams into several vehicles on Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge

    Accidents

    LARGO — An overturned vehicle on the Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge blocked traffic Tuesday night and almost cost one young man his life.

  9. Clinton email controversy raises questions about Jeb Bush, Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    News that Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her time as Secretary of State draws contrasts and similarities to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Gov. Rick Scott, both of whom have drawn criticism for using private email.

  10. Jameis Winston visits One Buc Place

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, potentially the Bucs' choice as the No. 1 pick next month in the NFL draft, spent Tuesday at One Buc Place for a one-day, face-to-face meeting with team officials.

    Former Florida State QB Jameis Winston says he wants to be the “face of this franchise.”
  11. Pasco commissioners pick charter study committee members

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Retired County Administrator John Gallagher heads the list of citizens who will consider the merits of a charter government for Pasco County.

  12. Reliever Ernesto Frieri seeks revival under Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — His delivery in need of repair, his reputation as a dominant late-inning reliever tattered after a brutal 2014 season, Ernesto Frieri had a pretty good idea of how to get right.

    Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey said it's too early to say Ernesto Frieri is "back"  yet, but he is encouraged by what he has seen  on and off the mound. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  13. Seminole man arrested on multiple charges of child pornography

    Crime

    SEMINOLE — A Pinellas County man trying to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex was arrested Tuesday on more than a dozen child pornography charges, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Officials say Michael Frontz, 27, of Seminole thought he had arranged to have sex with a boy, 14.
  14. Bob Buckhorn, City Council incumbents win in Tampa; March 24 runoff for District 6 seat

    Elections

    TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn breezed to a second term Tuesday night in a city election with the lowest voter turnout since the Nixon administration.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn sailed to victory with nearly 96 percent of the vote Tuesday. 
  15. Brooksville council votes to increase speed limit on right turns at intersections with cameras

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — Making right turns on red lights in the city of Brooksville should soon be less stressful, at least for those who fear receiving red-light camera tickets.