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  1. Tampa's Skipper's 'hooks up' Jameis Winston with crab legs


    TAMPA — Jameis Winston is getting the "hook-up" again with crab legs, but this time it's legit.

    Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa is offering Jameis Winston free crab legs if he is drafted by the Bucs in 2015. Times (2010)
  2. Take Back the Night empowers survivors in Tampa



    As survivors of sexual assault led a march in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to empower victims on Sunday evening, thoughts turned to what might happen in four days:

    Marchers make their way around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Sunday night for Take Back the Night, an event that supports survivors of sexual assault and brings people together to speak out against violence and to show support.
  3. For Nelson Agholor, it's only a matter of when NFL calls his name


    TAMPA — The middle name alone — Efamehule — would prompt a Mel Kiper monologue. Long, rangy; creates good separation from the surname.

    USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) stiff arms Arizona cornerback Jonathan McKnight in the second quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Thursday, October 10, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Goulding/Orange County Register/MCT) 1144286
  4. Seminole 18-year-old hospitalized in hit-and-run


    SEMINOLE — Florida Highway Patrol troopers are looking for a car that drove onto a sidewalk, struck an 18-year-old and then drove away early Thursday morning.

  5. St. Petersburg woman flies out of Kathmandu just hours after Nepal quake

    Human Interest

    Kristen Brauer almost missed the earthquake.

    Kristen Brauer, 41, was waiting on her flight when the earthquake hit, devastating parts of Nepal.
  6. Pinellas beach towns struggle with illegal home rentals

    Local Government

    All the signs are there. Raucous parties. Strangers who stay up late. Cars parked everywhere. An ever-changing rotation of RVs with out-of-state license plates. Beer cans. Wedding tents. Different faces every week.

    “We just want our neighborhood to stay a neighborhood,” Steve Curtis of Clearwater Beach said of the rentals, such as this home that has been cited. Restrictions vary by city.
  7. Latest glitches erode confidence in students' online testing


    Florida faces a confidence crisis in its annual testing program.

    Just last week, some students in Florida had issues logging in online to take the Florida Standards Assessments.
  8. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of April 27-May 3


    RiverFest: Tampa shows off its freshly finished Riverwalk with activities (mostly free) at 11 locations, including the Mayor's Mac and Cheese Throwdown on Saturday and a Bloody Mary Festival on Sunday at Curtis Hixon Park.

     Pedestrians use the newly opened Riverwalk near Curtis Hixon Park  and the Tampa Museum of Art Friday, March 27, 2015.
  9. PunditFact: Fact-checking claims about 'Clinton Cash'


    Did foreign interests curry favor with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by paying huge speaking fees to her husband?

    Hillary Clinton has faced heat over the forthcoming book Clinton Cash.
  10. Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

  11. Tampa woman who drove into police car accused of DUI


    TAMPA — A DUI traffic stop on Saturday night quickly turned into two DUI traffic stops: Authorities said a 32-year-old woman crashed her car into the back of the Tampa police vehicle that had pulled over another driver on Kennedy Boulevard.

  12. Two injured after shots fired at post-funeral crowd in Tampa


    TAMPA — A crowd gathered outside a home after a funeral was targeted by gunfire late Saturday night, according to police, leaving two injured.

  13. Chris Archer leads first-place Rays to sweep of Jays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The night before one of the most impressive starts of his career, Chris Archer knew chicken noodle soup wouldn't be enough.

    An illness can’t stop Chris Archer from allowing no earned runs for a fourth consecutive start.
  14. Aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500 (w/video)


    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.

    Family members break down during the cremation of an earthquake victim in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. [Associated Press]
  15. Q&A: What's at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

    People wait to enter the Supreme Court in Washington. Only two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision did not address the validity of state marriage bans, but courts across the country, with few exceptions, said its logic compelled them to invalidate state laws that prohibited gay and lesbian couples from marrying. A look at what is now before the Supreme Court, and the status of same-sex marriage around the country.  [Associated Press]