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  1. Pole-sitter Will Power leads Penske 1-2-3-4 in St. Petersburg qualifying

    Auto racing

    ST. PETERSBURG — Even with new aero kits, Will Power remains the driver to beat at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

    IndyCar driver Will Power pumps his fist as he climbs from his car after winning the pole position during IndyCar qualifying at the Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on Saturday (03/28/15).
  2. Lightning battles injuries, loses to Detroit

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — The Lightning fell 4-0 to the Red Wings Saturday afternoon, missing another chance to clinch a playoff spot.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) leaves the ice after being injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) MIPS104
  3. Making a difference in world a mission for Rays' Chris Archer

    The Heater

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Like other talented young pitchers on the front end of promising careers, Rays opening day starter Chris Archer hopes to help his team win lots of games over the next few years. Getting a few All-Star selections, making a couple of World Series appearances and earning a Cy Young award or two along …

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the first inning during the Spring Training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. /
  4. Jones: Welcome back, 'Coach'

    College

    Remember the old ABC show Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson? It's making a return. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the show that originally ran from 1989-97. Nelson will reprise his role as football coach Hayden Fox. In the updated version, Fox returns to coaching as an assistant under his son, who is head coach at an Ivy …

  5. Two-alarm fire damages mattress store east of Ybor City

    Fire

    TAMPA — A two-alarm fire damaged the Quisqueya Mattress II store on E Seventh Avenue in Ybor City early Saturday afternoon, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

  6. Obama golfing in Florida

    Blogs

    President Obama this afternoon is at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, continuing his love affair with the sport.

  7. New Port Richey man dies in crash on Rowan Road

    Briefs

    new port richey

    55-year-old man killed when car leaves road

  8. FSU women reach Elite 8 by beating Arizona St, 66-65

    College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Leticia Romero scored a career-high 21 points and Florida State held on to beat Arizona State 66-65 on Friday night in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Florida State players, from left, Leticia Romero, Maegan Conwright, and Brittany Brown celebrate after a women's college basketball regional semifinal game against Arizona State in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. Florida State won 66-65. [Associated Press]
  9. Major utility project closes North Boulevard near downtown Tampa

    Local Government

    TAMPA — North Boulevard from W Cypress Street to W Cass Street is expected to be closed to traffic until December while work crews install a new 36-inch water pipeline and new drainage improvements.

  10. Tampa Pride returns with LGBT parade and street fest in Ybor City

    Events

    TAMPA — Tossing magenta beads to anyone who would take them, Police Chief Jane Castor was a hit with the crowd Saturday as grand marshal of Tampa's first gay pride parade in 13 years.

    The Tampa Pride parade is the first of its kind in 13 years. The Hillsborough County Commission had banned LGBT events from 2005 to 2013. [Twitter | @WTSPAngela]
  11. Fire destroys abandoned mobile homes south of Plant City

    Fire

    Two abandoned mobile homes burned late Friday south of Plant City, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.

  12. New lanes of I-275 now open in Tampa

    Roads

    TAMPA — Three new southbound lanes of Interstate 275 between downtown Tampa and West Shore opened Saturday morning, the Florida Department of Transportation said.

  13. How newest class of drugs could save billions of dollars

    Nation

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira in this suburb north of Chicago.

  14. With Riverwalk open, Tampa welcomes a day decades in the making

    Growth

    TAMPA

    From the day in 1976 that then-Mayor Bill Poe sold the first wooden plank, the challenge of building Tampa's Riverwalk has been marked by big ambition and a high degree of difficulty.

    Pedestrians use the new Riverwalk segment near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday in downtown Tampa. It’s part of a continuous trail from the Channel District, around the Convention Center and north to the Straz Center. See map, Page 11A.
  15. Classical pianist Richard Montague broke wild horses, studied veterinary medicine

    Obituaries

    ST. PETERSBURG — In 1964, Richard Montague, a music professor at what was then St. Petersburg Junior College, took his two sons to Wyoming for a summer trip. He bought four horses, one for each rider, plus a pack horse, and headed north.

    Richard Montague was a classical pianist who also broke horses and once took a correspondence course in veterinary medicine.

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