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  1. Bicyclist hit by sheriff's patrol car in St. Petersburg

    Accidents

    ST. PETERSBURG — A bicyclist was injured early Saturday when he was hit by a Pinellas County sheriff's patrol car while bicycling across 54th Avenue N.

  2. Crash on U.S. 19 in Clearwater kills one, blocks road

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — A crash in Clearwater killed a 44-year-old man and shut down U.S. 19 on Friday night after a car ran into a power pole, knocking power lines onto the highway.

  3. Tampa Bay Rays employ curious strategy for selling tickets

    Business

    It should be a simple task.

    Go online, pick out the seats you want, and buy those tickets for some Tampa Bay Rays game in the not-too-distant future.

    A smattering of fans watch the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field Monday, May 25, 2015. [ JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  4. Hillsborough County eliminates last gun ordinance that conflicted with state law

    News

    TAMPA — How does the last vestige of Hillsborough County's gun ordinances die?

    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    The proposed Gas Worx project would bring 1,432 apartments or condominiums and potentially a grocery store to 7.6 acres between Ybor City and the Channel District. It is being proposed by a new company formed by Tampa developer Donald Phillips. This rendering was included with a rezoning application filed with City Hall last week.
  5. Cup fever early: Fans welcome Lightning home at 3:15 a.m.

    Blogs

    TAMPA -- Even at 3:15 a.m., hours after the Lightning's Game 7 win over the New York Rangers, Stanley Cup fever was quickly spreading.

  6. Can skinny Japanese kids recapture their country's sumo glory?

    World

    TOKYO —Chikara Yamanobe is about as far from a sumo wrestler as it's possible to be. He's so skinny that his ribs stick out, and his eyes well up when he gets manhandled in the ring. He's also 5 years old.

  7. Review: Florida Georgia Line party hard all night at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

    Blogs

    Would a world run by Florida Georgia Line really be all that bad?

    Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line performed at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 29, 2015.
  8. Lightning Stanley Cup tickets go on sale today

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The Lightning announced that single-game tickets for the Stanley Cup final go on sale beginning at 1 p.m. today.

  9. Pinellas deputies rescue two Georgia visitors from rough Gulf waters

    Crime

    MADEIRA BEACH

    Couple rescued after fall from watercraft

  10. Get ready, Tampa Bay, for Lightning in Cup final (w/video)

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK

    You've lost sleep. You've lost your voice. You've lost your fingernails.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) shoots and scores beating New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) for the second goal of the game during third period action of game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals at at Madison Square Garden in New York Friday evening (5/29/15).
  11. Bullpen falters as Rays fall to Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Manager Kevin Cash said Friday night's game against the Orioles began by following the Rays' script for success. Starter Nathan Karns delivered one of the best performances of his career, throwing six scoreless innings, to hand the ball and the lead to the team's trusted relievers.

    Steven Souza Jr. celebrates with Jake Elmore after hitting a home run in the second inning.
  12. Buckhorn joins supporters of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

    National

    TAMPA — After spending 20 hours in the last row of coach flying to Mumbai before the Bollywood Oscars, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has a vivid sense of just how far the Tampa Bay area is from Asia.

  13. Florida appeals court rules counties can decide whether to have slots

    Civil

    TALLAHASSEE — Slot machines could be installed at several Florida dog and horse tracks if a far-reaching court ruling holds.

    Gamblers play slot machines at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. [Times (2012)]
  14. German consul general boasts of his nation's renewable energy policy

    Energy

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Germans call their nation's energy policy Energiewende. But the literal translation of the word — energy transition — belies the green revolution behind those few syllables.

  15. Pinellas County pushing to offer Toytown landfill for development

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — With the real estate market heating up, Pinellas County officials say it's about time to ask developers to pitch their ideas for the former Toytown landfill site.