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  1. Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges


    PLANT CITY — The first fire at the house on Howard Street erupted the day after Christmas, at 2:42 a.m. Someone had poured gasoline and lit a flame. Three adults and an infant were sleeping inside. …

    The Fish and Wildlife agency fired Ryan Elliott Butler, 29.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  2. Volleyball: Berkeley Prep dispatches rival in straight sets


    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep kicked off the season in style, easily dispatching visiting Tampa Prep 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in both team's season opener on Thursday. …

  3. Albuquerque 911 dispatcher who hung up on caller quits


    An Albuquerque, N.M., 911 dispatcher who in June hung up on a teenage girl seeking help after her friend was fatally shot resigned on Tuesday after audio of the incident was released. …

  4. Region softball: Boca Ciega dispatches Robinson


    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega scored three runs in the fifth inning Thursday and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Caylie VanAuken to earn a 6-2 win over Robinson in the Class 5A region semifinal. Boca Ciega will host Lemon Bay today at 4 p.m. …

    Boca Ciega’s Caylie VanAuken turns in another solid start on the mound, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the Pirates’ 6-2 win.
  5. Rubio's poor New Hampshire finish blunts his momentum

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    Rick Santorum started it. Chris Christie kicked the door wide open. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job. …

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters Tuesday night after his speech at his Republican primary night rally at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H.
  6. Media General chairman John Stewart Bryan dies at 77


    RICHMOND, Va. — Media General Inc. chairman John Stewart Bryan III, the former publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has died. He was 77. …

  7. District softball roundup: Countryside, Seminole dispatch top seeds


    PINELLAS PARK — With district semifinals this good, Thursday's final could almost be anticlimactic. …

  8. Boys basketball: Academy at the Lakes 76, Lakeland Victory Christian 60


    LAND O'LAKES — A trip to the state final four a year ago has this year's Academy at the Lakes team hungrier than ever. The Wildcats comfortably dispatched Lakeland Victory Christian 76-60 on Thursday night. …

  9. Hernando sheriff: Two seriously injured, suspect captured in Spring Hill home invasion


    SPRING HILL — Two people were flown to trauma centers with serious injuries on Tuesday after they were injured in a home invasion in a gated golf community, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. …

  10. UConn easily dispatches Maryland, vies for third straight title


    TAMPA — At least one college basketball juggernaut remains upright today. A night after Kentucky's men were introduced to mortality, Connecticut's women remained a sleek, sturdy model of infallibility in Sunday's national semifinals at Amalie Arena. …

Marylands. Shatori Walker -Kimbrough, drives past UConn's,  Gabby Williams in  second half actioin.

  11. Tampa, Pasco look to connect Mansfield Boulevard and Kinnan Street


    WESLEY CHAPEL — A long-stalled connection between Mansfield Boulevard in Pasco County and Kinnan Street in Tampa is advancing again, with both government and private-sector representatives eager to make the missing link. …

    Pasco County Commis?sioner Mike Moore sees advantages to the link for Pasco.
  12. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole


    SEMINOLE— Seminole brought the energy looking for an upset, but failed to maintain the intensity in overtime. …

  13. Neville, Ron and Ginny, Oh My: Follow us at the Celebration of Harry Potter

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    Muggles, line up! Dumbledore's finest are descending on Universal Orlando as we speak for the third annual Celebration of Harry Potter, running through Sunday. Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) are in Orlando for a behind the scenes film talent panel discussion as a part of the event. …

    Fans pouring into the #HarryPotter expo at Universal Studios. The first treat is a paper school tie complete with house crest.
  14. Authorities arrest two Hillsborough students on gun charges in separate incidents


    SEFFNER — An 18-year-old alternative school student was arrested Wednesday morning after deputies learned he was seen loading a gun on a school bus, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. …

    Jamarcus Kareem Simms, 18, of Tampa was seen loading a gun on a school bus, deputies say.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  15. ISIS former sex slaves faced 'virginity tests'


    An abusive act Former ISIS sex slaves faced 'virginity tests' Some women enslaved by the Islamic State were forced to undergo grim procedures even after they escaped the jihadists' clutches. …

  16. District volleyball: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games


    TRINITY — To almost no one's surprise, Tuesday's first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance. In a match where two even teams couldn't hold momentum for long, Osceola had it when it mattered, beating Springstead 25-15, 11-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. …

  17. Tampa police: Bus with 7-year-old child on board leaves father behind


    TAMPA — A bathroom break and a language barrier briefly separated a father and child on Thursday night at the Marion Street Bus Terminal, police said.  …

  18. Arrest report: Burglar caught after dropping phone at crime scene


    LARGO in his haste to escape, suspect left behind an obvious clue A 19-year-old Largo man is accused of breaking into a home and gun safe before being interrupted and fleeing the scene Jan. 15. Left behind was a key piece of evidence: his phone. …

  19. District tiebreaker: Berkeley Prep dispatches Tampa Catholic to move on


    TAMPA — Tampa Catholic and Fort Meade were moments from kicking off for the first quarter of a three-way tiebreaker to determine the Class 3A-4 district runner up. But Berkeley Prep, the host team for Monday's shootout, was out of sight. …

  20. China struggles to rein in North Korean leader


    BEIJING — When veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket as part of his quest to develop ballistic missile technologies. …

    China’s United Nations Ambassador Liu Jieyi, right, talks with the media following a Security Council meeting Sunday to discuss North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile.

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