ST. PETERSBURG — The American flag flew at half-staff Saturday in front of the Allendale Terrace home of Gary and Marie Stempinski. It was a symbol of loss for the Stempinskis, whom po …
BRADENTON — Two men died Saturday afternoon when their kayak flipped over on Lake Manatee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.
TAMPA — The Rev. Russell Meyer said he has never seen a bicyclist stopped where he lives in Tampa Palms.
TAMPA — Tampa police are seeking the public's help finding Raymond James Thomas, 83, who was last seen on Thursday.
TAMPA — Of all of the concerns the Lightning may have had entering Game 2 of its second-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Islanders, the play of goalie Ben Bishop wasn't one of them.
PALM HARBOR — A 31-year-old Clearwater man died Saturday after running into the back of a gasoline tanker truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
TAMPA — Not only did the Lightning get itself back in this second-round playoff series with an absolutely-had-to--have 4-1 victory over the Islanders in Game 2 on Saturday, it also might have sent a message.
The Bucs entered the NFL draft without a fullback but found one with their final pick in the sixth round. Tampa Bay drafted Northwestern's Dan Vitale with the No. 197 pick - its final one of hte draft.
The Bucs filled another hole in their defense, finding a strongside linebacker to pair with veteran Daryl Smith by drafting Oklahoma's Devante Bond in the sixth round on Saturday.
After starting their draft on defense and special teams, the Bucs opted to pick offense in the fifth round. They drafted UCLA offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch with the No. 148 overall pick.
CLEARWATER — A Clearwater woman critically injured on April 21 when her car crashed into a school bus on Memorial Causeway died Friday night, police said.
Rep. David Jolly is in a fight with the NRCC, which has accused him of lying about fundraising practices. Jolly has returned the fire....
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....
UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.
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