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Live today: Curtis Reeves to testify at 'stand your ground' hearing

DADE CITY — For three years, the man at the center of a Pasco County theater shooting has sat in silence at the center of one of the area's most high profile court cases. But on Tuesday, for …

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Husband blamed in double slaying was angry wife left him for woman, lawyer says

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Romano: Hey voters, Tallahassee wants to stiff you again

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  1. Where to drink up this week for Tampa Bay Beer Week

    Events

    The official kick-off party for Tampa Bay Beer Week is Friday at Tampa's Pour House at Grand Central, featuring 40 beers from Florida breweries. But there are dozens of other events running through March 12, ranging from large-scale festivals to beer tastings, classes, beer dinners and more. It's no coincidence that the …

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  2. Blink and you'll miss the old attractions of Florida, disappearing fast

    Human Interest

    I know I wasn't the only one bummed out last month by the news that Florida's version of Stonehenge, the Airstream Ranch, was being torn down.

     Airstream Ranch, the RV Stonehenge of Interstate 4, was razed last month. It was erected by Frank Bates in 2007. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
  3. Gasparilla Music Festival schedule, set times released: When to catch Ryan Adams, Cage the Elephant and more in Tampa

    Blogs

    As we gear up for one of the strongest Gasparilla Music Festival lineups ever, it's time to check out the schedule.

    Cage the Elephant
  4. Public's help sought finding burglar who hit vehicles on Adamo Drive (w/ video)

    Crime

    TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding a man behind a series of vehicle burglaries in Tampa that started in August.

  5. Rays report: Cobb, Longo debut vs. Twins today, 1:05

    Blogs

    The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to face the Twins for the second time this spring.

  6. Ben Rottevee of Englewood unties a line from the dock at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club on Monday as the crew of the 43-foot-sailboat "Fruition" prepares to set sail on Tampa Bay. The crew and boat was practicing for Tuesday's St. Petersburg- Habana Race. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  7. Critics are up in arms over these photos of Kellyanne Conway with her feet on an Oval Office couch

    National

    WASHINGTON — Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.

    President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Monday. Also at the meeting are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on the couch. [Pablo Martinez Monsivais | Associated Press]
  8. For better or worse, social media will drive the agenda in Tallahassee

    Legislature

    For better and worse, social media is reshaping the political agenda in Tallahassee in ways never seen before.

    Social media is changing how state lawmakers conduct business.
  9. Everyday Entertaining: Fresh pasta and pesto are a great way to say thank you

    Cooking

    One way to say thank you is with a card.

    The fresh egg noodles are wrapped into a nest of noodles until it’s time to cook them.
  10. Deputies: Brandon man faces charges after robbing victim at an ATM at gunpoint

    Crime

    A Brandon man faces charges after deputies say he walked up to a person at an ATM in Brandon on Saturday, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

    Estevan Lerma, 20, of Brandon, was arrested Monday and faces a charge of armed robbery with a weapon. Deputies say he walked up to an ATM in Brandon Saturday night, pointing a gun at the person while demanding money. [Hillsborough Cty Sheriffs Office]
Mayra Capote, 15, and two high school students died in a car accident in 1999 while coming back to school from an open-lunch break. Hialeah Republican Sen. René García this year wanted to name a proposed state law after the younger Mayra, but the 15-year-old’s name was taken out of his bill at Senate President Joe Negron’s request.

Roads named for celebrities are OK, but not laws named to honor the people who inspired them

Mayra Capote was a 15-year-old freshman at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School when she and two other students were killed in a car accident in September 1999 as they rushed back to school from an open-campus lunch break....

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Rays report: Cobb, Longo debut vs. Twins today, 1:05

The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to face the Twins for the second time this spring....

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Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters star in Hulu's new miniseries National Treasure.

What to watch and listen to this week: 'When We Rise,' Hulu's 'National Treasure,' The Bossy Show

Watch this week

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