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Joe Maddon opens his Tampa home to support local charities

TAMPA — Last Monday, Joe Maddon was at the White House, receiving congratulations for leading his Chicago Cubs to their first World Series championship since 1908. Friday, the former R …

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Land O' Lakes teen dies after driver runs red light, hits Tampa police car

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Romano: This parade story could use a little more pride

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Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

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Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

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Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  1. All northbound I-275 lanes shut down at Gandy Boulevard

    Fire

    All northbound lanes of Interstate 275 are now shut down at Gandy Boulevard due to a brush fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Women's March surpassed 20,000 protesters, making it largest in St. Petersburg history

    Elections

    ST. PETERSBURG — A women's rights protest of more than 20,000 people swamped downtown waterfront streets Saturday in a rejection of President Donald J. Trump and his policies, shattering the record as the largest demonstration in city history.

    Participants raise their arms as they complete the demonstration route during the Women's Solidarity March St. Pete in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. St. Pete Police said 20,000 participated in the event, which made this sister event to the Women's March on Washington the largest demonstration ever held in St. Petersburg. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times

  3. Potential storms cancel Sunday's Clearwater Distance Classic

    Human Interest

    The popular Clearwater Distance Classic has been canceled due to potential foul weather, quashing the plans of hundreds of runners, according to city officials.

    Runners at the Clearwater Distance Classic. | Clearwater Distance Classic

  4. No. 10 FSU tops No. 12 Louisville to cap 5-1 stretch vs. ranked teams

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon had 16 points each, and No. 10 Florida State held off No. 12 Louisville 73-68 on Saturday.

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton talks to his team in the huddle in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser) FLMW102
  5. USF men battle but fall to Tulsa for seventh straight loss

    College

    TAMPA — The fortitude they gave was offset by no fouls to give. Guts weren't complemented by a go-to scorer. At key moments, defense and depth betrayed them.

  6. Brandon man critically hurt in shooting at crowded Dade City wake

    Crime

    DADE CITY — A 36-year-old Brandon man was shot and critically hurt while attending a large wake in Pasco County on Friday night, Dade City police said.

  7. DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure

    Environment

    Jon Steverson, who for two stormy years has led the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Rick Scott, resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3.

    Jon Steverson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary, resigned Friday. Courtesy of the state of Florida.
  8. Joe Maddon opens his Tampa home to support local charities

    News

    TAMPA — Last Monday, Joe Maddon was at the White House, receiving congratulations for leading his Chicago Cubs to their first World Series championship since 1908.

    Joe Maddon talks with guests during a fundraiser for the homeless in his Bayshore Boulevard home in Tampa on Friday night. Jay Nolan, Special to the Times.
  9. Prairie Home Companion has a Joe Maddon song, and that is all

    Blogs

    Winning the World Series has led to immensely increased exposure for the Cubs, including manager Joe Maddon, who worked previously for the Rays and still lives in Tampa.

    And the latest example is quite interesting, a song created and performed by NPR's popular Prairie Home Companion crew, called, "We, Joe …

  10. Hernando County detectives investigating suspicious death

    Public Safety

    Hernando County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the Richloam forest, according to a news release issued by the agency Saturday. The victim is a white female. Those with information should contact Detective Jason Tippin at 352-754-6830.

Jon Steverson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary, resigned Friday.

Rick Scott's environmental protection chief resigns

Jon Steverson, who for two stormy years has led the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Rick Scott, resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3....

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Once a Shriners patient, Louisville lineman now in Shrine Game

One of the key events in the week leading up to Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field was Sunday's visit to Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, connecting players to the patients this game helps support....

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The Beaches remake on Lifetime stars Nia Long, left, as Hillary and Idina Menzel, right, as CC.

What to watch this weekend: 'Beaches' remake on Lifetime, 'Frontier' on Netflix

Weekend couch planner

FRIDAY...

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