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St. Petersburg couple active in business and civic leadership die in murder-suicide, police say

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 …


Responding to congressional HIV questions, state points to website


Clearwater man dies in collision with tanker on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor


  1. Two die after kayak flips on Lake Manatee


    BRADENTON — Two men died Saturday afternoon when their kayak flipped over on Lake Manatee, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.

  2. Tampa activists say feds' biking-while-black report is a start, but they want more

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — The Rev. Russell Meyer said he has never seen a bicyclist stopped where he lives in Tampa Palms.

  3. Tampa police seek missing man

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Tampa police are seeking the public's help finding Raymond James Thomas, 83, who was last seen on Thursday.

    Tampa police are seeking the public?€™s help finding Raymond James Thomas, 83, who was last seen on Thursday. Thomas could be driving a green 1997 Dodge van with the Florida license plate number Z5FXQ. Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (813) 231-6130.
  4. Lightning's Ben Bishop does the expected in Game 2 vs. Islanders

    Lightning Strikes

    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.

    Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) is challenged at the net by New York Islanders center Ryan Strome (18) during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
  5. Clearwater man dies in collision with tanker on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor


    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.

  6. Lightning evens series with Islanders at 1 with Game 2 win

    Lightning Strikes

    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.

    Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9), center Brian Boyle (11) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrate after Hedman scored to widen their lead to 3-1 during the second period of Game 2. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  7. NFL draft: Bucs take Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale


    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.

    Dan Vitale scored 11 touchdowns in his college career.
  8. Bucs draft SLB in sixth with Oklahoma's Devante Bond


    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.

    Devante Bond ran a 4.7 40-yard dash at the combine, but he played well in two seasons at Oklahoma, getting seven tackles for loss and three sacks in nine games as a senior.
  9. NFL Draft: Bucs take UCLA lineman Caleb Benenoch in fifth round


    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.

    Caleb Benenoch was projected as a third-round pick.
  10. Clearwater woman dies of injuries from crash with school bus


    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.

David Jolly and the NRCC fight over fundraising

Rep. David Jolly is in a fight with the NRCC, which has accused him of lying about fundraising practices. Jolly has returned the fire....


Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

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....


Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.

For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

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.

Blue Jays lineup:
Saunders lf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Smoak 1b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Happ p