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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
Renderings offer glimpse at $25M Amalie Arena upgrades
The Tampa Bay Lightning, in conjunction with Hillsborough County, will be spending $25 million on renovations for Amalie Arena over the next two summers, county commissioners announced. AMALIE ARENA
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck.
Lake Wales police officers John Schwarze and Benjamin Metz were wounded during a gun battle with a man who authorities said called 911 in an attempt to ambush law enforcement.  More than 50 officers and deputies responded and 12 were targeted by the shooting, authorities said. LAKE WALES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Lake Wales police chief: A ‘miracle’ officer’s belt deflected bullet
Comedian and performer Jack Espinosa shows photos from his performing days in Cuba and Ybor City at his home in Tampa. Espinosa was a major star in Cuba before he was blacklisted following Fidel Castro’s takeover.
Ybor City native had fleeting fame in pre-Castro Cuba
New Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) fights Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno (82) during the second period.
Column: Trades not enough to make Bolts unique
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Bulls women want another chance at UConn

Martin Fennelly TAMPA — The women’s college basketball Final Four, a smash hit when it came to Tampa in 2008, makes its return in April. Before that, there will be dancing. And South Florida will do some.

In Tampa, the voters speak
Editorial: A boost for Florida and Scott
Editorial: Don’t bungle search for Hillsborough school superintendent
Letter of the Day: Stop the lottery-like shift on Amendment 1 funds
Letters to the editor: Others should face punishment in Jonchuck case