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Man, 23, charged in slaying of Tarpon Springs police officer

Man, 23, charged in slaying of Tarpon Springs police officer

TARPON SPRINGS — A Tarpon Springs police officer with a wife and six children was shot and killed early Sunday while responding to a nuisance noise call, police said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sailor surprises family at Bucs game

Sailor surprises family at Bucs game

Navy Lt. Commander Donald Bryant surprised his family at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday after returning from deployment.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs defense delivers stout effort in loss

Bucs defense delivers stout effort in loss

TAMPA — They stiffened in the red zone. They chased Aaron Rodgers off his spot. From sideline to sideline, they hit the Packers hard and often.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Another loss keeps top pick in sight
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Another loss keeps top pick in sight

TAMPA — The No. 1 express train rolls on.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Punchless Bucs lose to Packers, 20-3

Punchless Bucs lose to Packers, 20-3

TAMPA — For 16 weeks now, the Buccaneers have been more or less winging it on offense.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lighting strike injures seven at Raymond James Stadium, firefighters say

Lighting strike injures seven at Raymond James Stadium, firefighters say

TAMPA — A lightning strike that hit in a Raymond James Stadium parking lot shortly after Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game ended sent at least seven people to the hospital, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Updated: 4 hours ago
James Bond producer skipped Hollywood for St. Petersburg

James Bond producer skipped Hollywood for St. Petersburg

The man who helped bring Ian Fleming’s dashing secret agent James Bond to film is remembered by his children as a loving husband who abandoned the lucrative franchise and skipped Los Angeles for St. Petersburg so he could devote more time to h...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Hometown Hero: North Boulevard resident takes care of neighbors during holidays

Hometown Hero: North Boulevard resident takes care of neighbors during holidays

TAMPA — To many people living in the North Boulevard Homes project, Sandra Dean is more than a neighbor. She’s a guardian angel.
Updated: 6 hours ago
New Florida car seat law takes effect Jan. 1

New Florida car seat law takes effect Jan. 1

TAMPA — What do you do with kids who are too big for car seats but too little for a standard seat belt? The Florida Legislature says it has the answer, though some child advocates say the new law that takes effect on Jan. 1 doesn’t meas...
Updated: 6 hours ago
New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

New Hillsborough chief judge looking forward to the challenge

TAMPA — Even as he prepares to assume a new role, Ronald Ficarrotta loves being a criminal court judge.
Updated: 10 hours ago