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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 Buccaneers game ended sent at least seven people to the hospital, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Updated: 50 mins 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: 58 mins 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: 1 hour ago
Man, 23, charged in slaying of Tarpon Springs police officer

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

A police officer was shot and killed early this morning by a 23-year-old man in Tarpon Springs, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Updated: 1 hour 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: 1 hour ago
Final score: Packers 20, Bucs 3

Final score: Packers 20, Bucs 3

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain winless at home this season after Sunday’s 20-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium. the Bucs fell to 2-13 overall, 0-7 at home, with only next week’s home game against N...
Updated: 3 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: 5 hours ago
Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

If something isn’t broken, you don’t fix it — but maybe you can tweak it to renew interest.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Bucs scratch Collins from lineup versus Packers

TAMPA — The question the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be asking themselves now is whether they even want to keep left tackle Anthony Collins on their roster anymore.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

Tampa tobacco companies survive Cuban embargo

TAMPA — In January 1962, with tension growing between the U.S. and Cuba, Carlos Fuente Sr. of Tampa had a feeling tobacco imports would be cut off.
Updated: 8 hours ago