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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

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Bucs’ McCoy settles in for training camp

TAMPA — The sun was still rising early this morning when two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy reported for the start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first training camp under new coach Lovie Smith....
Updated: 2 mins ago
As Bucs camp opens, change is only thing certain

As Bucs camp opens, change is only thing certain

TAMPA — This time last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a team awash in Pro Bowl-caliber talent and optimism. In that regard, at least, little has changed at One Buc Place during the past 12 months.
Updated: 45 mins ago
Pasco youth shelter expansion tied to immigration debate

Pasco youth shelter expansion tied to immigration debate

HOLIDAY — The national debate over who should house the scores of undocumented children fleeing Central America has landed in Pasco County.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Coastal showers possible for Tampa area

Coastal showers possible for Tampa area

Once again, hot and muggy conditions will be in effect over the Tampa Bay region, but with a better chance of morning showers along the coast heading into the weekend.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Spring Hill standoff ends; armed suspect arrested

Spring Hill standoff ends; armed suspect arrested

SPRING HILL — After more than five hours of negotiations, the suspect who had barricaded himself in his home in the Berkeley Manor subdivision walked out and was arrested Wednesday night. No one was injured in the confrontation.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs Training Camp: 5 Pro Bowlers attendees

Bucs Training Camp: 5 Pro Bowlers attendees

The arrival in January of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in Buccaneers history led to significant roster changes for 2014. To get you ready, we examine key issues for Smith's first training camp. Today, a look at five Bucs players with Pro Bowls on their résumés.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Kiss, Def Leppard bring on the rock

Kiss, Def Leppard bring on the rock

Their older fans may have worried about what a night of headbanging would feel like in the morning, but for a few hours, two veteran bands rolled back time, our reviewer says.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

TAMPA — The Consul General of Israel to Florida said on Wednesday that he expects the Israeli police officers who attacked Tampa teenager Tariq Khdeir in early July will be indicted.
Updated: 9 hours ago
St. Pete trail camera initiative may get county’s help

St. Pete trail camera initiative may get county’s help

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch wants the county to chip in on St. Petersburg’s plan to install security cameras on a crime-plagued section of the Pinellas Trail.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Vets told: Avoid ailing for-profit colleges

TAMPA — A national student veterans group is urging fellow military vets who are considering going back to school to avoid the Corinthian for-profit colleges, including Everest University campuses, which are on the market after Corinthian ran ...
Updated: 9 hours ago