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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

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US says traffic deaths fell about 3 percent in 2013

DETROIT – The number of traffic deaths nationwide dropped just over 3 percent last year, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits

Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaits

TAMPA — If you’ve missed the rally, you are not alone. Tucked away as it has been, deep inside this near season-long losing streak, it has been rather hard to detect.
Updated: 10 hours ago
To St. Pete, land under Trop  more valuable than Rays

To St. Pete, land under Trop more valuable than Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Whether the Tampa Bay Rays stay at Tropicana Field or go elsewhere, one thing remains constant: the 85 acres of prime real estate the stadium occupies at the edge of a booming downtown.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

Residential building boom going strong in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Construction cranes will remain a part of the downtown landscape well into next year as one of the biggest residential building booms in this city’s history keeps going strong.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Bucs taking stock of what they have and need

TAMPA — Another lost season, the 26th in Buccaneers history, is winding to a close. For many, that end cannot come soon enough.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Makers’ creations displayed at festival

Makers’ creations displayed at festival

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Pete Makers made its public debut Saturday with an all-day festival featuring members’ creations at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Displays at the first St. Pete Maker Fest ranged from high-tech to low-tech, ...
Updated: 19 hours ago
Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

Authorities: Don’t advertise your holiday travel plans

ST. PETERSBURG — If you’re planning to go out of town for the holidays, local law enforcement agencies don’t want everyone to know.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

TAMPA — At age 4, Frank Viveros left Colombia to join his father in New York City for a better life — but one shrouded in secrecy because the family lived as illegal immigrants.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Rookie effort goes to waste in Lightning loss

Rookie effort goes to waste in Lightning loss

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Lightning were out-played, out-hustled and out-worked on Saturday.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Fleetwood Mac reunion tour a landslide hit with Tampa fans

Fleetwood Mac reunion tour a landslide hit with Tampa fans

TAMPA — It has been nearly 40 years since the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac first performed together. The band has been in existence even longer, but when most people think of “Fleetwood Mac” they think of eccentric guitarist L...
Updated: 20 hours ago