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Tarpon Springs ‘hemp house’ owner an ambassador for the crop

Tarpon Springs ‘hemp house’ owner an ambassador for the crop

Florida farmers are banned from growing the plant due to its association with marijuana. But the stalk also has an industrial use that doesn't produce a high. One engineer sees its potential as an Earth-friendly fiber for construction.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Development finally coming to Largo’s business district

Development finally coming to Largo’s business district

A boom in rental housing construction in communities throughout the Bay area at last may be coming to the city’s core business district. Sales agreements are in the works for land the city has held since the recession.
Updated: 3 hours ago
After two-game skid, Bolts seek sweep of Montreal

After two-game skid, Bolts seek sweep of Montreal

A late-season swoon is not something the Lightning want to entertain. Yet with six games left in the regular season, that’s what Tampa Bay is facing heading into the Bell Centre to face division-leading Montreal tonight.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Montoya powers Penske’s 1-2 finish at St. Pete grand prix

Montoya powers Penske’s 1-2 finish at St. Pete grand prix

Juan Pablo Montoya wins the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to open the IndyCar season, his second victory since returning to the circuit after a decade in NASCAR. He edged Penske teammate Will Power, the defending St. Pete champ. The four Penske drivers finished in the Top 5.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays’ Forsythe relishes chance to play every day

Rays’ Forsythe relishes chance to play every day

You can look at Logan Forsythe’s numbers from last season with Tampa Bay and conclude that when he played regularly, he hit. And when he didn’t, he didn’t. And, Forsythe said, you would be wrong.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays notes: Backup catcher among tough decisions

Rays notes: Backup catcher among tough decisions

Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team has some tough roster decisions to make during the final week of spring training, with none tougher than at backup catcher, where rookie Curt Casali and non-roster invitee Bobby Wilson are competing.
Updated: 3 hours ago
NCAA women: South Carolina, Notre Dame headed to Tampa

NCAA women: South Carolina, Notre Dame headed to Tampa

Two teams have punched their tickets Friday’s NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa. One of them won’t be Florida State.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa police: Burglar was naked in bed with 10-year-old

Tampa police: Burglar was naked in bed with 10-year-old

A man was charged with molestation and burglary after police say he broke into a home in Tampa and was caught in bed with a 10-year-old boy.
Updated: 4 hours ago
‘World’s Largest Food Truck Rally’ draws 75 trucks to fairgrounds

‘World’s Largest Food Truck Rally’ draws 75 trucks to fairgrounds

TAMPA — Richard Rauscher was surrounded by an array of food trucks offering a variety of cuisine Sunday during the “World’s Largest Food Truck Festival” at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Man shot to death during drug deal in Gulfport, police say

Man shot to death during drug deal in Gulfport, police say

Police are investigating a fatal shooting during a drug deal early Sunday in Gulfport.
Updated: 16 hours ago