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Last of teen trio goes on trial for murder of St. Pete college student

Last of teen trio goes on trial for murder of St. Pete college student

CLEARWATER — When police discovered Jeremy Mayers’ body, they thought he was a victim of the nearby car crash that brought them to the area.
Updated: 21 hours ago

Church to revive potluck for homeless after suspension

ST. PETERSBURG — Five years ago, the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg began a potluck picnic every Friday to feed needy families and homeless people.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

TAMPA — A company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has withdrawn an application to rezone a downtown tract for a major office building near Amalie Arena.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an el...
Updated: 23 hours ago
Parasitic disease Cryptosporidiosis on rise in Tampa Bay

Parasitic disease Cryptosporidiosis on rise in Tampa Bay

TAMPA — A disease that leaves its victims with stomach cramps, nausea, fever and diarrhea is on the rise in Hillsborough County, with a dramatic upswing coming after school started last month.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

TAMPA — President Barack Obama landed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Tuesday evening ahead of a Wednesday briefing at the base on the Islamic State insurgent group.
Published: 09/16/14

Pedestrian struck by van in Pasco County dies

A woman who was struck by a vehicle on Saturday died on Monday from injuries she sustained in the crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said on Tuesday.
Published: 09/16/14

Tampa women each win $1 million on scratch-off tickets

Two women have about a million reasons to be happy they live in Tampa this week.
Published: 09/16/14
Rays present Jeter with kayak, Zimmer jersey

Rays present Jeter with kayak, Zimmer jersey

Derek Jeter has a new way to enjoy the water near his home on Davis Islands once his retirement begins.
Published: 09/16/14
Bucs’ Smith says he’s disturbed by domestic violence

Bucs’ Smith says he’s disturbed by domestic violence Video

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith says he’s disturbed by domestic violence cases involving NFL players.
Published: 09/16/14