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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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Ex-Buc Joseph: Team has to learn how to win

Ex-Buc Joseph: Team has to learn how to win

PHOENIX — Davin Joseph was as shocked as Buccaneers fans when Tampa Bay went 2-14 under first-year coach Lovie Smith.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Gasparilla is calmer but still raucous enough to shiver your timbers

Gasparilla is calmer but still raucous enough to shiver your timbers

The 100th Gasparilla Pirate Fest invades the city on Saturday with bedecked buccaneers, booze and a bounty of beads to share with a projected crowd of hundreds of thousands — but it won’t be like the bacchanal of years past.
Updated: 12 hours ago
UT students arrrrrrr ready for Gasparilla

UT students arrrrrrr ready for Gasparilla

TAMPA — With no football games, big tailgates or Greek row parties, students at the private University of Tampa look to one big moment each year to cut loose: the Gasparilla pirate invasion.
Updated: 12 hours ago
USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

USF team gets patent on promising MRSA treatment

TAMPA — A University of South Florida team has developed and patented a compound that has shown success in treating methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, the most common cause of infectious diseases and deaths in t...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Tampa forecast: Quick warm-up for Gasparilla parade

Tampa forecast: Quick warm-up for Gasparilla parade

The pattern of cool mornings and quick warm-ups in the Tampa area continues today through this weekend’s Gasparilla and Super Bowl celebrations.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Sickles RB McCloud wins Guy Toph Award

Sickles RB McCloud wins Guy Toph Award

TAMPA — The 2014 football season in Hillsborough County might be remembered for having the most talented group of seniors to play in the same season.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Tampa police release sketch of man who stabbed two women

Tampa police release sketch of man who stabbed two women

The Tampa Police Department has released a sketch and description of a man who has stabbed two women and seriously injured them in the West Tampa neighborhood.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

Another evaluation for dad accused of dropping girl into bay

CLEARWATER — A Tampa man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge along the causeway leading to the Sunshine Skyway will have more mental health screenings.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Proposal for wet zone in downtown St. Pete going dry

Proposal for wet zone in downtown St. Pete going dry

Enthusiasm appears to be is waning for a city councilman’s suggestion to allow public drinking in certain areas of downtown as a way to raise money for the arts.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Pinellas volunteers search for our neediest neighbors

Pinellas volunteers search for our neediest neighbors

Hundreds of volunteers, from social workers to elected officials, visited Pinellas’ parks, day-labor agencies, soup kitchens and wooded campsites Thursday for the annual “Point in Time” homeless survey.
Updated: 21 hours ago