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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

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Tuning in: Vasilevskiy answers the call for Bolts

Tuning in: Vasilevskiy answers the call for Bolts

PHILADELPHIA — Sometime late in the evening Monday, the phone rang inside the Syracuse, New York apartment that Andrei Vasilevskiy and his wife, Ksenia, call home.
Updated: 4 hours ago

State Senate leader eyes route to health coverage expansion

TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians.
Updated: 4 hours ago

St. Pete to offer paid leave for new parents

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman, already proposing to boost minimum wage for city workers, is instituting a six-week parental leave program for full-time employees.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pest control to pause animal intake at county shelter

Pest control to pause animal intake at county shelter

TAMPA — Forget the never-ending battle against fleas and ticks, Hillsborough County Animal Services is about to launch an attack on another insidious insect: termites....
Updated: 4 hours ago

Bucs Notes: Packers expect big-time support

TAMPA — All the single-game tickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Bucs and Packers were scooped up in June, and a huge contingent of Green Bay fans is expected to fill Raymond James Stadium.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Creativity welcome as ‘Makers’ movement hits St. Pete

Creativity welcome as ‘Makers’ movement hits St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Makers are the sort of people who would rather transform their old PC webcam into an underwater video recorder to explore the bottom of the neighborhood pond rather than sit at home watching an undersea documentary on Netflix....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

A Tampa woman was arrested Tuesday after she shot her boyfriend in the buttocks, the Tampa Police Department said.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Crash partially blocks southbound I-275 traffic on Frankland

Two southbound lanes of Interstate 275 are currently closed on the Howard Frankland after a multi-vehicle traffic crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Kurt Busch testifies about night of alleged assault on woman

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Ex-Marine held in Iran to start hunger strike

DETROIT – The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he is going on a hunger strike and has dictated a letter asking President Obama not to forget him as dialogue continues between the two countries over Iran’s nuclear a...
Updated: 5 hours ago