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Bucs notes: DTs McDonald, Spence driving each other

Bucs notes: DTs McDonald, Spence driving each other

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccnaeers believe they have strengthened their interior defense significantly with the addition of free-agent DT Clinton McDonald, who sports a Super Bowl ring from the Seattle Seahawks....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Competition open for both Bucs’ guard spots

Competition open for both Bucs’ guard spots

TAMPA — Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp was holding court at One Buc Place the other day, talking all things football. Among the topics he touched on was the current state of guard play in the NFL.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Ruling supports politicians’ use of blind trusts

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge on Monday ruled in favor of a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Pinellas schools budget faces public scrutiny

LARGO — The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in on the Pinellas County school district’s proposed $1.2 billion budget for 2014-15 after the regular school board meeting tonight at 5 o’clock. ...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Pinellas tourism director leaves for Kissimmee

ST. PETERSBURG — After seven years at the helm of Pinellas County’s tourism promotion arm, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich announced Monday he is moving on.
Updated: 4 hours ago

TGH, Bayfront drop legal fight against newer trauma centers

TALLAHASSEE — Three Tampa Bay area hospitals filed notices last week that they are dropping legal challenges against trauma centers at Blake Medical Center in Manatee County and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas, Tampa Bay to merge

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas, Tampa Bay to merge

TAMPA — Two local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are merging and, as of Jan. 1, will combine to mentor about 3,350 children from Polk County to Pinellas, from Hillsborough County to Citrus.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Family seeks justice in shooting of pregnant woman

Family seeks justice in shooting of pregnant woman

A day after her sister died from a gunshot wound to the head, Kayleigh Bryan says her family is “destroyed” and wants charges brought against the man deputies say fired the fatal shot.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says

Be ready for ‘prolonged’ Gaza war, Netanyahu says

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neig...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
Updated: 4 hours ago