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St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

One day after rejecting a plan to allow the team to look around the area for stadium sites, three council members who scuttled the proposal say they may change their votes if some movement is made on Tropicana Field redevelopment rights.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
U.S. Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

U.S. Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

The court decided not to step in after a federal judge had declared the state's ban unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court has now spoken, and the stay will end,” Attorney General Pam Bondi said.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
New video shows Ray Rice, fiancee in aftermath of punch

New video shows Ray Rice, fiancee in aftermath of punch

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice’s then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
Lightning rally but lose to Devils in shootout, 3-2

Lightning rally but lose to Devils in shootout, 3-2

While trailing 2-0, Nikita Kucherov salvaged a point for the Lightning with his tying goal with 40.1 seconds left in regulation after Steven Stamkos notched his 19th of the season. New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid stopped all three shootout attempts to earn his first career victory.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

TAMPA — Officer Susan Bowers is not a babysitter.
Published: 12/20/14
Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence

Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence

TAMPA — Even though he admits he helped hire a hit man to kill his then-girlfriend’s husband, Jerry Bottorff says he was stunned and overwhelmed when he was sentenced to life in prison....
Published: 12/20/14

USF adds Hope as staff takes shape

TAMPA — The University of South Florida announced a new coaching structure Friday that will feature two co-offensive coordinators and the return of head coach Willie Taggart to play-calling duties....
Published: 12/19/14

Padres trade Hannigan for Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO – In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.
Published: 12/19/14

Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

DENVER – Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential – a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects.
Published: 12/19/14
Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

NEW YORK – Former “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins declares he’s not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.
Published: 12/19/14