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  1. Pedestrian killed in crash on Florida Avenue in Tampa


    TAMPA — A pedestrian was killed Sunday morning in a car crash on Florida Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Gauging the political fallout from Tallahassee gridlock: Will it matter?

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House quit early. Senate Democrats sued. The state still has no budget, and no one has figured out a compromise on how to pay for health care.

  3. New Port Richey motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in Pasco crash


    A New Port Richey motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured in a crash in Pasco County early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  4. Jeb Bush seeks authenticity by standing ground on key issues

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — Like many conservatives, Gayle Trotter disagrees with Jeb Bush on a range of issues, but as she listened to him Thursday, something happened.

    Republican U.S. presidential hopeful and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush participates in the National Review Institute 2015 Ideas Summit on Thursday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  5. Photos: Tropical Heatwave rocks into the night on Day 2 in Ybor City


    Thousands of fans turned out for Day 2 of WMNF-88.5's Tropical Heatwave festival on Saturday, with artists like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Fleshtones and more filling the Cuban Club and other venues all night long. Brian Mahar was there snapping photos; click the headline of this post for a slideshow.

    The Fleshtones performed at WMNF's Tropical Heatwave festival on May 2, 2015.
  6. Photo gallery: Mayweather defeats Pacquiao with unanimous decision


    Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Al Bello | Getty Images]
  7. Officer-involved shooting in Spring Hill sends man to the hospital


    SPRING HILL — Deputies shot and injured a man Saturday evening during a domestic violence situation that turned violent when the man stepped outside the house armed with a long gun, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

  8. Chris Archer struggles, bats snooze in Rays' loss to Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As much as Rays starter Chris Archer is into positive thinking and putting process ahead of performance, he knew deep down he couldn't maintain the run he had been on, rolling into Saturday's start having not allowed an earned run over his four previous outings.

    Chris Archer waits as the Orioles’ Caleb Joseph rounds the bases after homering in the sixth inning off the Rays starter, who entered the game having not allowed an earned run in four starts.
  9. Mayweather beats Pacquiao in unanimous decision


    LAS VEGAS — The fight of the century lived up to much of the hype.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  [Al Bello | Getty Images]
  10. Aging popluation takes toll on U.S. prisons


    INSIDE COLEMAN PRISON — Twenty-one years into his nearly 50-year sentence, the graying man steps inside his stark cell in the largest federal prison complex in America. He wears special medical boots because of a foot condition that makes walking feel as if he's "stepping on a needle." He has undergone tests for a …

    Bruce Harrison, 63, of Tampa, a Vietnam veteran, is shown during an interview inside FCI Coleman Medium - Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Coleman on April 9. The grandfather was sentenced to 50 years in prison and has been incarcerated on drug offenses for the last 21 years. [Nikki Kahn | Washington Post]
  11. Kevin Beckner, Pat Frank divide Hillsborough Democrats over 2016 clerk's race


    TAMPA — It usually wouldn't be noteworthy for a Hillsborough County Democrat to give a shout-out to Pat Frank at a news conference. The 85-year-old county clerk and former state legislator and county commissioner is a legendary, revered figure in local politics.

    Kevin Beckner says Frank approached him about running.
  12. St. Petersburg budget sessions start familiar balancing act

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — It's budget season in a booming city. That means politicians and city budget officials have stepped up on the fiscal balance beam.

  13. Legislature's shutdown stalls resolution on juvenile detention costs


    The abrupt end to the legislative session has stalled resolution of a long-simmering dispute between the state Department of Juvenile Justice and Florida counties — including four in Tampa Bay — over how to split the cost of housing young detainees.

  14. New York police officer shot; suspect arrested


    NEW YORK — A plainclothes New York City police officer riding in an unmarked car was shot and critically wounded Saturday evening by a man he and other officers were pursuing after suspecting him of carrying a gun, a police spokeswoman said.

    Police vehicles park near the site where a police officer was shot in the Queens Village neighborhood of New York on Saturday, May 2, 2015. [Associated Press]
  15. Again, offense is the emphasis for Bucs in draft


    TAMPA — It starts with freshly minted quarterback Jameis Winston. From there, the only way to cure the sick dog that was the 2-14 Bucs is to surround him with as many young, fast and talented players as possible during the rest of the NFL draft.

    After making Jameis Winston the first overall pick in the draft, the Bucs tried to surround him with as many young, fast and talented players as possible. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]