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  1. Editorial: The blessings and challenges of Florida's growth

    Editorials

    Here they come (again). A new snapshot released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Tampa Bay leads the way as three metro areas in the state posted among the biggest gains last year in new residents moving to their communities. The government's population estimates are both a success story and a challenge for the …

  2. USF researchers scan Tampa's Oaklawn Cemetery for lost graves

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The city's oldest cemetery is the final resting place for at least a thousand early Tampa residents — pioneers, Confederate soldiers, victims of yellow fever, pirates, 13 mayors and slaves — but there might be even more.

    University of South Florida aAnthropologists and students are using ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech equipment to search for and map lost graves at Oaklawn Cemetery, the oldest graveyard in the city of Tampa. Many of the original grave markers were made of wood and have disappeared or deteriorated over the years. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
  3. St. Petersburg police: Man threw sucker punch after being told to stop catcalling women

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG —The mixed martial arts fighter accused of leaving a University of South Florida student critically injured during St. Patrick's Day revelry was catcalling women right before he threw what police are calling a sucker punch.

    Zachary Kenneth Allen, a 23-year-old trained fighter, was arrested Thursday on a charge of aggravated battery. He is accused of throwing a surprise punch on March 18 that left another man hospitalized in critical condition. [Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Police Department]
  4. Editorial: Florida House still picking winners and losers on tax breaks

    Editorials

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran claims to be taking an ax to corporate welfare. Yet a House bill eliminating numerous tax credit programs preserves the breaks for certain special interests, including golf, motorsports and the defense industry. As much as Republican lawmakers talk about no longer playing favorites …

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran claims to be taking an ax to corporate welfare. Yet a House bill eliminating numerous tax credit programs preserves the breaks for certain special interests, including golf, motorsports and the defense industry.
  5. GOP leaders and Trump, short of votes, pull health care bill

    National

    WASHINGTON — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan prepares to speak at a news conference after  Republican leaders  abruptly pulled their  health care overhaul bill off the House floor. [Associated Press]
  6. Three takeaways from Rays' 4-0 loss to the Pirates

    Blogs

    1. RHP Erasmo Ramirez looked like his old self, which means he was smiling after his outing, and why not?

     

    Erasmo Ramirez pitched four innings and was sharp throughout.
  7. Pinellas applies for grant to strengthen, expand magnet programs

    Blogs

    The Pinellas County school district has applied for a $15 million, five-year federal grant through the Magnet Schools of America program to enhance and expand existing magnet programs.

  8. Deputies ID homeowner as shooter in fatal Seffner encounter

    News

    SEFFNER — The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office on Friday released the name of a man who deputies say shot two other men at his home Wednesday night.

    Hillsborough sheriff's deputies check the scene of a shooting that killed one man and injured another Wednesday night at 1005 Lianne Place in Seffner. [TONY MARRERO   |   Times]
  9. Afternoon Update: Health bill vote pulled; St. Pete still in Rays; woman freed after judge bars interrogations; actress Viola Davis coming to USF

    News

    Here's what you may have missed, and what you need to know as you start winding down.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves the White House on Friday after meeting with President Donald Trump about the health care bill. [Evan Vucci | Associated Press]
  10. Editorial: Tampa Bay would lose in Trump's HUD cuts

    Editorials

    The federal government has used several programs over the past several decades to improve living conditions for the poor and to rebuild America's cities. But President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 would cut billions of dollars for these efforts, which have made a real contribution in Pinellas and Hillsborough …

    The federal government has used several programs over the past several decades to improve living conditions for the poor and to rebuild America’s cities. But President Donald Trump’s proposed budget or 2018 would cut billions of dollars for these efforts, which have made a real contribution in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
  11. House pulls health care bill

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. House will not vote on the health care bill today, a stunning development as the bill careened toward failure.

  12. Hooper: Let's 'make it better' for LGBTQ teens

    Human Interest

    As a prelude to tonight's performance of It Gets Better, the traveling musical production that chronicles true stories of the LGBTQ experience, the David A Straz Center for the Performing Arts staged a "World Cafe'' Wednesday evening.

  13. Will state apologize to children tortured at state reform school for decades?

    Blogs

    The children killed and tortured at the hands of the state at a reform school in north Florida just might get an apology after all.

    A University of South Florida assistant professor steps among the more than 50 grave sites that were found at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.
  14. Rays to sign catcher Derek Norris

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 4:47: The major-league deal is for $1.2-million guaranteed, plus $800,000 in performance bonuses.

    The deal with Derek Norris, which is pending a physcial, will be for one year, with no option.