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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Tampa sign spinners twirl to the World Sign Spinning Championships (w/video)
Kadeem Grant, 25, right, of Tampa helps coach Jim Rogers, 19, center, and his older brother Dennis Rogers, 22, during their sign spinning training class at the AArrow Sign Spinners office in Tampa. Grant, general manager at the Tampa location, will participate in the World Sign Spinning Championships on February 24th and 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
TAMPA — On a cloudy afternoon in Tampa's V.M. Ybor neighborhood, four young men with eyes squinted in concentration stood clutching duct-taped edges of signs printed with offers for a free Metro PCS phone.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks with students during a visit at Melrose Elementary, 1752 13th Ave S, in St. Petersburg, Wednesday afternoon (02/22/17). Winston spoke with students in the cafeteria for about 40 minutes.
Jones: Jameis Winston's pep talk to kids sends wrong message (w/video)
Alibey Alvarez works on packaging espresso beans at Naviera Coffee Mills in Ybor City. The operation will soon be leaving its longtime home for a larger plant in an industrial area on E Henry Avenue. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Carlton: Ybor City to lose that distinctive, century-old smell of roasting coffee
Patricia Davis, mother of Ikeim Boswell, holds an urn with her son's ashes in her Tampa home. Ikeim was 16 on March 14, 2015, when he was fatally shot. Read our special report this morning on child gun deaths and injuries in Florida:
In Harm's Way: Gun injuries and deaths among Florida kids have spiked. One child is shot every 17 hours.

Fun Fact

Florida

2 teens killed, man injured in northeast Florida crash
Authorities say two teenagers are dead following a crash in northeast Florida
Woman posing as doctor, sentenced after botched surgeries
National oral history project to record Pulse stories
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game

Politics

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection
New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence
DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump
DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump
South Dakota House approves limits on out-of-state donations
Vermont House recount ends after ballot discrepancy found
Poll: Trump approval rating at 51 percent in Tennessee

Offbeat

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate
A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of a newborn calf is coming under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to be slaughtered
Altar in Mexico town hides illegal fuel tap
Cops: Philly man made up abduction story to spur theft probe
Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework help
Iceland's president says he would not ban pineapple pizza
Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation