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2017 NFL draft, Day 2: Buccaneers add a safety, a receiver and a horseman

2017 NFL draft, Day 2: Buccaneers add a safety, a receiver and a horseman

Day 2 in a word? Toughness.With their first selection Friday night at the NFL draft, the Buccaneers added an aggressive safety in Justin Evans (50th overall), a competitive receiver and capable run blocker in Chris Godwin (84th), and a hard-hitting l...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Judge blocks new trauma center at St. Petersburg's Northside Hospital

Judge blocks new trauma center at St. Petersburg's Northside Hospital

ST. PETERSBURG — Northside Hospital can't immediately move forward with plans to open a trauma center, a circuit court judge ruled late Friday. The hospital, located at 6000 49th St. N, intended to open a specialized center for critically injur...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs journal: Jeremy McNichols hopes to continue NFL success of Boise State RBs

Bucs journal: Jeremy McNichols hopes to continue NFL success of Boise State RBs

TAMPA — Jeremy McNichols, the Bucs' fifth-round pick, sounds a lot like another Bucs running back from Boise State — he and Doug Martin are both 5 feet 9 and from California, with prolific careers for the Broncos. But McNichols drew a com...
Updated: 5 hours ago
As state budget talks wind down, which local projects are making the cut?

As state budget talks wind down, which local projects are making the cut?

TALLAHASSEE —With the big ticket items in the state budget resolved or in the hands of the top leaders in the House and Senate, the rest of the Florida Legislature hunkered down into marathon negotiations over the weekend to dole out hundreds o...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Chicken parm works its magic for Sens' Pageau

Chicken parm works its magic for Sens' Pageau

OTTAWA — Too much chicken parmesan left Jean-Gabriel Pageau feeling a little full before the Senators' Saturday matinee against the Rangers.It didn't matter. The center scored a career-high four goals, the last in the second overtime for a 6-5 ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
It's not just hot, it's record-breaking hot in Tampa Bay for the month of April

It's not just hot, it's record-breaking hot in Tampa Bay for the month of April

Saturday's scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport recording 95 degrees, according to the National Weather...
Updated: 7 hours ago
NFL draft: Browns take UF's Caleb Brantley, with no appetite for error

NFL draft: Browns take UF's Caleb Brantley, with no appetite for error

TAMPA — Tentatively, Caleb Brantley is a Brown.The former Gators defensive lineman, facing a criminal investigation into a complaint that he punched a woman and knocked her unconscious this month, was drafted Saturday by Cleveland with the firs...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Gateway condo fire injures St. Petersburg firefighter

A condominium fire in St. Petersburg's Gateway neighborhood was extinguished without injury to its residents Saturday, but a firefighter was taken to an area hospital for a heat-related injury.The fire began on the stove of a second-floor unit at the...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Climate march in Tampa draws an estimated 500 people in support of clean energy

Climate march in Tampa draws an estimated 500 people in support of clean energy

TAMPA — Under the blazing sun and with signs in hand, a robust group of protesters halted traffic downtown on Saturday morning as they called on Tampa to commit to 100 percent renewable energy."Hey, hey, ho ho," they chanted, "climate change ha...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Looking ahead to Kriseman vs. Baker

Looking ahead to Kriseman vs. Baker

ST. PETERSBURG — Bill Edwards Group president Rick Baker spoke to the Tampa Bay Tiger Bay Club luncheon last week, promoting Tuesday's election asking voters to let city leaders negotiate a long-term lease for an expanded waterfront stadium if ...
Updated: 9 hours ago