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Steven Stamkos staying with Lightning after agreeing to 8-year deal

Steven Stamkos staying with Lightning after agreeing to 8-year deal

Captain Steven Stamkos is staying with the Lightning, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Security firm that employed Orlando gunman goes to court in Hillsborough

TAMPA — G4S Youth Services, an arm of the private security company that employed the gunman who killed 49 people earlier this month in Orlando, is taking its former president to court in Hillsborough County.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa Housing Authority picks Related Group as lead developer on West River project

Tampa Housing Authority picks Related Group as lead developer on West River project

TAMPA — A Miami developer has been chosen to build the city’s signature West River redevelopment, a $400 million project intended to expand the revitalization of downtown west of the Hillsborough River.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Stand your ground hearing in Pasco theater shooting will take place in 2017

Stand your ground hearing in Pasco theater shooting will take place in 2017

DADE CITY — The prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Curtis Reeves Jr., accused of fatally shooting a man in a Pasco County movie theater, are scheduled to face off in a “stand your ground” hearing in February 2017.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest turns 100, celebrate with Tampa Bay hot dogs

July 4? Sure, sure, Independence Day. But in some circles, the main attraction is the annual Nathan’s Famous International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, which dates back exactly 100 years to 1916. It’s an annual tr...
Published: 06/29/16
Stuck on the ground, a planespotter hopes his obsession will take him to rarefied air

Stuck on the ground, a planespotter hopes his obsession will take him to rarefied air

Travelers stream from the covered asphalt lots to the main terminal, fussing with their luggage and monitoring check-in times on their iPhones, hardly noticing the two men.
Published: 06/29/16
Talking at the table? Teen inmates in Florida don’t get to eat because of it

Talking at the table? Teen inmates in Florida don’t get to eat because of it

TALLAHASSEE — It was lunchtime and the newly arrived teenage inmates had just filed into the mess hall at Sumter Correctional Institution, sat down with their lunch trays and begun eating. Some of them started talking — just like the in...
Published: 06/29/16
New study finds Florida is a hot spot for Islamophobia

New study finds Florida is a hot spot for Islamophobia

TAMPA — An Inverness gun store owner declares his shop a “Muslim-free zone.”
Published: 06/29/16
Gas prices reach record low just in time for July 4 holiday weekend

Gas prices reach record low just in time for July 4 holiday weekend

Motorists who plan to hit the road for the Independence Day holiday weekend can take advantage of the lowest summer gas prices in 11 years.
Published: 06/28/16
Man accused in Temple Terrace arsons has affinity for firefighters

Man accused in Temple Terrace arsons has affinity for firefighters

TEMPLE TERRACE — Matthew Ethridge told authorities he’s always had an affinity for fire and firefighters.
Published: 06/28/16