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Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

Iowa State’s two-way star Joel Lanning practicing at linebacker for East-West Shrine Game

ST. PETERSBURG — Joel Lanning has the unique distinction of being listed as an "LB/QB" on the West roster for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.And while the former Iowa State star spent the entire practice at middle linebacker Mond...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Ernest Hooper: MLK holiday is a reminder that action, not just words, is required

Ernest Hooper: MLK holiday is a reminder that action, not just words, is required

Minutes before the Rev. Janae Pitts-Murdock delivered her moving keynote speech at the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Breakfast, I checked my emails.Mistake.Even in the 7 a.m. hour, anger emerging from m...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Bucs GM Jason Licht ‘cringed’ at expectations, optimistic about future

Bucs GM Jason Licht ‘cringed’ at expectations, optimistic about future

TAMPA — It was a brutal year. That’s how general manager Jason Licht views the Bucs’ 2017 season.Start with Hard Knocks and the surrounding expectations, some he embraced and others he "cringed at." They all went unfulfilled, mostly due to injuries, ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died Monday in London. She was 46.Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause."Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in Lo...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Crews struggle to clear California highway after mudslides

Crews struggle to clear California highway after mudslides

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials still weren’t sure Monday when the key coastal highway might reopen after being inundated durin...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Review: Stage West’s 9 to 5 meant for these times

Talk about prescient. How could the play-reading committee at Stage West Community Playhouse have known more than a year ago that the subject of its current show would be one of the top news stories of 2018?It’s Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick’s mu...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Pinellas shelters short of blankets and volunteers

The recent interval of cold weather has stretched resources at Pinellas County cold weather shelters, says Cliff Smith, manager of veterans, social and homeless services for the city of St. Petersburg. The shelters are short of blankets, volunteers a...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Veteran sues VA over leftover scalpel; California crews struggle to clear highway; Martin Luther King III calls out Trump; more in U.S. news

Veteran sues VA over leftover scalpel; California crews struggle to clear highway; Martin Luther King III calls out Trump; more in U.S. news

ConnecticutScalpels shouldn’t stick aroundAn Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Connecticut veterans affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later,...
Updated: 12 hours ago
R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries; London honors U.S. Army dog who served in WWII; more in world news

R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries; London honors U.S. Army dog who served in WWII; more in world news

BritainHer roar will lingerDolores O’Riordan had one of those voices. It was a lilt with a vicious edge, a warble with a snarl – it was a switch, and when it flicked, the room lit from faint emerald mist to the bloodiest of reds and right back. There...
Published: 01/15/18

Review: Show Palace’s Pippin daring and dangerous

HUDSON —If you saw the musical Pippin when it first hit Broadway in 1972, or a high school drama club version, or even a touring company rendition a decade ago, it’s not exactly the Pippin you’ll see if you’re wise enough to go see the spectacular mo...
Published: 01/15/18