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Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

TAMPA — Ryan Callahan is ahead of schedule. The forward had a target date of Nov. 1, on the early side, to return from offseason shoulder surgery, but the Lightning is making moves that imply he may see the ice sooner.That date could be tonight...
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Mark Duffner, ‘living legend,’ takes over as Bucs defensive coordinator

Mark Duffner, ‘living legend,’ takes over as Bucs defensive coordinator

TAMPA — When Mark Duffner's playing career as a standout defensive lineman ended at William & Mary, he sent out 100 resumes to colleges, seeking a position as a graduate assistant."I got 96 nos and four yeses,'' Duffner said.One yes was from Fr...
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District volleyball: Wharton knows what weakness to remedy vs. Plant

TAMPA — In the first two sets against district foe Sickles, Wharton let the Gryphons hang for a bit. But each time, the Wildcats pulled away, taking advantage of a balanced attack and big blocks. In the third set, however, Sickles held on ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa mom arrested after baby’s death blamed on cocaine exposure

Tampa mom arrested after baby’s death blamed on cocaine exposure

TAMPA — A mother of three faces a manslaughter charge after investigators said trace amounts of cocaine were found in the blood, soiled diaper and baby bottle nipple of her dead 8-week-old newborn son.Megan Rand, 34, was arrested Tuesday on a felony ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Thank goodness for the Buffalo Bills.Their offense might be the only thing in the NFL right now more unsightly than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Yes, the Bucs are allowing more points per game than any other team. It might seem as if it couldn&#...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death

Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s most famous pimp tried to bring the state’s legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts.Dennis Hof’s fame made him an attention-g...
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Man, 30, faces murder charges in St. Petersburg double-homicide

Man, 30, faces murder charges in St. Petersburg double-homicide

ST. PETERSBURG — A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the deaths of a man and woman found dead in an alley the day before, according to police.Charles Edward Hixon Jr. faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of ...
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Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry miss practice Wednesday

Bucs defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Vinny Curry miss practice Wednesday

With tackle Gerald McCoy and end Vinny Curry both absent from Bucs practice Wednesday, the availability of two of the team's four starting defensive linemen is uncertain heading into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.Both players were l...
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Tallahassee, and Andrew Gillum, breathe a sigh of relief after Hurricane Michael

Tallahassee, and Andrew Gillum, breathe a sigh of relief after Hurricane Michael

Two years ago, John Hettinger and his neighbors in the Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park were some of the last people to get power after Hurricane Hermine tore through Tallahassee.It was hot. His neighbors' calls to the city went unanswered. And ...
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Can Bill Nelson tastefully change the subject from Hurricane Michael? He’s trying.

Can Bill Nelson tastefully change the subject from Hurricane Michael? He’s trying.

ST. PETERSBURG — Sen. Bill Nelson is ready to talk about something other than Hurricane Michael.In his first appearance outside the Florida Panhandle since the Category 4 storm made landfall last week, Nelson met with scientists and gulf busine...
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