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Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

TAMPA — The Lightning was a broken record in training camp, repeating how it needed to start the season strong. Last season's 15-2-2 start was the best in franchise history and launched it toward a playoff run. The Lightning wanted to do that a...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Diana C. Nearhos’ takeaways from Thursday’s Lightning-Red Wings game

Diana C. Nearhos’ takeaways from Thursday’s Lightning-Red Wings game

Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the season in the second period. Entering the game, he wasn't alone among the league's top players to be goal-less. Last season's league MVP, the Devils' Taylor Hall, didn't get his first until Thursday night. ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Police Chief Brian Dugan on race and policing in Tampa: ‘Let’s rip the band-aid off’

Police Chief Brian Dugan on race and policing in Tampa: ‘Let’s rip the band-aid off’

TAMPA — Police Chief Brian Dugan and City Council chairman Frank Reddick sparred at a City Council meeting Thursday over citations police are issuing to black bicyclists.Dugan defended his officers, insisting that racial targeting is not involv...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Michael Drejka wants to fire one of his lawyers

Michael Drejka wants to fire one of his lawyers

LARGO — Michael Drejka has moved to fire one of his defense attorneys, writing in an affidavit that lawyer Lysa Clifton solicited him in jail the day after his Aug. 13 arrest and refused his request that she withdraw from the case.The affidavit, sign...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa chief wants council to see larger context in ticketing of black bicyclists

Tampa chief wants council to see larger context in ticketing of black bicyclists

TAMPA — Police Chief Brian Dugan will deliver a breakdown of bicyclists stopped and ticketed by police at today’s City Council meeting, and the data will confirm what some council members already suspect: Black bicyclists are disproportionately stopp...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Andrew Gillum begins his closing argument in St. Petersburg

Andrew Gillum begins his closing argument in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum gingerly steps back onto the campaign trail Friday with a St. Petersburg College town hall meeting that ties the devastation of Hurricane Michael into the closing argument of his c...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Oyster farmers look to rebuild after Hurricane Michael

Oyster farmers look to rebuild after Hurricane Michael

The old oyster cleaning room at the 13 Mile Oyster House now shows a destroyed dock where the Ward family docked their boats and TJ maintains his smallest oysters that he farms.TJ Ward assesses his farmed oysters after Hurricane Michael at the 13 Mil...
Updated: 4 hours ago
In North Carolina, hurricanes convince some Republicans that climate change is real

In North Carolina, hurricanes convince some Republicans that climate change is real

It took a giant laurel oak puncturing her roof during Hurricane Florence last month for Margie White to consider that perhaps there was some truth to all the alarm bells over global warming.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.

Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.

On a sunny July morning, a group of teenagers gathered in a circle aboard a 71-foot research vessel named the Neeskay.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Trump says 'certainly looks' as if Khashoggi is dead as pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia

Trump says 'certainly looks' as if Khashoggi is dead as pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump said Thursday it appears that Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned that his administration could consider "very severe" measures against Saudi Arabia, sharply raising pressures on
Updated: 5 hours ago