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Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for president

DES MOINES — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning co …

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Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges

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St. Petersburg police say they are close to an arrest in Chihuly theft, release surveillance video

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  1. Slumping Steven Stamkos seeks spark

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos can be streaky.

    Steven Stamkos is in his second prolonged slump in the past three months, having just one goal in his 11 games. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  2. St. Petersburg police say they are close to an arrest in Chihuly theft, release surveillance video

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police said Wednesday they are closing in on a suspect in the theft this week of a Dale Chihuly original glass sculpture.

  3. Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for president

    Elections

    DES MOINES — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.

    In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at a campaign event in Goffstown, N.H. Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess, but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. [AP Photo/David Goldman, File]
  4. Major Madeira Beach development moves forward

    News

    MADEIRA BEACH — Despite protests from more than 50 residents Monday night, the planning commission unanimously approved an $80 million development project that could add thousands of cars to daily traffic on the Tom Stuart Causeway.

    Shane Crawford, city manager, says the hotel has pared back.
  5. Dunedin nears solution for downtown parking woes

    Local Government

    DUNEDIN — It has been a long time coming.

  6. Florida adds 17,900 private sector jobs in January

    Business

    Florida's private employers added 17,900 jobs in January — an increase of 3,900 jobs compared to the same month in 2015. The state added the largest number of private sector jobs (3,800) in trade, transportation and utilities, a category that also includes retail jobs. It was followed by 3,700 in professional and …

  7. Aerial adventures zipping their way to Oldsmar

    Local Government

    OLDSMAR — As you soar 70 feet above the ground, secured in a harness, you'll see Old Tampa Bay to the west and Mobbly Bayou to the east. In between, you'll float over a mix of mangrove swamp, salt marsh and oak hammocks. And if you're lucky, from your perch, you'll spot an assortment of shorebirds often spotted …

    Jason Clement with Empower Adventures says, “Our goal is to increase exposure and visibility” to Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve in Oldsmar. The water on the right will be crossed by two legs of Empower Adventures’ $1 million zip line course, which also will include an aerial adventure park.
  8. Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed off on prosecution of man for threats to Pinellas mosques

    Criminal

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch — or at least her signature — made a cameo appearance this week in the federal court file of a Seminole man accused of threatening Pinellas County mosques in the wake of the Paris attacks.

  9. Pinellas school officials ask community to help with plans for Melrose Elementary

    K12

    ST. PETERSBURG — While everyone agrees that 53-year-old Melrose Elementary School needs a face-lift, a question remains for officials, community leaders and concerned citizens: keep some of the school's old charm and build around existing buildings, or raze it and start anew?

  10. Couple falls for the biggest game at the fair

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — At the edge of the midway, where the air tastes like turkey legs, the young couple keeps kissing behind their booth: Fool the Guesser.

    Kiersten Copon and Josh Bennett, both 20, kiss at their Fool the Guesser booth Tuesday at the Florida State Fair.
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Florida firm expands to Washington under direction of former Kendrick Meek aide

A Florida-based political and public relations firms is expanding to Washington under the director of a former aide to Kendrick Meek....

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