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Four missing girls found trying to get back into Brandon foster care facility

BRANDON — A massive 19-hour search for four young girls who vanished from a Brandon foster care facility came to an abrupt end Friday night after they were caught trying to sneak back in, au …

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David Altmaier's quick rise to state insurance commissioner

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New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika (w/video)

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  1. Photos: 98 Rockfest throws down at Amalie Arena with Disturbed, Shinedown, more

    Blogs

    How crazy a music day was it Friday in Tampa? The hugely anticipated 98 Rockfest at Amalie Arena, featuring Disturbed, Shinedown, Chevelle, Ghost and more, was only third on some people's concert lists, behind Disturbed performed at 98 Rockfest on April 29, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

  2. Concert review: Alabama Shakes dazzles a sold-out Ybor crowd in Tampa

    Blogs

    While one of the biggest popstars ever took to the stage at Raymond James Stadium, 5 miles away another powerhouse performance shook a sold-out Ybor City crowd Friday night. Alabama Shakes, led by beautifully bespectacled Brittany Howard, proved that sometimes a show doesn't need fireworks and leotards to entertain …

    Alabama Shakes performs at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City in Tampa on Friday, April 29, 2016.
  3. Review: Beyoncé overwhelms the senses at Formation Tour spectacle at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium

    Blogs

    If more Beyoncé is what the world wants — and judging by the rapturous response to her surprise new album Lemonade, it absolutely is — rest assured, not a ticket-bearing soul will not be disappointed by her Formation World Tour.

    Beyoncé brought her Formation World Tour to Raymond James Stadium on April 29, 2016.
  4. Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat (w/video)

    World

    PATNA, India — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.

    An Indian village man sprinkles water from a broken pipe onto his face in a village in Samba district Friday, 25 miles from Jammu, India. [Associated Press]
  5. Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

    Nation

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead.

    Charlie, who went missing 10 years ago, is now being reunited with his owner in Alabama. Charlie was discovered outside a church about 250 miles from his last known home. Charlie will undergo surgery for a cancerous tumor on his chest as soon as it is healthy enough. [Associated Press]
  6. A father speaks out against his son, David Miscavige, revealing deep rifts in Scientology's first family

    Special Topics

    The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige appeared on the ABC News show 20/20 Friday night, but the hour-long program added little to the narrative that has been unfolding in the decade since top church insiders began leaving and speaking out.

    The Church of Scientology's cross tops its Flag Building in downtown Clearwater, a building spearheaded by church leader David Miscavige. Miscavige's father, Ron, has left the church and is speaking out against his son in an ABC News interview and in a new book to be released May 3, 2016. [MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times]
  7. Police report murder-suicide of elderly St. Petersburg couple

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police reported late Friday night that detectives were on the scene of what appeared to be the murder-suicide of an elderly couple.

  8. Noah Spence hopes for fresh start with Bucs (w/video)

    Bucs

    TAMPA — After all the all the parties and the pills and failed drug tests got him kicked out of Ohio State, Noah Spence decided the thing that mattered most to him was playing football.

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Noah Spence of Eastern Kentucky participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  9. New Buc Vernon Hargreaves ready for challenge of big receivers

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The day after the Bucs drafted him with the No. 11 pick, Vernon Hargreaves was introduced at One Buc Place, donning his No. 28 jersey and reminding that while he might be a bit undersized, his confidence is not.

    Vernon Hargreaves III (center), a University of Florida cornerback picked 11th in the NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, poses with Bucs general manager Jason Licht (left) and head coach Dirk Koetter (right) after a press conference at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, April 29, 2016.
  10. Bucs trade up to snag FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo

    Bucs
    Florida’s Jonathan Bullard lasts until the third round as the Bears select the defensive tackle 72nd overall.

Rubio, Nelson say Zika death shows Congress must act on funding

Sen. Marco Rubio says the Zika death in Puerto Rico is a “wake-up” call for Congress and reiterated support for $1.9 billion in funding that some Republicans have resisted....

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Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....

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Former All-Star reliever Grant Balfour officially retires

Former AL All-Star reliever Grant Balfour has decided to officially retire, ending a 19-year pro career....

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