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Five years later, killing of Sean Buchanan outside Brandon theater still unsolved

BRANDON Whatever happened to Sean Buchanan, investigators believe, took place just minutes after the surveillance cameras lost sight of him. They retraced his last steps the night of M …


That line about college kids surviving on Ramen? No longer funny at many Florida schools


Rays soliciting outside-the-box ideas for new stadium


  1. New privacy rules for Internet service would be illegal, providers say


    As you spend more of your time and money on the Internet, the big companies responsible for connecting you to it are becoming more interested in using your browsing history and online habits in the same way that Google or Facebook does — turning that valuable behavioral information into ad dollars and using the …

  2. 8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata airbags


    DETROIT — Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the United States to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators.

  3. A daughter mourns the mother found brutally murdered inside a car trunk in Tampa


    TAMPA — Kydel Weldon left behind a bloody scene throughout his home on Thrasher Drive, deputies said. When they found him Tuesday night at a day labor business, deputies said he had blood on his hands and shorts — and a body in his trunk.

    Samantha Dicastro (left) hugs her mother Tina Ryan in an undated family photo. Ryan was found dead Tuesday night in the trunk of her roommate, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [Courtesy of Samantha Dicastro]
  4. Rays soliciting outside-the-box ideas for new stadium


    TAMPA -- If you've ever thought a ballpark would be better if it had a spa, or a water slide, or maybe a couch to cry on after an extra innings loss, now is your time to speak up.

  5. Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'


    The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged.

    Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.
  6. Why isn't Tampa International Airport experiencing the security backups like other places?


    TAMPA — Memorial Day weekend is here, a lot of people are traveling and long waits at airport security checkpoints are now a major source of complaints from travelers nationwide.

    An unidentified TSA agent shares a laugh with passengers as they wait to pass through security at Tampa International Airport Airside E terminal Friday, May 27, 2016. Tampa International Airport expected 250,000 travelers to pass through their gates for the long holiday weekend. CHRIS URSO  |   Times

  7. Tampa police honors 100th year anniversary of fallen officer

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    TAMPA -- Martin McCauley stood in a sea of blue Friday morning as Tampa police officers remembered his great-great-great-grand uncle who was killed in the line of duty 100 years ago.

    From left, Tampa Police Department Maj. Eli Vazquez, Maj. Keith O'Connor, Assistant Chief Brian Dugan, Maj. Mike Baumaister, Chief Eric Ward and relative Martin McCauley are seen behind a badge-shaped wreath at a memorial ceremony honoring the 100-year anniversary of officer James Ronco's death in the line of duty at Tampa Police Department Headquarters in downtown Tampa Friday. McCauley is Ronco's great-great-great nephew. Officer Ronco was shot by a defendant he had taken into custody in Ybor City, who grabbed Ronco's firearm during transport. LOREN ELLIOTT   |
  8. Pasco deputies: Mother left 2-year-old twins alone to go to the gym


    LAND O'LAKES — Jose Fernandez was on his way home Thursday evening when he noticed two small boys wandering along a sidewalk. It was almost 9 p.m. and the children, 2-year-old twin brothers, were in their pajamas, barefoot.

    Melissa Serrano, 29, was arrested Thursday night on two counts of child neglect, accused of leaving her 2-year-old twins at home and going to the gym. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  9. Is St. Pete's downtown boom rigged at the expense of suburbia?


    ST. PETERSBURG — Downtown's building boom is the envy of Tampa Bay for the positive national press it has received.

    St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony of One St. Petersburg condominium, hotel and parking garage in March. Once completed, ONE will be the tallest building in Downtown St. Petersburg and include 253 luxury condominium homes, a 40,000 square foot elevated resort deck featuring a fitness center, swimming pool, private cabanas, whirlpool and spa, and a 173-room Hyatt Hotel with over 17,000 square feet of retail space. In the background is St. Petersburg's Bayfront Tower condominium. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  10. Steven Stamkos, Lightning still hopeful to reach deal


    Captain Steven Stamkos said he's never thought he's taken his Lightning jersey off for the final times.

    Steven Stamkos signs autographs to some of the approximately 100 fans lined up around 3 a.m. Friday to greet the Lightning at the Tampa Jet Center following the team's Game 7 loss to the Penguins.

Democrats plan public meeting on party platform in Florida

Ahead of July's presidential nominating convention, national Democrats plan to hold four public meetings across the country -- including one in Florida -- to discuss the party's platform....


Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....


Chris Archer will start for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs Yankees on Archer Day

Rays lineups for tonight's game with Yankees ......