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Clearwater police: neurosurgeon assaulted patient during medical exam

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County neurosurgeon who was arrested this week on a charge of sexual battery on a patient assaulted the woman during a medical exam, according to Clearwater police. …


Marco Rubio vs. Jeb Bush: A tale of two town halls


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  1. Pasco deputies make arrest in Tuesday night murder in Dade City


    DADE CITY — Pasco sheriff's detectives on Friday arrested Alfreddie Elmonise, 32, on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying earlier this week of 38-year-old Ricardo Hernandez.

  2. Atlanta Braves fade from view in Toytown spring training plans


    ST. PETERSBURG — A plan to bring Atlanta Braves spring training to Toytown might be tanking.

    The Braves, who currently train at ESPN Wide World of Sports facility at a Disney resort near Orlando, need to find a new spring home by 2018. [Getty Images]
  3. Ex-Tampa police employee pleads guilty to stealing identities for tax refund fraud


    TAMPA — A former community service officer for the Tampa Police Department pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to mining law enforcement databases to help a friend commit stolen identity tax refund fraud.

  4. Sheriff's deputies: Seminole taekwondo instructor molested young girls


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    SEMINOLE — A taekwondo instructor was arrested on Friday for molesting two female children at his workplace, authorities said.

    Andrew Jin Kim [Photo Courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Brooksville man convicted on second-degree murder charge


    BROOKSVILLE — A man who shot and killed a friend prior to what authorities called "a drug rip-off" was convicted of second-degree murder Friday.

  6. Germany: Suspect in attack plot registered as Syrian refugee


    BERLIN — One of four Algerian men suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin had registered in Germany as a Syrian refugee and another had contacts in Belgium, police said Friday.

  7. Getting it wrong: Suncoast Parkway set to expand even as it fails to meet projections


    Before the Suncoast Parkway opened, a consultant predicted that it would be so full of cars its toll booths would rake in $150 million a year by 2014.

    A small line of cars forms in the only available toll lane on the Suncoast Parkway on Wednesday afternoon, January 27, 2016 in Tampa.
  8. Poet David Kirby receives Florida Humanities Council's lifetime achievement in writing award


    Lifetime achievement awards, David Kirby says, are usually handed out by organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "So I see this as the equivalent of the Oscar."

     Poet, critic and Florida State University professor David Kirby is the 2016 recipient of the Florida Lifetime Achievement in Writing Award. Photo courtesy of Louisiana State University Press.
  9. Former council member Bill Dudley to vie for Pinellas School Board


    Former St. Petersburg City Council member Bill Dudley filed Friday to run for the District 1 seat on the Pinellas County School Board, becoming the third candidate to challenge three-term incumbent Janet Clark.

  10. Jury convicts Valrico man of murdering his girlfriend


    TAMPA — A jury convicted the boyfriend of a Brandon mother of three of her murder on Friday, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Michael Jason Fields was convicted of first-degree murder. [Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff's Office]
Cedric Paquette has had some bad luck, missing a good chunk of the season due to a right foot/ankle injury suffered blocking a shot during the preseason and then reaggravated in November.

Lightning's Paquette: 'It's just not my year'

During Thursday's practice, center Cedric Paquette took a slap shot off his left shin and buckled to the ice....


Bucs add four players, including DT Davon Coleman

We reported on three Bucs signings Thursday night, but the team confirmed four player signings on Friday, including former Arizona State and Cowboys defensive tackle Davon Coleman....


House, Senate proposed budgets include millions for Tampa Bay projects

Tens of millions of dollars for libraries, museums, parks and theaters in Tampa Bay have survived the first cut and are in the initial state budget proposals....