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New York town demolishes Navy veteran's home while he recovers from surgery in Florida

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — When a Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think …


USF to ban all tobacco use on Tampa campus starting in January


#GivingTuesday grows charitable roots in Tampa Bay



  1. Man shot dead near convenience store in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — An 18-year-old man was shot dead Sunday night near a convenience store on 16th Street S, police reported.

    Law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a homicide on Sunday night in St. Petersburg. A St. Petersburg officer said, “We do have leads that we’re following up on.”
  2. First officer's trial in Freddie Gray death starts Monday in Baltimore


    BALTIMORE — Seven months after this city erupted into riots over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man injured while in police custody, Baltimore is preparing for the criminal trial of the first of six officers charged in his death — another turn in the intensifying national debate over race and …

    Police stand in formation as a curfew approache in Baltimore on April 28, a day after unrest that occurred following Freddie Gray's funeral. Seven months after the city erupted into riots over Gray's death, Baltimore is preparing for the criminal trial of the first of six officers charged in his death - another turn in the intensifying national debate over race and policing.
The trial of Officer William G. Porter, 26, is set to open Monday with jury selection in a downtown courtroom. [Associated Press]
  3. Kobe Bryant says he will retire at the end of 2015-16 season (w/ video)


    LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season.

    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday.  [Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images]
  4. Bucs at Colts: 5 things you might have missed


    The Bucs saw a two-game win streak end in a 25-12 loss at the Colts. Here are five things you might have missed:

    At 40 years old and born a year before the Bucs played their first season, the Colts’ Matt Hasselbeck is the oldest quarterback to throw a touchdown against Tampa Bay and to post a QB rating of better than 100 (100.8).
  5. Doug Martin runs into Bucs' record book, then disappears


    INDIANAPOLIS — On another long run, Doug Martin went 56 yards late in the second quarter Sunday against the Colts, setting up a Bucs touchdown and putting him over 1,000 yards for the season.

    Doug Martin is tackled from behind by Darius Butler (20) of the Indianapolis Colts. [Getty Images]
  6. Jeb Bush wrongly claims Obama didn't host a Republican senator for dinner until 2013

    State Roundup

    During a recent campaign stop in Atlantic, Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a very detailed story to underscore Democratic President Barack Obama's alleged unwillingness to work with Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

    Here's what he said:

    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to students and supporters during a tailgate campaign stop on the campus of Mississippi State, in Starkville, Miss. [AP photo]
  7. Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6


    Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper tells of a shoemaker whose business is brought back to life by a drag queen Tuesday to Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $55-$130.

    Kinky Boots (Dec. 1-6) at the Straz Center for the Perfoming Arts.
  8. USF basketball beats Savannah State for second win in three games


    TAMPA — Though it probably remains at least a year from being a tournament team, USF proved Sunday it can prevail within a tournament schedule.

    USF’s 6-11 center Jaleel Cousins goes hard to the hoop for two of his 13 points. He adds 11 rebounds for his third double double.
  9. Winstometer Week 12: Jameis Winston remains between Matt Ryan, Jim Kelly


    Jameis Winston held solid on the list of rookie quarterbacks since 1980, but still ranks two spots behind Marcus Mariota, who slipped to fourth on the list.

    Jameis Winston passes against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter. [Getty Images]
  10. #GivingTuesday grows charitable roots in Tampa Bay


    Social media timelines will be flooded Tuesday with hashtags and messages encouraging holiday shoppers to donate a few dollars for the needy as a part of an annual giving drive.

Podcast: Pierre McGuire says Stamkos contract can be 'problem'

NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire said he's seen most of the Lightning games this season....


Ali Marpet misses his third straight game with a sprained ankle.

Seferian-Jenkins, Marpet again inactive for Bucs vs. Colts

The Bucs will have to wait another week to get two key starters back from injury, as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and rookie guard Ali Marpet are again inactive for today's game at the Indianapolis Colts....


Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Winner of the week

Bill Nelson. Florida's senior U.S. senator showed some backbone, calling out CentCom in Tampa over allegations that intelligence officials there presented an excessively rosy picture of America's progress in defeating the Islamic State. "If the inspector general finds out that the New York Times report is true, then people ought to be fired. Immediately," the Florida Democrat told the Buzz....