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Tarpon Springs mourns slain Officer Charles Kondek

TARPON SPRINGS — Jacqueline Kurchinski, 10, of Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil, played Amazing Grace on her violin as her sister Caroline Kurchinski, 9, held flowers Monday morning …


Florida gay rights groups vow legal fights if clerks deny marriage licenses


Tampa Bay among Florida leaders in November home sales


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)


    Vodka Latke: The biggest social event of the year for young Jewish singles and couples 21-45 takes on a magical theme with live street magic, dancing, DJ music, socializing, drinks, Yogurtpology truck and other desserts. Bring two non-perishable food items to benefit Tampa Jewish Family Services and Gulf Coast …

     Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of South Tampa Chabad House, arrived at Vodka Latke in 2011 with a giant menorah on the roof of his car.
  2. Unexpected outbreak of common sense over Cuba


    Finally, a breeze of sanity.

    After 54 futile years of hard-line hostility, the United States will begin normalizing diplomatic ties with Cuba.

  3. Singer Joe Cocker dies of cancer at age 70

    Music & Concerts

    LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

    British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, in 2002. Cocker, best known for the songs, "You Are So Beautiful," and the 1980s duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70. [Associated Press]
  4. Top 10 movies of 2014 include 'Birdman,' 'Whiplash,' 'The Lego Movie'


    2014 was a strange year for Hollywood, from the shocking deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, to North Korea's hacking and Sony backing down. On the plus side, it's only a year until Kim Jong-Un allows us to see Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens. Here are my 10 (make that 11) favorite …

     Michael Keaten and Edward Norton in Birdman.
  5. Review: New 'Phantom of the Opera' at the Straz still an alluring spectacle


    TAMPA — Some things in life are just reliable. A Delmonico from Bern's Steakhouse. A quality cashmere sweater. Hot coffee on a cool morning.

    Katie Travis and Chris Mann in "The Phantom of the Opera."

    George Will says Rubio and Paul both right on Cuba

    George Will talking Sunday on Fox News.



    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...