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  1. Anti-abortion activists target Sen. Nelson in Gorsuch confirmation battle


    Anti-abortion activists working to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will demonstrate outside Sen. Bill Nelson's Tampa office tomorrow.

  2. First Gasparilla men's champ Bill Rodgers still laces up the sneakers


    TAMPA — The snow was falling in Boxborough, Mass., northwest of Boston.

    Boston Marathon great Bill Rodgers hugs German marathoner Uta Pippig during the 113th Boston Marathon in Boston Monday, April 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  3. Spoon coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa


    Never underestimate the appeal of The Underdog.

  4. 'We choose life,' say churches calling to stop executions


    As state lawmakers prepare to pass legislation requiring juries vote unanimously to sentence convicted murderers to death, a coalition of churches has a different idea: Abolish the death penalty entirely.

    Darlene Farah, whose daughter Shelby was murdered in 2013, calls for an end to the death penalty surrounded by church leaders in the state Capitol on Tuesday.
  5. Trump advisor Stephen Miller to attend Fox News town hall in Jacksonville


    Fox News is hosting a town hall from Jacksonville at 7 tonight that will focus on immigration.

  6. From the archives: A Sunken Gardens photo gallery – 26 classic black-and-white images

    Human Interest

    The Tampa Bay Times photo archives are filled with hundreds of thousands of images that capture the history and flavor of the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Having recently added a sizable number of historical Sunken Gardens photos to the archive, we decided to pull some out and share them with you. Whether or not you've …

    June 16, 1966 - Karol Kelly met one of her fine-feathered subjects yesterday at Sunken Gardens. Miss Kelly is "Miss Florida Attractions" and is currently on a statewide tour to promote the attractions. She was presented a key to St. Petersburg by Councilman Elliott Holland. June was proclaimed "Florida At-tractions Month" several weeks ago. (Times staff photo)
  7. Bucs reach settlement with Lawrence Tynes in MRSA lawsuit


    The Bucs have reached a settlement with former kicker Lawrence Tynes, who had sued the team in 2015, seeking $20-million and claiming that their negligence regarding a MRSA infection ended his NFL career in 2013.

    Lawrence Tynes never played for the Bucs, and didn't play again after his MRSA infection in 2013.
  8. Do you recognize the Tampa Bay scenes in this artist's ultra-realistic paintings?


    "Florida artist can paint so real you'll think it's a photograph."

    An up-close look at a section of "Primates" by Kevin Grass.
  9. The exterior of the Prince Gregor Apartments in St. Petersburg. The 12-unit apartment building, which was built in 1948, has been restored by Ali Sarrafian and Afsaneh Asayesh. [EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times]
  10. Demolition has begun for the old Tampa Tribune building

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — It started with the loading docks.

    Demolition of the former headquarters The Tampa Tribune building is seen Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times purchased the Tribune in May of 2016.
[CHRIS URSO | Times]
  11. Killers hid body of their Clearwater landlord, 69, for two weeks, police say


    CLEARWATER — At age 69, Mary Ring had all sorts of medical problems, according to a former tenant — diabetes, bone problems, muscle problems.

    Lawrence Edward Cannon, 42, left, is facing a first-degree murder charge and Jennifer Elam, 44, is facing a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. They were arrested on Feb. 20, 2017, after police say they fatally shot Mary Ring, 69, in the early morning hours after the Super Bowl but spent spent the past two weeks trying to decide how to dispose of Ring's body, which had been kept in the house since her death. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  12. Trump's visits to Florida costing taxpayers millions


    CBS News looks at the costs of President Trump's frequent travel to Florida, which by some estimates is up to $10 million.

  13. Should Lightning ride - or trade - Ben Bishop?


    Still want to trade Ben Bishop?

    The Lightning goaltender is playing some of his best hockey of the season. And, depending on how you look at it, the timing couldn't be any better.

    With Tampa Bay fightning for its playoff life, Bishop has won his last four starts, including Sunday's 3-2 overtime …

    The Lightning has won four of its past six, with all four victories started by Ben Bishop, who has a 1.21 goals against average in that span.
  14. More talk of flying popcorn and gunfire at Pasco stand your ground hearing


    DADE CITY — The second day of testimony in the stand your ground hearing of Curtis Reeves began Tuesday with a witness who offered yet another perspective of the fatal 2014 shooting of Chad Oulson.