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Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed when cars collide at Plant City intersection

MULBERRY — The local high school has an enrollment of 1,000 but to some it feels like a tight-knit family. Many of Mulberry High School's students have spent all of their school days within …

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Ex-daughter-in-law accused of $80,000 shopping spree with family Sam's Club account

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Tampa's bid for fifth Super Bowl means secret and expensive promises to NFL

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This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

This week's best Tampa Bay concerts: Sunset Music Festival, 97X BBQ, Train and more

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5 things to do under $5: Memorial Day, Corvettes in the Park, kids' fishing derby

5 things to do under $5: Memorial Day, Corvettes in the Park, kids' fishing derby

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Volcano Bay, with waterproof wristbands that eliminate lines, now open at Universal Orlando

Volcano Bay, with waterproof wristbands that eliminate lines, now open at Universal Orlando

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  1. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans

    Blogs

    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...

  2. What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking on that comically bad dive?

    Blogs

    What could Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. been thinking in the seventh inning Friday when he dove for a ball and came up yards short?

    Actually, he insisted after all the laughing, teasing and standing ovation from the Twins fans was done, it was a matter of self-preservation.

  3. Judge tosses life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

    Nation

    McLEAN, Va. — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

    A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper shooter Lee Boyd Malvo. [Associated Press, 2004]
  4. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, dies

    News

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish strategic theorist who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter in the tumultuous years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s, died on Friday at a hospital in Virginia. He was 89.

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, participates in Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 5, 2009, in Washington, D.C. [Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images]
  5. USF eliminated by UCF in AAC baseball; Florida, FSU, Miami win

    Colleges

    CLEARWATER — Roughly 16 hours after a ninth-inning collapse against East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference's double-elimination baseball tournament, USF returned to Spectrum Field presumably set for a reboot.

    It simply got booted instead.

    ’NOLES win: Tyler Holton gets a hug from Drew Carlton after his strong eight innings help Florida State beat Louisville.
  6. Pinellas licensing board executive director settled hundreds of cases without getting his board's approval

    Local Government

    By Mark Puente

    Times Staff Writer

    Eleanor Morrison complained to the Pinellas licensing board in 2015 that her contractor installed crooked walls and windows and poured too much concrete for her carport.

    Eleanor Morrison poses at her home in Treasure Island, 5/26/17. Morrison filed a complaint with the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and later learned that its former Executive Director, Rodney Fischer, dismissed the case in a private meeting with the contractor.
  7. Report: Kusher wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin

    World

    Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Donald Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, U.S. …

    The name of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's White House senior adviser, has come up as part of the Russia investigation. [Associated Press]
  8. Chris Archer dominates as Rays open road trip with win over Twins (w/video)

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Archer didn't want to give up the ball, didn't want to leave with another out to go in the eighth inning Friday, and only 106 pitches thrown. But as he walked slowly toward the dugout he took a long look at the bullpen and when he saw Alex Colome coming in, Archer felt better about manager …

    Logan Morrison is met by Steven Souza Jr. after hitting a two-run homer in the fourth. Souza adds a solo shot in the eighth.
  9. Swan sculpture deputies say was stolen by naked man found near Lakeland pond

    Crime

    A $25,000 swan sculpture that Polk County sheriff's deputies say was stolen by a naked man last weekend was found near a pond in Lakeland on Thursday.

    A swan sculpture that was stolen in Lakeland on May 19 was recovered by the Polk Sheriff’s Office on Friday.
  10. Mayor Rick Kriseman says St. Petersburg mayoral election is about going forward, not back

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman christened his campaign office Friday evening by telling his supporters that the mayoral election was about moving forward, not backward.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman says mayoral election is about inclusiveness Friday at campaign office rally

As FHP struggles to recruit, speeding tickets plummet

The number of speeding tickets written by Florida state troopers has plunged three straight years as the agency grapples with a personnel shortage and high turnover....

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Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans

What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ......

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Season 5 of House of Cards on Netflix.

What to watch this weekend: 'House of Cards' returns Tuesday, 'Still Star Crossed'

They all fall down: House of Cards

The fifth season of the Emmy-nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, just in time for us to escape to another surreal political reality. Follow the explosive and gruesome fourth season finale, First Lady Claire (Robin Wright) and President Frank (Kevin Spacey) Underwood are gearing up for the 2016 election to keep their place in the White House. Not only are the Underwoods seeking re-election, they're declaring a war on terror (namely the fictional Islamic Caliphate Organization) and fending off pesky rumors about their past. Except, as House of Cards fans already know, they aren't rumors. Frank Underwood really did kill a congressman and a prying journalist. For those wondering whether this season can even compare to the shenanigans in our own White House, fear not. Like Frank said at the end of Season 4, they make the terror. 3 a.m. Tuesday, Netflix.

After Romeo and Juliet: Still Star-Crossed...

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