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  1. Why the Bucs need a Dungy than a Gruden

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The worst week of Dirk Koetter's life rolls on.

  2. Love of science is the goal, now that every Pinellas elementary school has a lab

    K12

    SEMINOLE — It was hard for the second-graders at Orange Grove Elementary to resist the urge to rush into the school's science lab and tinker with the colorful objects neatly arranged on each table.

  3. Florida's $1.1 billion Hardest Hit Fund winding down after some hard knocks

    Real Estate

    In 2010, Florida was in the throes of an unprecedented housing crisis. One in every eight homes was in some stage of foreclosure.

  4. Being your own lawyer: bad idea. People in Tampa Bay do it anyway.

    Criminal

    LARGO — Daniel Richards walked into the courtroom in his orange jail scrubs. Carrying a stack of papers, he stood in front of Pinellas Circuit judge Chris Helinger as she glanced at the handwritten documents he filed days earlier.

  5. Dolls come in all colors at St. Petersburg's Woodson museum

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — As a little girl, Terri Lipsey Scott played with a baby doll named Sindy in Savannah, Ga. Scott is black, Sindy was white. Dana Battle, also black, had a white doll named Toni, in Los Angeles. There weren't many affordable dolls that reflected their race in the late 1950s and early 1960s, said …

  6. Taxpayer subsides of Tampa golf courses are on the rise as struggles continue

    Tourism

    TAMPA — For the half of the year that Harry Nichols lives in Oldsmar, he plays 18 holes several times a month at Rocky Point Golf Course.

  7. Gain time: For many lifers sentenced as juveniles, it means they've done their time

    Criminal

    When she was 15, Chantay Clark shot and killed a woman while trying to steal a car. Later, she took a man's truck at gunpoint, forcing him to take cover inside a drain pipe.

  8. Howard Altman: Military-themed gifts for your holiday shopping needs

    Macdill

    The season of giving is upon us, so here's a selection of military-themed gifts for the folks on your Christmas and Hannukah lists.

  9. Clearwater down to two finalists for CRA director

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — The next Community Redevelopment Agency director who will be tasked with trying to revive the long-struggling downtown has come down to two women, narrowed from a pool of 40 applicants.

  10. Ybor City remembers Ferdie Pacheco, a true 'Tampaiño'

    Obituaries

    TAMPA — The speakers at Dr. Ferdie Pacheco's memorial on Thursday evening were asked to keep their remarks to under 10 minutes, and to refrain from using profanity.

  11. Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra's first Christmas without leader Paul O'Neill

    Music & Concerts

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A half hour to curtain, Al Pitrelli unwinds on a couch in his spartan dressing quarters, fresh off a loading-dock Marlboro.

  12. Obamacare enrollment ends today, but some can get an extension

    Health

    Today is the day that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will close for most people. But those affected by the slew of hurricanes that pummelled Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and other states earlier this year can take advantage of a two-week extension.

  13. What you need to know for Friday, Dec. 15

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

  14. St. Petersburg4s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement set to be complete in 2019

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, under construction since 2015, is scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2019.