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Fernando Noriega Jr., Tampa administrator who fought for Ybor City's revival, dies

TAMPA — Fernando Noriega Jr. understood how special Ybor City could be, how vibrant a community its mix of Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants could create. He was the son of a Cuban …

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Lightning loses again, this time to Canadiens

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Lenten Wheel of Fortune and Ashes-to-Go are options for observing Ash Wednesday

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  1. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders take New Hampshire, with Jeb Bush fourth

    State Roundup

    MANCHESTER, N.H.

    Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton.

    Volunteers and staff for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio run past demonstrators, including Eddie Vale of the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee, who was dressed as a robot to skewer Rubio.
  2. Rubio's poor New Hampshire finish blunts his momentum

    Blogs

    Santorum started it. Christie kicked the door wide open. And the voters of New Hampshire finished the job.

    A Rubio-bot in the snow after a tussle Tuesday with Rubio supporters
  3. Lightning loses again, this time to Canadiens

    Lightning Strikes

    MONTREAL — The Lightning felt it gave a much better effort Tuesday than Monday's "mailed-in" clunker in Ottawa.

    Canadiens wing Brendan Gallagher scores against Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop in the first period, opening the scoring.
  4. Palm Pavilion's Ken Hamilton named Mr. Clearwater

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — Ken Hamilton has spent nearly 40 years keeping his family business, the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill and Bar, a Clearwater Beach landmark while volunteering his free time to hospitals, schools and the homeless.

  5. No. 22 USF women don't look ahead, beat Tulane

    College

    TAMPA -— Six nights shy of a big Monday matchup with Louisville, No. 22 USF could nary afford a flat Tuesday against Tulane.

    USF’s Courtney Williams goes to the basket for two of her 18 points, including a key three-point play as Tulane was rallying.
  6. Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison out for game, could miss more

    Lightning Strikes

    MONTREAL — D Jason Garrison missed Tuesday's game and could be sidelined through the weekend due to a lower-body injury suffered in Monday's 5-1 loss to Ottawa.

    Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Canada, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT AJW101
  7. 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture finds latest home in Tampa

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    The new sculpture at Hyde Park United Methodist Church is designed to command attention. In other cities, it has prompted calls to the police.

    The Homeless Jesus statue outside Hyde Park United Methodist Church in downtown Tampa is the work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz. Replicas of his artwork sit outside churches in 16 other cities across North America. 
  8. Fernando Noriega Jr., Tampa administrator who fought for Ybor City's revival, dies

    Business

    TAMPA — Fernando Noriega Jr. understood how special Ybor City could be, how vibrant a community its mix of Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants could create.

    Mayor Dick Greco and his old friend, city development official Fernando Noriega, at Noriega's retirement party in 2003. Photo by Kathleen Flynn, Times
  9. Florida House looks to limit public schools' construction expenses

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — With resounding opposition from Democrats and school officials, Republican lawmakers in the Florida House are fast-tracking a proposal to significantly change how public school districts use taxpayer money to fund construction projects, while also making it easier for charter schools to get capital …

  10. Florida House committee advances bill to expand casino games

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers made uneven progress on ambitious plans to rewrite the state's gambling laws Tuesday as a House committee did what has been virtually impossible for the conservative chamber to do in the last decade: pass a bill that expands gambling in Florida.

    Gov. Rick Scott, center, talks with James Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming, at the tribe's headquarters in Hollywood earlier this month. Lawmakers are debating whether to approve a gaming compact signed by Scott and the tribe along with other possible changes to state gambling laws. [ASSOCIATED PRESS]
Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) collides with Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) along the boards as left wing Ondrej Palat looks on Monday in Ottawa. [Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP]

Garrison injury tough blow to Lightning blueline

The Lightning lost more than just a game Monday night in Ottawa....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's addresses his supporters at his election night party at Manchester Community College.

Donald Trump wins NH, but Jeb Bush has strong night

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton....

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