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Russian goalies highlight Lightning-Islanders series

Jun. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov is the wily veteran, coming off a season in which he set career bests in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for the New York Islanders. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the league's wins leader over the past four years for the Tampa...

More flights between New Hampshire, Florida coming in fall

Jun. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Air travelers in New Hampshire will have several new ways to get to Florida starting this fall. Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will start serving Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Oct. 7. The airline plans to offer nonstop flights to Fort...

'You stabbed me,' boy tells father at double-murder trial

Jun. 16, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Acting as his own lawyer, a double-murder defendant opened his death penalty trial by shouting at jurors that he did not attack his girlfriend and disabled daughter. Now he's cross-examined his son, forcing the 11-year-old to describe exactly how he hurt him. ...

Florida man convicted of machete slaying at pot grow house

Jun. 16, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was convicted of killing a man with a machete after he and others broke into a marijuana grow house, prosecutors said in a Wednesday press release. A judge in Hillsborough County sentenced Yuniel Sentmanat-Gonzalez, 41, to life in prison...

Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2

Jun. 16, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are running out of superlatives to describe the playmaking ability of NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov. “He’s remarkably gifted ... does everything with grace,” coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday night after one of...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather gutted out the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

Officials: Body of man who tried to rescue 2 recovered

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies believe they found the body Monday of a good Samaritan who tried to rescue a father and son who drowned off a Tampa Bay area beach last week. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a news conference that he...

On Point: Center fuels Lightning bid to Cup title repeat bid

Jun. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point isn’t the biggest name among stars in the NHL playoffs, though it is difficult to imagine the Tampa Bay Lightning being where they are without him shining so bright. No one has scored more goals over the past four postseasons, and the...

Scientists look for link between wastewater and algae in bay

Jun. 14, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are looking for any links to dreaded algae blooms and the pumping of 215 gallons of wastewater into Tampa Bay from the site of an old fertilizer plant two months ago. Scientists want to know whether the specific nutrients found in...

Florida town accidentally sells municipal water tower

Jun. 14, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction. A businessman purchased a municipal building underneath the city of Brooksville's water tower last April for $55,000 with the goal of converting it...