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Family hopes to rescue ancestor from forgotten cemetery

Jan. 20, 2020 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For generations, members of three families who are intertwined by marriage have gone to their final rest at the Tuten-Bell-Moody Cemetery in Jasper. One of them, though, never got the chance. James Tuten Bell, part of what then was a well-to-do plantation family, may have been visiting...

Minnesota Wild's goalie Alex Stalock (32) blocks the shot of Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov, of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

Jan. 19, 2020 1:03 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota’s practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday’s morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The lack of a warmup on Saturday...

Man slept at animal shelter to help pets get adopted

Jan. 18, 2020 3:01 AM EST

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Many thought he was crazy. His girlfriend, family and friends tried to talk him out of it. But once Kris Rotonda became aware of the struggles the Humane Society of Pasco County faced — a lack of funding, limited number of volunteers, no real building to house the animals...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...

Actor, wrestler Dave Bautista to lead Florida pirate parade

Jan. 17, 2020 4:08 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Actor and professional wrestler Dave Bautista will join a Florida pirate invasion as the grand marshal for the 2020 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, which organizes the event, announced Thursday that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star and six-time WWE...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria throws out San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria at first base after forcing out Buster Posey at second for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. The Braves have boosted their infield depth by re-signing Hechavarria to a $1 million, one-year deal. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Hechavarría stays with Braves for $1 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarría agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract to remain with the Braves, a move Thursday that boosted Atlanta's infield depth. The 30-year-old signed with the Braves on Aug. 16, two days after he was released by the New York Mets. Hechavarria, known for defense, hit .328...

St. Leo University lacrosse player dies in car crash

Jan. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EST

SAINT LEO. Fla. (AP) — A lacrosse player for Florida's Saint Leo University died in a single car accident, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Ernest Blake Crownover, 19, of Eaton, Colorado, died at the crash scene early Wednesday, the agency said in an accident report. Troopers said Crownover's 2018 Dodge...

Driver killed when truck slams into Florida school bus

Jan. 15, 2020 1:42 PM EST

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) — A 69-year-old man died and seven students were treated for minor injuries after a pickup truck crashed into a school bus in Florida. The truck crashed into the bus that was carrying students to Winding Waters school on Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol....

Police: Same suspect may be behind Florida ATM explosions

Jan. 15, 2020 8:37 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three strikes, and he's in. A thief who authorities in Florida said likely blew up three ATMs was able to take money from a Regions Bank in Valrico on Sunday. The first two blasts didn't yield cash, news outlets reported. The other explosions happened at a BB&T in Oldsmar in...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) screens Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on a goal by left wing Kyle Clifford (not shown) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos' shootout goal lifts Lightning over Kings 4-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's shoulder and into the net, Nikita Kucherov saved the night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning NHL MVP and scoring champion scored with a little over a minute left in regulation and Steven Stamkos delivered the game-deciding goal...