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Biden set to visit Madison area after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 17:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to visit the Madison area the day after he gives the State of the Union speech. The White House announced Friday that Biden will visit the region on Wednesday. The announcement did not elaborate on Biden’s specific destination....

Tom Brady's plate remains full after retirement announcement

Feb. 02, 2023 14:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy...

Exuberant Springsteen, E St. Band launch 1st tour in 6 years

Feb. 02, 2023 13:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band embarked on a major tour. Judging by the first show Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, you'd never know it. The Boss and his band served notice they are back. At just under three...

Tom Brady, in message posted on social media, announces retirement

Feb. 01, 2023 08:26 AM EST
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, in message posted on social media, announces retirement.

2 charged with vandalizing anti-abortion health facilities

Jan. 24, 2023 18:31 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and woman accused of vandalizing several anti-abortion reproductive health services facilities are facing federal charges. A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment last week accusing a 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman of...

Avast! Pirates set to 'invade' Tampa in Gasparilla festival

Jan. 24, 2023 15:46 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cannons boomed and pirates galore swarmed downtown Tampa on Tuesday in a prelude to this weekend's Gasparilla Pirate Fest, expected to draw up to 500,000 revelers to the shores of the bay. The day's event was a demand by the costumed pirates, led by Ye Mystic...

Museum to receive record-setting dinosaur skeleton

Jan. 21, 2023 03:11 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa is chomping at the bit to show off the real dinosaur skeleton it is getting — not one of those plaster or robotic ones. It’s nicknamed “Big John” after the South Dakota rancher whose land was the final resting place for the...

Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis loses bid to get job back

Jan. 20, 2023 16:09 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the First Amendment and the Florida Constitution by removing an elected state prosecutor, but that the federal courts lack the power to reinstate him. In an order dismissing the case, U.S....

Stamkos gets 500th goal in hat trick, Lightning beat Canucks

Jan. 19, 2023 02:27 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his 500th NHL goal and then added two more for a hat trick, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov each had a goal and an assist in...

Alonso: Mets on the brink of something extremely special

Jan. 14, 2023 21:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso returned to his old high school Saturday for a charity event being held just a long home run away from the residence of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. It was only natural that a question would come up...