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Mother of four in Riverview home shooting in stable condition, deputies say

RIVERVIEW — Tiffany Seekins was glued to an episode of Beyond Scared Straight after midnight as Friday turned into Saturday when gunshots exploded down the street. Her family sc …


Jeb Bush touts consensus-builder style, but many point to discordant Florida record


Fading Rays lose again, fall to 0-6 against Royals


Football: Tampa Bay Tech 18, Jefferson 0

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech celebrated its biggest plays of Friday night's season opener. Jefferson would rather forget its biggest. The Titans defeated the Dragons 18-0, a victory they cel …


  1. Tell Me About It: Ability to tolerate alcohol is individual


    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

  2. Cruise lines keep wary eye on Tropical Storm Erika, adjust itineraries


    As Tropical Storm Erika continues to be a threat in the Caribbean Sea, Florida-based cruise lines are alerting passengers about possible changes to itineraries. Here is the latest as of Friday evening.


  3. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 29-31

  4. Opinion: The way forward for schools in Pinellas County


    Four key voices on public education in Pinellas offer next steps to help kids in failing St. Petersburg elementaries.

    After being dropped off by his grandmother, kindergartner Tyree Parker sat outside Maximo Elementary last year, waiting for school to begin. Maximo is one of the five lowest-performing schools in Pinellas. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  5. Editorial: Reasonable standards needed for rideshare companies


    Hillsborough County and the rideshare companies Uber and Lyft have a common interest in ending a yearlong standoff on passenger service. Uber and Lyft are increasingly popular, and they aren't going away —but they also cannot be allowed to thumb their noses at local regulations and operate at will in violation of …

    Uber users order a ride through an app on their phone or computer.

    For starters, Rays vs. Royals, trying to bounce back

    UPDATE, 4:06: Cash said they have been talking about September call-ups, with a few expected on Tuesday (Sept. 1) and others after Triple-A Durham's season ends on Sept. 7. He said most will be players who were here earlier, though acknowledged that one possibility is LHP Blake Snell, who has had a tremendous run through the minor leagues. ... OF Brandon Guyer on Friday tied the team record in being hit by a pitch for the 18th time this season, and said it was the one that hurt the most....


    The late Tom Slade's unvarnished view of Jeb Bush

    From oiur story about Jeb Bush's style of governing:...


    Bucs to face Browns without safety Major Wright

    The family matter that kept Bucs safety Major Wright from attending Friday's practice will also keep him from playing in Saturday night's preseason game against the Browns, leaving the Bucs a little thin in the secondary....