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RESULTS and full COVERAGE OF Tuesday's elections


Darryl Rouson holds narrow lead over Ed Narain, Senate District 19 may go to recount

State Rep. Darryl Rouson held a tenuous lead of fewer than 100 votes over state Rep. Ed Narain late Tuesday night in the most closely contested primary battle in the Tampa Bay region. The De …

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Orlando sheriff releases first Pulse nightclub 911 recordings to public (w/video)

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Intruder shot after Tampa resident spies him on home surveillance phone app

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  1. For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, seeking series win

    Blog
    After Tuesday's tense 4-3 win, the Rays wrap up their series with the Red Sox today with a 1:35 matinee.LHP Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays, knuckleballer RHP Steven Wright for the Red Sox.The Rays are 7-8 against the Red Sox this season.The Rays are planning to head home …
  2. Sunshine State standouts: Just call Florida the RB factory

    College
    Ignore the buzz trumpeting a Bama repeat or bayou resurgence. Disregard the pre-September static hailing all things Harbaugh. Don't be swayed by every Tom, Dick and Dabo hyping Florida State.
    Florida State’s Dalvin Cook is a Heisman hopeful who can become the program’s career rushing leader with 1,261 yards this year, surpassing Warrick Dunn.
  3. Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks (w/video)

    Weather
    RODANTHE, N.C. — North Carolina's Outer Banks apparently will be spared from a tropical system that has been moving toward the state for days, threatening to drench the state with up to 5 inches of rain.
    A surfer watches waves at the beach in Frisco, on the Outer Banks, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas. [Associated Press]
  4. FSU receiver Travis Rudolph's lunch with autistic boy goes viral

    Blog
    A kind deed by Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph has gone viral online.
  5. Historic commercial flight from U.S. to Cuba set to take off in Fort Lauderdale

    National
    FORT LAUDERDALE — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.
    American Airlines and JetBlue Airways charter flights wait to depart from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport in June. The first commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in more than half a century was scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday, re-establishing the regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. JetBlue 387 was set to take off from Fort Lauderdale at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for a 72-minute journey that would open a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel.  [Associated Press]
  6. After humiliating defeat, Rubio dominates Florida

    Blog
    More than five months after losing all but one of Florida’s 67 counties in the presidential primary, Marco Rubio won them all Tuesday night in the Senate primary.
    Marco Rubio during his victory speech in Kissimmee.
  7. Rubio challenges Murphy to six debates

    Blog
    Game on.Wasting no time after their primary night victories, Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio challenged Democrat Patrick Murphy this morning to six live, televised debates before the November election.
  8. Funeral today for Monsignor Laurence Higgins, 'the voice of the church in Hillsborough County'

    Obituaries
    TAMPA — Two thousand or more mourners could converge on St. Lawrence Catholic Church this morning for the funeral of the late Monsignor Laurence Higgins, …
    Monsignor Laurence Higgins founded and served as pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa from 1958 to 2007, retiring as the longest-serving priest in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He died on Aug. 24 at age 87. [
KEN HELLE | Times (2007)]
  9. Cure your hangover with help from food critic Laura Reiley

    Taste Test
    Most of us remember our first time, the memory fuzzed with shame, or at least mild chagrin. As a seminal event, it may have set in motion a lifetime of proclivities, cemented a sense of self or delineated strong aversions.
    Close up of young adult hands holding colored cocktails and toasting in a night club
  10. Jones: Tampa, hub of the 2016 college football season

    College
    TAMPA — All roads lead here. All teams have us in their sights.This one is ours.We are the home of college football.
    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11:  Fans attend a concert outside University of Phoenix Stadium before the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Provisional ballots could shift result of Tampa Bay Senate race

As Pinellas and Hillsborough counties await a state order to begin machine recounts in a close state Senate race, more than 140 still-uncounted provisional ballots also still must be reviewed, adding more drama in Florida's closest race on Tuesday's ballot....

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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, seeking series win

After Tuesday's tense 4-3 win, the Rays wrap up their series with the Red Sox today with a 1:35 matinee.

LHP Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays, knuckleballer RHP Steven Wright for the Red Sox.

The Rays are 7-8 against the Red Sox this season.

The Rays are planning to head home after the game, in advance of a weekend series with the Blue Jays, but the weather could impact their plans.

Lineups when available....

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.[LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

Vikings fans prefer Bucs' Mike Glennon for new QB

As Vikings fans reel from Tuesday's difficult news of losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury, there's obvious speculation as to what Minnesota could do to bring in a veteran quarterback to work with new starter Shaun Hill....

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