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Goodbye Tampa Bay Express, hello Tampa Bay Next; but toll lanes aren't going anywhere

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Express is dead. The name, that is. But its replacement — Tampa Bay Next — includes several of the same projects once proposed for TBX, such as the expres …

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Data breach exposes 469 Social Security numbers, thousands of concealed weapons holders

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  1. Report: Trump asked intel chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

    National

    President Donald Trump asked two of the nation's top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, the Washington Post reports, citing current and former officials.

    From  left, CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats; and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers take their seats on Capitol Hill on May 11 before  testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. [Associated Press]
  2. Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

    National

    President Donald Trump asked two of the nation's top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, current and former officials said, according to the Washington Post.

    After President Donald Trump fired James Comey, shown here, as FBI director, the Washington Post is reporting, Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.
  3. For Gov. Rick Scott, 'fighting' could mean vetoing entire state budget

    State Roundup

    Every day, Gov. Rick Scott is getting a lot of advice.

    The last time a Florida governor vetoed the education portion of the state budget was in 1983. Gov. Bob Graham blasted fellow Democrats for their “willing acceptance of mediocrity.”
  4. Romano: Time is up chief, make a call on police body cameras

    Crime

    Excuse me chief, but it's time to take a stand.

    St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway
  5. Potential new laws further curb Floridians' right to government in the Sunshine

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — From temporarily shielding the identities of murder witnesses to permanently sealing millions of criminal and arrest records, state lawmakers did more this spring than they have in all but one of the past 22 years to chip away at Floridians' constitutional guarantees to access government records and …

    The Legislature passed 17 new exemptions to the Sunshine Law, according to a tally by the First Amendment Foundation.
  6. Fennelly: This season's Chris Archer is a pleasure to watch

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG

    At this time last season, through 10 starts, Rays pitcher Chris Archer was 3-5 on his way to 9-19.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) throwing in the first inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
  7. Florida Bar revokes former state representative's law license

    Courts

    The Florida Bar revoked former state representative Larry Crow's license in light of allegations that he misappropriated client funds and mishandled an estate case, according to court records.

    Crow was elected in 1994 and served four terms.
  8. Florida Bar revokes former state representative’s law license

    Blogs

    The Florida Bar revoked former state representative Larry Crow’s license in light of allegations that he misappropriated client funds and mishandled an estate case, according to court records.
    A petition filed in the Florida Bar case provides details of the disciplinary charges against Crow, who was elected …

    Larry Crow, a former Republican state representative from Palm Harbor
  9. At least 19 killed, 50 hurt after terrorist incident at Ariana Grande concert, UK police say

    Public Safety

    MANCHESTER, England — At least one explosion thundered through a Manchester concert arena on Monday night just as a performance by the pop star Ariana Grande ended in what the police are looking at as a "terrorist incident." They said at least 19 people were killed and 50 wounded as panicked spectators including …

    Emergency services personnel speak to people Monday outside Manchester Arena in England after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. [Associated Press]
  10. Bucs' O.J. Howard ends big day with BP, first pitch for Rays

    Blogs

    Bucs tight end O.J. Howard is known for his athleticism at 6-foot-6, 251-pounds. As an outfielder, he took his Autuaga Academy High School baseball team to the state tournament in Alabama as a junior.

    On Monday, after a little instruction from Steven Souza, Jr., the left-handed hitting Howard started making …

Larry Crow, a former Republican state representative from Palm Harbor

Florida Bar revokes former state representative’s law license

The Florida Bar revoked former state representative Larry Crow’s license in light of allegations that he misappropriated client funds and mishandled an estate case, according to court records.
A petition filed in the Florida Bar case provides details of the disciplinary charges against Crow, who was elected to the Florida House in 1994 as a Republican from Palm Harbor and served four terms. In one case, an audit showed that Crow misappropriated at least $161,396 of client funds from his trust account. In a separate case, Crow “failed to act with diligence in settling an estate which has been pending for over two years,” the records state.
Crow filed a petition for “disciplinary revocation” of his license, which means he decided not to contest the charges. The Florida Supreme Court granted his petition April 13.
Crow had a Tarpon Springs firm at 1247 S Pinellas Ave. He practiced several kinds of law, including criminal, personal injury and real estate, according to his Florida Bar profile....

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Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays vs. Angels and Trout, with Odorizzi on mound

After losing Sunday's game but winning a third straight series, the Rays open a four-game series tonight against the Angels and Mike Trout.

RHP Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, RHP J.C. Ramirez for the Angels.

Evan Longoria is getting a DH day, so the Rays have rookie Daniel Robertson at third base and Michael Martinez, making his first Rays start, at second. Also, Steven Souza Jr. is off, with red-hot Corey Dickerson in left and Colby Rasmus in right....

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Every Little Thing podcast

What to watch and listen to this week: 'Dirty Dancing' remake on ABC, Every Little Thing podcast

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