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Invest 99L becomes Tropical Depression 9, which is expected to develop into a tropical storm

Invest 99L has become Tropical Depression 9, and meteorologist say the system is expected to develop into a tropical storm by Monday afternoon. Kate Wentzel, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist, sa …

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Man who fled Tarpon Springs murder scene caught in Clearwater

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  1. 10,000th Syrian will reach U.S. this week in resettlement program

    World

    AMMAN, Jordan — The United States will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.

    AMMAN, Jordan _ In this photo taken Sunday, August 28, 2016, Syrian refugee Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, 49, speaks to reporters at the Amman, Jordan office of the International Organization for Migration. Jouriyeh is flanked by his sons Farouq, 8, and Hamzeh, 12. The six-member Jouriyeh family will head to San Diego, California, as part of a year-long program to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States.(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh) AMM107
  2. PolitiFact Florida screens claims in the U.S. Senate primary races

    Elections

    After months of being bombarded with campaign ads and mailers, Florida primary voters will decide Tuesday which U.S. Senate candidates will move on to the general election.

  3. Alex Cobb set to rejoin Rays Monday, make first start next weekend

    Blogs

    RHP Alex Cobb came through Saturday's final Tommy John surgery rehab start well and was to meet the team in Boston Sunday night, with plans for his first since his September 2014 this weekend, likely Saturday, at home vs. Toronto.

    "I think he felt good by his results,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "It was good …

  4. Archer avoids tying loss mark, Rays rout Astros

    The Heater

    HOUSTON — Chris Archer avoided tying the team record for losses and the Rays avoided a rare sweep by the Astros with a 10-4 victory Sunday.

    HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28:  Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 28, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) 607684213
  5. Invest 99L becomes Tropical Depression 9, which is expected to develop into a tropical storm

    Weather

    Invest 99L has become Tropical Depression 9, and meteorologist say the system is expected to develop into a tropical storm by Monday afternoon.

  6. Longtime Tampa patrol officer dies at 48 while diving in Nevada lake

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — A veteran Tampa police officer died in a diving accident in southern Nevada on Saturday, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

     Tampa police officer Fred Arnold testifies during the Julie Schenecker murder case in 2014. Arnold died over the weekend while he was off duty, the Tampa Police Department said. [Times files]
  7. Breaking down final roster battles as Bucs cut to 53

    Blogs

    The Bucs made their first 12 cuts on Sunday, getting them down to 77 players, with two more moves to make by Tuesday and another 20 to get them to 53, presuming that J.R. Sweezy and Louis Murphy -- who still haven't even practiced -- will open the season on the physically unable to perform list.

  8. Sandbags available to Pinellas County residents

    Weather

    Times Staff

    Pinellas County will provide sandbag materials today through Monday to residents in preparation for the upcoming forecast expected to dump several inches of rain on the area this week.

  9. Stray 2-month-old kitten rescued from a Tampa storm drain

    Human Interest

    Times Staff

    TAMPA — A 2-month-old stray kitten trapped in a storm drain was rescued by a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crew Sunday morning.

    Hillsborough County Fire Rescue tweeted out this photo Sunday morning with the caption, "Great job by the crew of E-39 this morning! They saved this 2 week old kitten from a storm drain on Huntfield Dr." [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue on Twitter]
  10. Man who fled Tarpon Springs murder scene caught in Clearwater

    Crime

    Clearwater police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor early Saturday after the pair had an argument at a Tarpon Springs motel.

    Investigators say Fredrick Bentley, 39, shot and killed a neighbor at a motel where both men were living. [Tarpon Springs police]

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Carlos Beruff’s political consultants. A new Mason-Dixon poll showed Beruff trailing Marco Rubio by 39 percentage points in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Beruff might be wondering what he's getting for the $8 million he poured into the race. His paid political consultants? They’re just thankful Beruff has kept the faith for so long....

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Alex Cobb set to rejoin Rays Monday, make first start next weekend

RHP Alex Cobb came through Saturday's final Tommy John surgery rehab start well and was to meet the team in Boston Sunday night, with plans for his first since his September 2014 this weekend, likely Saturday, at home vs. Toronto.

"I think he felt good by his results,'' manager Kevin Cash said. "It was good to go out there and kind of command the baseball the way he knows that's he able to do.''

Cobb has to be activated from the DL today since his rehab assignment expired, so RHP Steve Geltz was sent back to Triple-A Durham after a one-day stint, and a shaky one-inning appearance, to provide bullpen coverage.

OF Mikie Mahtook was sent down after Saturday's game to make room for Geltz, and will return in either 10 days or after the Bulls' season ends....

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Breaking down final roster battles as Bucs cut to 53

The Bucs made their first 12 cuts on Sunday, getting them down to 77 players, with two more moves to make by Tuesday and another 20 to get them to 53, presuming that J.R. Sweezy and Louis Murphy -- who still haven't even practiced -- will open the season on the physically unable to perform list....

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