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NOAA predicts a below-average Atlantic hurricane season

Just a few days from the start of hurricane season, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday its storm predictions for the next six months. Looks like it could be …


Watch these two thieves steal a 60-inch TV from Walmart — then help catch them


Today's early Rays-Mariners game isn't on TV, so follow our live coverage


  1. Hernando Pet of the Week for May 29


    Pet of the week | Brody

    Brody is a an active 1-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He loves people and would make a great jogging buddy. His favorite thing is treats. Brody has been neutered, microchipped and is up to date on all of his vaccinations, including rabies. Inquiries about adopting Brody …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  2. Photo gallery: Last Chance Corral lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive


    ATHENS, Ohio — Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive.

    A young foal rests in a sunbeam at the Last Chance Corral in Athens, Ohio, earlier in May. Orphaned, unwanted and only weeks old, the fragile foals are given the opportunity to live and grow without their mother at the non-profit horse rescue in southeastern Ohio. [John Minchillo | Associated Press]
  3. As its last original musician retires, the Florida Orchestra looks to new beginnings


    TAMPA — In 1964, Evelyn Pupello was a shy, blond 16-year-old who lived through the strings of her violin.

    With the harp in the foreground,  Evelyn Pupello,  violinist with the Florida Orchestra, rehearses with the orchestra at the Mahaffey Theatre, Thursday, 5/14/2015. Pupello started with the Tampa Philharmonic Orchestra in 1965 just after graduating from Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Pupello is retiring May 30 after 50 years (dating back to before the merger of the symphonies in Tampa and St. Pete).
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 27


    Music and Movies in the Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view. The live music starts at 7 p.m. with Boxcar Hollow and Saturday Night Fever starts at dark, about 7 p.m. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free …

    Catch Saturday Night Fever on Thursday night. Paramount Pictures
  5. Find a Friend: Tom, the senior cat


    Tom, the senior cat, spent Mother's Day missing a lifelong family. It gave him up to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center after receiving news of an arriving baby, even though experts like state pregnant women are unlikely to contract toxoplasmosis from owning a cat. Tom is a snuggly, …

     Tom, the senior cat, is looking for a new family.

    Winston will miss OTA practice to attend NFLPA event

    It's only one practice and not his choice, but Bucs rookie quarterback Jameis Winston will miss the teams' OTA (organized team activity) session Thursday because he'll be in California at the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere event, along with 39 other top rookies....


    Former Gov. Jeb Bush delivers a speech during April's annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, Ohio.

    Watchdogs ask Justice Department to investigate Jeb Bush campaign

    Two watchdog groups today asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Jeb Bush and his Super PAC are “engaged in knowing and willful violations of the campaign finance laws.”...


    For starters, Rays vs. Mariners, facing the King

    UPDATE, 11:44: Cash said he hoped he didn't get fined for his comments.  ... He said he felt trrhe decision on putting Joey Butler on 3B rather than home "could have gone either way" but he thought they should factor in the leftfielder being on the ground and the ball rolling the other way.