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Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, representing accused perjurer, calls Polk Sheriff Grady Judd unprofessional narcissist

TAMPA — Tampa attorney Barry Cohen is speaking up for client Chester Kwitowski and lashing out at Polk Sheriff Grady Judd for what Cohen called a "total lack of professionalism" and a "trans …

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After 3-week delay telling public of sinkhole, Gov. Scott changes the rules to speed up notice

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Deputies searching for suspect in strip club shooting

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  1. Reports: Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin the next Florida athletic director

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Florida is expected to hire Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin as its next athletic director, multiple news outlets reported Monday.

  2. Lightning re-signs Nikita Nesterov

    Blogs

    The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left:

    Nikita Kucherov.

    Nikita Nesterov was signed to a one-year, $725,000 deal.
  3. For starters: Rays at White Sox, facing an old friend

    Blogs

    After being swept in a weekend series with the red-hot Red Sox, including a 23-K performance in Sunday's home finale, the Rays open the final week of their season in Chicago tonight.

    They will face an old friend, as former Rays All-Star James Shields will be on the mound for the White Sox. The Rays are …

  4. Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs

    Blogs

    Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported.

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns.
  5. Slideshow: Tampa Bay Fashion Week melds national brands and local designers on one one runway

    Blogs

    Another Tampa Bay Fashion Week is a wrap.

    A queen opening the Elizabeth Carson Racker show.
  6. Tampa police Citizens Review Board to examine use of force case

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — The September meeting of the Tampa police Citizens Review Board, scheduled for Tuesday night, will feature a discussion of a 2015 use of force case.

  7. Tampa survivor of Pulse massacre thanks healthcare workers

    Crime

    TAMPA — One round hit her in the underarm. Another, in the back. A third grazed her right leg.

    Pamela Miller, left, a Physical Therapy Assistant at Florida Hospital Tampa, hugs Pulse nightclub shooting victim Amanda Grau, right, at the 6th Annual Rehab Reunion for former patients of Florida Hospital Tampa's Rehabilitation Center Monday.  [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  8. Republican David Jolly and Democrat Charlie Crist don't disagree on everything in 13th Congressional race

    State Roundup

    ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. David Jolly and challenger Charlie Crist on Monday continued the attacks from last week's debate in the 13th Congressional District race.

    The two candidates in the Congressional District 13 race, U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Republican incumbent and Democrat Charlie Crist, met with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board in separate interviews Monday. They continued the attacks that started at their Sept. 19 debate at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  9. Afternoon update: Where to watch the Clinton-Trump debate; Tampa attorney calls Polk County sheriff an unprofessional narcissist; Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City to close for good; is defenseman the Lightning's missing piece?

    The first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will be televised at 9 tonight on most major TV networks. PolitiFact will be live fact-checking the 90-minute debate, so keep PolitiFact.com open for …

    People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday. [AP photo]
  10. Jill Stein barnstorming Florida this week

    Blogs

    Green Party nominee Jill Stein hasn't made much of a showing in most Florida presidential polls, but she will make a big Sunshine State swing this week, hitting Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando and Miami Wednesday through Friday. You can RSVP here.

    The schedule:

    Jill Stein

Video: Tim Kaine speaks with Tampa Bay Times

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times Monday called birtherism a "bigoted lie" and that Donald Trump still has to be made to answer for his embrace of it for several years. Following his rally in Lakeland, he spoke about the Clinton-Kaine ticket and young voters, his connections to Florida, and offshore drilling....

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For starters: Rays at White Sox, facing an old friend

After being swept in a weekend series with the red-hot Red Sox, including a 23-K performance in Sunday's home finale, the Rays open the final week of their season in Chicago tonight.

They will face an old friend, as former Rays All-Star James Shields will be on the mound for the White Sox. The Rays are starting LHP Drew Smyly.

One lineup question is the status of CF Kevin Kiermaier, who left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch.

Lineups when available....

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns.

Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported....

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