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'ShotSpotter' technology helps Hillsborough deputies pinpoint gunfire

TAMPA L ate one night in April, Hillsborough sheriff's Lt. Dennis Fogarty was about to get into his patrol cruiser when he heard four distant — but distinct — popping sound …

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Family, friends of Sarasota Pulse victim flock to St. Pete Pride

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One more mission for remarkable career: a medal for the OSS

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  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Blogs

    Winner of the week

    Donald Trump. A new poll last week showed the part-time Floridian trailing Hillary Clinton by 8 points in must-win Florida, but the U.K.'s Brexit vote showed, yet again, that nothing is predictable in this election year and Trump's nationalist …

  2. Keith Thurman keeps title, stays unbeaten by unanimous decision

    Boxing

    NEW YORK — Keith Thurman was supposed to fight Shawn Porter in March.

    Keith Thurman defends his WBA welterweight title, winning 115-113 on all three scorecards in the first CBS prime-time fight since 1978.
  3. Rays activate Webb from DL, demote Sturdevant

    Blogs

    The Rays shuffled their bullpen again after Saturday's game, activaing RHP Ryan Webb from the DL and sending RHP Tyler Sturdevant back to Triple-A Durham.

    They also returned RHP Danny Farquhar to Durham after his served his one-day promotion as the 26th man for the doubleheader.

  4. Two men die of gunshots in Pinellas Park

    Crime

    PINELLAS PARK — Two men died of gunshot wounds Saturday night — one of them fatally wounded in a shootout with Pinellas Park police.

    Pinellas Park Police officers block off the road at 60th Street and 96 Terrace while they investigate an officer involved shooting that left two adults dead. The Pinellas Park Police officers involved were not harmed.
  5. Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger auctioned

    Nation

    Boston

    Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger auctioned

  6. Teams lining up to make pitch to Steven Stamkos

    Lightning Strikes

    BUFFALO, N.Y.

    Sabres coach Dan Bylsma was walking on the NHL draft floor at the Niagara Center on Saturday morning when some young Buffalo fans called him over.

    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, center, can be a free agent on Friday. “It’s going to be a stiff competition,” Sabres general manager Tim Murray said of teams pursuing Stamkos’ services.
  7. ‘Outlander' season 2, episode 12: Brothers grim

    Blogs

    The last few episodes have probably left fellow book readers a bit confused. Actually, we feel a little like Claire. We know the outcome, but the plot points have been rearranged and added. But we're still captivated, and moved by this story and these characters. That hasn't changed. So let's get down to recapping the …

    Tobias Menzies and Caitriona Balfe share chemistry, just not *that* kind.
  8. Family, friends of Sarasota Pulse victim flock to St. Pete Pride

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — After hundreds of friends and family members honored Pulse nightclub shooting victim Eddie Sotomayor, 34, with a funeral service Saturday in his hometown of Sarasota, some piled into a charter bus headed for St. Petersburg.

    Eddie Sotomayor
  9. Jack Daniel's embraces a hidden ingredient: help from a slave

    Nation

    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Every year, about 275,000 people tour the Jack Daniel's distillery here, and as they stroll through its brick buildings nestled in a tree-shaded hollow, they hear a story like this: Sometime in the 1850s, when Daniel was a boy, he went to work for a preacher, grocer and distiller named Dan Call. …

    Jack Daniel, in the center wearing a white hat, sits next to a man who could be a son of Nearis Green, who the company — in its 150th year — says taught Daniel about distilling.
  10. Rays' Enny Romero okay after deflecting line drive headed for face

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Saturday afternoon could have been much worse for the Rays as LHP Enny Romero escaped serious injury by using his bare hand to deflect a line drive headed for his face.

    Rays shortstop Tim Beckham, left, checks on Enny Romero after the Rays reliever deflects Manny Machado’s line drive with his pitching hand.

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Donald Trump. A new poll last week showed the part-time Floridian trailing Hillary Clinton by 8 points in must-win Florida, but the U.K.'s Brexit vote showed, yet again, that nothing is predictable in this election year and Trump's nationalist message resonates wider than pundits and perhaps pollsters realize. 

Runner-up: Carlos Beruff. He may be a longshot to beat Marco Rubio for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, but every other Republican cleared the field for the wealthy Bradenton builder to face Rubio one-on-one....

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Rays activate Webb from DL, demote Sturdevant

The Rays shuffled their bullpen again after Saturday's game, activaing RHP Ryan Webb from the DL and sending RHP Tyler Sturdevant back to Triple-A Durham.

They also returned RHP Danny Farquhar to Durham after his served his one-day promotion as the 26th man for the doubleheader....

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Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....

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