Saturday, October 20, 2018

News Roundup

Scenes from Andrew Gillum’s campaign visit to Tampa Bay

Scenes from Andrew Gillum’s campaign visit to Tampa Bay

Andrew Gillum sure looked happy to be back on the trail.After spending 11 days away from the campaign to help his city through Hurricane Michael, Gillum returned to the stump Friday, delivering a fiery town hall-slash-rally at St. Petersburg College....
Updated: 9 hours ago
At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

At some St. Pete City Council meetings, the public can be seen but not heard

ST. PETERSBURG — People have the right to speak at City Council meetings before every vote. But by then, some fear it’s too late.That’s because the real work of governing the city is done beforehand. Council members devise policies in smaller committ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Northside Christian’s postseason football ban reduced to one season

Northside Christian’s postseason football ban reduced to one season

The Florida High School Athletic Association has reduced Northside Christian's postseason football ban to one year, according to NCS athletic director Raul Hernandez.The FHSAA made the decision after a Friday morning hearing in Gainesville with Herna...
Updated: 9 hours ago
A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

TAMPA — The Lightning opened the season with a five-game homestand. That was the easy part.Now for the hard part. Tampa Bay hits the road for the first time this regular season. And what a long road it is.Nine days. Five games. More that 5,000 ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
After a harrowing night, this Pinellas cop backs body cameras: ‘They can’t lie’

After a harrowing night, this Pinellas cop backs body cameras: ‘They can’t lie’

INDIAN SHORES — Officer Matthew Holm shined a flashlight at the oncoming car, the bright beam cutting through the early morning darkness in this sleepy beach town. He motioned for the driver to pull over. Instead, the car accelerated right at him.Hol...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Video of Florida snake on a golf course goes viral

Video of Florida snake on a golf course goes viral

ST. PETERSBURG — The ancient Roman poet Virgil is credited with coining the term "snake in the grass" (latet anguis in herba), but he probably didn’t mean one like this.Logan Ungerer was playing a couple of rounds at the Mangrove Bay and Cypress Link...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot question hangs over City Manager Bill Horne’s review

Clearwater’s strong mayor ballot question hangs over City Manager Bill Horne’s review

CLEARWATER — It started as a standard evaluation. Just like the ones City Manager Bill Horne has received every year over the past two decades.But the impending ballot initiative on whether to eliminate the council-manager form of government and give...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Sexting-related bullying cited in Hillsborough teen’s suicide

Sexting-related bullying cited in Hillsborough teen’s suicide

This story was originally published Nov. 29, 2009.RUSKIN — At the end of the school year at Beth Shields Middle School, the taunting became so bad that Hope Witsell’s friends surrounded her between classes. They escorted her down hallways like human ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Man dies in Spring Hill subdivision swimming pool

Man dies in Spring Hill subdivision swimming pool

SPRING HILL — A man died in his swimming pool Friday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say he likely drowned.The incident happened at a house on Botanical Drive in the Regency Oaks subdivision northwest of U.S. 19 and ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jaguars as Bucs game nears

Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jaguars as Bucs game nears

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
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