Thursday, September 20, 2018

News Roundup

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs fans can stop the hand-wringing over injuries to DT Vita Vea and CB Brent Grimes.The Bucs' first-round pick and their best cornerback both returned to practice Thursday after missing the first two games.If everything goes well this week, Vea and...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
When is a seat not a seat? Restaurant takes beach town to court for answers

When is a seat not a seat? Restaurant takes beach town to court for answers

NORTH REDINGTON BEACH — A local restaurant owner just filed his fourth active lawsuit against this small beach town in a years-long legal battle over allowable number of seats and signage.Town officials say all they want is for the Sweet Sage ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa jury takes 30 minutes to find former teacher guilty of sexual battery on disabled man

Tampa jury takes 30 minutes to find former teacher guilty of sexual battery on disabled man

TAMPA — It took a jury just a half-hour Thursday to find a former Hillsborough County special-needs teacher guilty of multiple counts of sexual battery against a mentally disabled man.James Frederick Beaver Jr., 54, who once taught disabled children ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Another reason Florida’s Red Tide is so bad this year: Pollution from the Mississippi River

Another reason Florida’s Red Tide is so bad this year: Pollution from the Mississippi River

The Red Tide algae bloom now tossing tons of dead fish on Pinellas County’s beaches has been fueled for months by many things — runoff from over-fertilized lawns, leaking septic tanks and sewage lines, even dust from the Sahara Desert.Now add anoth...
Updated: 1 hour ago
HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

HomeTeam 15: Football predictions (w/ video)

Our staffers’ predictions for our spotlight games of the week:TonightCarrollwood Day at Admiral Farragut, 7Rodney Page: Carrollwood Day 20-14Bob Putnam: Admiral Farragut 28-21FridayHillsborough at Tampa Bay Tech, 7:30Rodney Page: Tampa Bay Tech 28-24...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

Pasco woman crashes car with 2-month-old inside 'to get attention' of ex-boyfriend

DADE CITY — A woman intentionally crashed her car, with a 2-month-old girl inside, just to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.Tuesday night around 9 p.m., Breanna Bechtol, 21, of Weeki Wachee,...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top 5 at Noon: A discussion with DeSantis; Confederate group banned from club may take legal action; and more

Top 5 at Noon: A discussion with DeSantis; Confederate group banned from club may take legal action; and more

RON DESANTIS SPEAKS ABOUT GAMBLING, CHARTER SCHOOLS, DIFFERING FROM RICK SCOTT, AND HIS CONCERNS WITH STUDENT TESTINGThe Buzz sat down with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis last week to discuss his stance on a variety of issues. Read t...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center

ABERDEEN, Md. — Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland, officials said.A law enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Top 5 at noon: Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gilium and how they differ on education; ‘Something fishy’ about a golf-course sale; and more

Top 5 at noon: Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gilium and how they differ on education; ‘Something fishy’ about a golf-course sale; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.HOW ARE RON DESANTIS AND ANDREW GILLUM DIFFERENT? LOOK AT THEIR EDUCATION PLANS.What was once a personal dilemma for Gwen Graham — whether or not to publicly support the family company’s invo...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bloomingdale High School teacher secretly recorded 'multiple’ students since January 2017, records show

Bloomingdale High School teacher secretly recorded 'multiple’ students since January 2017, records show

BRANDON — When Bloomingdale High School teacher Mark Ackett was arrested last week and accused of placing cell phones in a changing room to record students undressing, several question remained unanswered.Among them: When did the recording beg...
Updated: 3 hours ago
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