Monday, June 18, 2018

News Roundup

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays drop three of four in New York

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Rays drop three of four in New York

The Rays lose three of four games in New York as Rick Stroud says they fail to figure out the Yankees' pitching. With Christian Arroyo injured, they activate Adeiny Hechavarria — one of the stars of Sunday's win — from the disabled list a...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida authorities identify remains of man missing 3 years found under backyard concrete slab

Florida authorities identify remains of man missing 3 years found under backyard concrete slab

TAVARES — Florida authorities say they’ve identified the man whose remains were found under a concrete slab in his wife’s backyard.Lake County sheriff’s deputies announced Friday that the remains are those of Michael Shaver, who hadn’t been seen in t...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

Former Armwood hoops star returns from Italy to dole out skills to Seffner kids

SEFFNER — Walking down the cobblestone roads of Florence, Italy, Adam Sollazzo sees just about every imaginable bright color painted on buildings and homes. Sollazzo, 28, finds himself surrounded by vineyards, coffee and pizza places. His favorite si...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

Hooper: Car bursts through wall, but Trinity Cafe keeps feeding homeless

The tent went up in the Trinity Cafe parking lot hours before lunch on Wednesday morning.Minutes later, volunteers started rolling out the chairs and the table. For the second consecutive day, the cafe would serve its customers — the food insecure — ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clearwater and Tampa want to turn flushed water into drinking water. Is it safe?

Clearwater and Tampa want to turn flushed water into drinking water. Is it safe?

Twenty years ago some people called it "Twerp." Others, wrinkling their noses, called it "toilet-to-tap," or something more vulgar.In 1998, Tampa tried to boost its drinking water supply by supplementing it with treated wastewater, calling the progra...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

Temple Terrace to spend $190,000 upgrading Riverhills Park boardwalk

TEMPLE TERRACE — Riverhills Park offers a gorgeous view of the Hillsborough River, but it’s risky to take your eyes off your feet while strolling along.You could trip on a bent board or step in a hole.In the coming weeks, however, you should be able ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Yankees game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Sunday’s Rays-Yankees game

The Rays remain committed to using an "opener" three times in five game stretches, but that seems to tax the bullpen too much. Wilmer Font showed Sunday that he should be able to handle starting, at least until Chris Archer returns.It was only one wi...
Updated: 6 hours ago
St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

A St. Petersburg teen, 16, and her unborn child were killed Sunday night in a crash in Pasco County, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Pearson was killed on Little Road at 9:11 p.m. She was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Rang...
Updated: 6 hours ago
St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

St. Petersburg teen, 16, and unborn child killed in Pasco crash

A St. Petersburg teen, 16, and her unborn child were killed Sunday night in a crash in Pasco County, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. Emily Pearson was killed on Little Road at 9:11 p.m. She was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Range...
Updated: 6 hours ago
A sports story that we all can love

A sports story that we all can love

When we think of sports — hard-nosed, competitive sports — what words immediately come to mind? Tenacity. Grit. Guts. Perseverance. Courage. Intensity. Determination. You get the idea. Sports are usually cutthroat, give no quarter, sho...
Updated: 7 hours ago