Wednesday, November 21, 2018

News Roundup

Former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey leaves Cubs for 'personal reasons'

Former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey leaves Cubs for 'personal reasons'

Hickey had spent 11 years with Rays before leaving following 2017 season.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Here's why the holiday shopping season is so important for Florida's small retailers

Here's why the holiday shopping season is so important for Florida's small retailers

Beyond Black Friday, the holiday season can make or break some independent retailers.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa Bay ranks No. 9 for package theft around holidays

Tampa Bay ranks No. 9 for package theft around holidays

So-called "porch pirates" steal packages from 26 million Americans during the holidays, a new ranking said.
Updated: 10 hours ago
After 32 years in St. Petersburg, Texas Cattle Company steak house has closed

After 32 years in St. Petersburg, Texas Cattle Company steak house has closed

Sales at Texas Cattle Company on 34th Street N in St. Petersburg had been declining for a 10 years as dozens of new restaurants sprang up in the city.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Most Americans have common ground on immigration. Congress should listen to them.

Most Americans have common ground on immigration. Congress should listen to them.

The majority in the middle must have a say, if the United States is to remain both a nation of immigrants and a truly representative democracy.
Updated: 10 hours ago
College football Week 13 viewing guide: UF-FSU, War on I-4 and the Egg Bowl

College football Week 13 viewing guide: UF-FSU, War on I-4 and the Egg Bowl

A sneaky good game this weekend? Troy-Appalachian State, which has a pair of rising coaches.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Demolition work reveals first opening in 20 years to Ybor City’s infamous tunnels

Demolition work reveals first opening in 20 years to Ybor City’s infamous tunnels

Tearing down a warehouse at 12th Street and Sixth Avenue revealed a brick-lined tunnel tall enough to walk through with rounded ceilings and walls but a flat floor of dirt.
Updated: 10 hours ago
The Daystarter: Glenn Beck reflects on Tampa; meat-free options for Thanksgiving; a caution for online shoppers

The Daystarter: Glenn Beck reflects on Tampa; meat-free options for Thanksgiving; a caution for online shoppers

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Who are the guys Rays added to their roster?

Who are the guys Rays added to their roster?

LHPs Kyle Bird and Brock Burke, RHP Ian Gibaut, OFs Joe McCarthy and Jesus Sanchez all bring something.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Rays DFA C.J. Cron in adding 5 prospects to roster

Rays DFA C.J. Cron in adding 5 prospects to roster

Leading home run hitter is headed to waiver wire; Drake and Milner also DFA'd, Mujica outrighted. Prospects Bird, Burke, Gibaut, McCarthy and Sanchez added.
Published: 11/20/18
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