Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Rays tales: Why Rocco Baldelli is a hot candidate for manager openings

Rays tales: Why Rocco Baldelli is a hot candidate for manager openings

ST. PETERSBURG — Rocco Baldelli has sure been popular this off-season.And busy.The current Rays coach and former outfielder interviewed with five of the six teams looking to hire a manager — the Angels, Blue Jays, Rangers, Reds and Twins....
Published: 10/20/18
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide: The Bucs are the Browns and the Browns are the Bucs

It was always this game.Not the Saints. Not the Eagles. Not the Steelers.The Browns.When the NFL released the Bucs’ schedule in April, the Browns were an afterthought. The first three games were the main attraction. If Tampa Bay could survive t...
Published: 10/20/18
President Trump just tweeted about the Florida governor’s race again

President Trump just tweeted about the Florida governor’s race again

President Donald Trump weighed in yet again on the Florida governor's race Saturday.In a series of tweets, Trump urged voters to back the Republican nominee, Ron DeSantis, over Democrat Andrew Gillum."Ron @RonDeSantisFL DeSantis is working hard. A gr...
Published: 10/20/18
Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

ST. PETERSBURG — A drunk driver collided with 11 vehicles along a five-mile stretch of Interstate 275 before he was arrested as he was stopped in traffic after exiting into downtown, the Florida Highway Patrol said.No one one was injured in th...
Published: 10/20/18
Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in shooting of suspected shoplifter

Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in shooting of suspected shoplifter

LAKELAND — A Lakeland city commissioner surrendered Friday to face a second-degree murder charge in the Oct. 3 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter at a military surplus store.Michael Dunn, who has served on the City Commission since January, arr...
Published: 10/19/18
Updated: 10/20/18
Mega Millions jackpot explodes to record $1.6 billion after no winner in latest drawing

Mega Millions jackpot explodes to record $1.6 billion after no winner in latest drawing

Yes, that headline is correct: The Mega Millions jackpot is at $1.6 billion. With a B.All eyes were on the latest drawing Friday night, when the jackpot was at an already mind-boggling $1 billion. However, with no ticket matching all six numbers draw...
Published: 10/20/18
Romano: Has ‘stand your ground’ made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?

Romano: Has ‘stand your ground’ made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?

In another era, in another state, the video might be too unsettling to watch. A suspected shoplifter is looking for a way to slip past a Lakeland store owner who is holding a gun. The shoplifter gets one hand on the door at the same time the store o...
Published: 10/20/18
Hurricane Michael’s effect on timber industry ‘catastrophic,

Hurricane Michael’s effect on timber industry ‘catastrophic," Adam Putnam says.

Hurricane Michael’s enduring legacy could include long-term damage to Florida’s timber industry. While experts try to get a handle on the carnage, state Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam said Friday that preliminary estimates peg it ...
Published: 10/19/18
Updated: 10/20/18
FCC chairman Pai eases up on criticisms to Hurricane Michael response

FCC chairman Pai eases up on criticisms to Hurricane Michael response

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai praised Florida's first responders and telecommunications companies Friday — a positive change in tone from earlier this week.The chairman was in Tallahassee Friday afternoon, meeting with sta...
Published: 10/20/18
9 days after Hurricane Michael, Florida’s death toll a mystery

9 days after Hurricane Michael, Florida’s death toll a mystery

TALLAHASSEE — It's been nine days since Hurricane Michael slammed the Panhandle and decimated whole cities, from the coastal beach towns to the rural, wooded communities north. Since the Category 4 storm hit Oct. 10, at least 27 people have bee...
Published: 10/19/18
Updated: 10/20/18