Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)

SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)

DOVER — Carlos Gonzalez, the head of custodians at Strawberry Crest High School, sat in his golf cart Tuesday morning as the Hillsborough County sheriff’s aerial unit circled in a helicopter above, casting long, jagged shadows on the football field b...
Published: 07/17/18

Published: 07/17/18
Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees with liquor bottle

Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees with liquor bottle

CLEARWATER — A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday on allegations that he stole a car, ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, according to Clearwater police.The crash took place at S Keene Road and Druid Road. After the crash, police said ...
Published: 07/17/18
Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

CLEARWATER — A 67-year-old man is accused of using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus, according to Clearwater police.Colin Lee Showard, faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with the Sunday night incident which took place al...
Published: 07/17/18
Rays Blake Snell ready for All-Star turn

Rays Blake Snell ready for All-Star turn

Rays LHP Blake Snell is ready for his first All-Star opportunity tonight, expected to pitch the third and possibly the fourth inning."I'm excited," he said on the field before the AL batting practice. "It's going to be fun. I've been looking forward ...
Published: 07/17/18

Published: 07/17/18
Marco Rubio column: Congress needs long-term solution for flood insurance program

Marco Rubio column: Congress needs long-term solution for flood insurance program

If Congress fails to act, the National Flood Insurance Program will expire in two weeks, leaving those with coverage in limbo and forcing delays in real estate transactions. As Floridians continue to recover and rebuild our communities from last year...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/17/18
Fired Hernando school superintendent Lori Romano finds a job in the county next door — Pasco

Fired Hernando school superintendent Lori Romano finds a job in the county next door — Pasco

Lori Romano, fired from the Hernando County superintendent post for "ineffective leadership" a month ago, has snagged a job in the neighboring Pasco County school district.She won’t be nearly as high up the administrative ladder in her new role.Subje...
Published: 07/17/18
Review: Ace Atkins’ ‘The Sinners’ a bloody, and funny, trip to the altar

Review: Ace Atkins’ ‘The Sinners’ a bloody, and funny, trip to the altar

There’s always so much to deal with in the weeks before your wedding. For Quinn Colson, there’s his mother’s threat to sing Elvis karaoke if he doesn’t hire a band, the question of whether his long-gone stuntman daddy will show up at all, his bride-t...
Published: 07/18/18
Coming soon: a final vote to hike parking fines by 50 percent in St. Pete Beach

Coming soon: a final vote to hike parking fines by 50 percent in St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH — Parking in this popular beach city already is more expensive than a month ago, and the cost is about to go up even more, particularly for those who park illegally.The City Commission at its meeting Tuesday is expected to increase par...
Published: 07/18/18