Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Live blog: USF men's hoops vs. Rutgers

Greetings from the Tampa Bay Times Forum -- there's a first -- as USF men's basketball is taking on Rutgers in a key Big East game. We'll have updates throughout the game, so check in with your comments and questions ...

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Troopers seek driver who ran from fatal crash in Trinity

Troopers seek driver who ran from fatal crash in Trinity

TRINITY — The Florida Highway Patrol said it is looking for a driver who ran from the scene of a fatal three-vehicle crash that took place Tuesday afternoon on State Road 54 at Duck Slough Boulevard.The crash took place at about 2:33 p.m., closing do...
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DNA, new plea set man free 17 years after Tampa murder

DNA, new plea set man free 17 years after Tampa murder

TAMPA — Almost 17 years ago, Dwight DuBose was condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit.On Tuesday morning, he pleaded guilty to the crime in exchange for the promise that he would go free.DuBose, 45, wa...
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Pinellas County commits $41.7 million to Blue Jays Stadium

Pinellas County commits $41.7 million to Blue Jays Stadium

DUNEDIN — The Pinellas County Commission pulled the final trigger Tuesday on dedicating $41.7 million in bed taxes for upgrades to the Toronto Blue Jays’ stadium and spring training facilities, a pledge that amounts to covering more than half of the ...
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Lightning plays the waiting game

Lightning plays the waiting game

TAMPA — Had Boston closed out Toronto on Monday, Game 1 of the Lightning-Bruins series would have been Wednesday. Instead, the Lightning returned to the ice Tuesday still awaiting its opponent for the conference semifinals that begin later this...
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Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of Turkish battle

Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of Turkish battle

Thousands of Australians gathered at pre-dawn services to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I
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Experts: Minnesota woman likely to face Florida charge first

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband and a Florida woman is now facing charges in two states
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Hernando County to start neutering feral cats

Hernando County to start neutering feral cats

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County will soon become a more cat-friendly community.The County Commission voted 4-0 Tuesday in favor of a policy to trap, neuter and vaccinate feral cats and return them to the wild. They hope to reduce the number of cats eut...
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Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015
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Days before graduation, crash kills Lakewood High senior, injures two others

Days before graduation, crash kills Lakewood High senior, injures two others

ST. PETERSBURG — A Lakewood High School student was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just outside the campus on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.All three boys involved in the crash were 18 and seniors, officials ...
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The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

The White House is defending embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson, pointing to his record of service as physician to Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump
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