Wednesday, October 17, 2018

News Roundup

District volleyball: Wharton knows what weakness to remedy vs. Plant

TAMPA — In the first two sets against district foe Sickles, Wharton let the Gryphons hang for a bit. But each time, the Wildcats pulled away, taking advantage of a balanced attack and big blocks. In the third set, however, Sickles held on ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa mom arrested after baby’s death blamed on cocaine exposure

Tampa mom arrested after baby’s death blamed on cocaine exposure

TAMPA — A mother of three faces a manslaughter charge after investigators said trace amounts of cocaine were found in the blood, soiled diaper and baby bottle nipple of her dead 8-week-old newborn son.Megan Rand, 34, was arrested Tuesday on a felony ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Thank goodness for the Buffalo Bills.Their offense might be the only thing in the NFL right now more unsightly than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Yes, the Bucs are allowing more points per game than any other team. It might seem as if it couldn&#...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death

Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s most famous pimp tried to bring the state’s legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts.Dennis Hof’s fame made him an attention-g...
Updated: 3 hours ago
To get to Ybor’s spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

To get to Ybor’s spookiest bar, step through the secret bookcase

TAMPAAsked to describe his newly opened SpookEasy Lounge in Ybor City, you’d expect EvanChristopher Traver to go with any number of words. "Goth." "Victorian." "Hidden." Even an on-the-nose "spooky speakeasy" would have worked.His actual response: "A...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Man, 30, faces murder charges in St. Petersburg double-homicide

Man, 30, faces murder charges in St. Petersburg double-homicide

ST. PETERSBURG — A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the deaths of a man and woman found dead in an alley the day before, according to police.Charles Edward Hixon Jr. faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
David Small’s ‘Home After Dark’ a powerful graphic novel about adolescence

David Small’s ‘Home After Dark’ a powerful graphic novel about adolescence

Although it’s set in the 1960s, the book’s story of a young teen’s struggle with bullying and homelessness is as urgent as ever.
Updated: 4 hours ago
CareerSource Pinellas board taps internal candidate as new CEO

CareerSource Pinellas board taps internal candidate as new CEO

CLEARWATER — Board members at an embattled Pinellas County job placement agency selected the interim leader to be the next CEO on Wednesday.But the move at CareerSource Pinellas stoked turmoil.The board of directors was slated to interview interim ex...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

TAMPA — Ryan Callahan is ahead of schedule. The forward had a target date of Nov. 1, on the early side, to return from shoulder surgery, but the Lightning is making moves that imply he may see the ice sooner.That date could be Thursday night's ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Police: 17-year-old threatened on Facebook to ‘shoot up’ Gibbs High in St. Pete

Police: 17-year-old threatened on Facebook to ‘shoot up’ Gibbs High in St. Pete

A 17-year-old Pinellas Park teen was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of making written threats to conduct a mass shooting for posting on Facebook that he would "shoot up" a high school if someone liked his post, according to St. Petersburg poli...
Updated: 6 hours ago
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