Friday, October 19, 2018

News Roundup

Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium

Congress provides an opportunity that might help finance a new Rays stadium

TAMPA — Whatever work is under way on financing a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium remains hush-hush for now as the clock ticks toward Dec. 31.That’s the day the window closes on a three-year deal with current host St. Petersburg allowing the team to explo...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Heisman watch: Two AAC players crack the top five

Heisman watch: Two AAC players crack the top five

5. Memphis RB Darrell Henderson: The nation's leading rusher (1,133 yards) ran for 199 on UCF in a one-point loss.4. Houston DL Ed Oliver: His 1.9 tackles for a loss per game lead all interior linemen nationally.3. Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins: The B...
Updated: 3 hours ago
USF kicker Coby Weiss  emerges as clutch ‘cast’ mate

USF kicker Coby Weiss emerges as clutch ‘cast’ mate

TAMPA — There's no skirting the laws of physics and gravity. All kickers, regardless of the amount of horsepower harnessed in their respective quads and calves, have a ceiling.For most, it's a sobering reality. For USF walk-on Coby Weiss, ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Three weeks before election, tax foes organize to fight transportation measure

Three weeks before election, tax foes organize to fight transportation measure

TAMPA — No Tax for Tracks is putting the band back together.The group that campaigned against the failed 2010 transit referendum in Hillsborough has regrouped to fight a proposed penny-on-the-dollar sales tax hike for road, bus and transit projects. ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
USF hoops journal: Women’s rookies shining, Yetna on mend for men

USF hoops journal: Women’s rookies shining, Yetna on mend for men

Heralded Bulls 6-foot-8 sophomore Alexis Yetna, whose collegiate debut already has been delayed one year by the NCAA, potentially faces another brief postponement.Second-year men's coach Brian Gregory said Yetna, who played on France's under-20 natio...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Daystarter: What if Hurricane Michael hit Tampa Bay?; a hunt for surviving oysters in Apalachicola; St. Pete wants those LGBTQ tourist dollars

The Daystarter: What if Hurricane Michael hit Tampa Bay?; a hunt for surviving oysters in Apalachicola; St. Pete wants those LGBTQ tourist dollars

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• It’ll be a clear, cool morning in the 70s. It’ll get cloudier and temperatures will reach the 90s. But no chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday will be s...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Michael Drejka wants to fire one of his lawyers

Michael Drejka wants to fire one of his lawyers

LARGO — Michael Drejka has moved to fire one of his defense attorneys, writing in an affidavit that lawyer Lysa Clifton solicited him in jail the day after his Aug. 13 arrest and refused his request that she withdraw from the case.The affidavit, sign...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

TAMPA — The Lightning was a broken record in training camp, repeating how it needed to start the season strong. Last season's 15-2-2 start was the best in franchise history and launched it toward a playoff run. The Lightning wanted to do that a...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Walt Disney World to open nature-themed resort in 2022

Walt Disney World to open nature-themed resort in 2022

The as-yet-unnamed resort will open in 2022. It will have 900 hotel rooms as well as villas for Disney's timeshare program.
Updated: 5 hours ago
St. Petersburg is vying to be gay tourism capital of Florida

St. Petersburg is vying to be gay tourism capital of Florida

Move over Fort Lauderdale. St. Petersburg is on a mission to become Florida’s gay tourism capital. Monthly reports and surveys by Visit St. Petersburg-Clearwater show the Sunshine City could already be on its way: 4.1 percent of respondents in the Ma...
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