Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Find A Friend: Sundae, the cat

Why settle for a Valentine when you can have a soulmate? One that runs to greet when you open the door, a low-maintenance lover who finds joy in simple things (like laundry baskets). Sundae the cat was bottle fed into rescue a year ago and is still patiently waiting to make your day, every single day. This grateful guy doesnít care if youíre wealthy or popular, boring or sporting, fashionable, color-blind, or lactose-intolerant. No problem. Enjoy a good old-fashioned ice cream social Sundae with this cow-colored kitty. Heís now meeting visitors at the Citrus Park Petsmart store. To adopt Sundae fully neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and more, contact StFrancisRescue.org or find them on Facebook @StFrancisAnimalRescue.

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For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, looking to keep rolling

UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said Meadows is "a huge part" of the future and the Rays want to get a look at what he can do, but he may not get much opportunity and Cash feels Kiermaier, Pham and Smith deserve to keep playing. … RHP Yonny Chirinos is slat...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data show

Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data show

Talk to your grandparents about marijuana - before somebody else does.The latest release of a massive federal drug use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in fact, has seen a sea change in the de...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she’s finally avenged her miniature horse

Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she’s finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother thinks she’s finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Carlton: Should felons who have done their time get to vote? Citizens of Florida, itís in your hands

Carlton: Should felons who have done their time get to vote? Citizens of Florida, itís in your hands

Itís not often that we citizens ó busy with work, paying the bills, living our lives ó find ourselves with the power to right a fundamental wrong.But here in Florida, weíre about to get that chance.On the November ballot ó among all those candidates ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Booze coming to Bayshore: Tampa City Council approves historic mansionís conversion into private club

Booze coming to Bayshore: Tampa City Council approves historic mansionís conversion into private club

TAMPA ó It took 13 hours over three weeks, but developer Blake Casperís dream to convert an historic Bayshore Boulevard estate into a private club ó with booze sold until the wee hours and five rooms for overnight guests ó won City Council approval T...
Updated: 1 hour ago
NFL Week 3 picks: Our Bucs coverage team makes its predictions

NFL Week 3 picks: Our Bucs coverage team makes its predictions

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick starts for the third straight week, the final week of the Jameis Winston suspension, against the Steelers Monday at Raymond James Stadium. Those same Steelers gave up six touchdown passes to Kansas City last week.Will Fit...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

Bucs DT Vita Vea, CB Brent Grimes return to practice, could play vs. Steelers

TAMPA — For the first time in seven weeks, Vita Vea played football Thursday.At least, it looked like he was playing football when he walked to the practice field wearing a helmet and full pads and took a three-point stance for the first time s...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

Confederate group banned from Temple Terrace country club, may take legal action

TEMPLE TERRACE — After complaints from city residents, the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club has notified the City Council that it will not rent space again to the Sons of Confederate Veterans for its annual banquet.The country clubȁ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Former Tampa Bay exec and Chicoís CEO Shelley Broader discusses changing retail in St. Pete visit

Former Tampa Bay exec and Chicoís CEO Shelley Broader discusses changing retail in St. Pete visit

ST. PETERSBURG ó When Shelley Broader worked in Tampa Bay, she was turning around a failing grocery store.It was the early 2000s. Amazon wasnít a powerhouse yet, people were still on Myspace and no one was ordering groceries online. On Thursday, she ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Luceroís Ben Nichols talks about the bandís 20th anniversary, Michael Shannonís intensity and more

Luceroís Ben Nichols talks about the bandís 20th anniversary, Michael Shannonís intensity and more

Ben Nichols is friendly with Michael Shannon. His brother, director Jeff Nichols, has cast Shannon in all five of his films. And the Oscar-nominated actor stars in a video ó a short film, really ó for Long Way Back Home, the new single by Nicholsí ro...
Updated: 2 hours ago