Tuesday, September 18, 2018
News Roundup

Pinellas news briefs

St. Petersburg Sister Cities program recruiting Ambassadors for Peace

The St. Petersburg Sister Cities program is recruiting "Ambassadors for Peace" in order to expand its initiatives into three other cities: Figueres, Spain; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The public is invited to learn about the Sister Cities program, Ambassadors for Peace and other initiatives at a public information session at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 at St Petersburg College’s Downtown Community Center, 244 Second Ave. N, Room #DC 210.

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Bucs’ Jameis Winston sued by Arizona Uber driver in alleged groping incident

Bucs’ Jameis Winston sued by Arizona Uber driver in alleged groping incident

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued by the Arizona Uber driver who has accused him of sexual assault by groping her in March 2016.The woman — identified only as Kate P. in the federal court papers — filed the suit Tues...
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Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

TREASURE ISLAND — For the first time during her 15 years bartending at Caddy’s on the Beach, Amanda Hudson had to help close shop early this past weekend because the smell of dead fish coming from the gulf was too putrid to bear."We had to shut down ...
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Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Enjoy "FitzMagic" while you can.Not because Ryan Fitzpatrick's days as the Bucs starting quarterback might be numbered once Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension.Rather, because Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick might soon ha...
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Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Times wires
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For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

Beating the Rangers 3-0 on Monday moved the Rays to within 6 1/2 games of the idle A's for the final AL playoff spot and pushed them to 17 games over .500 at 83-66, but they will have a different number in mind tonight when they take on the Rangers a...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

TAMPA — An 18-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday when he was shot at an apartment complex in northeast Tampa.Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to a call about an unknown emergency at the Silver Oaks Apartments, 4200 Kenneth Court, Ta...
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Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

Strong mayor question has top Clearwater officials mulling options

CLEARWATER — It was no coincidence that after 11 years working for the city, Deputy City Manager Jill Silverboard put her name in the hat for two outside jobs within the past three months.After discussions about changing Clearwater’s co...
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Say hello to Major Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs QB and Civil War pen pal

Say hello to Major Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs QB and Civil War pen pal

You’ve probably heard about the #FitzMagic phenomenon by now, but are you following Major Ryan Fitzpatrick’s dispatches from the front lines of the NFL circa 1862?Months before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup-turned-temporary (but also ma...
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Updated: 3 hours ago