Monday, October 22, 2018
News Roundup

Veterans Day: Cemetery prepares to honor sacrifice

 
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Pasco to promote itself as Florida's Sports Coast

Pasco to promote itself as Florida's Sports Coast

Pasco County's tourism effort will rebrand itself as Florida's Sports Coast to capitalize on facilities for team and individual sports and outdoor adventure activities.
Updated: 5 minutes ago
Veteran blames fight over football on TV in shooting deaths of girlfriend and her son, 10

Veteran blames fight over football on TV in shooting deaths of girlfriend and her son, 10

TAMPA — A man accused of shooting his live-in girlfriend and her 10-year-old son told deputies they attacked him after an argument over changing the channel to watch a football game, an arrest report says.But evidence at the scene contradicts that st...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could become one of the worst in U.S. history

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could become one of the worst in U.S. history

Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004. It is threatening to overtake BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever.
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Ron DeSantis says Florida public schools are wasting money. Are they?

Ron DeSantis says Florida public schools are wasting money. Are they?

Florida’s school leaders have made plain for years their desire for more money to run their districts. They’ve asked lawmakers for higher per-student funding, and the freedom to spend the money where it’s needed. They’ve requested more construction m...
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Rae Carruth released from prison after serving 19 years in murder of Cherica Adams

Rae Carruth released from prison after serving 19 years in murder of Cherica Adams

CLINTON, N.C. — Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth walked out of prison and back into the free world Monday.At 8:02 a.m. on a cold and clear October morning, Carruth was released from the minimum-custody facility at Sampson Correctional Institution,...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Cool! Fall has finally arrived in Tampa Bay

Cool! Fall has finally arrived in Tampa Bay

Folks waiting for fall can finally rejoice. A brisk morning will lead to a pleasant day in Tampa Bay, and highs this week will remain in the mid to upper 80s -- with an even cooler weekend forecast.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Driver in Selmon Expressway wrong-way crash jumped on patrol car before arrest, report says

Driver in Selmon Expressway wrong-way crash jumped on patrol car before arrest, report says

TAMPA — A driver accused of causing a wrong-way crash that killed another motorist on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway has been charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and resisting arrest, records show.Stephen Pale...
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Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib comes up big against former team

Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib comes up big against former team

TAMPA — Bucs defensive end Carl Nassib knew the Cleveland Browns better than most. Nassib spent his first two seasons with the Browns before he was cut and claimed by the Bucs.The Buccaneers have long admired Nassib. The team considered draftin...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Daystarter: A contentious DeSantis-Gillum debate; arrest made in Tampa double-homicide; Bucs kicker makes amends in OT

The Daystarter: A contentious DeSantis-Gillum debate; arrest made in Tampa double-homicide; Bucs kicker makes amends in OT

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Is autumn finally here? It will finally feel like it, with our morning lows in the 60s throughout Tampa Bay, according to the National Weather Service. Expect partly cloudy skies with...
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Bucs defense comes up big on fourth down early and late

Bucs defense comes up big on fourth down early and late

The Bucs' biggest defensive stand came in the fourth quarter when, leading by a touchdown, they kept the Browns out of the end zone with three stops inside the 2-yard line.That included a gutsy fourth-and-goal from the one in which linebacker Lavonte...
Updated: 5 hours ago