Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

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Bucs' Evans: I'll be standing THIS SUNDAY

Receiver Mike Evans, who drew a national backlash after deciding to sit during the national anthem in protest of Donald Trump's election, has apologized to members of the military.

Fennelly column: Evans learned a lesson, so let's cut him some slack. Sports, 1C

Stamkos injured in 4-3 Lightning win

After tallying his ninth goal of the season, captain Steven Stamkos leaves the game in Detroit with a right leg injury. Sports, 1C

Will ferry work for professionals?

Young professionals will be key to the success of the new Cross-Bay Ferry, organizers say. But for some on a test ride this week, there are concerns. Local, 1B

Bright House is now Spectrum

Tampa Bay customers of Bright House Networks cable TV, Internet and landline service are now being served by Charter Communications' Spectrum brand. Business, 4B

Saved mansion lists for $2.4M

A Victorian mansion, once slated for demolition then barged across Tampa Bay, is on the market for $2.4 million. Business, 4B

Alabama tops playoff rankings

Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson round out college football's top four. Sports, 1C

Ryan picked as speaker again

House Republicans renominate Speaker Paul Ryan as their leader. Nation, 3A

Correction

A story in Sunday's paper incorrectly identified the country from which Pauline Kelly's grandfather emigrated. He moved to the United States from Canada.

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Pasco deputies searching for missing Holiday autistic teen

Pasco deputies searching for missing Holiday autistic teen

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing autistic boy who walked out of his Holiday residence Wednesday night.Jordan Webb, 16, left his home at 2522 Wood Pointe in Holiday around 11 p.m. He was last seen wearing a black Carolina P...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.Koko was ...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Forecast: A rainy ‘official’ start to summer for Tampa Bay

Forecast: A rainy ‘official’ start to summer for Tampa Bay

It’s the first day of summer and Tampa Bay can expect a lot of rain through the weekend as a broad low-pressure system moves into the gulf from the northeast.Scattered showers and thunderstorms may march through the Tampa Bay area on Thursday morning...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: CareerSource used credit cards to boost hiring totals; report says Winston suspension coming; Hedman wins Norris Trophy; get ready for Pride

The Daystarter: CareerSource used credit cards to boost hiring totals; report says Winston suspension coming; Hedman wins Norris Trophy; get ready for Pride

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Today is also the official start of summer, not that anyone will be able to tell. It will be hot and muggy with just a 30 percent chance of rain heading into Friday, according to 10We...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: 7 pitches, 3 straight homers prove too much in loss to Astros

Rays journal: 7 pitches, 3 straight homers prove too much in loss to Astros

HOUSTON — The Rays were engaged in a third straight tight, go-either-way battle with the defending champ Astros on Wednesday.Until they were not.A brutal seven-pitch sequence by starter Nathan Eovaldi changed everything, as he gave up three con...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Romano: Intrigue behind all those manicured lawns

Romano: Intrigue behind all those manicured lawns

I’ve always thought homeowners associations had a lot in common with cops.People love to complain about them and often accuse them of abusing their power. And yet as soon as a neighbor paints his house a hot shade of fuchsia, you’re screaming for the...
Published: 06/21/18
Tampa tech firm Newgentek hiring 20 following expansion

Tampa tech firm Newgentek hiring 20 following expansion

TAMPA — Information technology company Newgentek plans to hire 20 new employees over the next two years following an expansion of its Tampa headquarters."In the last 90 days, the Newgentek team has grown 24 percent and is now operating at 80 percent ...
Published: 06/21/18
Daniel Ruth: Florida should consider taking back its outsourced foster care services

Daniel Ruth: Florida should consider taking back its outsourced foster care services

We hear a great deal about how government is the source of all evil, a wasteful, incompetent coven of lazy paper-pushing bureaucrats.That is why the heavens open and the angels sing and all is right with the world whenever we can wrest away various s...
Published: 06/21/18
Spring Hill farm: Where people and horses save each other

Spring Hill farm: Where people and horses save each other

SPRING HILLWhen Luke Betancourt, 3, first came to Serenity Stables, he didn’t talk. He was born on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorder. Doctors said there was a chance he’d always be nonverbal.His mom, Diana Betancourt, heard tha...
Published: 06/21/18
A tight supply cuts into Tampa Bay home sales while prices keep rising

A tight supply cuts into Tampa Bay home sales while prices keep rising

Tampa Bay’s two largest counties showed anemic home sales in May as prices continued to rise due to a tight supply. In Pinellas, sales of single-family home plunged nearly 12 percent from the previous May, the second-worst showing in a year. P...
Updated: 2 hours ago