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Three murders, one story of perseverance

Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. is scheduled to be executed tonight for the 1986 murders of three Tampa Bay women: Teri Lynn Matthews, Natalie Blanche Holley and Stephanie Collins. But there were other crimes, including the rape of a woman in Ohio in 1987. The woman tells her story and gives her thoughts on his execution. Local, 1B

Claims pile up, VA report finds

A new report by the VA inspector general finds unprocessed claims material piled up at the Veterans Affairs office in St. Petersburg. Local, 1B

Hudson swimmer wins cross dive

Anderson Combs, 17, comes up with the white cross thrown into Spring Bayou for the annual Epiphany Day tradition. Local, 1B

Can price cuts save Winn-Dixie?

Led by ''the Wily Scotsman'' Ian McLeod, the parent company of Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo means to challenge Publix and Walmart. But will it be enough? Business, 4B

IRS watchdog warns tax filers

The agency will push taxpayers to use their computers for help at tax filing time, and advice from the agency may be costly. Business, 4B

Griffey Jr., Piazza new Hall of Famers

Ken Griffey was elected by the highest voting percentage ever. Catcher Mike Piazza was on the ballot for a fourth time. Sports, 1C

N. Korea scorned, H-bomb or not

World powers say they doubt that North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb, but they say the country should face sanctions. World, 6A

2016: a great year for big music acts

Just picking our 10 most anticipated concerts is a tough task. Here are 10 dates for your calendar. Etc, 2B

Dreyfuss looks back on 'Jaws'

Richard Dreyfuss, who played Hooper in the Steven Spielberg classic, will answer questions after a 40th anniversary screening in Clearwater. Etc, 2B

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  1. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.
  2. Trump fallout: Bucs' DeSean Jackson to make 'statement' Sunday

    Bucs

    Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson said Saturday that he will make a "statement" before today's game against the Vikings in response to President Donald Trump's comment that owners should "fire" players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) makes a catch during the first half of an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
  3. Kriseman invites Steph Curry to St. Pete on Twitter

    Blogs

    Mayor Rick Kriseman is no stranger to tweaking President Donald Trump on social media.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman took to Twitter Saturday evening to wade into President Donald Trump's latest social media scuffle
  4. Death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

    World

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island.

    Crew members assess electrical lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Friday in Puerto Rico. Mobile communications systems are being flown in but “it’s going to take a while.”
  5. N. Korea says strike against U.S. mainland is 'inevitable'

    World

    North Korea's foreign minister warned Saturday that a strike against the U.S. mainland is "inevitable" because President Donald Trump mocked leader Kim Jong Un with the belittling nickname "little rocketman."