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  1. USF police investigate report of shooting threat posted Sunday night

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Police at the University of South Florida were investigating a shooting threat posted to an anonymous gossip application Sunday night.

  2. Brian WIlson coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg


    Brian Wilson is having quite a year, with an acclaimed biopic (Love & Mercy) and a well-received new album (No Pier Pressure) under his belt. 

    Brian Wilson performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2011.
  3. Amid campaign fundraising questions, Jeb Bush welcomes donors to Coral Gables tonight


    Tropical Storm Erika nearly forced Jeb Bush's presidential campaign to call off a donor reception planned for Monday night in Coral Gables. But the storm dissipated before reaching Florida and the event will still take place, at the home of auto executive Manny Kadre, one of the donors told the Miami Herald.

  4. Tampa Bay area on flood alert with rain forecast all week


    TAMPA — Tropical Storm Erika is barely off the radar, and already another hurricane lurks in the Atlantic.

    Street flooding at Hanna and Central in Tampa. [WTSP 10News]
  5. Former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers says power companies doing it all wrong


    Consider the irony of the former leader of Duke Energy – the country's biggest power company and an aggressive monopoly in Florida keen on preserving its control of the electricity market – now saying that the way Duke and all big U.S. power companies operate is out of date.

    Former Duke Energy Chief Executive Jim Rogers, shown here testifying before the  N.C. Utilities Commission in 2012, has written a book, Lighting the World, in which he says power companies, including Duke, need to change the way they operate. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Shawn Rocco)  NCRAL202
  6. MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift reigns, Kanye West rambles and Miley Cyrus shocks (in a good way!)


    Serious question: Was what transpired on our TV sets Sunday night the MTV Video Music Awards, or a Taylor Swift concert?

    Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj opened the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with a medley including "The Night is Still Young" and "Bad Blood."
  7. Young offensive line struggling for Bucs


    TAMPA — It's preseason, and that's the only excuse you can make. Truth is, the Bucs offensive line already is the worst in the NFL at protecting the quarterback.

    Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant sacks Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston on Saturday.
  8. Horror master Wes Craven, creator of 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream,' dies of brain cancer at 76


    LOS ANGELES — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.

    Director Wes Craven poses on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "Friday The 13th" in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. He died Sunday at age 76 of brain cancer, his family said. [Associated Press]
  9. Tokyo rallies to beat Pennsylvania, win Little League World Series


    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pa.

  10. Hillsborough deputies looking for two suspects in shooting of Riverview bicyclist



    Deputies seek two shooting suspects

    A man riding his bike was targeted by gunfire Sunday evening, according to the Hills­borough County Sheriff's Office.

  11. Uncertain future for St. Petersburg's sewage plant next to Albert Whitted


    ST. PETERSBURG — When the city pumped more than 16 million gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage into Tampa and Boca Ciega bays this month, it thrust a coveted piece of waterfront property back into the public eye.

  12. Bush's Planned Parenthood jab unfounded

    State Roundup

    Planned Parenthood is not involved in women's health issues, said Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

  13. Business leaders to gather as Florida's retail industry sizzles


    Dale Scott can't keep up with the demand for new retail development — from new grocery stores to mixed-use condos and storefronts — spreading across Florida right now.

    Dale Scott is an ambassador with the International Council of Shopping Centers.
  14. Fact-checking Bernie Sanders and Bobby Jindal on the Sunday news shows


    Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to so far skip the Sunday talk show circuit is affording her primary rival Bernie Sanders plenty of opportunities to make his political case.

  15. Breaks go Rays' way in win over Royals (w/ video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Which side of the white line the ball bounced on didn't, and still doesn't, actually matter because umpire Alan Porter had already ruled it fair.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brad Boxberger (26) throwing in the ninth inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, August 30, 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2.