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  1. No. 1 Florida State beats Oklahoma State

    College

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a 28-yard run as No. 1 Florida State held off Oklahoma State 37-31 to begin defending its national title Saturday.

  2. USF beats Western Carolina in opener

    College

    TAMPA — Led by their coach, USF's players emerged from their tunnel after a 69-minute weather delay Saturday and made a beeline for the north end zone, where they slapped fives and ingested the adulation of those shoehorned into the Bulls' student section.

    USF running back Marlon Mack finds a hole in the defense during the second quarter.
  3. Report: Growth of wages for high-paid Florida workers outpace those of low-paid workers

    Working Life

    Put this one in the "rich get richer" category.

  4. Winston again just finds a way to get a win

    College

    ARLINGTON, Texas

    It was late in the evening, and goodness knows, it was past time for something special.

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) leaps over guard Josue Matias as Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns, left, is unable to stop Winston from reaching the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) CBS118
  5. Rays one-hit Red Sox in easy win

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Normally, having five batters hit by pitches and one team's star player knocked out — and possibly concussed — by a player on the other team in a Rays-Red Sox game would more than fill the headlines and the highlights.

    Evan Longoria trots past catcher David Ross to open the scoring for the Rays, coming all the way around from first base on James Loney’s double in the second inning. Tampa Bay scores three in the inning off Red Sox starter Allen Webster, eventually knocking him out two batters into the fifth inning.
  6. Lightning, storms get Florida Gators opener called off

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Following multiple lengthy rain and lightning delays, Florida's season-opener against Idaho was cancelled late Saturday after officials determined the field was unsafe to play on.

    Dark clouds move over Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as severe weather first delays the start of the Gators’ opener against Idaho and then gets it called off because of dangerous field conditions.
  7. After Florida inmate's lethal gassing, claims of cover-up

    Crime

    Randall Jordan-Aparo died weeping and gasping for breath on the concrete floor of his prison isolation cell, naked except for his white boxer shorts.

  8. Will three Pinellas "Young Guns" become a new GOP machine?

    Elections

    To anyone with a long memory in Pinellas County politics, there's a question worth asking about three young Republican state House candidates.

     The District 67 house seat is sure to be a busy race, with a primary in both parties. This week we look at GOP candidates Chris Latvala and Christopher Shepard.  Chris Latvala:  Facebook Photo  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200821203665994&set=pb.1040687016.-2207520000.1405203701.&type=3&theater
  9. Three people killed in Brooksville shooting

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — George Mason III spent a lot of time at the little cream-colored house at 820 Peach St.

    Brooksville police Chief George Turner said the shootings happened shortly before 9 p.m. Friday at 820 Peach St., just north of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A witness told police that an argument erupted before the gunfire.
  10. If you drink more after a crash, can you avoid a DUI?

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — Two years ago, a man in a 1973 Rolls-Royce blew through a red light and killed an 81-year-old man driving with his wife to Walmart.

    In 2012, Tracy Garon ran a red light and killed a man. Afterward, Garon walked to a store and started to drink a beer. Police said he did this to defeat a DUI test.
  11. Bucs cuts include ex-Gators Major Wright, Solomon Patton, Jeff Demps

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The Bucs made their final eight cuts Saturday to arrive at their 53-man roster, with three Gators among the most surprising players released.

    Former Gator and Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps wasn’t able to showcase his elite speed during preseason action.
  12. Missing boaters found off Anclote Key

    Public Safety

    HUDSON — A Hudson couple missing since last Sunday has been located by the U.S. Coast Guard about 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key.

  13. After Hillsborough commission primary, Higginbotham looks for broader support

    Local

    TAMPA — After eight years representing a Republican stronghold, can Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham broaden his appeal enough to win countywide, where Democrats have the advantage?

    A geographic analysis of the results from Tuesday's primaries for Hillsborough County Commission's District 7, a countywide seat, shows Commissioner Al Higginbotham's votes more clustered in east and south county.
  14. Penn State tops UCF on late field goal

    College

    DUBLIN — UCF might have found its replacement for quarterback Blake Bortles. Unfortunately, the Knights didn't find him until the second half Saturday in a 26-24 loss to Penn State.

    Penn State’s Sam Ficken, back, jumps for joy after his winning field goal as he and holder Ryan Keiser join a bigger celebration.
  15. Pedestrian is struck and killed by vehicle in Tampa

    Accidents

    TAMPA — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling on U.S. 41 in Tampa Friday night.