Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Snell going for No. 20

UPDATE, 6:53: Cash said he and others around the team are excited about the possibility of Snell getting his 20th win, and also that they obviously want to win the game. Cash showed it by starting C Jesus Sucre, who Snell likes to throw to. … M...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Report: Pinellas improves on achievement gap, but needs to do better

Report: Pinellas improves on achievement gap, but needs to do better

School for black students in Pinellas County is getting better, according to a report detailing the school district's progress a year into its effort to close the educational achievement gap by 2027.Of the six measures included in...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

Tampa Bay businesses feel Red Tide’s sting: ‘Our sales are going to be our lowest ever’

TREASURE ISLAND — For the first time during her 15 years bartending at Caddy’s on the Beach, Amanda Hudson had to help close shop early this past weekend because the smell of dead fish coming from the gulf was too putrid to bear."We had to shut down ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Eakins schedules town hall meetings to discuss school needs

Eakins schedules town hall meetings to discuss school needs

NOTE: This post has been updated to include appearances at Plant City High School, Wharton High School, and Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church. Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins has planned a series of town hall meetings to dis...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rick Scott accused of flouting public records law; governor blasts law firm’s ‘dirty tactics’

Rick Scott accused of flouting public records law; governor blasts law firm’s ‘dirty tactics’

TALLAHASSEE — A state judge is being asked to levy fines of $1,000 a day on Gov. Rick Scott for not complying with a court order to turn over copies of his calendar and future travel plans.The law office of Steven Andrews filed an emergency mot...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick files trademark application for ‘FitzMagic’

Enjoy "FitzMagic" while you can.Not because Ryan Fitzpatrick's days as the Bucs starting quarterback might be numbered once Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension.Rather, because Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick might soon ha...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Ron DeSantis on Brett Kavanaugh allegations: Timing is ‘dirty pool on the part of the Democrats’

Ron DeSantis on Brett Kavanaugh allegations: Timing is ‘dirty pool on the part of the Democrats’

Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis is blaming Democrats for mishandling allegations raised against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.At an education event Tuesday in Tampa, the former congressman said Democ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Carlton: Politicians fail to take the politics out of politics, but nice try, commissioners

Carlton: Politicians fail to take the politics out of politics, but nice try, commissioners

Where are my manners?I nearly forgot to send a note of condolence to those Hillsborough County commissioners who thought they could stack the deck with an allegedly nonpartisan but probably very partisan power play.So, nice try, guys. The idea sounde...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

The Last Goodbye: The Florida Holocaust Museum museum is now offering the first virtual reality film to take audiences along with a survivor revisiting a concentration camp. Running daily through Jan 16. This 17-minute virtual reality experience is a...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

Police release name of man shot Tuesday at Tampa apartment complex

TAMPA — An 18-year-old man was critically injured Tuesday when he was shot at an apartment complex in northeast Tampa.Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to a call about an unknown emergency at the Silver Oaks Apartments, 4200 Kenneth Court, Ta...
Updated: 9 hours ago

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