Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Chilly weekend gives way to a warmer week

Tampa Bay

Chilly weekend gives way to a warmer week

The beginning of the week will mark a return to temperatures in the 70s, forecasters say — a warm relief to Tampa Bay residents after a chilly weekend. Today will still start with overnight frost in some areas, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik. But daytime highs nonetheless will climb into the low- to mid-70s. Tuesday looks to be the warmest day of the upcoming week, with temperatures reaching the upper 70s. A weak front will drop Wednesday's temperatures while also bringing the possibility of rain, she said.

ST. PETERSBURG

Man, 29, fatally injured in crash

Neither a seat belt nor hospital workers could save the life of a 29-year-old St. Petersburg man involved in a one-car crash on southbound Interstate 275 early Sunday morning, authorities said. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the crash happened about 1 a.m. near Roosevelt Road. Michael Andrew Hano was traveling on the interstate's outside center lane when, authorities say, he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. Hano's 2006 Infiniti G35 skidded across the outside lane and entrance ramp, hit a guardrail, vaulted onto the shoulder and came to rest on the west side of I-275. Hano was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died. Troopers said Hano was wearing a seat belt. The investigation was ongoing.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Florida Classic Clusters dog show: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, east of Brooksville. Free admission; $5 parking. (813) 480-3975. floridaclassicpark.com.

PASCO COUNTY

Unity discussion honors Martin Luther King, Jr.: 11 a.m., Pasco Middle School auditorium, 13925 14th St., Dade City.

"Exceptional Service to Others: The Price of Greatness" speech with youth advocate and lecturer Al Duncan: 3 p.m., Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms, Student Community Center, Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo.

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Softball: Plant City perfect in district finals with Ashley Bullion on mound

Softball: Plant City perfect in district finals with Ashley Bullion on mound

PLANT CITY — Plant City softball coach Ashley Bullion is 4-for-4 after Thursday night.Four years at the helm, four district titles.The latest championship came in a 4-1 victory over East Bay in the Class 8A, District 6 final, a victory highligh...
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Softball: Recent momentum carries Mitchell past Sunlake

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Softball: Robinson makes it 10 straight wins vs. Jefferson

TAMPA — For the Robinson softball team, the perfect 10 was complete.The top-seeded Knights defeated No. 2 Jefferson for the 10th consecutive time Thursday and claimed their fifth district championship in a row, a 12-2 five-inning victory in the...
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Softball: Itís April, so Chamberlain is winning

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Softball: East Lake is aggressive from the start

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NFL draft: Chargers take FSUís Derwin James with No. 17 pick

NFL draft: Chargers take FSUís Derwin James with No. 17 pick

Former Florida State safety Derwin James fell farther than expected Thursday in the first night of the NFL draft before being chosen by the Chargers with the No. 17 overall pick.James became the fifth former Seminoles defensive back ever drafted in t...
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NFL draft: Patriots pick Lakewood alum Isaiah Wynn at No. 23

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Lakewood High alumnus and former Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was drafted No. 23 overall Thursday by the Patriots.Wynn becomes one of the highest drafted offensive linemen in Tampa Bay history and the first Pinellas County player to go in th...
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Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

TAMPA — Vita Vea loves to tell the story about the trip he took to French Polynesia with some University of Washington students and the group coming upon some enormous rocks."So over there, their strongman competition is they have a tradition w...
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Another reason the Bucs took defensive tackle Vita Vea at No. 12

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Bucs GM Jason Licht has assembled enough talent to win

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