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east final: game 1 tonight sports

mothers jailed in neglect of drowned sons

Two Pasco women are charged with child neglect in the unrelated deaths of their 2-year-old boys, who had both wandered away from their houses. Local, 1B

Zimmerman puts gun up for auction

The first auction site said it wanted no part of his attempt to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. But Zimmerman is undeterred. Nation, 5A

Hamburger Mary has a new star

The show Undercover Boss is expected to feature the Clearwater franchise Sunday and with it, a particular server. Local, 1B

Junior Achievement wins $5 million gift

Philanthropists donate a record amount to teach eighth-graders about personal finance. Local, 1B

Overtime expense strains city budget

The city of St. Petersburg is running a $2.8 million deficit, much of it because of overtime pay. Local, 1B

Chicks bring hope for rare sparrow

Four grasshopper sparrow chicks hatch in the first success of a captive breeding program launched to save the bird. Local, 1B

18-story AER elevates luxury

Downtown St. Petersburg's newest apartment tower is finished, offering such amenities as a yoga studio and rooftop pool with sweeping views. Business, 6B

Pope may study women as deacons

He says he is willing to create a commission to consider whether women can hold the position in the Catholic Church. World, 2A

Rays report card: So far, it's so-so

With a 15-17 mark and no real in-season injury issues to blame for their losing record, team officials may have a lot to talk about. Sports, 3C

east final: game 1 tonight sports 05/12/16 [Last modified: Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:20pm]
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  1. Bucs talk social issues, protests at team meeting

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Each time Dirk Koetter walks through the door of his office at One Buc Place, he passes by the only jersey framed on his wall.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) wears custom cleats to represent Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) as part of the NFL???‚??„?s "My Cause, My Cleats Campaign" before the start of a football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
  2. UPS relocates express operations from St. Pete-Clearwater to TIA

    Airlines

    TAMPA — United Parcel Service Inc. is switching airports for its express air operations. Beginning in October, UPS will relocate from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport.

    Beginning in October, UPS will move from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Tampa International Airport. [Associated Press file photo]

  3. St. Petersburg man shot in arm during home invasion robbery

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — One man was arrested on charges he shot another man in the arm while attempting to rob a home in what St. Petersburg police are calling a drug-related incident.

    John Alam, 25, faces charges of home invasion robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after deputies said he tried to rob a home Wednesday morning and ended up shooting someone. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  4. Bob Buckhorn, a mayor who knows what he wants, surveys constituents on what they want

    Local

    TAMPA — Focus has not been a problem — or really, even a question — during the six-plus years that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been in office.

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn keeps a digital countdown clock in his office showing the days, hours. minutes and seconds until he is term-limited out of office on April 1, 2019. As of Wednesday, he had 584 days to go. [City of Tampa]