Sunday, August 19, 2018
News Roundup

Eight dead in stolen cars in two years

EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier this month, three teen boys died after a fiery high-speed crash sent their stolen Ford Explorer spinning through the air down Tampa Road. In the prior two years, three girls in a stolen car drowned in a pond, and two other kids were killed in separate incidents involving stolen cars. The Tampa Bay Times has spent more than a year trying to understand why so many teens steal cars in Pinellas County, despite the rising death toll. The reporting has included in-depth examinations into the lives of the thieves, such as Isaiah Battle.

You can read about the recent crash and find the other parts of the Times' Hot Wheels series at tampabay.com/hotwheels

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Police: Driver, 26, goes wrong way on Courtney Campbell, dies after car flips into water

Police: Driver, 26, goes wrong way on Courtney Campbell, dies after car flips into water

CLEARWATER — A 26-year-old died after heading the wrong way on the Courtney Campbell Causeway and falling into the water early Sunday morning, police reported.About 4:13 a.m., Scott Anthony Wolf, 26, of Lee County, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Crossfi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
NFL preseason update: How some former Bulls fared in Week 2

NFL preseason update: How some former Bulls fared in Week 2

A look at how some former USF standouts performed in Week Two of the NFL preseason:RB Quinton Flowers, BengalsWeek One (vs. Bears): One carry, 6 yardsWeek Two (vs. Cowboys): No statsLB Nigel Harris, BucsWeek One (vs. Dolphins): Three tackles (two sol...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida State football getting closer to naming starting quarterback, Willie Taggart says

Florida State football getting closer to naming starting quarterback, Willie Taggart says

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State coach Willie Taggart isn't ready to announce who will start at quarterback when the Seminoles open against Virginia Tech in two weeks.But a decision is getting closer."How close? Closer than we were the first da...
Updated: 2 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Red Sox, trying to salvage something

For starters: Rays at Red Sox, trying to salvage something

UPDATE, 11:54: Cash said the outfield alignment was result of not wanting to put Pham or Bauers in RF for 1st time here. Said Bauers should be somewhat familiar with Green Monster due to similar LF wall at AAA Durham. … Cash said part of reason...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Police: Truck driver dies in Clearwater crash

CLEARWATER — A driver died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 19 early Sunday morning, police reported.About 3:02 a.m., the driver was heading northbound on the highway, exiting at NE Coachman Road, according to the Clearwater Police Department.The d...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Forecast: Heat index of 103 in Tampa Bay Sunday

Forecast: Heat index of 103 in Tampa Bay Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s another hot one.Temperatures across Tampa Bay are expected to reach the low- or -mid-90s Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, with heat indices as high as 103.Scattered thunderstorms will dot the region in the afte...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The spaghetti-breaking mystery has finally been solved

The spaghetti-breaking mystery has finally been solved

A quick Google search of the current biggest mysteries in physics turns up a daunting list of questions: What exactly is dark matter? Why does time only move in one direction? What happens inside a black hole?But sometimes, as American physicist and ...
Published: 08/19/18
A simple way to save millions of lives: Invest in toilets

A simple way to save millions of lives: Invest in toilets

Household toilets, one of the most important medical advances of the past two centuries, may be taken for granted in many parts of the world. But in places where they are lacking, people continue to die needlessly from diarrheal infections. The recen...
Published: 08/19/18
Rays journal: Tyler Glasnow settles down to pitch well in loss

Rays journal: Tyler Glasnow settles down to pitch well in loss

BOSTON — RHP Tyler Glasnow looked so bad as he struggled through a 28-pitch first inning of the Rays' 5-2 loss to Boston that he knew enough to not look out to the bullpen, which was in action.But after allowing four runs — on two doubles...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Girl, 6, found slain in her Albuquerque-area home has connections to Wimauma

Girl, 6, found slain in her Albuquerque-area home has connections to Wimauma

The family of a 6-year-old girl found dead in New Mexico last weekend is trying to bring her remains to Wimauma.Court documents say the body of Ariana "Jade" Romeo was found at her home in Rio Rancho north of Albuquerque on bloody sheets with marijua...
Updated: 3 hours ago