Monday, July 16, 2018
News Roundup

Ellie Goulding teaser

Almost 455,000 homes at risk, Report says

The number of Tampa Bay homes that could be damaged by hurricane storm surge is the most in any major metro area except Miami and New York City, a new report says. The cost of rebuilding them could hit $80.6 billion. Local, 1B

Help on the way for mental wards

Florida will hire a top-level administrator to oversee three remaining state-run mental facilities, including the flagship Florida State Hospital. Local, 1B

'No fishing' comes to ninth bridge

The city of St. Petersburg is set to ban fishing from the Eden Isle bridge. It's a clash of fishermen and waterfront residents. Local, 1B

Pioneer of legal advertising dies

Richard Mulholland, 82, was among the first in Tampa Bay to promote his law firm with billboards and television spots. But there was much more to Mr. Mulholland. Epilogue, 1B

Tampa Bay woman injured by airbag

Tiffany Vu, 27, describes her experience in a news conference with Sen. Bill Nelson, who discussed the broadening Takata airbag scandal. Business, 4B

Hard Rock begins smaller expansion

Construction begins today at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, but the project is a fraction of what the casino announced in February. Business, 4B

A candid chat with Ellie Goulding

The singer, who performs tonight at Amalie Arena, opens up about the pressures of touring and her difficulty with sleep. Weekend

Murder-suicide grips UCLA

A campus shooting sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms. Nation, 2A

Rays lose again; Boxberger to DL

Tampa Bay loses its fourth game in a row 6-3 to the Royals. Making matters worse, closer Brad Boxberger will be out another one to two months. Sports, 1C

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Bryce Harper wins All-Star home run derby

Bryce Harper wins All-Star home run derby

WASHINGTON — Nationals star Bryce Harper has not had a lot to enjoy in his last season before free agency, struggling — at least by his usual standards — with a .214 average and other deficiencies in his game.Monday turned out to be...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: Some warn that pitching strategy comes at a price

Rays journal: Some warn that pitching strategy comes at a price

WASHINGTON — The success the Rays have had during two months of using a game opener followed by a relieving starter seems to have tamed some of the criticism of the unusual plan.Until Arizona ace Zack Greinke, a Cy Young award winner and five-t...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays’ Blake Snell now in a starring role

Rays’ Blake Snell now in a starring role

WASHINGTON — Blake Snell first got the feeling after arriving at the All-Star hotel late Sunday night. He'd shared the first-class cabin on the Delta flight from Minneapolis with Rays teammate Wilson Ramos plus manager Kevin Cash and his wife, ...
Updated: 4 hours ago

ORLANDOwoman killed, 2 passengers hurt in crossfireAuthorities said a pregnant woman was fatally shot and two children were wounded Monday as someone fired from a moving vehicle during a chase in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the shooti...
Updated: 5 hours ago
More than 30 Riverview residents awaken to broken car windows

More than 30 Riverview residents awaken to broken car windows

RIVERVIEW — Residents in more than 30 households woke up Monday morning to find their car windows had been smashed in.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it is searching for a pair of males who may be connected to the incident.The vehicles,...
Updated: 6 hours ago
DNA site helps make arrest in 1988 slaying

DNA site helps make arrest in 1988 slaying

The last time 8-year-old April Tinsley was seen alive, a man was dragging her into a beat-up blue pickup truck in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Police and her family fanned out that Friday afternoon in April 1988, searching through the weekend, but there was n...
Updated: 6 hours ago

FHP: Tampa motorcyclist fatally struck by driver who ran red light

TAMPA — A 54-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night after being struck by a driver who ran a red light, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at about 9 p.m. at the intersection of Bearss Avenue and Interstate 275.Motorc...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Lutz man dies in motorcycle crash on I-275 in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG A 38-year-old man died Sunday night after the Florida Highway Patrol said he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 275.The crash took place just before 8 a.m. Michael Coniglio, of Lutz, was traveling in the northbound inside lan...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Gun-rights lobbyist’s TV promo misfires

RICHMOND, Va. — One of Virginia’s top gun-rights lobbyists drew criticism from his own supporters Monday after he was duped into promoting guns for children as young as 3 and hawking toys such as a teddy bear with a concealed pistol on a television s...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Hillsborough deputies locate owner of wandering horse

Hillsborough deputies locate owner of wandering horse

DOVER — Tampa Bay may be one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation but, in certain places, it stubbornly remains a little bit country.Proof of that came on last week when the Hillsborough County’s Sheriff’s Office was called to the ...
Updated: 7 hours ago