Saturday, June 23, 2018
News Roundup

Here's your Tampa Bay Times news at noon update

University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe has resigned amid criticism of handling of racial issues. Long-simmering protests at the university over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed.

It's late in the season, but a new tropical storm has developed. Tropical Storm Kate formed Monday morning off the Bahamas. Follow its path here.

Can the stuff in yogurt lower the risk for Type 1 diabetes? A team of researchers led by a University of South Florida professor has found that infants who consumed probiotic formula or dietary supplements within 27 days of birth were less likely to develop a condition that leads to Type 1 diabetes.

An evangelical Christian says Starbucks plain red cups are another battle in the war on Christmas. Read his side and Starbucks' response.

It's almost cool enough to go outside again. So grab your boots and check out these five great hikes for fall that Outdoors editor Terry Tomalin recommends.

Now that the residents in Alexandria fully understand the danger that surrounds their walled-in compound, will they appreciate Rick and his band on The Walking Dead? Read our recap of last night's episode.

Two corporate giants, Weyerhauser and Plum Creek, are merging in an $8.4 billion deal to form the nation's biggest private owner of timberland, an empire that includes more than 13 million acres — with 415,000 in Florida.

Sunday's contest against the New York Giants was a winnable game for the Bucs — they were within one score for most of the second half — but in the end they couldn't come up with as many drive-extending plays, red zone touchdowns and points off turnovers as the Giants, says the Turning Point.

It was a major weekend for live music in Tampa Bay. Check out reviews of Mary J. Blige at the USF Sun Dome, Lil Wayne and Nas at the inaugural H.I.T. Music Festival, Warrant and Ratt at Ferg's, John Lydon and Public Image Ltd. at the State Theatre and the Florida Orchestra .

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At St. Pete Pride, attendees find community, acceptance

At St. Pete Pride, attendees find community, acceptance

ST. PETERSBURG — Chris Gardner was never ashamed of being gay. He just didn’t broadcast it.He was never one to embrace or hold hands with his significant other in public. But over time — and with the support he’s found at St. Pete Pride — that’s chan...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
Rays journal: New confidence carries over for Willy Adames

Rays journal: New confidence carries over for Willy Adames

ST. PETERSBURG — The key to SS Willy Adames rapping two of the biggest hits in the Rays' 4-0 win Saturday actually took place the night before.An RBI single that snapped an 0-for-12 and a second hit two winnings later in Friday's game restored ...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Greg Auman answers your questions about NFL’s investigation into Jameis Winston

Greg Auman answers your questions about NFL’s investigation into Jameis Winston

There are many unanswered questions and unresolved discrepancies to the story of Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston and the March 2016 Uber ride in Arizona that led to him facing a three-game suspension to start the upcoming season.The Bucs won't commen...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Tampa Bay Tech wins Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tournament

Tampa Bay Tech wins Battle of the Bay 7-on-7 tournament

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech lost some significant players from an offense that averaged more than 40 points per game last season.The biggest departures were in the passing game. Mike Penix, the Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay offensive player of the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Authorities find

Authorities find "inmate" who walked away from Bilirakis event

The 23-year-old man who authorities said walked away from a New Port Richey political event while under supervision of a treatment center on Saturday has been located.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office described Nicholas Moore, 23, as both an "inmate"...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays team up to beat Yankees again, 4-0

Rays team up to beat Yankees again, 4-0

ST. PETERSBURG – A strong start by Wilmer Font, a team effort by the bullpen and big hits by rookie infielders Willy Adames and Jake Bauers led the Rays to a second straight win over the Yankees on Saturday, 4-0.In what was supposed to be anoth...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Will this be Jameis Winston’s last season in a Bucs uniform?

Will this be Jameis Winston’s last season in a Bucs uniform?

A t his introductory news conference after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Bucs in 2015, Jameis Winston said to judge him on his actions moving forward."Actions speak so much louder than words, or what they may have read or what they may have hear...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Rays Tales: Why ‘trades’ and ‘prospects’ are always in same conversation

Besides the continual evolution of their intriguing pitching plan, the primary topics of conversation for the Rays over the next several weeks will be trades and prospects. And not mutually exclusively.Some sooner than others, the Rays are going to c...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

Lightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pick

The Lightning is on the board in the 2018 NHL draft, using their first pick — 59th overall in the second round — on Gabriel Fortier, an undersize left wing from Quebec."I spoke with them a couple of times, so I knew there was an interest,...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Newly discovered, 550 million-year old fossil named after Obama

Recent actions by the Trump administration - a wave of unprecedentedly large family separations at the border, aggressive trade-war-fueling tariffs and rebukes of allies - have made some feel as though the Barack Obama presidency was an unrecognizabl...
Updated: 7 hours ago