Sunday, November 19, 2017
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AT&T volunteers HELP PACE: AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer network of current and former employees, delivered a carload of school supplies and personal items to the PACE Center for Girls in Pinellas Park. PACE offers education, counseling and support services to girls who are failing in school, struggling with substance abuse or combating unhealthy relationships.

In photo, back row: Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger; PACE board member Kay Dillinger; AT&T volunteer Jimmy Weldon; AT&T regional manager Andrew Hall; Rep. Chris Latvala; AT&T regional manager Ed Narain; Rep. Dwight Dudley; and AT&T volunteer Colten Slagg.

Sun Country Cleaners donates sale proceeds to PARC: Dan Madine, left, chief operations officer of Sun Country Cleaners, presented PARC president Karen Higgins and board member Bob Byelick with a check for more than $16,000 from Sun Country's unclaimed clothing sale last month. Almost 3,300 items were sold during the event. All proceeds from the sale went to PARC, a nonprofit agency supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sun County Cleaners has donated more than $100,000 to the organization since the sales began.

All Children's named top performer in caring for childhood asthma: All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine was named a top performer on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. All Children's was the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to be recognized for its exemplary performance in children's asthma care. Top-performing hospitals announced in this year's report achieved at least 95 percent compliance with best practice processes of care in one or more areas during the 2014 calendar year. All Children's was one of four Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliates to be named a top performer.

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Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Till...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Small plane crashes in Clearwater, pilot and passenger uninjured

Small plane crashes in Clearwater, pilot and passenger uninjured

CLEARWATER — Deputies are investigating a small plane crash Sunday morning near the intersection of Sunset Point Road and Keene Road. A pilot and passenger were uninjured in the accident, which happened at 10:23 a.m., according to the Pinellas County...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Live blog: Bucs at Dolphins

Live blog: Bucs at Dolphins

Follow our live coverage of the Bucs’ game against the Miami Dolphins this afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. You’ll find news, analysis, photos, video and more from Times reporters, columnists and photographers — all in real time. View...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Forecast: Cold front to bring rain, wind gusts to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Cold front to bring rain, wind gusts to Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — A warm Sunday will be threatened by a few afternoon rain showers and wind gusts up to 20 mph, forecasters predict. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatu...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sunday morning QB, playoff edition

Sunday morning QB, playoff edition

Player of the Week | Michael Penix Jr., Tampa Bay TechPenix, a Tennessee commit, has been good all season and it seems as if he’s getting even better in the playoffs. On Friday night against Palmetto in the Class 7A region semifinals, he was too ...
Published: 11/19/17

Published: 11/18/17
Lightning finds its game too late, loses to Islanders

Lightning finds its game too late, loses to Islanders

TAMPA — The firepower showed up in the third period.Yanni Gourde and Ondrej Palat scored 13 seconds apart. Gourde scored again.Suddenly it was a one-goal game, and the Lightning appeared on its way to one of those comeback wins that would be remember...
Published: 11/18/17
No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeaten

No. 14 UCF rolls Temple 45-19, heads to War on I-4 unbeaten

PHILADELPHIA — There were so many reasons for UCF coach Scott Frost to worry about his team’s focus. With a huge game against USF looming, playing an improving Temple team in a stadium where the empty seats outnumbered the filled ones by about a 3-1 ...
Published: 11/18/17
Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

Gerald McCoy to Ndamukong Suh: ‘Let them remember us’

TAMPA — In the spring of 2010, one of the biggest debates during the week leading up to the NFL draft was which defensive tackle would be selected first: Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh or Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.Both figured to be highly productive NFL pla...
Published: 11/18/17
No. 2 Miami finishes on 30-0 run, tops Virginia 44-28

No. 2 Miami finishes on 30-0 run, tops Virginia 44-28

MIAMI — After Miami clinched the first Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division crown in program history, upset the then-No. 3 team in the country, claimed one of the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings and after many of the nat...
Published: 11/18/17