Tuesday, July 17, 2018
News Roundup

Hands of help after Harvey

At left, Carl Lundy and Daryl Hettick, maintenance workers at the Salvation Army Davis Street facility in Jacksonville, give area commander Maj. Rob Vincent boxes of food and supplies as they stock a mobile kitchen on Monday for a trip to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Above, Salvation Army property manager Carlos Pineiro packs powdered drink mix into coolers for the trip to Texas. Pineiro is part of a two-person team that will deliver the goods.

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Blake Snell settles down after giving up homer in All-Star Game

Blake Snell settles down after giving up homer in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — Blake Snell's first All-Star experience started with, well, a bang.The first pitch the Rays left-hander threw, a 98 mph fastball, was knocked over the leftfield wall by Cubs catcher Willson Contreras.Snell seemed a bit unsettled in...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
All-Star Game journal: Injured Wilson Ramos enjoys experience

All-Star Game journal: Injured Wilson Ramos enjoys experience

WASHINGTON — A strained hamstring kept Rays C Wilson Ramos from playing in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but not enjoying the experience of being there.Ramos, who played seven seasons with the Nationals, seemed to be cheered at every turn. Fans did ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Train crashes into SUV in Dade City, injuring one

Train crashes into SUV in Dade City, injuring one

DADE CITY — One person was seriously injured when a train struck a sport-utility vehicle on Tuesday along the train tracks near U.S. 301, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.The incident took place near the 37900 block of Vitality Way. The incident...
Updated: 4 hours ago
MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues...
Updated: 4 hours ago
SEC media days: Can Dan Mullen fix Florida Gators’ broken foundation?

SEC media days: Can Dan Mullen fix Florida Gators’ broken foundation?

ATLANTA — When coach Dan Mullen evaluated the 4-7 Gators team he inherited, he saw a problem bigger than its quarterback play and more damning than a defense that produced the worst statistical season since World War II.He saw a program wi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tash: Newsprint tariffs are hurting newspapers, local communities

Tash: Newsprint tariffs are hurting newspapers, local communities

Editor’s note: Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times and Times Publishing Co., spoke Tuesday before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington. The commission is considering whether to make permanent the recently imposed tarif...
Updated: 5 hours ago
SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)

SWAT team, K-9’s and bomb squad drill at Strawberry Crest High to prevent next mass shooting (w/video)

DOVER — Carlos Gonzalez, the head of custodians at Strawberry Crest High School, sat in his golf cart Tuesday morning as the Hillsborough County sheriff’s aerial unit circled in a helicopter above, casting long, jagged shadows on the football field b...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Updated: 5 hours ago
Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees with liquor bottle

Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees with liquor bottle

CLEARWATER — A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday on allegations that he stole a car, ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, according to Clearwater police.The crash took place at S Keene Road and Druid Road. After the crash, police said ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

Clearwater man charged with using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus

CLEARWATER — A 67-year-old man is accused of using a forklift to pin his girlfriend against a bus, according to Clearwater police.Colin Lee Showard, faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with the Sunday night incident which took place al...
Updated: 5 hours ago