Saturday, October 20, 2018
News Roundup

Speaker brings Drive to Save Lives to Wharton

TAMPA — Cara Filler, the founder of the Drive to Save Lives Tour, spoke to Wharton High School students Monday about the possible outcomes from making a bad decision.

The Drive to Save Lives Tour addresses some of the choices some teens make involving distracted driving or driving too fast.

Filler was personally affected by someone making bad choices when her twin sister, Mairin, was killed in a car accident the day after their 18th birthday.

On Oct. 1, a new law banning texting and driving goes into effect in Florida.

 
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ESPN’s College GameDay headed to Florida-Georgia

ESPN’s College GameDay headed to Florida-Georgia

The biggest Florida-Georgia game in years will have the pregame hype to match the high stakes.ESPN's College GameDay will be in Jacksonville for the annual rivalry game, the network announced Saturday evening. The SEC Network's pregame show, SEC Nati...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
USF’s messy, at times ugly, but still perfect

USF’s messy, at times ugly, but still perfect

TAMPA — They're not Alabama. Oh, are they not Alabama.They might not even be UCF.The USF Bulls are the least-respected unbeaten team in Division I-A, and they're also second banana in the AAC to those perfect scoundrels 80 miles down I-4.And th...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Nick Kelly’s takeways from Saturday’s Lightning-Wild game

Nick Kelly’s takeways from Saturday’s Lightning-Wild game

Having won only twice all time in Minnesota, the Lightning needed to start fast to quiet the crowd in what coach Jon Cooper called one of the three toughest NHL buildings in which to play. Ryan Callahan accomplished that with his goal in the first th...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
Without Milton, No. 10 UCF beats ECU 37-10 for 20th straight

Without Milton, No. 10 UCF beats ECU 37-10 for 20th straight

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Darriel Mack Jr. stepped in for Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton and rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and No. 10 UCF forced five turnovers in beating East Carolina 37-10 for its 20th straight victory. Nate Evans returned...
Updated: 1 hour ago
No. 21 USF escapes with 38-30 win over UConn

No. 21 USF escapes with 38-30 win over UConn

TAMPA — USF entered Saturday evening's homecoming contest against Connecticut needing not so much a statement game as a satisfying one, just a feel-good effort following a sequence of close, concerning ones.Problem is, these Bulls never can fol...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Woman, 20, killed by falling palm tree on Egmont Key

ST. PETERSBURG — A 20-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon at Egmont Key Park when a palm tree fell on her, according to Hillsborough deputies.Isabel Melendez was lying in a hammock about 4 p.m. on the island, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offi...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida State climbing under Willie Taggart, but ‘Noles still have a long way to go

Florida State climbing under Willie Taggart, but ‘Noles still have a long way to go

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State's 38-17 comeback win over Wake Forest on Saturday was a nice way to start the second half of coach Willie Taggart's inaugural season.It was certainly better than how the first half went — with a 21-point home d...
Updated: 3 hours ago
FSU journal: Tackle for loss becomes moment to reflect

FSU journal: Tackle for loss becomes moment to reflect

TALLAHASSEE — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Michael destroyed his Panama City home, Florida State LB Janarius Robinson was just happy to be back on the field and able to contribute.He did more than that Saturday.Robinson recorded a career...
Updated: 3 hours ago
In letter to Christ the King church, Bishop Parkes outlines actions taken over abuse allegation

In letter to Christ the King church, Bishop Parkes outlines actions taken over abuse allegation

TAMPA — The Diocese of St. Petersburg knew nothing about allegations that a priest sexually abused a child at Christ the King Catholic Church at any time during the three years the priest was assigned there, Bishop Gregory Parkes told parishioners at...
Updated: 4 hours ago
McKenzie Milton out of starting lineup for No. 10 UCF at ECU

McKenzie Milton out of starting lineup for No. 10 UCF at ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton did not start at quarterback on Saturday night for No. 10 UCF at East Carolina. Team spokesman Andy Seeley said only that it was a game-time decision by coach Josh Heupel. Darriel Mack Jr. mad...
Updated: 4 hours ago