Wednesday, November 22, 2017
News Roundup

The Tampa Bay social scene, June 14 and looking ahead

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Rays on the Runway

Wives of the Tampa Bay Rays will present the seventh annual "Rays on the Runway" fashion show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. The event features clothing from Saks Fifth Avenue, a cocktail reception and opportunities to meet Rays players. General admission is $125 adults, $75 children 17 and younger; patron is $250 adults, $125 children 17 and younger (includes reserved runway seating and baseball for autographs). childrensdreamfund.org/events.

Rays Lunch

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast will host the third annual Tampa Bay Rays Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the group's headquarters, 7790 61st St. N, Pinellas Park. The event is part of a nationwide focus on positive adult mentors and will feature Rays players, media personalities and management. $50. bgcsun.org. (727) 638-5181.

Mixer with a heart

Girl's Night to Give will present a casual evening of caring, sipping and sampling to benefit the Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35. Reservations accepted through Friday. [email protected]; (727) 480-4560.

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Man charged with homicide a year after head-on crash

Man charged with homicide a year after head-on crash

TAMPA — Esther Jean, 31, died in a head-on crash nine days before her 32nd birthday. More than a year later, the man who survived has been charged with vehicular homicide. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office brought charges against Jacob Robin ...
Updated: 8 minutes ago

Hernando deputies make arrest after finding body of dead woman Wednesday

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who they say killed a woman.Joshua Carroll, 32, faces a charge of second-degree murder.Deputies found the body of the woman, who was not identified, at 15013 Old St...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Tampa husband gets life, wife 40 years for sexual assault on 7-year-old

Tampa husband gets life, wife 40 years for sexual assault on 7-year-old

TAMPA — The mother of a 7-year-old girl stood weeping in a federal courtroom, demanding lifelong prison sentences for the Tampa couple who sexually assaulted her daughter while the girl’s own father took videos and pictures. "I don’t want my child to...
Updated: 14 minutes ago

Mother and two children hit by car in Tampa

TAMPA — A mother of two was in critical condition Wednesday night after a car struck her and her two children as they attempted to cross S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa police said. Police said the mom tried to cross the six-lane road near W Wyoming just...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

SOCom asking rifle makers for single weapon to serve many sniper roles

When Ryan Cleckner was an Army Ranger sniper in Afghanistan, he had as many as nine rifles he would use in different situations. But whenever a mission would evolve quickly, he would have to choose which ones to lug onto a helicopter. Even narrowing ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says team has not turned the corner yet

Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says team has not turned the corner yet

TAMPA — The Bucs have some positive momentum with back-to-back wins, but DT Gerald McCoy said it’s too soon to say his 4-6 team has turned a corner."We haven’t turned a corner yet," McCoy said Wednesday, preparing for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. "It’s ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

TAMPA — Born into the civil rights movement, Alton Maurice White Sr. embraced it as his own while playing college football in Tallahassee.He brought his passion home to Tampa and, for decades, played a guiding role in advancing the cause.By his count...
Updated: 1 hour ago
As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

As rules change, many Florida immigrants face a choice: Do they stay or go?

Lys Isma was born in Haiti, but she’s used to driving in Miami with a license, going to college, and living without fear of being deported.The Florida International University biology student has lived in Florida since she was nine months old. Undocu...
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Six years and counting: Allegiant Air reaches agreement with flight attendants

Six years and counting: Allegiant Air reaches agreement with flight attendants

ST. PETERSBURG — After six years of negotiations, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air and its flight attendants union reached a tentative contract to improve worker pay and benefits and solidify airline policies."We feel like it’s an agreement that is cert...
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Workers at luxury St. Pete condo tower say they are owed thousands

Workers at luxury St. Pete condo tower say they are owed thousands

ST. PETERSBURG — Nearly three dozen workers at ONE St. Petersburg, a luxury condo tower under construction in the heart of downtown, haven’t been paid in weeks and are owed thousands of dollars.With the holidays nearing, some of the men say they are ...
Updated: 2 hours ago