Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Morning watch: Conway gets administration post; 'suspicious materials found'; Bolts' Bishop out 3-4 weeks; search continues for Berlin suspect

Kellyanne Conway, who served as Donald Trump's campaign manager and as a senior adviser to the president-elect's transition team, will join the White House as counselor to the president. Conway, who has publicly grappled with whether to join the administration or to lead an outside political group to help Trump, will be part of the senior leadership team in the West Wing with responsibility for messaging and other priorities.

'SUSPICIOUS MATERIALS' FOUND IN HOME WHERE MAN COLLAPSED; SON ARRESTED

Fumes that may have caused a man to collapse inside a New Port Richey subdivision led to the arrest of the man's son, who is being considered a "potential terrorist," according to Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. When deputies arrived at the home, they noticed "suspicious materials" inside the bedroom of Sherif Elganainy. Deputies tried to take him into custody, but he fought back, the Sheriff's Office said, breaking one deputy's hand and hitting another deputy in the head.

LIGHTNING LOSES BISHOP 3-4 WEEKS TO INJURY

Andrei Vasilevskiy gets his first extended chance to be a No. 1 goalie now that Ben Bishop is out three to four weeks with a lower-body injury, the Lightning said. Kristers Gudlevskis was called up from AHL Syracuse and is expected to back up Vasilevskiy, starting tonight against the Blues at Amalie Arena.

EUROPE SCRAMBLES TO FIND SUSPECT IN BERLIN ATTACK

Nearly three days after the deadly attack in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured 48 others, the market in the center of the German capital reopened, with concrete blocks in place at the roadside to provide extra security. At the same time, authorities across Europe scrambled to track down a Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into the market, as one of his brothers urged him to surrender.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

Want to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship in Tampa next month? As of Wednesday, about 400 of the 1,900 volunteer shifts scheduled for the event were still open. Those interested can sign up for multiple shifts doing everything from greeting fans at the airport to serving beverages along the Tampa Riverwalk. However, volunteers won't be working at the game.

MALNOURISHED CHILDREN LIVING IN CAR OUTSIDE WALMART; PARENTS ARRESTED

A deputy said he was on a routine patrol in when he spotted a blue Toyota in a Walmart parking lot. It wasn't the look of the vehicle that caught his attention but the smell emanating from it — an odor "similar to that of homeless camps," he said.

BOWEN: NUMBERS TELL THE STORY OF OUR LIVES

Pasco County residents go about their individual lives, working, playing, commuting, making money and spending it, too. Visitors stay at hotels and hit the parks and beaches. Local governments keep everything running. By year's end, all those everyday tasks add up. Times columnist C.T. Bowen takes a look at the numbers.

WHAT'S COMING TO HULU IN JANUARY?

Aside from new winter shows heading to Hulu after their respective premiere dates, the streaming site is also getting some cartoon classics, 1980s and 1990s pop culture favorites and a new season of the critical darling, The Path, in January.

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Scenes from Monday night’s game: Rally falls just short in Buc’s loss to Steelers

Scenes from Monday night’s game: Rally falls just short in Buc’s loss to Steelers

Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the Bucs veteran quarterback rallied the Bucs to within a field goal with touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans in the second half.Unf...
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Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

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Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

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Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

TAMPA — Monday night belonged to Tony Dungy. The former Bucs coach was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dungy's first NFL team.If it seemed strange that an NFL club would honor a ma...
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Rays journal: Sound familiar? Yankees make Monday a ‘Bullpen Day’

Rays journal: Sound familiar? Yankees make Monday a ‘Bullpen Day’

ST. PETERSBURG — In an effort to line up their pitching staff for the postseason, the Yankees stole a page out of the Rays playbook Monday night. New York designated the game  a "bullpen day" and did it ever use its bullpen.RHP Jonathan Ho...
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Playoffs gone but goals aren’t for Rays to finish season

Playoffs gone but goals aren’t for Rays to finish season

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays' postseason hopes, as unlikely as they had seemed, officially ended with Monday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees, manager Kevin Cash speaking for many saying they should be proud of what they did.And that doesn't mean they do...
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Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

Bucs’ second-half rally falls just short in 30-27 loss to Steelers

TAMPA — Ryan Fitzpatrick's magic seemed to wear off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he had enough tricks to make it interesting.Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the B...
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Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Bucs-Steelers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 30-27 loss

Here's a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday:3-9Bucs' record in games in which they inducted someone into their Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. They last won when they inducted quarterback Doug Williams on De...
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High school scoreboard for Monday, September 24

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Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

Deputy's wife texted 'Kirk has lost his mind' before murder-suicide, friend says

LAND O’LAKES — Samantha Keithley sent a series of disturbing text messages late Sunday, complaining about her husband to a longtime friend.“Kirk has lost his mind Kristin,” she wrote in one text to friend Kristin Kellin. &...
Updated: 7 hours ago