Friday, May 25, 2018
News Roundup

Morning Watch: Cool weather won't last; is Santa legend naughty or nice?; motorcyclist dies in crash; everything new on Netflix

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FORECAST: COOLER WEATHER WON'T LAST FOR CHRISTMAS

Winter is officially here, though it may not quite feel like it Tampa Bay. Though a slightly cooler start Wednesday morning welcomes the first day of winter, temperatures will still climb to the mid 70s by the afternoon and will get even warmer heading into Christmas over the weekend, 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey said.

IS IT NAUGHTY OR NICE TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS?

In a culture so permeated by the big guy with the white beard, all parents — even the ones who aren't Christian — have to, at some point, consider having a talk with their kids about Santa Claus. Is encouraging children to believe in him naughty or nice? A lie or a cherished tradition?

GERMAN POLICE SEARCH FOR NEW SUSPECT IN DEADLY CHRISTMAS MARKET ATTACK

German police were staging a manhunt for a male asylum seeker with Tunisian papers in connection to this week's deadly assault on a Berlin Christmas market following the discovery of a critical piece of evidence, according to a senior law enforcement official on Wednesday.

MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN CRASH IN SEMINOLE

An Indian Rocks Beach man died early Wednesday morning when he was ejected from a motorcycle after losing control of the bike and striking a guardrail in Seminole, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

"E.T." is among the titles coming to Netflix in January.

HERE'S EVERYTHING NEW AND OLD COMING TO NETFLIX

Netflix starts the new year off right with a bounty of new seasons, movies and originals like A Series of Unfortunate Events and a fresh adaptation of the Norman Lear classic, One Day at a Time. Our top picks for what's coming to the streaming service giant in the coming month. 

WHAT IS HOSTING THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WORTH TO TAMPA BAY'S ECONOMY?

Depending on whom you talk to, place it somewhere near $300 million on the high end down to… well, practically nothing. David J. Berri, a sports economist and economics professor at Southern Utah University, scoffs at the promise of a huge economic generator on Jan. 9 when the big game comes to Raymond James Stadium.

U.S. ELECTION VOTED TOP NEWS STORY OF 2016 IN ANNUAL AP POLL

The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to the Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

SHARE YOUR COMPLAINTS FOR 2016

In honor of Festivus, the made-up celebration from Seinfeld, we want you to air your grievances about the last year to us, and we'll publish the best ones on Dec. 23. Share your best gripes here.

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Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough deserved better Friday. But the offense didn't offer much, allowing the Orioles to escape with a 2-0 victory before an announced crowd of 11,354 at Tropicana Field."It ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

TAMPA — Captain Steven Stamkos said the Lightning's window for contending for a Stanley Cup championship is not closing."I think it's wide open," he said Thursday, one day after the Lightning lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final to the C...
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Editorial: Welcome Bayshore changes still can’t stop bad judgment

Editorial: Welcome Bayshore changes still can’t stop bad judgment

It’s human nature in following any tragedy to imagine: How could this have been prevented? On that score, the city of Tampa responded appropriately to the deaths this week of a mother and her toddler whom police say were hit by a teenage driver racin...
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In federal trial, jury finds Hernando deputies’ actions justified

In federal trial, jury finds Hernando deputies’ actions justified

TAMPA — Michael Bratt told a story.He said that Hernando County sheriff’s deputies attacked him in his home early one morning eight years ago, beat him severely on his front lawn, and continued the assault as they took him to a hospital.But another s...
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Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

The 18-year-old who was arrested this week after police said he was racing when he fatally struck a young mother pushing her stroller across Bayshore Boulevard was back in jail on Friday night.Cameron Herrin, 18, was arrested on a second count of veh...
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The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
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Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
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Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
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For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...
Updated: 6 hours ago