Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Morning Watch: Manhunt continues in Orlando while city mourns deaths of law enforcement officers

Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

MANHUNT CONTINUES; ORLANDO MOURNS DEATHS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday morning for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside a Wal-Mart. The manhunt itself has led to the death of a sheriff's deputy in a traffic accident and the injury of another officer. Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, 42, was killed outside the Wal-Mart store in northwest Orlando early Monday, and Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy 1st Class Norman Lewis was killed more than two hours later in a crash while responding to a manhunt for Markeith Loyd, 41.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS HOME TO CHICAGO TO SAY FAREWELL TO THE NATION

For President Barack Obama, Chicago remains a potent mix of his past and his future, and on Tuesday night he will return to lay down a critical mile marker of his presidency, seeking to address both the past and the future. The president will make his final case for why the change he promised in 2008 is a reality that will continue to unfold despite the battering his party suffered in the November elections.

FORECAST: COOL START, BUT WARMING TREND CONTINUES ACROSS TAMPA BAY

A much warmer week is ahead for Tampa Bay as temperatures continue to rise following last weekend's cold snap. While Tuesday morning starts off cool, with temperatures in the 50s, conditions quickly warm back up to the low to mid 70s by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey.

JEB BUSH MAKES CASE FOR TRUMP'S EDUCATION SECRETARY PICK

Jeb Bush is making a push for Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Education, arguing Betsy DeVos will be an advocate for school choice. Bush writes in a letter to leaders of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that he has known DeVos for more than 20 years — in recent years she has served on the board of Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education — and that DeVos "has become the voice of mothers and fathers who for too long have lacked one in America's education system."

BAKER'S DOZEN: WRAPPING UP A THRILLING COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

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Jauan Jennings of the Tennessee Volunteers runs into the end zone with a 67-yard touchdown reception against the Florida Gators in the fourth quarter at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Florida 38-28.

With the college football season (sadly) over, Matt Baker looks back at another thrilling year. Here are his favorite moments, games and memories from a season that ended with Monday's College Football Playoff national title game at Raymond James Stadium.

HOMETEAM 25: GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

Which is the top girls baskeball team in Tampa Bay? Rodney Page offers his rankings.

CLUB, DRINKS BAR AT HERNANDO LOSER ARE ALL ABOUT NUTRITION

Losing never tasted so good or served up so many rewards as at Hernando Loser, a nutrition club retailer that's enjoying a typical New Year's resolution rush to healthier eating. spreading the healthy lifestyle word and welcoming the public in for a taste.

FOOD HACK: HOW TO EASILY AND QUICKLY PEEL GARLIC

Check out this video, showing a fun way to peel garlic in less than 10 seconds.

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Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

TAMPA — Shaquem Griffin wakes up knowing each day will be better than the last and barely unable to wait until tomorrow."It's just a whirlwind,'' Griffin said.On Thursday, he will walk the red carpet with his family, including his twin brother,...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

Clearwater Central Catholic tops Dunedin Spring Tournament host in extra innings

DUNEDIN — After losing a four-run lead thanks to a bad sixth inning, it would have been easy for Clearwater Central Catholic to fold against Dunedin in the final of the 49th annual Dunedin Spring Tournament. But quality relief pitching from Gar...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Span, Rays top Twins in 10 innings

Span, Rays top Twins in 10 innings

ST. PETERSBURG — Roughly four hours before taking the field against his former team Friday, Rays outfielder Denard Span spoke admirably about the Minnesota Twins, their organization in general, even hometown icon Joe Mauer.But business is busin...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

BRANDON — Ryan McDonagh blocks shots. He competes for pucks in the corners and wins those battles. He moves the puck up the ice well. He can join the rush. He can shoot from the blue line. He kills penalties."It was a great pickup by (Lightning...
Updated: 8 hours ago

High school scoreboard for April 20

Friday’s scoreboardSoftballSpringstead 15, Central 0
Updated: 9 hours ago
St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

St. Pete says discharge never reached the bay. Its own report says otherwise.

ST. PETERSBURG — The city said not one of the 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water released on Jan. 18 reached Tampa Bay.There was no mention of the waste released from the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility ever reaching the bay in the city’s notice...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Nicole Leary and Taylor Redington stood outside St. Petersburg High School on Friday morning with parents and protesters who had gathered with bullhorns and signs. In a few minutes they would lead about 70 students on a walk to City Hall, joining oth...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Deputies: Woman in road rage incident targeted ... a school bus?

Deputies: Woman in road rage incident targeted ... a school bus?

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for a woman accused of blocking a special needs school bus with her car, getting out and banging and kicking on the bus door until she broke the glass.And there were four children inside, deputies said, as she shouted a...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn’t play in Game 5

Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn’t play in Game 5

BRANDON – Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen had not traveled to Tampa as of Friday afternoon, according to coach John Hynes, and his availability for Game 5 Saturday against the Lightning is in doubt.Hynes, however, did not rule out Vatan...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

Plan to entice developers to help pay for Rays ballpark hits speed bump

TAMPA — Private developers would bear much of the cost of a new Rays stadium in Ybor City under a plan Hillsborough County officials are putting together.Developers would benefit by cashing in on commercial, retail and other construction around a ne...
Updated: 11 hours ago