Monday, June 25, 2018
News Roundup

Morning Watch: St. Petersburg Diocese names replacement for retiring Bishop Robert Lynch

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

PARKES TO SUCCEED LYNCH AS BISHOP OF DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG

The Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

The Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes on Monday was named the new bishop for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Parkes, bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, succeeds Robert N. Lynch, head of the Diocese of St. Petersburg since 1996, according to a news release. He will be introduced during a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

TRUMP BACK IN NEW YORK TO FILL MORE VACANCIES WHILE RECOUNT DISTRACTION LOOMS

With his return to New York, President-elect Donald Trump faces a pressing need to set more of the foundation blocks of his presidency in place by filling vacancies for secretary of state and other top posts. Distraction looms, however, much of it created by the president-elect himself, whose extraordinary claims of widespread voter fraud during a 12-hour Twitter offensive on Sunday cast a shadow over the legitimacy of an election that he actually won.

HILLSBOROUGH FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE ODESSA MOBILE HOME BLAZE; ONE HOSPITALIZED

One person was hospitalized after a fire at an Odessa mobile home early Monday morning. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the fire occurred at the 17100 block of Golf Vista Court. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEK

It's officially the holiday season, and networks have filled their schedules to the brim with festive specials and Christmas classics. Hallmark has been airing Christmas movies since early November, and Freeform starts its 25 Days of Christmas on Dec. 1. Here are our suggestions for must-watch shows this week.

The Head and the Heart

97X NEXT BIG THING SCHEDULE: SET TIMES FOR THE 1975, PHANTOGRAM, KONGOS AND MORE

Saturday brings one of the biggest events on the Tampa Bay live music calendar: 97X Next Big Thing, the 13-hour alternative extravaganza at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. With 14 bands on the lineup, it can be tough to know when to arrive -- until 97X unveils its schedule and set times, that is. That day has now come, thanks to the official 97X mobile app.

'BARRY,' 'FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK' AND MORE COMING TO NETFLIX IN DECEMBER

Happy holidays to us all. There are some delightful additions to the Netflix lineup coming this month, from early '90s kid favorites to Netflix original movies and exclusives. Here are our top picks.

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Ex-Bucs DE Keith McCants arrested, facing cocaine charge

Ex-Bucs DE Keith McCants arrested, facing cocaine charge

Former Alabama star and Bucs defensive end Keith McCants was arrested in St. Petersburg early Monday morning and is facing a felony charge of possession of crack cocaine, according to arrest records.McCants, 50, was arrested by the Pinellas County Sh...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Tampa man faces murder charge in hit-and-run that killed father during family bike ride

Tampa man faces murder charge in hit-and-run that killed father during family bike ride

TAMPA ó A Tampa man faces charges , including premeditated first-degree murder, following his arrest Sunday night in a hit-and-run that killed a father and left his 3-year-old son seriously injured while on a family bike ride earlier in the afternoon...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: Arrest made in New Tampa hit-and-run; who will pay for their name on proposed Rays park in Ybor?; Rays complete series sweep of Yankees

The Daystarter: Arrest made in New Tampa hit-and-run; who will pay for their name on proposed Rays park in Ybor?; Rays complete series sweep of Yankees

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today. † • We’ll have another wet day to start the week, with widespread afternoon and evening thundershowers, according to 10Weather WTSP. High temperatures should top out near ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
PolitiFact Florida: Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelsonís record on Social Security, Medicare

PolitiFact Florida: Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelsonís record on Social Security, Medicare

A new ad portrays Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as a career politician who doesnít have the backs of senior citizens.The New Republican PAC, which is backing Gov. Rick Scott in Floridaís closely watched Senate race, released a 30-second ad criticizing ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
What name would a new Rays stadium carry? Itís a multi-million dollar question

What name would a new Rays stadium carry? Itís a multi-million dollar question

TAMPA ó Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Wrigley are ballparks whose names are woven into the lore of Americaís national pastime.Petco Park and Guaranteed Rate Field? Not so much.The trade-off for that clunky corporate handle is typically an annual payout ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The pros and cons of Tom Jurich as potential USF AD candidate

The pros and cons of Tom Jurich as potential USF AD candidate

Former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich has emerged as a legitimate candidate to take over USF, as our Joey Knight reported late last week.Despite the chatter around USF and in the industry, I'm skeptical; I wouldn't be surprised if the Bulls'...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Hooper: Michelle Obamaís 2016 clarion call needs to be heard today

When they go low, we go high.Those words drew an astounding amount of applause when then First Lady Michelle Obama delivered them at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.Yet some people treat the statement as merely the basis of a good meme, inste...
Published: 06/25/18
Wondering what St. Pete is up to? Check the cityís data yourself

Wondering what St. Pete is up to? Check the cityís data yourself

ST. PETERSBURG ó Maybe you want to track your tree-trimming request. Or see what kind of water mains were worked on last month. Or check how many police calls came from downtown on a recent Thursday before 4 p.m. (The answer is 25.)Now city residents...
Published: 06/25/18
Norwegian Airlines offers direct flights from Tampa to London-Gatwick

Norwegian Airlines offers direct flights from Tampa to London-Gatwick

TAMPA ó Norwegian Airlines announced Monday it will start direct flights twice a week between Tampa International Airport and London Gatwick effective Oct. 31, giving Tampa International Airport another much-desired international flight.Bookings were...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Office building demolition at Midtown Tampa site proves tougher than expected

Office building demolition at Midtown Tampa site proves tougher than expected

TAMPA ó Stripped to the girders, the old Bromley office building looked about as substantial as fish bones on a dinner plate.But the 5-story structure proved Sunday it still had a surprising amount of fight left in it.A demolition team had planned to...
Updated: 1 hour ago