Saturday, September 22, 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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For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

After a crushing defeat Thursday and Friday's bounceback win, the Rays take on the Blue Jays again today, first pitch 4:07.OF Austin Meadows, who made an impressive showing coming off the bench on Friday gets his first start today in rightfield. Mead...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27

TAMPA — The decision was made as soon as Hillsborough got the ball back. Trailing by a touchdown with just over four minutes remaining against Tampa Bay Tech, the Terriers had the ball on their own 6-yard line.They hadn't been able to move the ...
Updated: 30 minutes ago
Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

Football: Clearwater 34, Mitchell 7

TRINITY — What at first looked like a defensive stalemate between Clearwater and Mitchell quickly turned into a rout.Clearwater had revenge on its mind Friday night after a 45-28 loss to Mitchell last year during the the regular season. The Tor...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas Park man killed in rollover crash near Feather Sound

Pinellas Park man killed in rollover crash near Feather Sound

ST. PETERSBURG — A 47-year-old Pinellas Park man died Friday night after his pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic, rolled over and ejected him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Troopers said the crash took place at 7:15 p.m. at Feather So...
Updated: 2 hours ago
USF’s Kitija Laksa begins play in FIBA Women’s World Cup

USF’s Kitija Laksa begins play in FIBA Women’s World Cup

Before resuming her assault on USF's record books, Kitija Laksa will try to make history with her homeland.A native of Riga, Latvia, Laksa begins play with her native country this morning in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain.Latvia is ma...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

Football: Largo 35, Countryside 0

LARGO — The offense was relentless and merciless Friday night, but that has been the case a lot recently. Largo is scoring points in bunches and getting contributions from everyone. Add in a defense that has been smothering, as well as a special team...
Published: 09/22/18
How do you explain active shooters to a first-grader? For educators, school safety is a ‘work in progress.’

How do you explain active shooters to a first-grader? For educators, school safety is a ‘work in progress.’

Active assailant. Run-hide-fight. Barricade the classroom. The language of preventing a shooting like the one this year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is often filled with terms that can stir up fear in students, often out of necessity.But f...
Published: 09/22/18
Doby needed surgery. It cost $10,000. Twitter to the rescue.

Doby needed surgery. It cost $10,000. Twitter to the rescue.

Two full-time University of South Florida students found themselves with a $10,000 bill to keep their beloved mutt Doby alive. So they turned to the Internet.Twitter to the rescue — for once.It started Sept. 15, when USF student Sarah Marie Grassi le...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays bounce back big after a debacle

Rays bounce back big after a debacle

TORONTO — The way the Rays played Friday — all nine innings, lesson learned — in beating the Jays 11-3 provided the best answer on how, or even if, they could rebound from the crushing loss the night before that all but ended their ...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Football: Sickles 7, Freedom 3

TAMPA — Sickles needed a goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to escape Freedom 7-3 on Homecoming and remain in the hunt for a Class 7A, District 8 title.Gryphons coach Patrick Murphy knew that facing the Patriots would be a battle. Freedom (1-...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 09/22/18