Tuesday, September 25, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Expect sunny skies today — and Pearl Jam; also, a new tool that could save your life in a car accident

Temperatures should start creeping upas the work week gets off to a start, according to 10Weather WTSP. High pressure will be the dominant player in our weather pattern resulting in sunny, dry, and above average temps for Monday and Tuesday.

• A New Port Richey man saw one too many cases of people drowning after driving their cars into a pond or lake, so he designed a cross that hangs on a car's rear view mirror, but that doubles as a tool to cut your seat belt and bash your window should you ever be in that awful predicament. Our reporter Thad Moore talked to him about the idea and how he plans to promote it.

• Secretary of State John Kerry and the other foreign ministers of the Group of Seven continue their meetings in Hiroshima, Japan, site of an atomic bombing during World War II. The discussions include how to defeat the Islamic State group.

• Before Pearl Jam takes the stage tonight in Tampa's Amalie Arena, read here why our pop music critic Jay Cridlin says they are a lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year: A pre-Internet behemoth whose music and videos shaped pop culture, and who consistently stuck to their artistic values.

• Get out your calendar and plan your week. Here are the the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including Spamalot as this year's American Stage in the Park production, Clearwater's Sugar Sand Festival of sculpting and the Mainsail Art Festival returns.

• It's Mock Draft Monday. Staff writer Matt Baker brings you up to date on the latest projections for the Bucs and the top state college players this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

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Crash blocks southbound lanes of I-75 near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

Crash blocks southbound lanes of I-75 near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

A crash with injuries early Tuesday morning is causing delays southbound on Interstate 75 at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Hillsborough County.The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash blocking two southbound lanes just after 6 a.m. It is unclear...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

A Port Richey motorcyclist and pedestrian from Citrus County were killed Monday morning in a crash on U.S. 19 in Homosassa.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Donald Glenn Moore was riding northbound on U.S. 19, near South Suffolk Te...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

TAMPA — At some point Tuesday morning, Jameis Winston will walk into the office of head coach Dirk Koetter and get the news.There will likely be hugs and handshakes, but within the first few minutes, Koetter will tell Winston what his role will...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Daystarter: The FitzMagic is FitzGone as Bucs fall 30-27; businesses struggle to get Red Tide aid; DeSantis takes shots at media

The Daystarter: The FitzMagic is FitzGone as Bucs fall 30-27; businesses struggle to get Red Tide aid; DeSantis takes shots at media

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Expect a repeat today of yesterday’s weather pattern: Storms will start inland and push into the coat in the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

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

TAMPA — They couldn't stick the landing. The FitzMagic ran out.Monday night against the Steelers, Tony Dungy night, was supposed to be the coming-out party, a new beginning, the Bucs on national TV, showing America that 2-0 was not make believe...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

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

TAMPA — So this should be a fun week over at One Buc Place.Who's the quarterback?That question will be asked a few times this week.This question will be asked a few dozen times:Who should be the quarterback?The debate will rage on. We'll talk a...
Updated: 6 hours ago
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...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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...
Updated: 7 hours ago