Sunday, June 24, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: E-cigarettes are poisoning young kids, a survey finds, and some celebrities are talking about what happens when they talk about their depression

• Take in this morning's temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, because this week it's just going to get hotter and more humid. Highs this afternoon range from the mid-80s to about 90 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• The Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 yesterday to complete a five-game victory in the best-of-seven second-round playoff series. And after watching defenseman Victor Hedman's dazzling two-goal performance Sunday, Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said the 6-foot-6 Swede is "back to where he was" last year. Our columnist Tom Jones writes about the Bolts' resilience, recovering from the "devastating" news that they'd enter the playoffs without captain and leading scorer Steven Stamkos and top-flight defenseman Anton Stralman to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference finals, four wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

• 59-year-old Lagloria Johnson was on her way home from church with friends last night when someone fired several bullets in the car she was riding in near 15th Avenue S and 42nd St. in St. Petersburg, police said. She was shot in the arm, but was expected to survive.

• The Women's Conference of Florida, the first ever statewide conference for female leaders, entrepreneurs, business women and spokeswomen, will take place May 19 and 20 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Aside from networking and panel workshops, the conference has a long list of high-profile female speakers, including Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive and CEO of Zuckerberg Media; Jill Abramson, the first woman to serve as the executive editor of the New York Times; and Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir turned Academy Award-nominated film Wild. Our Justine Griffin caught up with conference organizer Arlene Dibenigno, who discussed the topics and speaker lineup.

• Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. Here, see what the government is doing to try to protect them.

Chelsea Tatham has a recap of last night's Fear the Walking Dead episode. Basically, everyone on the boat is doing literally everything one should not do during a zombie apocalypse. Except Nick.

• Our critic Jay Cridlin has a review of the surprise new Radiohead album release, A Moon Shaped Pool. He notes that the sudden release isn't the only surprising thing about it.

• Many young black men say cases of police brutality have prompted them to alter how they live their lives. Some are reluctant to drive alone — or at all. Some worry about going out at night or walking alone.

• Mental health issues have always been shrouded in stigma, but that may be shrinking as celebrities like Kristen Bell and Captain America's Chris Evans share their personal experiences and encourage others to seek help.

• Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including Styx at Ruth Eckerd Hall and a lively battle of the seasons from RuPaul's Drag Race at the Ritz Ybor.

• Today brings a daytime sight for astronomy fans when Mercury passes across the face of the sun. But you need a solar telescope to protect your eyes, so St. Petersburg College Planetarium has a free viewing area set up today to safely watch with special filters.

• Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is under way. Here's a guide from our food critic to some of the best places to take advantage of the prix fixe menus available through May 22.

Comments
Rays beat Yankees in 12 innings on Jake Bauers homer

Rays beat Yankees in 12 innings on Jake Bauers homer

ST. PETERSBURG – Jake Bauers hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning as the Rays defeated the Yankees 7-6 in front of 23,667 at Tropicana Field to complete a three-game sweep Sunday. It's the first time the Yankees have lost three straight t...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

Hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

A Tampa man suffered life-threatening injuries and his 3-year-old son is in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as they went on a family bike ride Sunday afternoon."This is a family in a very tough situation," Tampa Police De...
Updated: 17 minutes ago
A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

The coast of White Rock, British Columbia, in western Canada looks to be an ideal place for a run, with its sweeping views of the Semiahmoo Bay to the west and scores of waterfront homes and seafood restaurants to the east. Thatís what 19-year-old Ce...
Updated: 1 hour ago
A local hockey draftee? Mitchell grad Nathan Smith is just that

A local hockey draftee? Mitchell grad Nathan Smith is just that

TAMPA — Every year during draft season, local players from the Tampa Bay area are selected in the NFL, MLB and even NBA drafts.But hockey?Sure enough, in the third round of Saturday's NHL draft, the Winnipeg Jets selected Nathan Smith, a forwar...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Suspect dead, 2 injured in St. Petersburg home invasion-turned-shooting

Suspect dead, 2 injured in St. Petersburg home invasion-turned-shooting

ST. PETERSBURG ó Three people forced their way into a St. Petersburg house before dawn Sunday before gunfire broke out, killing a suspect and injuring two residents, police said.About 5:30 a.m., the people arrived at a house in Childs Park, on the 41...
Updated: 3 hours 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: 3 hours ago
Head-on crash kills Pasco teenager, injures three

Head-on crash kills Pasco teenager, injures three

NEW PORT RICHEY ó A 19-year-old driver died in a three-car crash on Moon Lake Road on Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.Jillian Faith Hitt, 19 and of New Port Richey, was driving north on the road in a 2008 Hyundai Accent, weari...
Updated: 5 hours ago
President Trumpís trade war threatens the US newspaper industry

President Trumpís trade war threatens the US newspaper industry

STERLING, Ill. - As a longtime editor of small-town newspapers, Jeff Rogers has seen his industry face the collapse of print advertising, the rise of the internet and more. Today, his 18 employees work in a newsroom here that puts out two daily newsp...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Police: St. Petersburg driver falls asleep at wheel after drinking, kills motorcyclist

Police: St. Petersburg driver falls asleep at wheel after drinking, kills motorcyclist

ST. PETERSBURG ó A 22-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel after drinking and ran a red light, hitting and killing a motorcyclist Saturday night, police said.Just before midnight, Michael P. Majchrowski, 48, was riding a 2016 BMW motorcycle eastb...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Making the case for more drones

Making the case for more drones

BLACKSBURG, Va. - They considered how well everyone slept the night before. They considered the chances a military jet might scream by on a training mission. They considered the farmer in the field.Then they considered some more.After making it throu...
Updated: 8 hours ago