Sunday, May 27, 2018
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: Today's temps are more October than December, Hillary Clinton visits and Hillsborough considers how much it wants a Super Bowl

Morning clouds should give way to sunshine today before a front moves through later this week, according to WTSP 10Weather. Highs should top 80.

• Hillary Clinton swings through Central Florida today, starting with a private fundraiser this morning at former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's Thonotosassa home. In the afternoon, she'll outline her economic agenda at a grassroots rally at the Meadow Woods Recreation Center in Orlando. Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith will be on the scene. Follow @adamsmithtimes on Twitter.

• It's Hillsborough County's turn to offer symbolic support for Tampa's bid to host a Super Bowl in the near future. Following the lead of the Tampa City Council last month, county commissioners are expected to vote today on whether to pen a letter to the National Football League backing Tampa's bid for the 2019 or 2020 Super Bowl. Here's the background.

• We started a new tradition in our Taste section in today's Tampa Bay Times, expanding far beyond Christmas cookies. We asked readers to send in their favorite family holiday desserts and got such a variety of entries that there were barely any duplicates. From Polish Angel Wings to Caramel Pecan Rolls, you'll find a wide selection of recipes and the family stories behind them here.

• Farmer Dave Smiles has invested a lot of sweat and brain power into Uriah's Urban Farms. When it's running at full capacity, the 24,000-square-foot warehouse will grow about eight football fields of produce. It will accomplish this using 5 percent of the water of regular farms. It will do this with no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. And it will employ one of the world's most energy-efficient lighting systems. If all goes as planned, it will become one of the three largest indoor farms in North America. Times food critic Laura Reiley has the story later this morning on tampabay.com.

• Think you have what it takes to spot a bogus Florida headline? Prove you have real Sunshine State smarts and take the True Florida Quiz.

Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a concert from country star Clint Black and a talk by Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post executive editor David Maraniss.

Thomas Bassinger charts each pass by top NFL draft picks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota and analyzes their performances. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

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Rays pitchers Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda dominate in 5-1 win over Orioles

Rays pitchers Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda dominate in 5-1 win over Orioles

THE BASEBALL LABORATORY IN ST. PETERSBURG — Up is down. Down is up. Hello is goodbye. Goodbye is hello. A reliever is a starter. A starter is a reliever.These are your 2018 Tampa Bay Rays.You never know what's going to happen. And just when you...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: After Alex Colome trade, Rays’ closer situation is fluid, Kevin Cash says

Rays journal: After Alex Colome trade, Rays’ closer situation is fluid, Kevin Cash says

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays have had to get creative in how they start games. Now, after Friday's trade of closer Alex Colome, they might have to get creative in how they finish them.How they handle the ninth inning going forward will be a fluid ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman says he’s retiring from football

Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman says he’s retiring from football

Former Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who was trying to resurrect his career with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, said Saturday that he is retiring from football.Freeman, 30, was a first-round draft pick of the Bucs in 2009 and was their starting ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Her husband wouldn't apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

Her husband wouldn't apologize to her father — so she shot him, police say

RIVERVIEW — A Riverview woman shot and killed her husband Saturday because he punched her father and wouldn’t say sorry, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said. Sabrina Michelle Hendley, 40, faces a first-degree murder charge in th...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Thomas Bassinger’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Orioles game

Thomas Bassinger’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Orioles game

Interesting decision by the Rays to start RH reliever Ryne Stanek on Saturday. The Orioles' Nos. 1 through 5 hitters were righties, and Stanek came in allowing a 1.228 OPS against righties and a .592 OPS against lefties. It ended up working.How ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

WEEKI WACHEE — A woman who runs an animal sanctuary will face dozens of animal cruelty charges after Hernando County animal enforcement officers said they found dogs, equine, pigs, cats and chickens housed in poor conditions on her property.Animal of...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Police investigating shooting outside nightclub

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside a south St. Petersburg nightclub early Saturday morning.Brennan-Aire D. Williams, 28, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving by cab at Bayfront Health. Police invest...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

Vegas envy: Is Tampa Bay ready for a Vegas’ birth-to-best story?

What in the name of the 0-26 Bucs is going on here?The breathtaking Vegas Golden Knights are the greatest expansion team in professional sports history. They are the best (or worst) thing to ever happen to our games, having won 51 times during the re...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Woman dies in Plant City after SUV flips off road

PLANT CITY — A Seffner woman died Saturday from injuries sustained when her sports utility vehicle flipped off the road and crashed into a fence near the intersection of Tanner Road and State Road 574.Amanda K. Cepeda-Duque, 21, was traveling west on...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Published: 05/26/18