Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: Today's weather (record highs), another Winston-Mariota update and great Thanksgiving turkey tips

It's the line we wish we didn't have to keep writing: You can expect near-record heat today, this time with a high temperature around 87 or 88 degrees, according to WTSP 10Weather. Look for stray showers in the afternoon, and don't expect much relief from the hot, wet pattern until late this weekend.

• Starting today on tampabay.com's food and dining page, look for special Thanksgiving content to help you prepare for next week's big feast. Today, it's all about the turkey, with recipes and tips on everything from thawing to cooking.

Thomas Bassinger charts all the passes from the Bucs' Jameis Winston and Titans' Marcus Mariota and assesses their performances. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

• Here's an industry get-together that's all about having fun. More than 28,000 people from 100 countries have converged in Orlando for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2015, a global confab of theme park and attraction industry professionals. Read up on the event and follow business reporter Justine Griffin (@SunBizGriffin) as she checks out the latest rides on Wednesday.

Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a rock show at the Ritz Ybor with the Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack. You can also learn more about the history of "Operation Pedro Pan" when former child refugees come to the Tampa Bay History Center to tell their stories of fleeing Castro's Cuba.

• President Barack Obama will meet today in the Philippines with leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation nations. They will mark progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive free trade agreement at the heart of the Obama administration's Asia policy.

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Tropical system likely to form in gulf and soak Tampa Bay, forecasters say

Tropical system likely to form in gulf and soak Tampa Bay, forecasters say

ST. PETERSBURG — The National Hurricane Center now says an area of low pressure in the Carribean is likely to develop into the first tropical system of the 2018 hurricane season, with Tampa Bay possibly in its path.Wednesday night, the weather servic...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Lightning’s season is over; latest on Bayshore street racing death; soggy Memorial Day could curtail concerts; Hooper pays tribute to Lee Roy Selmon’s

The Daystarter: Lightning’s season is over; latest on Bayshore street racing death; soggy Memorial Day could curtail concerts; Hooper pays tribute to Lee Roy Selmon’s

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• The rain is back, and it won’t let up through the Memorial Day weekend. Blame Invest 90L, the low-pressure system brewing in the Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center predicted...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
Graham Rahal: Indy 500 could be one of the ‘trickiest races’ in years

Graham Rahal: Indy 500 could be one of the ‘trickiest races’ in years

ST. PETERSBURG — The increased competition in the IndyCar Series was on display during qualifying for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.Two fan favorites (Pippa Mann and 2013 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner James Hinchcliffe) couldn't crack th...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays journal: Could Sergio Romo be looking at pitching 3 straight games?

Rays journal: Could Sergio Romo be looking at pitching 3 straight games?

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays' pitching rotation for the weekend series against the Orioles could have a familiar look: Romo, Romo, Romo.Manager Kevin Cash said using veteran right-handed reliever Sergio Romo as the "opener" in all three upcoming g...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rookie’s error in 9th helps doom Rays against Red Sox

Rookie’s error in 9th helps doom Rays against Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG — Willy Adames was so excited to be in the big leagues, even if was for just a three-day cameo callup. So thrilled to make a smashing debut with a homer on Tuesday. So proud to have his parents and sister fly in from the Dom...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Birchwood owner will open a three-story restaurant and bar at St. Petersburg pier

Birchwood owner will open a three-story restaurant and bar at St. Petersburg pier

ST. PETERSBURG — Chuck Prather, owner of the Birchwood in St. Petersburg, returned from his daughter’s Maine wedding this week with an exciting announcement of his own. On June 7 the St. Petersburg City Council is expected to sign off on him being on...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
St. Petersburg’s Jabil expands in Israel with new innovation center

St. Petersburg’s Jabil expands in Israel with new innovation center

St. Petersburg-based contract electronics company Jabil announced Wednesday it has expanded in Israel by opening an Optics Technology Innovation Center.The 6,560-square-foot complex is in Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city. "Our Optics Innovation Cen...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Get set for a rainy holiday weekend across Tampa Bay

Get set for a rainy holiday weekend across Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG -- After nine straight days of rain, the bay area received a much needed respite Wednesday — sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80s. Peter O’Neill, 50, enjoyed seeing the sun again as he sat in Thunder Alley outside ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Son tells NC police he found dog leash around neck of strangled Hillsborough developer Bill Bishop

Son tells NC police he found dog leash around neck of strangled Hillsborough developer Bill Bishop

After a prominent Hillsborough County developer died last month in North Carolina, word spread it was a heart attack that claimed his life.But records from that state show the death of William "Bill" Bishop was much more complicated.His 16-year-old s...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Three arrested for street racing after mother fatally struck pushing stroller on Bayshore Boulevard

Three arrested for street racing after mother fatally struck pushing stroller on Bayshore Boulevard

TAMPA — The two cars raced each other along Bayshore Boulevard just before noon, witnesses told police. One was a black 2018 Mustang. The other a gold Nissan. They sped side-by-side, trading the lead, police said, despite the traffic and pedest...
Updated: 1 hour ago