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  1. Dispatcher resigns amid investigation of failure to send help for trapped baby

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — A Tampa police dispatcher who refused to send help to a woman who called 911 after her baby was locked inside a hot car has resigned. Darrell Brown, 25, was under investigation for violating a police department policy on attentiveness to duty when he quit Oct. 2.  …

  2. Florida man shoots 2 kids, himself near Daytona Beach, sheriff says (w/ video)

    Crime

    PORT ORANGE — A man who had a tumultuous relationship with his estranged wife shot his three children Friday, killing two of them before fatally shooting himself inside the family's home, authorities said.  …

  3. USF's Andre Davis earns AAC honor

    College

    TAMPA — Less than 48 hours after his record-setting day in USF's historic comeback win at Tulsa, senior WR Andre Davis was named American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week by the American Athletic Conference and collegesportsmadness.com Monday. …

  4. In Colorado, fight for U.S. Senate shows Obama factor in midterms

    National

    DENVER — Tall, handsomely rugged and sporting black cowboy boots, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is a portrait of confidence. "We're going to shock a lot of the pundits out there saying, 'Oh, we think Colorado is slipping away,' " he told supporters gathered in a parking lot before the final debate of the election. …

  5. Pasco considers change in EMS ambulance service

    Public Safety

    The Pasco County Commission is considering altering its ambulance transport rules to give a share of the business to private companies, a change one commissioner warns could trigger higher property taxes for the public. …

  6. Pitcher's T-shirt draws ire

    Sports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals RHP Jeremy Guthrie wore his familiar home jersey into the Kauffman Stadium interview room Wednesday and promptly apologized for what he had worn 12 hours earlier.  …

  7. Nurses say Florida hospitals not prepared for Ebola; Scott calls for more training

    Health

    TAMPA — Working in a hospital unit that handles the sickest patients, Kim Scott knows she's the type of nurse who could treat an Ebola case. But the 26-year veteran she said she doesn't feel ready for it — especially after news that a second Texas hospital worker had contracted the virus from a patient who has since died. …

  8. Pro-democracy protesters rally in Hong Kong

    World

    Hong Kong Pro-democracy demonstrators rally Thousands of people of all ages flocked back into the streets of Hong Kong on Friday evening as the government's decision to pull out of talks breathed new life into a pro-democracy movement. …

  9. Cards have backup plan for Wainwright

    Sports

    ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals intend to start ace RHP Adam Wainwright for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Giants on Saturday, but they will have RHP Lance Lynn ready to go just in case, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. …

  10. Florida education news: Resolutions, notebooks, tax referendums and more

    The Gradebook

    BE IT RESOLVED: Florida school board members debate whether adopting a resolution is the best approach to seeking testing reform. ON THE BALLOT: Hernando voters have a chance to remake their School Board in the November election. …

  11. In Las Vegas, gay couples cleared to be married

    Nation

    LAS VEGAS — Gay couples began marrying Thursday in Las Vegas — the self-proclaimed marriage capital of the world — ending a dizzying legal fight that kept them waiting for days.  …

  12. Rubio headed back to Iowa as Ernst mounts strong campaign

    The Buzz

    Marco Rubio will return to Iowa later this month for a Reagan Day dinner and to campaign with U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst. …

  13. Off-duty St. Louis police officer kills man, sparking protest (w/video)

    Crime

    ST. LOUIS — An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black 18-year-old who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday. The killing led to an angry demonstration, with some protesters likening it to the August killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer in nearby Ferguson.  …

  14. Black teen mistaken by police for burglar, pepper sprayed in his N.C. home

    Nation

    FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Police mistook a black teenager for a burglar and pepper-sprayed him inside the home of his white foster parents.  …

  15. Puig mostly a spectator as season ends

    Sports

    ST. LOUIS — The Dodgers' season ended with their best everyday player never stepping to the plate. …

  16. Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony performance

    Nation

    ST. LOUIS — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown interrupted a Saturday night performance of the St. Louis Symphony with a peaceful demonstration. …

  17. Cruz, Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 for ALDS sweep

    The Heater

    DETROIT — A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young Award winners. For Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and this unheralded bunch from Baltimore, the question now is: What's next?  …

  18. Pinellas' top cops take turns patrolling the streets

    Public Safety

    The black Chevy Tahoe with flashing blue and red lights followed Jacqueline Ferrarini as she barreled south on 34th Street N at 75 mph. Despite the sirens and lights in her rearview mirror, Ferrarini, 47, kept driving the Chevy Camaro and only stopped when she entered a dead-end parking lot. …

  19. Hometown Pinellas for Oct. 3

    Briefs

    The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners announced the recipients of the inaugural Fire Service Professionals of the Year awards at its meeting Sept. 23. The awards are given to honor those who go above and beyond the call of duty and provide exceptional service to the community. Pinellas County 911 telecommunicator Patrick Lavender was named Dispatcher of the Year. He routinely helps fellow communicators to dispatch units more quickly and better identify locations of those in need. Largo Fire Rescue District Chief Keith Daliendo was named Firefighter of the Year for his efforts in training new and experienced firefighters and making process improvements. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue's vehicle extrication team was honored as the Special Operations Team of the Year. The team, stationed along U.S. 19, has a long history of winning national and international awards for their work. Award winners each received a plaque and a cash award from the Pinellas Federal Credit Union. …

  20. Pinellas County gives awards for fire service distinction

    Briefs

    First-Responders honored: The Pinellas County Commission announced the recipients of the inaugural Fire Service Professionals of the Year awards at its meeting Sept. 23. The awards honor those who provide exceptional service to the community. Pinellas County 911 Telecommunicator Patrick Lavender was named Dispatcher of the Year. He routinely helps fellow communicators to dispatch units quicker and better identify locations of those in need. Largo Fire Rescue District Chief Keith Daliendo was named Firefighter of the Year for his efforts in training new and experienced firefighters and making process improvements. Palm Harbor Fire Rescue's vehicle extrication team was honored as the Special Operations Team of the Year. The team, stationed along U.S. 19, has a long history of winning national and international awards. The award winners each received a plaque and a cash award from the Pinellas Federal Credit Union. …

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