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  1. Volleyball: Berkeley Prep dispatches rival in straight sets


    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep kicked off the season in style, easily dispatching visiting Tampa Prep 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in both team's season opener on Thursday. …

  2. Albuquerque 911 dispatcher who hung up on caller quits


    An Albuquerque, N.M., 911 dispatcher who in June hung up on a teenage girl seeking help after her friend was fatally shot resigned on Tuesday after audio of the incident was released. …

  3. Region softball: Boca Ciega dispatches Robinson


    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega scored three runs in the fifth inning Thursday and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Caylie VanAuken to earn a 6-2 win over Robinson in the Class 5A region semifinal. Boca Ciega will host Lemon Bay today at 4 p.m. …

    Boca Ciega’s Caylie VanAuken turns in another solid start on the mound, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the Pirates’ 6-2 win.
  4. District softball roundup: Countryside, Seminole dispatch top seeds


    PINELLAS PARK — With district semifinals this good, Thursday's final could almost be anticlimactic. …

  5. UConn easily dispatches Maryland, vies for third straight title


    TAMPA — At least one college basketball juggernaut remains upright today. A night after Kentucky's men were introduced to mortality, Connecticut's women remained a sleek, sturdy model of infallibility in Sunday's national semifinals at Amalie Arena. …

    Connecticut Huskies coach Chris Dailey talk with his team as they battle against the Maryland Terrapins during the Women's Final Four in Tampa Sunday evening. (04/05/15).
  6. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole


    SEMINOLE— Seminole brought the energy looking for an upset, but failed to maintain the intensity in overtime. …

  7. Iraq warned of attacks before Paris assault


    BAGHDAD — Senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned coalition countries of imminent assaults by the Islamic State group just one day before last week's deadly attacks in Paris killed 129 people, The Associated Press has learned. …

    People light candles in the downtown of Budapest, Hungary, Sunday in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks that killed more than 120 people . [Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP]
  8. District volleyball: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games


    TRINITY — To almost no one's surprise, Tuesday's first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance. In a match where two even teams couldn't hold momentum for long, Osceola had it when it mattered, beating Springstead 25-15, 11-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. …

  9. District tiebreaker: Berkeley Prep dispatches Tampa Catholic to move on


    TAMPA — Tampa Catholic and Fort Meade were moments from kicking off for the first quarter of a three-way tiebreaker to determine the Class 3A-4 district runner up. But Berkeley Prep, the host team for Monday's shootout, was out of sight. …

  10. The latest Dispatches: Burn survivor's words are the balm that soothe


    Set for Floridian in Sunday's Times from award-winner John Woodrow Cox: TAMPA — "Joe Versaggi," he said, lightly bumping fists with the young man in the hospital bed. "Burn survivor." …

    Joe Versaggi.
  11. Dispatcher resigns amid investigation of failure to send help for trapped baby


    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.  …

  12. Tiffany Lawrence remembered as more than a police dispatcher


    TAMPA — To an officer on patrol in Tampa, Tiffany Lawrence's voice was one of the most reassuring sounds that could come through the radio. …

    Tiffany Lawrence, left, with friend and fellow TPD employee, Melissa Jammes, right.
  13. Tampa police dispatcher faces discipline for handling of trapped baby


    TAMPA — A Tampa police dispatcher is facing discipline after he failed to send help to a woman who called 911 after her baby got locked inside a car, officials said. …

  14. Your DayStarter: Today's weather (a little warmer), this week's party planner, low-fuss holiday spreads and a look inside yesterday's Bucs win


    It won't be as cool today, with a midday high around 85 degrees, cooling to about 70 for the evening, according to WTSP 10Weather. …

    Remembering Rhea Chiles, who helped her husband, former Gov. Lawton Chiles, with youth smoking cessation and founded the Lawton Chiles Foundation to focus on child health initiatives after his death. Associated Press (2000)
  15. Football: River Ridge 24, Lecanto 6


    NEW PORT RICHEY — As his team kneeled down near the east end zone along with a seemingly endless stream of purple-clad students that joined from the stands, River Ridge coach Ryan Benjamin had one simple statement Friday night: "On to Round 2." …

  16. Emotions run high at Davis Elementary after fifth-grader dies in hit-and-run


    TAMPA — A grief counselor and crisis team were sent to Davis Elementary School on Monday to help students cope with the hit-and-run death of a fifth-grader over the weekend. …

    Davis Elementary School classmates of Alexander Torres, 11, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday morning, honored him by making cards Monday, while crying “understandable tears” for him and talking about his good qualities. [HANNA MARCUS | Times] 
  17. Dispatches from Next Door: Burn survivor's words are the balm that soothe


    TAMPA — “Joe Versaggi," he said, lightly bumping fists with the young man in the hospital bed. "Burn survivor." …

    Joe Versaggi talks with Kris Ward, 20, who was burned in a grease fire, as girlfriend Keyaira Herring, 19, listens.
  18. Baseball: Sunlake pulls ahead late, dispatches Mitchell


    TRINITY — The Mustangs and Seahawks seemed evenly matched, with comparable win-loss records and pitching stats. For the first five innings Tuesday night, those similarities were obvious. Then Sunlake (9-5) broke away in the sixth, and the game was over.  …

  19. Police: Feud over hedges leads to a punch in the face


    LARGO — A neighborly dispute devolved into physical violence, spilling into police records Oct. 20 when one man cut another's hedges. Randy David Hendrick, 51, faces charges of criminal mischief and battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Police wrote in arrest reports that he used hedge clippers to lop off a couple of inches from his neighbor's hedges. The two men told an officer they had prior problems, and the owner of the hedges said he had told Hendrick to stay off of his property. The man "was letting his hedge grow in hopes of eventually building a barrier between the houses, so he wouldn't have to see" Hendrick, according to the reports. Hendrick told the officer he owned the hedges. At some point during the altercation, according to police, Hendrick got on top of his neighbor and punched the man in the face, leading to the battery charge. …

  20. Dispatches from next door: A new stage in life


    TEMPLE TERRACE — The young woman gripping the microphone glided onto the stage, her 4-inch black heels thumping the thin carpet. "Check, check, check," she said. "Mike one." That evening in Temple Terrace, she prepared to headline a concert for kids in a church hall no bigger than a double-wide mobile home. It had low ceilings with fluorescent lights and the stage was just a raised section of floor. But up there, as she tested the rattling acoustics in a nearly empty room, Terri Saffold beamed as if that was where she most belonged. As if she had never been far from a church's holy stage. But Terri had. …

    Gospel rapper Terri Saffold, a.k.a. Terri Vee

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