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  1. No. 11 Wisconsin dispatches No. 8 Michigan State with easeAssociated Press

    College

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — By the time Alex Hornibrook's first start was over, there wasn't much question about whether he could handle one of the toughest road tests in the Big Ten.  …

    Wisconsin’s Corey Clement, who had two rushing touchdowns, goes to the air to avoid a Spartan.
  2. For former New York fire dispatcher, memories of 9/11 are etched forever

    Humaninterest

    BROOKSVILLE John Lightsey reported for duty at central dispatch for the New York City Fire Department at 7 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. He didn't go home for four days. …

    John Lightsey, a New York City fire dispatcher on Sept. 11, 2001, will soon retire from Hernando County Fire Rescue. 
  3. Tampa International Airport to hold job fair for airport police, traffic positions

    Workinglife

    A job fair aimed at people interested in working as officers, traffic specialists and dispatchers for Tampa International Airport Police will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the airport announced. The fair will be held in the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority boardroom located in the main terminal on Level 3. …

    Jetliners at Tampa International Airport.
 (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  4. 911 caller from inside Pulse nightclub: 'He's gonna kill us'

    Publicsafety

    ORLANDO — With so many calls flooding into emergency dispatchers during the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting, 911 operators had no choice that morning but to disconnect with victims still inside the club as the three-hour ordeal unfolded so they could answer other calls. …

    Orlando police officers direct family members away from a fatal shooting at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday. [Associated Press]
  5. Newly released files show flood of Pulse calls to 911 operators

    Nation

    ORLANDO — The city of Orlando on Wednesday released another small batch of 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting that show how emergency dispatchers juggled hundreds of panicked calls, more than three months after gunman Omar Mateen left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured. …

    Omar Mateen opened fire inside the crowded Pulse nightclub, killing 49 people.
  6. Videos showing police shooting of black man in Calif. released

    Nation

    EL CAJON, Calif. — Video footage released Friday of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb shows an officer fired four shots almost immediately after the man suddenly raised both hands and took what was described as a shooting stance.  …

    Demonstrators yell at police during a protest Wednesda  in El Cajon, Calif. Dozens of demonstrators on Wednesday protested the killing of Alfred Olango, a Ugandan refugee shot by an officer after authorities said he pulled an object from a pocket, pointed it and assumed a "shooting stance." [Associated Press]
  7. St. Petersburg fire injures firefighter, woman

    Fire

    ST. PETERSBURG Woman, firefighter injured in house fire A firefighter and a resident were taken to a hospital Monday after being injured in a fire at a single-story home, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. …

  8. Obama nominates first ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century, defying opponents of his policy of rapprochement with the government of President Raul Castro in an effort to formalize a new relationship between the countries before he leaves office. …

    Jeffrey DeLaurentis is a Foreign Service officer who has served since 2014 in Havana.
  9. Pittsburgh's Tribune-Review to become online-only newspaper

    Business

    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday.  …

  10. A list of the 2016 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading featured authors

    Books

    2016 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Featured Authors …

  11. $14 million donation accelerates Miami's plans for indoor football facility

    College

    Miami announced plans for an indoor football practice facility, thanks in large part to the single biggest gift in the history of the school's athletic department. …

  12. Orlando releases nine out of the hundreds of 911 Pulse calls

    Nation

    ORLANDO — The city of Orlando on Thursday released a tiny fraction of the hundreds of calls that were made to 911 dispatchers during the Pulse nightclub massacre, including calls made by a father whose daughter was hiding in a bathroom after being shot twice and the girlfriend of a dancer who was sheltering from the gunman in a dressing room.  …

  13. Democrats fret over Hillary Clinton ground game in Florida

    The Buzz

    It’s time for Hillary Clinton to start worrying about her Florida campaign.  …

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Thursday.
  14. U.S. teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

    Nation

    HAVANA — A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.  …

    Josefina Vidal, Cuba's director-general of U.S. affairs, speaks to reporters beside Gustavo Machin, the deputy chief, backdropped by framed images of Cuba's President Raul Castro, from left, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and rebel leader Ernesto Che Guevara giving a speech at the United Nations in 1964, at the Foreign Ministry, in Havana, Cuba. Four months before President Barack Obama leaves office, a U.S. summer program for teens has provoked a full-blown backlash from the Cuban government. [Associated Press]
  15. Democrats distressed about Hillary Clinton's ground game in Florida

    Stateroundup

    It's time for Hillary Clinton to start worrying about her Florida campaign. …

    Bobby Bowden, a volunteer with the Vote for Hillary Clinton campaign, makes phone calls to voters at the campaign’s Ybor City office Thursday in Tampa. Florida polls show a dead-even race.
  16. Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

    Nation

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."  …

    Tyre King, 13, was shot after pulling out a BB gun that police say looked like a real weapon.
  17. Times Festival of Reading welcomes Connelly, Maynard, Meltzer, Deford and more

    Books

    If you're looking for the headliners of the 24th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, you'll find them on the bestseller lists. …

    G. Neri
  18. Transcripts of 911 calls reveal what Pulse shooter told negotiator

    Publicsafety

    ORLANDO — "You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people," Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen tells a crisis negotiator in transcripts of 911 calls released Friday. …

    Eric Sorenson pays his respects as visitors continue to flock to the roadside memorial at the Pulse nightclub on Wednesday  in Orlando. Calls to 911 from the June massacre are being released. [Orlando Sentinel (TNS)]
  19. Gov. Scott defends environmental agency's handling of sinkhole water spill

    Environment

    TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday came to the defense of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over its handling of a spill of 215 million gallons of contaminated water into a sinkhole below a Mosaic phosphate plant in Mulberry. …

    Mosaic officials say water in the Floridan Aquifer beneath its New Wales phosphate plant is moving westerly at 1,000 feet per month. It has installed a pump into a backup well west of the sinkhole to draw contaminated water back to the surface.
  20. Containing Zika: How Tampa Bay health officials scrambled to stop the spread of the virus

    Health

    TAMPA — The female firefighter's eyes were red. She had battled a fever, body rash, headache and joint pain in her hands and ankles for five days before visiting a doctor.  …

    Aaron Anderson, spray technician with Pinellas County Mosquito Control, uses a fogger on Tuesday (8/23/16) to distribute VectoBac, a biopesticide engineered to kill mosquito larvae, into a stand of bromeliad plants behind a home in the East Lake Woodlands neighborhood in Oldsmar.

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