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  1. More heard than seen, coyotes lurk about St. Petersburg's Snell Isle suburb


    ST. PETERSBURG — Coyote sightings are up on Snell Isle. They've been cataloged by resident Steve Ritch, who dashed off an email alerting City Hall. …

    A pair of urban coyotes gaze at each other in a large vacant lot near a Clearwater grocery store. [JIM DAMASKE | Times]
  2. Man convicted, sentenced to life in I-4 mistaken identity murder case


    TAMPA — Accused of killing a man in a drive-by shooting on Interstate 4, Jerome Hayes took the stand Thursday, the only witness to testify in his defense. …

  3. Clearwater High student accused of lying about gun on campus


    CLEARWATER — A teen's false report about a gun triggered a two-hour lockdown at Clearwater High School on Thursday. …

  4. Sheriff says 911 center remains a work in progress


    DADE CITY — The car alarm signaled trouble, and Phillip Tyler knew what to do. He dialed the Pasco County Sheriff's Office to report the attempted auto burglary. The call, about noon on a Friday to the sheriff's nonemergency number, went unanswered and then unattached. …

  5. As dementia symptoms increase, doctor living with Alzheimer's knows exactly what his future holds


    UPDATE: In the days since this story was published, readers have responded to the portrayal of Dr. David Kramer by sharing the struggles their afflicted family members face. They also commented on the difficulty for society and the plan Dr. Kramer has for the end stage of his disease: …

    Tiffany Kramer, second from left, and David Kramer get ready for a Alzheimer’s Support Network meeting in Naples on Aug. 25, 2015.
  6. Tampa police award young girl who shielded her little brother during home burglary


    TAMPA When 11-year-old Annabelle Sanders was asked, in front of all her sixth-grade classmates, if she thought her 911 call made her a hero, she responded quietly and candidly. "Kinda," she said with a shrug. …

    Jill Sanders hugs her daughter Annabelle as 911 dispatcher Nicolas Ware and Coleman Middle School principal Mike Hoskinson, right, applaud the 11-year-old during a ceremony Monday. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  7. Israel bars Palestinians from entering Old City after deadly attacks


    JERUSALEM - In a move that Israeli police themselves called "drastic," security forces on Sunday barred Palestinians from entering Jerusalem's Old City after last week's fatal stabbing of an off-duty Israeli soldier and a well-known rabbi. …

  8. Rays new brain trust learns some hard lessons



    The Rays feel good about the direction they’re headed after the first year under manager Kevin Cash, left, and president of baseball operations Matt Silverman.
  9. Confusion, horror and heroism in Oregon shooting


    ROSEBURG, Ore. — Twenty-year-old Marc Beckwith was in Room 16 of Snyder Hall, preparing for his computer lab. Cassandra Welding, also 20, was slipping into the lab room just as a familiar figure was slipping out. …

    A police officer posts a time line of the events that occurred during the shooting at Umpqua Community College before the start of a news conference on Saturday in Roseburg, Ore.
  10. Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, killing 19 (w/video)


    KABUL, Afghanistan — An airstrike apparently carried out by U.S. forces heavily damaged a charitable hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people — three of them reportedly children — in an incident that a senior U.N. official equated to a war crime. …

    The burnt Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after an explosion in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. [M?decins Sans Fronti?res via AP]
  11. Sports in brief


    SOCCER COURT: SOLO CAN STILL FACE ASSAULT CHARGES U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo could again face assault charges stemming from an altercation last year with family members after a Washington state appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court's dismissal of the case.  …

  12. Florida universities outline response to emergencies like Oregon mass shooting


    After nine people were killed Thursday by a gunman who also killed himself at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the Tampa Bay Times asked university police departments across the Tampa Bay area and Florida to explain how they would handle an active shooter situation and other emergencies on campus. …

  13. Review: 'The Martian' is smart sci-fi with a dose of humanity


    Ridley Scott's The Martian is a brainy blockbuster, melding genuine science and fiction into a rare popcorn epic that actually makes you feel smarter for watching. …

    The only alien in The Martian is actually a human marooned on the red planet: astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon).
  14. Browns, suspended assistant part ways


    CLEVELAND — The Browns and suspended offensive line coach Andy Moeller have ended their association. …

  15. Prognosis good for Cards OF after collision


    PITTSBURGH — Cardinals LF Stephen Piscotty was released from a hospital Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a violent outfield collision that silenced a ballpark. The prognosis was so positive that the rookie could play again before the regular season ends Sunday. …

  16. Legal action vowed over hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia


    Iran Legal action vowed over hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia …

  17. The Latest: Pope arrives for evening prayers at cathedral


    WASHINGTON — Latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States: ——— 6:50 p.m.: Pope Francis has arrived at St. Patrick's Cathedral to begin his New York visit with evening prayers at one of the nation's best-known churches. …

    Pope Francis arrives in the popemobile Wednesday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the Canonization Mass for Junipero Serra. [Associated Press]
  18. Deputies find Walmart robbery suspect at nearby sandwich shop


    TAMPA — Authorities in pursuit of a suspected Walmart bandit ended their search in the restroom of a sandwich shop Tuesday night. …

  19. Hillsborough school bus driver blamed in last week's bus crash, fired


    TAMPA — Hillsborough sheriff's investigators have revealed what last week caused a school bus with 27 kids on board to crash and roll over in shallow water: the driver. …

     Hillsborough sheriff's investigators said Tuesday that the bus crash was the result of "carelessness" by driver Lenoir Sainfimin, 54. [Screen grab of bus monitor video, provided by Hillsborough County Public Schools]
  20. Search underway for boaters after vessel capsizes near Sunshine Skyway


    ST. PETERSBURG — The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter late Saturday night to search the waters near the Sunshine Skyway for three people reported to be clinging to the side of a capsized boat. …

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