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  1. Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges

    Crime

    PLANT CITY — The first fire at the house on Howard Street erupted the day after Christmas, at 2:42 a.m. Someone had poured gasoline and lit a flame. Three adults and an infant were sleeping inside. …

    The Fish and Wildlife agency fired Ryan Elliott Butler, 29.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  2. Pinellas County 911 calls rerouted to St. Petersburg Police dispatchers following outage

    Publicsafety

    ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County's 911 system went down about 10 a.m. Wednesday, but the call load was quickly transferred to the St. Petersburg Police Department so emergency callers were not affected, a county spokeswoman said. …

  3. Volleyball: Berkeley Prep dispatches rival in straight sets

    Volleyballpreps

    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. …

  4. Cid advances to Sweet 16

    Bulls

    For the second time in three years, Roberto Cid is headed to college tennis' version of the Sweet 16.The USF senior, seeded No. 2 overall in the NCAA men's singles tournament in Tulsa, Okla., dispatched second-round foe Mazen Osama of Alabama, 6-0, 6-3 on Thursday to earn a berth in the Round of 16. …

    USF's Roberto Cid is headed to college tennis' version of the Sweet Sixteen for the second time in three years.
  5. Seffner man fined $48,000 by FCC for using cell phone jammer on daily commute

    Crime

    A Seffner man who used a cell phone jamming device on his daily commute to and from Tampa now faces a $48,000 fine, issued Wednesday by the Federal Communications Commission. …

  6. Albuquerque 911 dispatcher who hung up on caller quits

    Nation

    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. …

  7. These designer dustpans just might sweep you off your feet

    Homeandgarden

    Is there any tool more utilitarian than a dustpan? Living in a small apartment, I use the plain plastic one under my kitchen sink as much as any other cleaning tool. But I never gave much thought to it until I came across another one online that was downright beautiful. …

    Life Without Plastic’s Plastic-Free Stainless Steel Delta Dustpan with Wooden Handle ($29.95, lifewithoutplastic.com) is made in Germany “using old world techniques and modern designs and technology.
  8. Region softball: Boca Ciega dispatches Robinson

    Softballpreps

    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.
  9. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole

    Preps

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

  10. District softball roundup: Countryside, Seminole dispatch top seeds

    Softballpreps

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

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

    College

    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. …

    Maryland cheers after scoring a three pointer during the first half of the Maryland vs. Uconn game in Women's Final Four on Sunday April 5th, 2015 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. 

MONICA HERNDON | TIMES
  12. Rescue crews search for missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island

    Publicsafety

    DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY — Rescue workers were searching for a missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island State Park late Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. …

  13. Al-Qaida moves to challenge ISIS in Syria, officials say

    World

    WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida's top leadership in Pakistan, badly weakened after a decade of CIA drone strikes, has decided that the terror group's future lies in Syria and has secretly dispatched more than a dozen of its most seasoned veterans there, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing unnamed senior U.S. and European intelligence and counterterrorism officials. …

  14. District volleyball: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games

    Volleyballpreps

    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. …

  15. Runaway donkey; mean sister, and clucking chickens: Listen to these wacky 911 calls in Florida

    Publicsafety

    A donkey tears down the center of a highway to chase a small horse in heat. A man is appalled that a boy mooned him from inside a school bus. A 6-year-old is distraught her little sister used all her lip balm. …

    Hillsborough 911 dispatchers take calls on all manner of strange topics. [Times photo]
  16. Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

    World

    CAIRO — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.  …

    A Coptic Christian grieves on Sunday during prayers for the departed, remembering the victims of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, at Al-Boutrossiya Church, the main Coptic Cathedral complex, in Cairo, Egypt. Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday. [Associated Press]
  17. The latest Dispatches: Burn survivor's words are the balm that soothe

    State

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

    Footballpreps

    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. …

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

    Publicsafety

    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.  …

  20. Tiffany Lawrence remembered as more than a police dispatcher

    Obituaries

    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.

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