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  1. 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. …

  2. 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. …

  3. 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.
  4. Media General chairman John Stewart Bryan dies at 77

    Corporate

    RICHMOND, Va. — Media General Inc. chairman John Stewart Bryan III, the former publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has died. He was 77. …

  5. Hernando sheriff: Two seriously injured, suspect captured in Spring Hill home invasion

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — Two people were flown to trauma centers with serious injuries on Tuesday after they were injured in a home invasion in a gated golf community, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. …

  6. Neville, Ron and Ginny, Oh My: Follow us at the Celebration of Harry Potter

    The Feed

    Muggles, line up! Dumbledore's finest are descending on Universal Orlando as we speak for the third annual Celebration of Harry Potter, running through Sunday. Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) are in Orlando for a behind the scenes film talent panel discussion as a part of the event. …

    Fans pouring into the #HarryPotter expo at Universal Studios. The first treat is a paper school tie complete with house crest.
  7. District softball roundup: Countryside, Seminole dispatch top seeds

    Softballpreps

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

  8. 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. …

    Dee Brown, Maryland player Lexie Brown's father, of Georgia, watches the Maryland vs. Uconn game in Women's Final Four on Sunday April 5th, 2015 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. 

MONICA HERNDON | TIMES
  9. ISIS former sex slaves faced 'virginity tests'

    World

    An abusive act Former ISIS sex slaves faced 'virginity tests' Some women enslaved by the Islamic State were forced to undergo grim procedures even after they escaped the jihadists' clutches. …

  10. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole

    Preps

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

  11. Tampa police: Bus with 7-year-old child on board leaves father behind

    Publicsafety

    TAMPA — A bathroom break and a language barrier briefly separated a father and child on Thursday night at the Marion Street Bus Terminal, police said.  …

  12. Arrest report: Burglar caught after dropping phone at crime scene

    Crime

    LARGO in his haste to escape, suspect left behind an obvious clue A 19-year-old Largo man is accused of breaking into a home and gun safe before being interrupted and fleeing the scene Jan. 15. Left behind was a key piece of evidence: his phone. …

  13. China struggles to rein in North Korean leader

    World

    BEIJING — When veteran Chinese diplomat Wu Dawei left for North Korea last week, he probably knew he had been dispatched on mission impossible: to persuade the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un, to climb down from his threat to launch a rocket as part of his quest to develop ballistic missile technologies. …

    China’s United Nations Ambassador Liu Jieyi, right, talks with the media following a Security Council meeting Sunday to discuss North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile.
  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. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 10

    Events

    Diana Ross: One of the most iconic female singers of all time began her journey five decades ago as the leader singer of The Supremes. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $58.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400. …

    Diana Ross attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California,  November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
  16. 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. …

  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. Two trucking firms feud over equipment

    Business

    It's described as something like a trucking version of a palace coup. …

  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. Man charged in attack of ex-girlfriend and her mother in Spring Hill subdivision

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — A man terrorized and injured his ex-girlfriend and her mother Tuesday afternoon at a house inside a gated Spring Hill community, according to Hernando County sheriff's officials. …

    Panarese

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