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  1. Justice Department to dispatch team to Turkey for cleric inquiry

    world

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department will dispatch a team to Turkey in coming days to pursue allegations by the Turkish government of criminal activity by Fethullah Gulen, an Obama administration official said Friday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the United States

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is surrounded by his personal security and local officials after Friday prayers at Marmara University Theological School mosque in Istanbul.
  2. Pasco doubles up on deputy dispatches; cost to neighborhoods rises

    publicsafety

    After shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco is mandating his deputies work in pairs when they answer calls for service. There won't be two officers per car, but the change, at least temporarily, means emergency dispatches will send two deputies

    Sheriff Chris Nocco made the decision in response to killings of police officers.
  3. Dispatches from budding rap star G-Eazy's tour bus in Tampa

    music

    TAMPA — G-Eazy hunches on his tour bus, elbows on thighs, mouthing lyrics he just wrote on his iPhone, as a woman's voice pops through a black Marshall speaker. "I don't charge Bebe for this verse, right?" the rapper asks his crew. The question is rhetorical. Of course he can't charge Bebe Rexha

    Rapper G-Eazy performs at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, June 17, 2016. The rapper is currently on his Endless Summer tour, which he is co-headlining with Logic. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  4. Orlando nightclub shooter told 911 dispatcher: 'I did the shootings'

    crime

    America stop bombing Syria and Iraq. In a call at 2:35 a.m. from inside the Pulse nightclub, Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, authorities have said. The transcript released Monday provided a further accounting of that call: Orlando Dispatcher: Emergency 911, this is being recorded. Omar

    People hold candles at Sunday's candlelight vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub as they gather at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. [Associated Press]
  5. Before battling Charlie Crist, Rep. David Jolly must first dispatch Mark Bircher in GOP primary

    stateroundup

    U.S. Rep. David Jolly will almost certainly battle former Gov. Charlie Crist this fall in the 13th Congressional District in what will be a nationally scrutinized race. But first the Republican incumbent has to dispatch Mark Bircher, a commercial airline pilot and retired Marine brigadier general

    Mark Bircher is seeking the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times] 
  6. Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges

    crime

    not track down a suspect. Then, on Jan. 21, another fire started at the same address. More gasoline, but this time a car was the target. Authorities eventually connected the fires, classified as arsons, to Ryan Elliott Butler, a radio dispatcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    The Fish and Wildlife agency fired Ryan Elliott Butler, 29.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  7. 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. Berkeley Prep looked sharp from the onset, combining crisp passing with overpowering play on the wings. The Bucs defense was equally

  8. Pinellas County 911 calls rerouted to St. Petersburg Police dispatchers following outage

    publicsafety

    ," Pinellas spokeswoman Mary Burrell said about 11 a.m. By 3:30 p.m., service had been restored. The interruption occurred during a software upgrade to the 911 system, Burrell said. A few county workers travelled to the St. Petersburg police dispatch center, where staffers were handling calls from

  9. 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. The Pirates (8-12) led 2-0 going into the bottom

    Boca Ciega’s Caylie VanAuken turns in another solid start on the mound, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the Pirates’ 6-2 win.
  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. The Warhawks stood toe-to-toe with second seed Northeast in the Class 4A-10 semifinals Wednesday night, holding the lead well into the second half despite playing the day before. Slowly

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

    softballpreps

    PINELLAS PARK — With district semifinals this good, Thursday's final could almost be anticlimactic. In Wednesday's Class 7A-9 playoffs at Pinellas Park, Seminole survived a pair of deficits to take down second seed Northeast 7-6 while Countryside leapt out to a big lead then held on to dispatch

  12. 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. The second semifinal also went

  13. 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. The Huskies got double-double flirtations from

    Maryland Terrapins forward A'Lexus Harrison (33) wipes a tear after her team loses to the UConn Huskies in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
  14. 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." Kris Ward, 20, looked at Joe as people almost always do at first. His mouth open and eyes reckoning, he

    Joe Versaggi.
  15. Tiffany Lawrence remembered as more than a police dispatcher

    obituaries

    a helicopter to zero in on a car's tag number, for those moments when monotonous street work could be punctuated by bullets and chaos. When Lawrence took your call for help, you weren't just talking to a dispatcher, you were reaching out to a friend. "All the officers loved having her on their frequency

    Tiffany Lawrence, left, with friend and fellow TPD employee, Melissa Jammes, right.
  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. The Bucs were scheduled to play the winner of the first

  17. Baseball: Sunlake pulls ahead late, dispatches Mitchell

    baseballpreps

    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. The Seahawks defeated Mitchell

  18. 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. "I think he saw

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

    humaninterest

    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

    Gospel rapper Terri Saffold, a.k.a. Terri Vee
  20. Tampa police dispatcher faces discipline for handling of trapped baby

    publicsafety

    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. The incident happened Saturday outside the CVS pharmacy at 6206 Commerce Palms Drive in New Tampa. The woman, Shana Dees, called

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