Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Josh Solomon, Times staff writer

Josh Solomon, Times staff writer

Josh Solomon covers the police and court beats in Pasco and Hernando counties for the Tampa Bay Times. Before joining the Times in 2014, Josh graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He grew up in northern New Jersey.



Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during a post game interview in the tunnel on the way to the locker room after a February win. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]

The Daystarter: Republican response to immigration firestorm; don’t let Yuengling name scare you; Hedman flattered, but unfulfilled

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• There’s no more denying it: summer is here. The forecast...
Published: 06/20/18
Beyonce and Jay Z performing during the Grammy Awards in 2014. Pop music critic Jay Cridlin takes a spin through Everything Is Love, the long-awaited debut album by Beyonce and Jay-Z as a duo billed as

The Daystarter: South Florida rapper gunned down; latest on the immigration controversy; the album we’ve all been waiting for

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• It’s here: summer. Highs this week will all be in the...
Published: 06/19/18
Signs indicating that the swimming area at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa is closed. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]

Deadly Sunday for swimmers in bay area waters

Two people drowned and another suffered life-threatening injuries in the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.Investigators said all three cases appear to be accidents, but the incidents stand as a reminder that summer, with...
Published: 06/18/18
Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescued and is rehabilitating its smallest rescue yet: Frito, a tiny 2-foot seahorse, was rescued Sunday off Redington Shores by local resident Dawn McCartney and her two daughters. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]

The Daystarter: Allegiant cancellations leaves passengers scrambling; checking out Winn-Dixie’s updated look; aquarium’s latest sea horse hero; Martin Fennelly’s World Cup moment

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Expect highs in the lows 90s again, according to
Published: 06/14/18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) runs drills during Tuesday's mandatory mini camp at One Buc Place. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]

The Daystarter: Superintendent out in Hernando; Disney Springs’ hip restaurant options; Bucs start mini-camp; will kids heed lessons from Bayshore tragedy?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Another scorching day, with high temperatures hitting 90...
Published: 06/13/18

The Daystarter: Latest on water main break; death of ‘Old Florida Living’ in Oldsmar?; time ticking on Rays’ stadium quest; Largo doctor a Broadway angel

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Friday will see more of the same: Scattered storms will...
Updated one month ago
Burn Rubber, the independent Detroit-based sneaker boutique, will release

The Daystarter: Cross Bay Ferry could return; why ex-Citizens homeowners are complaining; Pinellas teachers endorse school board shake-up; future could be now for Rays’ Jake Bauers

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Highs will again be in the mid 80s, according to
Updated one month ago
Beekeeper Jim Doan, of Fort Meade, shows a frame with honey bees in one of his beeyards in Fort Meade. Doan is one of the beekeepers in the testing trial of BeesVita Plus feed that claims to help bees combat varroa mites. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times]

The Daystarter: Your guide to the Lucky’s Market grand opening; honeybees under siege; Tampa Bay far too dangerous for pedestrians; why property taxes may rise

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Midday showers will help keep the high temperature...
Updated one month ago
A Florida Forest Service worker positions a water truck behind a burning stand of brush at the Anclote Branch fire in the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County last spring. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]

May 2017: A punishing drought. May 2018: All the rain we needed.

Late spring is when the Tampa Bay area usually runs out of water.Temperatures are rising, but the regular summer rain hasn’t kicked in.It’s when bay area residents can expect water usage restrictions and headlines warning of dangerously...
Updated one month ago
Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions starting pitcher Matthew Liberatore delivers a pitch during a game against the Boulder Creek Jaguars at Mountain Ridge High School on Feb. 28 in Glendale, Ari. He was drafted 16th overall in Monday's MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. (Zachary Lucy/Four Seam Images via AP Images)

The Daystarter: Millionaires (and a billionaire) seek governor’s job; Walmart pushes for check-cashing change; impact of May’s historic rainfall; Rays snare top left-hander

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Today will be a scorcher, with high temperatures hitting...
Updated one month ago