Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Martin Fennelly began writing columns for the Tampa Bay Times' Sports section in 2016. Before that, he spent 23 years writing sports columns for the Tampa Tribune, winning various awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and other organizations. The New York City native also worked at the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and St. Louis Sun.

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Andrew Gillum nabs endorsements from two national progressive groups

Andrew Gillum nabs endorsements from two national progressive groups

Two major progressive organizations are lining up behind Andrew Gillum's bid for governor.The Working Families Party and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee each endorsed Gillum Thursday afternoon in separate announcements."Voters are really re...
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Forecasters: 90 percent chance low-pressure area becomes tropical system in gulf

Forecasters: 90 percent chance low-pressure area becomes tropical system in gulf

ST. PETERSBURG — The National Hurricane Center has raised the chance that a low pressure system moving up through the Caribbean will become a tropical system as it enters the gulf for Memorial Day weekend.Thursday morning, the hurricane center bumped...
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Find A Friend: Pouncer the Kitten

In the market for a younger man, are you? This charming hottie has no credit score, but he’s undeniably alluring in premature gray. Pouncer is a 9-week old baby bachelor seeking love, companionship, conversation, and cuddles. A bad-boy to his toys, P...
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Is Florida’s elections system safe from a cyber-attack?

Is Florida’s elections system safe from a cyber-attack?

FORT LAUDERDALE — The people who run Florida's elections used to fret about having enough poll workers and voting machines.Now they talk about incident response teams and threat detectors.They buy expensive sensors that can detect malicious int...
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Hillsborough prosecutors to seek death penalty in Riverview family slaughter

Hillsborough prosecutors to seek death penalty in Riverview family slaughter

TAMPA — Prosecutors will pursue a death sentence for Ronnie Oneal III, accused of slaughtering his girlfriend and their 9-year-old daughter at their Riverview home and trying to kill their 8-year-old son.Oneal, 29, has pleaded not guilty to charges o...
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Bucs reach agreement on a four-year, $14.82-million contract with first round pick Vita Vea

Bucs reach agreement on a four-year, $14.82-million contract with first round pick Vita Vea

The Bucs have reached an agreement on a contract with Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea, the team's first-round pick.Terms of the deal were not released, but Vea  is expected to receive a four-year contract worth $14.82-million that includes ...
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Licht promotes three in Bucs’ scouting department

Licht promotes three in Bucs’ scouting department

The dust has settled from another NFL draft, and Bucs general manager Jason Licht has made three promotions in his scouting department as a new year of player evaluation begins.Byron Kiefer, entering his 14th season with the Bucs and fourth as a nati...
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Pasco County’s Marlowe Elementary School to get a new principal

Pasco County’s Marlowe Elementary School to get a new principal

Rayann Mitchell, an assistant principal at West Zephyrhills Elementary for the past year, has been appointed to take over James Marlowe Elementary as its next principal.Marlowe's outgoing principal, Hilda Martin, will head a new district-level confli...
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Pasco sheriff: Man arrested after stabbing driver, kicking officer

Pasco sheriff: Man arrested after stabbing driver, kicking officer

DADE CITY — A Dade City man was arrested Tuesday night after jumping on top of a car, stabbing the driver multiple times and kicking an officer in the face, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.Roscoe James, 42, was walking down Morningside...
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The single biggest reason Tampa Bay isn’t headed to the Stanley Cup final

The single biggest reason Tampa Bay isn’t headed to the Stanley Cup final

TAMPA — Washington is on to Vegas. The Lightning is not. So we asked the Times' Lightning coverage team for the single biggest reason Tampa Bay isn't headed to the Stanley Cup final. Here's their answers:Roger Mooney, staff writer: Th...
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