Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

06-21-24-33-36

(six, twenty-one, twenty-four, thirty-three, thirty-six)

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Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to US amid crisis over Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to US amid crisis over Khashoggi

The United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khasho
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Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

TAMPA — Ryan Callahan is ahead of schedule. The forward had a target date of Nov. 1, on the early side, to return from shoulder surgery, but the Lightning is making moves that imply he may see the ice sooner.That date could be Thursday night's ...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
Tampa mom charged with manslaughter after baby dies from cocaine exposure

Tampa mom charged with manslaughter after baby dies from cocaine exposure

TAMPA — A Tampa mother of three was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into the April death of her 8-week-old son found trace amounts of cocaine in his blood, in his soiled diaper and in the nipple of his baby bottle. Hillsborough County Sheriff...
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Police: 17-year-old threatened on Facebook to ‘shoot up’ Gibbs High in St. Pete

Police: 17-year-old threatened on Facebook to ‘shoot up’ Gibbs High in St. Pete

A 17-year-old Pinellas Park teen was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of making written threats to conduct a mass shooting for posting on Facebook that he would "shoot up" a high school if someone liked his post, according to St. Petersburg poli...
Updated: 27 minutes ago
CareerSource Pinellas board taps internal candidate as new CEO

CareerSource Pinellas board taps internal candidate as new CEO

CLEARWATER — Board members at an embattled Pinellas County job placement agency selected its interim leader to be the next CEO on Wednesday.But the move at CareerSource Pinellas stoked turmoil.The board of directors was slated to interview interim ex...
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After hauling away nearly 1,000 tons of dead fish, Pinellas County sees Red Tide scourge easing

After hauling away nearly 1,000 tons of dead fish, Pinellas County sees Red Tide scourge easing

Pinellas County is nearing 1,000 tons of total collected dead fish since Red Tide exploded into the Gulf coast last month. But based on an update to local tourism officials Wednesday, the smelly situation has improved."We are in a good place with win...
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Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Buccaneers-Falcons All-22: Quarterbacks are faking out Tampa Bay’s defense

Thank goodness for the Buffalo Bills.Their offense might be the only thing in the NFL right now more unsightly than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Yes, the Bucs are allowing more points per game than any other team. It might seem as if it couldn&#...
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Despite political winds, Florida Aquarium will keep working with Cuba to save reefs

Despite political winds, Florida Aquarium will keep working with Cuba to save reefs

As human contributions to climate change and U.S. relations with Cuba continue to divide the country, the Florida Aquarium is pushing ahead with a project that cuts across both issues.President and chief executive Roger Germann visited in Havana on T...
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The culprit's name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.

The culprit's name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.

There was just enough spit on the back of the 9-cent stamp to piece together the identity of the person who licked it. Everything except for his name.
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So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

So much to like about ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

TAMPA — The latest touring Broadway show in town fails spectacularly. It’s supposed to.The Play That Goes Wrong had a full house at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts laughing almost the entire time, in a way I have never heard bef...
Updated: 2 hours ago