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Morning Watch: Report details Pasco plane crash; big money donors step up for Gillum campaign; did pitching or hitting doom the Rays?; Chamberlain coach hits milestone

A 2015 plane crash that killed Odessa pilot Gary Cohen and left wreckage strewn across the back yard of a Spring Hill home was caused by pilot error, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled. [Photo by Rob Gomez]
A 2015 plane crash that killed Odessa pilot Gary Cohen and left wreckage strewn across the back yard of a Spring Hill home was caused by pilot error, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled. [Photo by Rob Gomez]
Published Apr. 5, 2017

The latest news and developments to help you get ready for the day ahead.

REPORT FAULTS PILOT FOR 2015 FATAL PASCO PLANE CRASH

A 2015 plane crash that killed an Odessa pilot and left wreckage strewn across the back yard of a Spring Hill home was caused by pilot error, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled in a report last week. Find the details from the report here.

TOP TIER MONEY FOLKS STEP UP FOR ANDREW GILLUM FOR GOVERNOR

The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says the Tallahassee mayor has raised about $765,000 for his campaign. Prominent donors include George and Alex Soros, and others..

FLORIDA EDUCATION NEWS: START TIMES, PLAY TIME, RAISES AND MORE

A roundup of all the latest news from Florida schools, including a bill mandating recess, new bell times at Hillsborough County schools, and recommended raises for Pasco school personnel.

FOR CHAMBERLAIN PLAYERS, BOBBY DIEZ'S BELLOW IS A BOON

[Times Files]

Coach Bobby Diez, who started at Chamberlain High 26 years ago, recently reached a milestone 600 wins.

[Times Files]

Coach Bobby Diez, who started at Chamberlain High 26 years ago, recently reached a milestone 600 wins.

Chamberlain High softball coach Bobby Diez yells just like he always has and he doesn't plan to stop any time soon. "I'm Latin," he said, "I'm loud." On March 25th, Diez, at a spry 69, walked off the field after his team defeated Countryside 6-0, and his career victory total stood at 600.

RAYS LOSS: WAS IT THE PITCHING, OR THE HITTING?

After such an impressive display on Sunday, the Rays were downright offensive with their lack of offense in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Yankees. So what was the problem last night?

EGG HUNTS, PARADES AND EASTER FAMILY FUN THIS WEEK

We have a roundup of all the Easter events for kids and families coming up in the Tampa Bay area.