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News at noon: Shooter identified who killed three at California festival, including 6-year-old; Navy vet challenging Ross Spano for east Hillsborough House seat; and more

Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and developments.
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Published Jul. 29, 2019

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

Shooter identified who killed three at California festival, including 6-year-old

A shooter cut through a fence and opened fire on a crowd eating and listening to music at a popular food festival in California, killing three people, including a 6-year-old boy, and wounding about 15 others before police quickly shot him dead, authorities said. A law enforcement official said the gunman was identified as Santino William Legan and believed he was 19. The shooter appeared to randomly target people when fired with a rifle Sunday afternoon, the end of the three-day Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts more than 100,000 people to the city.

Navy vet challenging Ross Spano for east Hillsborough House seat

Last year, Democrat Adam Hattersley won the state House seat vacated by Ross Spano when the Republican made the jump to Congress. Now Hattersley wants to take down Spano. Hattersley on Monday will officially announce he's running for Congress after months of speculation that he would challenge Spano for the District 15 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hattersley said he was compelled to run for the U.S. House in part because of scandals and potential investigations that have hovered over Spano since before he took office.

Tropical wave in Caribbean could become storm with Florida in its path

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea that could form into the next tropical storm. Florida is right in its path. The Hurricane Center currently predicts a low chance of formation — 10 percent over the next two days and 20 percent over the next five days — by week's end, but the disorganized system is set to bring heavy rainfall and possible flooding to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola over the next few days.

Why the Rays made the deals they did

The Rays still have work to do and, potentially, deals to make before Wednesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. They plan to be active in their pursuits. And that's after being plenty busy Sunday, making three deals in which they acquired infielder/outfielder Eric Sogard from Toronto while sending infielder Christian Arroyo and reliever Hunter Wood to Cleveland and reliever Ian Gibaut to Texas. Here is some background on why they did the deals.

Stones Throw arrives at Armature Works, Jubilee's replaces Rib City in St. Petersburg

Stones Throw, the most recent arrival at Armature Works in Tampa Heights, is taking advantage of its casual, waterfront location on the Tampa Riverwalk. Plus, the St. Petersburg location for Fort Myers-born barbecue chain Rib City has rebranded as Jubilee's Barbecue. Also, Thunderhead plays with pizza in Land O'Lakes, Trinity's Green Culture, and Tampa's Juice Factory. Here are Tampa Bay's latest restaurant and bar openings.

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