Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees while friend is in back seat

Police: Clearwater man crashes stolen car, flees while friend is in back seat

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man was arrested after he was accused of stealing a car Monday night, running a red light and crashing into a car.After the crash, police say Rico Hayes, 21, ran from the scene holding a bottle of liquor, leaving an injured ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
MLB commissioner confident Rays owner is ‘going to get’ stadium deal done

MLB commissioner confident Rays owner is ‘going to get’ stadium deal done

WASHINGTON – MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the time is now for the Rays stadium situation to be resolved with partnership from the community and business on financial support and he is confident in principal owner Stuart Sternberg's creativ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
They’re veterans, ex-cops and bus drivers. Their new gig: protecting — and connecting with — Pasco’s elementary schoolers

They’re veterans, ex-cops and bus drivers. Their new gig: protecting — and connecting with — Pasco’s elementary schoolers

LAND O’ LAKES — The guard gripped his gun, checked his angles. He passed furniture marked with teachers’ names and room numbers. One door, clear. And then another. And then he threw open the door to a classroom: One loud pop, then six more, then the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Trains crashes into car in Dade City, injuring one

Trains crashes into car in Dade City, injuring one

DADE CITY — One person was seriously injured Tuesday when a train struck a car near the 37900 block of Vitality Way, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.The person, who has not been identified, was pulled from an SUV and flown from the scene by med...
Updated: 2 hours ago
League of Women Voters wants Bondi to investigate concealed carry program

League of Women Voters wants Bondi to investigate concealed carry program

The Florida League of Women Voters wants Attorney General Pam Bondi to investigate the Florida Department of Agriculture's handling of concealed carry permits under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.In a request Monday, the League, a non-part...
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Bowled over: From acai to poke, the top 10 bowls in Tampa Bay

Bowled over: From acai to poke, the top 10 bowls in Tampa Bay

Why, exactly, are bowls the new plates?The Wall Street Journal declared it so. Tableware companies like Fiesta have reported serious double-digit growth in the sale of bowls — salad bowls, cereal bowls, you name it. Fast-food restaurants have jumped ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bill Nelson feeling it from both sides on Brett Kavanaugh

Bill Nelson feeling it from both sides on Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson continues to face pressure from both sides on the Supreme Court vacancy as he appears to have retreated from certain opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.Today, the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity announced a digi...
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Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

LAND O’ LAKES — Chris Stowe has a storied past as an explosives technician in the U.S. Marine Corps.The retired master gunnery sergeant has mementos of his service — a field knife mounted to the lid of an explosives box, for instance — hanging promin...
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Top 5 at noon: Fact-checking the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit; Hillsborough trains school resource officers during active shooter exercise; and more

Top 5 at noon: Fact-checking the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit; Hillsborough trains school resource officers during active shooter exercise; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:FACT-CHECKING THE DONALD TRUMP-VLADIMIR PUTIN SUMMITU.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin made inaccurate statements to the media following their one-on-one talks i...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hernando Sheriff: Two men charged in middle school laptop theft

Hernando Sheriff: Two men charged in middle school laptop theft

SPRING HILL — Two young men are in jail after admitting to stealing 19 laptops from Powell Middle School earlier this month, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.Justin Hopkins, 21, and Brandon Pestana, 22 — former students at the school...
Updated: 3 hours ago

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