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Man arrested in Kissimmee police officer shooting

Man arrested in Kissimmee police officer shooting

KISSIMMEE — Police have arrested a man they say shot two Kissimmee police officers Friday night, killing one and leaving the second gravely wounded.Everett Glenn Miller, 45, has been charged with one count of first degree murder in the shooting...
Updated: 1 hour ago
1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

1997 USF Bulls: Scott McCready trades green and gold for black belts

More than two decades after the University of Tampa played its last game, the city returned to the Saturday football stratosphere when USF played its inaugural contest on Sept. 6, 1997. That 80-3 rout of Kentucky Wesleyan, before a Houlihan's Stadium...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez. Kiermaier turned a hustle double into a run. Ramirez, with help from his bullpen, made sure that was the Rays' only run in the Mariners' 7-1 victory Friday in fr...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him...
Published: 08/18/17
Updated: 08/19/17
Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.And its members were disappointed."We want them to have negative-90 (yards), negative-80...
Published: 08/18/17
Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?"I just felt hot," Wi...
Published: 08/18/17
'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming

Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.The 13-mile, four-lane extension of ...
Published: 08/18/17
Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire

PORT RICHEYSheron Pasco sat in the wheelchair as her mother pushed it toward the man in the orange jail suit.His name was John Riggins, her former boyfriend. More than a year ago, he doused Pasco with gas as she lay in bed and flicked on a lighter. S...
Published: 08/18/17
Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare

For years, Sen. Bill Nelson has faced a steady barrage of partisan attacks over the Affordable Care Act, but as he begins the 2018 re-election campaign, the Democrat stands to benefit from a flipped script:Republicans, who have a complete lock on Con...
Published: 08/18/17
Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

TAMPA — After failing to land both Publix and Walmart, the Tampa Housing Authority says it is close to a deal to bring another well-known grocer to its Encore project.The agency expects to enter into a contract in the next 30 days for the sale ...
Published: 08/18/17