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Friday, Aug 18, 2017

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Two Kissimmee police officers shot to death

KISSIMMEE — Two police officers were shot dead in Kissimmee Friday night, Orange County mayor Teresa Jacobs said.The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. The Kissimmee Police Department's Twitter account confirmed that two officers had been shot....
Updated: 8 minutes 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...
Updated: 16 minutes ago
'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 ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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 ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

A sports rout on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Go...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

CLEARWATER –– Pinellas County relies on more than just beaches to attract visitors. County government also spends millions to help sponsor big-name events to draw even more tourists.But now the Pinellas County Commission wants to see exac...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Man, 75, struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater

A 75-year-old man was hospitalized after he was struck by lightning while playing golf in Clearwater on Friday morning.Clearwater police say the Frank Sink was struck around 11 a.m. while on the seventh hole at Clearwater County Club, 525 N Betty La...
Updated: 5 hours ago