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St. Pete leaders launch review in wake of sewer water spill

St. Pete leaders launch review in wake of sewer water spill

ST. PETERSBURG — Torrential rains that for three weeks saturated the city overwhelmed its stormwater system, forcing about 16 million gallons of storm and sewer water into Tampa and Boca Ciega bays.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Bucs Hot Reads: Rookie MLB not a lock to call plays

TAMPA — Rookie MLB Kwon Alexander continues to practice with the first team, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be calling out the defensive plays when Tampa Bay opens the season against Tennessee.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Gunman in on-air shootings was increasingly erratic before attack

Gunman in on-air shootings was increasingly erratic before attack

MONETA, Va. – Vester Flanagan had become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived slights well before he fatally shot two former colleagues on live televi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Ousted, imprisoned Clearwater fire chief says he did not molest girl

Ousted, imprisoned Clearwater fire chief says he did not molest girl

CLEARWATER — The city’s former fire chief, imprisoned since 2012 after he was convicted of sexually abusing a child, is asking a judge to reconsider his case.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs’ coordinator Frazier ‘excited’ about Lovie Smith’s defense

Bucs’ coordinator Frazier ‘excited’ about Lovie Smith’s defense

TAMPA — Just as they did a year ago, the Bucs will run head coach Lovie Smith’s defense. But this year, Smith will handle the bulk of the play-calling duties.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Indian film festival returns with hopes of rivaling Sundance

TAMPA — Tampa was immersed in the world of big-budget films from India 18 months ago when the area hosted the extravaganza known as the Bollywood Oscars, put on by the International Indian Film Academy.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Port Richey man faces child pornography charges

Port Richey man faces child pornography charges

A Port Richey man is behind bars, charged with 10 counts of child pornography, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Barron Collier III gives USF $10M for work-ready school

Barron Collier III gives USF $10M for work-ready school

For the fifth time in the past year, the University of South Florida has received a gift of $10 million or more — this time, to establish a comprehensive program designed to make sure students are ready to enter the world of work.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Dining Review: Clear Sky Draught Haus serves pub grub turned up a notch

Dining Review: Clear Sky Draught Haus serves pub grub turned up a notch

DUNEDIN — The mural on an outside wall of the Clear Sky Draught Haus looks like a nostalgic postcard depicting a 1940s Shell service station with a classic sedan parked at the pumps.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Man steals $4,100 in earrings from Macy’s at University Mall

Man steals $4,100 in earrings from Macy’s at University Mall

Authorities are looking for a man who walked into a Macy’s and walked out with eight pairs of earrings worth $4,100.
Updated: 7 hours ago