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Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money

TAMPA — For more than three decades, lawyer Joe M. Gonzalez was a fixture of Tampa's civic scene, rubbing elbows with politicians and everyday citizens as he sought to honor the city's histo …


Romano: Grants to help St. Petersburg's poor needs to earn their trust


Kids who defied Florida's third-grade testing rules hit roadblocks as they return to school


  1. BULLETIN: Bucs move preseason finale to Wednesday


    The Bucs' preseason finale against Washington was moved up a day, from Thursday to Wednesday, because of Tropical Depression 9. The game will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium and will still air on WFLA Ch. 8 (NBC), according to the TV station's Twitter account.

    More details to come.

  2. Andriese struggles as Rays fall to Red Sox


    BOSTON — RHP Matt Andriese thought it would be good for him to face the Red Sox in back-to-back starts.

    Boston’s Mookie Betts rounds the bases after hitting a homer off Matt Andriese in the second.
  3. Rays' Alex Cobb to return to rotation Friday

    The Heater

    BOSTON — The first official day of what Alex Cobb is calling his "big-league reincarnation" didn't go all smoothly.

    Alex Cobb, who would have been the opening day starter in 2015, is scheduled to make his first start of the season Friday at home.
  4. Battle for backup WR spots heats up for Bucs


    TAMPA — A closer look at Bucs WR Donteea Dye's hamstring injury showed he is likely to miss four weeks, and the Bucs waived-injured him Monday, getting within one spot of today's 75-man roster cutdown.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Donteea Dye (17) rushes past Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Keith Tandy (37) during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp on July 30, 2016, at the One Buccaneer Place training fields.
  5. Bucs understand Kaepernick's stance but plan to still stand for anthem


    TAMPA — Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has made sure his players know where he stands — and where they are supposed to — when it comes to the playing of the national anthem.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) leaves the field after a 30-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
  6. Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?


    LOS ANGELES — The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

    FILE - This Aug. 14, 2007, file photo shows a three-dimensional model of the early human ancestor, Australopithecus afarensis, known as Lucy, on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It’s a scientific estimation of what Lucy may have looked like in life. A new study based on an analysis of Lucy’s fossil by the University of Texas at Austin suggests she died after falling from a tree. Several scientists, including Lucy??? ?? ?s discoverer, reject that she plunged to her death from a tree. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) LA503
  7. Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up


    It has been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the United States illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised on Twitter that he’ll make a major speech Wednesday on illegal immigration, which has been his signature issue.
  8. FBI is investigating foreign hacks of state election systems


    WASHINGTON — Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russian hackers were behind the assault on the election system in that state.

  9. Jones: In Kaepernick national anthem debate, respect all views


    TAMPA — Now what?

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stood up by sitting down for the national anthem.

    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a stir with his comments after refusing to stand for the national anthem.
  10. Romano: Grants to help St. Petersburg's poor needs to earn their trust

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Florida Chamber stands by 'low propensity' primary voter push

The Florida Chamber of Commerce on Monday defended its pre-primary number-crunching that shows a remarkably high number of so-called unlikely or low-propensity voters have already cast ballots in Tuesday's statewide primary. The Chamber's figure is 36 percent, to be exact, of all voters registered to vote in Florida prior to July 2008 who have not voted in more than one primary since then but who have cast ballots in this election....


Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto.

Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation....


Storm shifts Bucs-Redskins game to Wednesday at 8

With Tropical Depression Nine moving toward Florida, the Bucs announced Monday night that their final preseason game against the Redskins at Raymond James Stadium has been moved from Thursday to Wednesday night at 8 p.m....