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Romano: Sewage spill exposes problems of oversight in St. Pete

You can call it a scandal, and perhaps history will soon agree. Maybe all of the investigations and probes will point to a recognizable villain, and we'll start referring to the whole affair …

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Defrocked expert witness in child sex cases 'squeaked by' with little vetting

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Pasco deputies: 82-year-old Holiday man beaten by teenager dies

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Dining Planner: Eat out this week for an array of kids' causes

Dining Planner: Eat out this week for an array of kids' causes

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20 local museums will be free Saturday for Free Museum Day

20 local museums will be free Saturday for Free Museum Day

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Tampa Bay Fashion Week is back at International Plaza

Halloween haunts: Zoo, aquarium, Disney and other attractions tone down scares for kids

Halloween haunts: Zoo, aquarium, Disney and other attractions tone down scares for kids

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  1. Lightning pushes pace early in training camp

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — C Brian Boyle's practice ended a little early Saturday after the heel of D Braydon Coburn's stick blade caught him in the nose during a 1-on-1 drill.

  2. Fennelly: When Dalvin Cook's in need of a big game, he delivers vs. USF

    College

    TAMPA — USF scored on Florida State shortly after noon Saturday, just 17 seconds into the game. First play from scrimmage, Quinton Flowers to Rodney Adams, 84 yards.

    On with the USF coming-out party.

    Was FSU staring at another Louisville?

    The Seminoles were reeling.

    They needed an answer, …

    Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) breaks for the end zone eventually scoring on the this drive during the first half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday September 24, 2016.
  3. Jones: USF still an understudy for now

    College

    TAMPA — They're just not quite there yet. They're not quite ready for the big time.

    South Florida Bulls head coach Willie Taggart and Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher meet after the game Saturday, September 24, 2016. Florida State Seminoles defeated the South Florida Bulls 55 to 35.
  4. Tampa Bay's Gold Star Mothers hold day of love and remembrance for fallen sons, daughters

    Military

    TAMPA — Toni Gross and Annette Kirk stood close to each other as they shared a podium in Veterans Memorial Park and Museum on Saturday.

    The Tampa Bay Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers and the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County gather to honor fallen heroes and their families at the 2016 Gold Star Mothers and Family Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa.  [Saturday, September 24, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Police: Clearwater boat accident kills man

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — A man died Saturday in a boating accident in Island Estates, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

  6. No. 13 Florida State bounces back in 55-35 thumping of USF

    College

    TAMPA — The early stage of Saturday's proceedings inside Raymond James Stadium weren't bereft of a bright side for USF fans.

    South Florida Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) is brought down by Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium in Saturday, September 24, 2016.
  7. Zephyrhills police investigating suspicious death of 18-month-old

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Police are investigating the suspicious death of an 18-month-old boy found unresponsive early Saturday morning.

  8. For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, in another tough test

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 3:37: Cash said one reason for Andriese's improvement has been doing a good job of following the game plan. ... Dickerson's improvement has been one of the bright spots of the final month, Cash said. ... Franklin said his previously strained left hamstring has improved enough to run the bases, and even to steal …

  9. Romano: Sewage spill exposes problems of oversight in St. Pete

    Local Government

    You can call it a scandal, and perhaps history will soon agree.

  10. New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

    Nation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African-American history can call home will culminate as President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives for today's dedication ceremony at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) DCPM107
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Sen. Ted Cruz during the GOP presidential primary debate at the University of Miami's Bank United Center in Coral Gables on March 10.

Ted Cruz takes a Rubio like stance toward Trump

Ted Cruz finally caved.

The man who enraged and pleased Republicans by speaking at the GOP convention without endorsing Donald Trump did today. In doing so, Trump carved out a position not unlike Marco Rubio, who had a lot of bad things to say about Trump on the campaign trail but had come to support him as a show of party loyalty and to prove he wanted nothing more than to defeat Hillary Clinton....

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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, in another tough test

UPDATE, 3:37: Cash said one reason for Andriese's improvement has been doing a good job of following the game plan. ... Dickerson's improvement has been one of the bright spots of the final month, Cash said. ... Franklin said his previously strained left hamstring has improved enough to run the bases, and even to steal bases, but he will be limited to DH duty for now.

Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b
Kiermaier cf
Longoria 3b
Miller 1b
Dickerson lf
Franklin dh
Mahtook rf
Ramirez ss
Casali c
Andriese p

Red Sox lineup
Pedroia 2b
Bogaerts ss
Ortiz dh
Betts rf
Ramirez 1b
Holt 3b
Young lf
Bradley cf
Leon c
Porcello p
...

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Bucs-Rams: Five things to watch in home opener ...

It's a Bucs game almost more notable for who's missing -- injured stars like Doug Martin and Robert Ayers, arrested/waived players like Austin Seferian-Jenkins -- but there's plenty to keep an eye on in the Bucs' home opener against the Rams on Sunday afternoon....

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