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Three former Florida Supreme Court chief justices urge court to overturn hundreds of death sentences

TALLAHASSEE — Three former chief justices of the Florida Supreme Court are urging the state's high court to reduce the death sentences of 390 prison inmates to life without parole, which wou …

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Eric Lynn drops congressional bid in Pinellas, will run for state House

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Computer glitches mar Give Day Tampa Bay, but charities still raising money

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  1. USF softball rebounds with remarkable resilience

    Colleges

    TAMPA — He's 55, has managed nearly 1,300 games at USF, and probably has forgotten more softball than some of his peers may ever grasp.

  2. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff falsely claims he was born in Cuba on 2004 voter form

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff says that a 2004 voter registration form wrongly saying he was born in Cuba was an unusual "screw up" and not a case of him trying to deceive anyone.

    Developer Carlos Beruff on Dec. 3, 2015, as Manatee County commissioners consider raising impact fees to pay for future growth in the county.
 (GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald)
  3. Three former Florida Supreme Court chief justices urge court to overturn hundreds of death sentences

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Three former chief justices of the Florida Supreme Court are urging the state's high court to reduce the death sentences of 390 prison inmates to life without parole, which would abolish four decades of capital punishment in Florida.

    In this undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, inmate Timothy Lee Hurst. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
  4. Amtrak train collides with semi in Plant City

    Accidents

    PLANT CITY — An Amtrak train slammed into a semi-trailer truck Tuesday afternoon, cutting the trailer in half, authorities said.

  5. Computer glitches mar Give Day Tampa Bay, but charities still raising money

    Events

    Computer glitches haunted the third year of Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour fundraising event that benefits local charities, prompting organizers to create a new website for donors.

    At 2015's Give Day Tampa Bay, Wheels of Success, a nonprofit that provides refurbished cars to the working poor, gave away a car at Elder Ford.
  6. St. Pete flap with county is bump in the road says administrator

    Blogs

    Pinellas County administrator Mark Woodard said Tuesday the partnership between St. Petersburg and the county remains strong despite recent discord over Mayor Rick Kriseman's focus on keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the city.

  7. Answers to your questions about the Times' purchase of the Tampa Tribune

    Business

    Here are some questions and answers for readers about the sale of the Tampa Tribune to the Tampa Bay Times.

    Subscription & Delivery

  8. Paul Tash: Times' purchase of Tampa Tribune means one newspaper for all of Tampa Bay

    Business

    For those who care about newspapers and the vital role they play in civic life, this is an important day.

    Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of Times Publishing, announced that the Tampa Bay Times has purchased the Tampa Tribune.
  9. Tampa Bay Times purchases Tampa Tribune

    Business

    TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, on Tuesday purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, saying it intends to create one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper in the Tampa Bay region.

    The Tampa Tribune was purchased Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Times. The final edition of the 123-year-old  Tribune as a standalone newspaper was published Tuesday. [Times photo]
  10. For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 5:46: Lots of hugs from the contingent of former Rays who are in town with the Dodgers. ... RHP Brad Boxberger threw his third bullpen session and on Friday will advance to the next stage of his recovery from core muscle repair surgery when he throws live batting practice in Port Charlotte. If all goes …

    Matt Moore will start for the Rays tonight.
Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. during a House committee hearing in 2015

'A fire burning' to keep expanding school choice policies in Florida, Miami-Dade lawmaker says

The Legislature's approval of a massive education bill and other innovative policies this spring has reinvigorated the "school choice" movement in Florida, a key Miami-Dade lawmaker said Tuesday....

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Until Anton Stralman practices with the full team and does contract drills, it's hard to envision him playing in his first game in more than a month.

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25....

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Matt Moore will start for the Rays tonight.

For starters: Rays vs. Dodgers, with Moore on the mound

UPDATE, 5:46: Lots of hugs from the contingent of former Rays who are in town with the Dodgers. ... RHP Brad Boxberger threw his third bullpen session and on Friday will advance to the next stage of his recovery from core muscle repair surgery when he throws live batting practice in Port Charlotte. If all goes well he will do so again Monday and then start a rehab assignment of about a half dozen appearances ... Cash said the Rays will keep their rotatioin in order through the weekend in Anaheim, and then add a fifth starter in Seattle. .......

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