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Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident

MIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confi …

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Bigly? Braggadocious? Trumped-up? Merriam-Webster dictionary kept tabs on Trump and Clinton's word use at the debate

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Close-in busing to Hillsborough schools could be cut back next year

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  1. Jones: Ignore the siren call of the SEC, Jimbo Fisher

    College

    Don't do it, Jimbo Fisher. Don't even think about it.

     Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher during the Camping World Kickoff against the Mississippi Rebels on Monday September 5, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Final Score FSU 45, Ole Miss 34.
  2. Florida has never sent out more military and overseas ballots

    Blogs

    Changes to federal and state laws over the last five years have helped to increase the number of ballots being sent to active military and overseas voters to record numbers.

  3. A Paquette family reunion in the Lightning locker room

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA —The eastern Quebec town of Gaspe is filled with the extended Paquette family, so many that gathering them all in one place is a daunting task. In fact, it's never happened.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Friday morning (09/23/16).
  4. Scream-A-Geddon is turning the election into a real horror show with these I-275 billboards

    Blogs

    A Pasco County "scream park" is finding the humor and the horror in the current election with some clever marketing—two large billboards in Tampa advertising Scream-A-Geddon as more terrifying than a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump presidency.

    The billboards advertise the Scream-A-Geddon horror attraction as scarier than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
  5. Close-in busing to Hillsborough schools could be cut back next year

    K12

    TAMPA — That morning ride your child gets to a Hillsborough County public school?

    As a cost-saving measure, Hillsborough County school buses might stop doing courtesy runs for students living within two miles of their schools. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times (2015)]
  6. Jon Miller on Vin Scully: 'He was the favorite Dodger of all time'

    The Heater

    I have a story coming up on legendary Hall of Fame Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, who is retiring after 67 years of broadcasting. For the story, I talked with Hall of Fame broadcaster Jon Miller, for 20 years a voice of the San Francisco Giants and a friend and fan of Vin Scully:

    Vin Scully, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who is in the final days of his 67-year career covering Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games, waves to the fans at Dodger Stadium before a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles, Sunday. [AP photo]
  7. Estates of victims slain in Orlando's Pulse nightclub shooting to get $350,000 each

    Public Safety

    ORLANDO — Each of the estates of the 49 patrons who were killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will get $350,000 from donations raised for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

    OneOrlando Fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg answers questions at a town hall meeting last month at the Amway Center. [CHARLES KING   |   Orlando Sentinel]
  8. Joe Buck on Vin Scully: In another life, he 'would have made great carpets'

    The Heater

    I have a story coming up on iconic Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who is stepping away from the microphone after 67 years of broadcasting. I talked with Joe Buck, lead play-by-play man for baseball and NFL for Fox Sports and the son of the late Hall of Fame announcer Jack Buck. Here is Joe on …

    Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully smiles to the crowd before his final home game after 67 years at the post before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Sunday in Los Angeles. [Getty Images]
  9. News at noon: Tampa's George Levy dies; monitoring Invest 97L; Gators name new athletic director; Gov. Scott tours Mosaic

    News

    George Levy, a businessman who played a major role in attracting sports teams to Tampa and numerous civic causes, often behind the scenes, died Tuesday morning. He was 83. The …

    George Levy, left, is shown with his brother Leonard. [File photo]
  10. Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident

    Ml

    MIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday.

    Miami Marlins players wearing jerseys honoring pitcher Jose Fernandez gather around the pitching mound before a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday in Miami. Fernandez died Sunday in a boating accident. [Associated Press]

Florida has never sent out more military and overseas ballots

Changes to federal and state laws over the last five years have helped to increase the number of ballots being sent to active military and overseas voters to record numbers....

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Rays to honor Jose Fernandez with No. 16 jersey in dugout

The Rays will further honor Jose Fernandez by hanging a No. 16 jersey in their dugout for tonight's game.

SS Alexei Ramirez, who like Fernandez left Cuba to play in the U.S., made the suggestion and is set to hang the jersey, a show of respect several teams have done.

Fernandez, the Marlins pitcher and Alonso High grad, was killed in an early Sunday boating accident in Miami.

The Marlins will all wear his No. 16 tonight for their home game against the Mets, then will retire the number....

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns.

Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported....

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