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'ShotSpotter' technology helps Hillsborough deputies pinpoint gunfire

TAMPA L ate one night in April, Hillsborough sheriff's Lt. Dennis Fogarty was about to get into his patrol cruiser when he heard four distant — but distinct — popping sound …


Stacy Frank, attorney and daughter of Hillsborough Clerk Pat Frank, dies at 61


Man arrested after gunfight with deputies in Riverview, authorities say


  1. Brandon's Velez, Saladinos bonded beyond award


    BRANDON — Before Sunday evening, Tony Saladino II had presented 45 previous Tony Saladino Awards, given every year to Hillsborough County's top prep baseball player.

    Tony Saladino II, left, and Tony Saladino III give Antonio Velez the Tony Saladino award as Hillsborough County’s top baseball player.
  2. St. Petersburg man posed as Jason Aldean to scam woman, police say


    LARGO — Posing as country music star Jason Aldean, a St. Petersburg man scammed a mentally disabled woman into giving him money, authorities said.

    Daniel Michael Farris. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  3. On the front lines against Zika, Tampa Bay area mosquito experts are pressing hard



    Ron Kolsen takes the cylinder-shaped bag and dumps its contents on a plastic board.

    Leonard Burns, a surveillance manager with Hillsborough County’s Mosquito and Aquatic Weed Control unit, dumps mosquitoes collected from traps throughout the county for counting and sorting.
  4. Tom Jones' Two Cents: Rays worst programming but not due to broadcast team

    TV and Radio

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Worst programming

    New Rays outfielder Oswaldo Arcia can’t get to a ball hit by Baltimore’s Nolan Reimold in the third inning of Saturday’s doubleheader nightcap. Tampa Bay has lost 11 in a row, and the show isn’t getting any better.
  5. Former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk up for Hall of Fame again

    Lightning Strikes


    Dave Andreychuk scored 640 NHL goals. There's a bronze statue of him in front of Amalie Arena, holding the Stanley Cup. He played 1,597 regular-season games before he finally lifted that trophy.

    So he's used to waiting.

    DIRK SHADD   |   Times (09/18/2008 TAMPA) Former Tampa Bay Lightning player and team captain Dave Andreychuk talks with fans while signing autographs toward the end of training camp at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Thursday morning.
  6. British political turmoil deepens after EU referendum


    LONDON — Britain's shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to block the move and the opposition Labour Party's leader faced a coup attempt from his own legislators.

  7. CIA arms for Syrian rebels supplied black market, officials say


    AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the CIA and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing unnamed U.S. and Jordanian officials.

  8. Rays' slump shouldn't, and won't, cost Kevin Cash his job

    The Heater


    Sure, Kevin Cash is as much to blame as anyone for a Rays losing streak that has grown to 11 after Sunday's 12-5 drubbing by the Orioles.

    BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Manager Kevin Cash #16 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles won 12-5.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) 607680495
  9. FHP troopers identify Georgia woman killed in I-275 crash



    The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the 72-year-old woman killed in a single-car crash early on Friday.

  10. PolitiFact Florida fact-checks Obama's claim that Charlie Crist led Florida into recovery with stimulus

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist once faced withering criticism for hugging President Barack Obama, but now Obama is returning the favor by embracing Crist's congressional campaign.

    President Barack Obama will meet with Vietnamese leaders this week. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Donald Trump. A new poll last week showed the part-time Floridian trailing Hillary Clinton by 8 points in must-win Florida, but the U.K.'s Brexit vote showed, yet again, that nothing is predictable in this election year and Trump's nationalist message resonates wider than pundits and perhaps pollsters realize. 

Runner-up: Carlos Beruff. He may be a longshot to beat Marco Rubio for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, but every other Republican cleared the field for the wealthy Bradenton builder to face Rubio one-on-one....


For starters: Rays at Orioles, trying to end a long skid

UPDATE, 12:18: It's a DH for Evan Longoria, with Tim Beckham getting a start at 3B for the Rays today. ... Cash said he plans to give Webb the opportunity to work in some key situations to get ground ball outs. ... OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) did fine in his first rehab game with the Stone Crabs and will play again for them on Monday....


Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....