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St. Petersburg couple active in business and civic leadership die in murder-suicide, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — The American flag flew at half-staff Saturday in front of the Allendale Terrace home of Gary and Marie Stempinski. It was a symbol of loss for the Stempinskis, whom po …

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Responding to congressional HIV questions, state points to website

 

Live blog: Rays Vs. Blue Jays

  1. Clearwater man dies in collision with tanker on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor

    Accidents

    PALM HARBOR — A 31-year-old Clearwater man died Saturday after running into the back of a gasoline tanker truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  2. Lightning evens series with Islanders at 1 with Game 2 win

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Not only did the Lightning get itself back in this second-round playoff series with an absolutely-had-to--have 4-1 victory over the Islanders in Game 2 on Saturday, it also might have sent a message.

  3. NFL draft: Bucs take Northwestern fullback Dan Vitale

    Blogs

    The Bucs entered the NFL draft without a fullback but found one with their final pick in the sixth round. Tampa Bay drafted Northwestern's Dan Vitale with the No. 197 pick - its final one of hte draft.

    Dan Vitale scored 11 touchdowns in his college career.
  4. Bucs draft SLB in sixth with Oklahoma's Devante Bond

    Blogs

    The Bucs filled another hole in their defense, finding a strongside linebacker to pair with veteran Daryl Smith by drafting Oklahoma's Devante Bond in the sixth round on Saturday.

    Devante Bond ran a 4.7 40-yard dash at the combine, but he played well in two seasons at Oklahoma, getting seven tackles for loss and three sacks in nine games as a senior.
  5. Clearwater woman dies of injuries from crash with school bus

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — A Clearwater woman critically injured on April 21 when her car crashed into a school bus on Memorial Causeway died Friday night, police said.

  6. For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and …

    Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.
  7. 'The Bucs just made Roberto Aguayo a 15-year vet'

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    While some fans (and pundits) were scratching their heads Friday night when the Bucs traded into the second round to draft Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo, former Bucs special-teams …

    The Bucs traded into the second round to draft Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo.
  8. Here's what Marco Rubio got to let ambassador to Mexico be confirmed

    National

    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmation of a new U.S. ambassador to Mexico was a seemingly straightforward matter, but it took weeks of complex backroom dealing involving two key senators, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, former rivals in the Republican presidential primaries who had been blocking her for months.

    Almost 11 months to the day after Roberta Jacobson was nominated by President Obama as the new ambassador in Mexico City, a post vacant for almost as long as her name had been in play, a logjam was broken when the Senate finally confirmed her Thursday. [Associated Press]
  9. Safety Harbor motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

    Accidents

    PINELLAS PARK — A 34-year-old Safety Harbor man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, he was ejected and then run over by the truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  10. NFL Draft: Locals Chris Moore, Tyler Higbee picked in fourth round

    Blogs

    Two local players were among the first 12 picks Saturday in the final day of the NFL draft.

    Tyler Higbee sustained a knee injury last fall but still racked up 38 catches for 563 yards and eight touchdowns.

David Jolly and the NRCC fight over fundraising

Rep. David Jolly is in a fight with the NRCC, which has accused him of lying about fundraising practices. Jolly has returned the fire....

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Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....

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Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.

For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.

Blue Jays lineup:
Saunders lf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Smoak 1b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Happ p
...

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