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Tampa attorney Barry Cohen, representing accused perjurer, calls Polk Sheriff Grady Judd unprofessional narcissist

TAMPA — Tampa attorney Barry Cohen is speaking up for client Chester Kwitowski and lashing out at Polk Sheriff Grady Judd for what Cohen called a "total lack of professionalism" and a "trans …


St. Petersburg sewage spill stories remain at odds


  1. Your watercooler recap of the first presidential debate

    Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump and debate moderator Lester Holt look on.
  2. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton clash in first presidential debate


    With a blockbuster matchup drawing worldwide interest, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over the economy, policing and national security Monday in their first debate, Trump repeatedly put on the defensive for controversies he has stirred while he attacked Clinton's use of a private email server and questioned …

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laughs with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after their presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday. [Associated Press]
  3. Rays fall to ex-teammate Shields, White Sox

    The Heater

    CHICAGO — The Rays had a lot of good things to say going into Monday's game about how much former ace James Shields meant to their individual and collective success.

    REMEMBER: Rays shortstop Alexei Ramirez hangs a jersey in honor of fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday.
  4. Rays' Colome impresses with smooth transition to closer

    The Heater

    CHICAGO — Amid all that has gone wrong for the Rays this year in terms of decision-making and execution, a few things have gone very right.

    Alex Colome has impressed the Rays with his smooth transition into a closer role that he had never occupied as a professional.
  5. St. Petersburg sewage spill stories remain at odds


    ST. PETERSBURG — The city administration continues to struggle with its accounting of the circumstances surrounding massive sewage dumps this summer, a whistle-blowing plant operator says.

  6. Former Bucs TE Seferian-Jenkins picked up by Jets


    TAMPA — TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, was claimed by the Jets on Monday.

    Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauls in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston last season against the Titans.
  7. In Miami, players, fans share memories, shed tears over Jose Fernandez

    The Heater

    MIAMI — Monday's game had been over for nearly an hour, and the Marlins players returned to the mound, crowding onto the clay. This was a far less solemn meeting than the one before the game and the one after, when they paid tribute to their fallen friend, Jose Fernandez.

    Marlins players, wearing jerseys in honor of Jose Fernandez, gather around the pitchers mound for a pregame salute.
  8. Big — sniff — question —sniff — of the debate: Why was Donald Trump sniffing so much?


    While speaking during Monday night's presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump was heard sniffing loudly nearly every time he paused.

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday. [Associated Press]
  9. Most in poll are frustrated over presidential race


    WASHINGTON — Carol Jones knew what she wanted to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She was far from sure which candidate would earn her vote on Election Day.

    Elizabeth Bartz of Akron, Ohio, takes a selfie with her father Jim Bartz before the presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday.
  10. After five decades of war, Colombia and rebels sign peace agreement


    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

    Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, embrace as they watch the government and FARC leaders sign a peace agreement, ending more than five decades of conflict.

Video: Tim Kaine speaks with Tampa Bay Times

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times Monday called birtherism a "bigoted lie" and that Donald Trump still has to be made to answer for his embrace of it for several years. Following his rally in Lakeland, he spoke about the Clinton-Kaine ticket and young voters, his connections to Florida, and offshore drilling....


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....


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....