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Commuter train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some …

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Live: Pasco panel considers possible new attendance boundaries at two schools

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LocalShops1 opens first brick-and-mortar site in Gulfport

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  1. Sewage overflowed nine hours, Clearwater says

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER — About 150,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from a lift station near McMullen Booth Road and Abby Crescent Lane this week.

  2. Federal Reserve's Dennis Lockhart tells Florida leaders rate hike coming 'before long'

    Economic Development

    ORLANDO — The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta sees the Fed starting to hike interest rates "before long" as the economy continues improving, but also foresees long-term problems ahead without improvement in workplace training.

    Dennis Lockhart
  3. Jose Fernandez's Alonso High baseball jersey taken during vigil at school

    Crime

    TAMPA — The original Alonso High School baseball jersey worn by Jose Fernandez disappeared after Wednesday night's vigil for the Miami Marlins pitcher, who died in a boating crash Sunday, according to the Hillsborough County School District.

    A Jose Fernandez baseball jersey hangs in the dugout at Alonso High School during a candlelight vigil in his honor. The jersey disappeared after the vigil ended. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  4. Police: Man accused of carjacking says he thought he was in a video game

    Crime

    LARGO — Terance Ryan Fairman, 21, told police officers he thought he was in a video game when he tried to push a man off a motorcycle on Belcher Road about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 26.

  5. More than 70 candidates narrowed to three finalists for Clearwater Fire & Rescue chief

    Fire

    CLEARWATER — Clearwater's next Fire & Rescue chief will be a national official on industry safety, a retired chief who battled wildfires out west, or a Tampa Bay fire veteran.

    Scott Ehlers is division chief of emergency management for Clearwater Fire & Rescue.
  6. Officials scramble to find housing for Mosley Motel residents as deputies post eviction notices

    Human Interest

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies descended on the Mosley Motel around 9 a.m. today and told residents they have until Monday morning to get out.

    A recent photo of the Mosley Motel in St. Petersburg, where Pinellas County sheriff's deputies began posting eviction notices Sept. 29, 2016. The residents must be out by Monday morning. Local officials and social service agencies were scrambling to find housing for residents of the rundown property, which recently was purchased by a company that wants to demolish it. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  7. Live: Pasco panel considers possible new attendance boundaries at two schools

    K12

    A committee of Pasco parents and school district officials meets at 10:30 a.m. today to look for ways to ease crowding at the district's two most overcrowded schools, Wiregrass Ranch High and John Long Middle.

  8. Pasco United Way chief to head Pinellas Community Foundation

    News

    The United Way of Pasco County is looking for a new leader after president/CEO Duggan Cooley accepted the job as executive director of the Pinellas Community Foundation.

    United Way of Pasco President/CEO Duggan Cooley, center, holding a check from the Heritgage Pines Community Assocation in 2015, has accepted the job as executive director of the Pinellas Community Foundation.
  9. Dunedin mayoral candidates weigh in on key city issues

    Local

    DUNEDIN — This year voters will choose between mayoral incumbent Julie Ward Bujalski and current Vice Mayor Bruce Livingston to take the city's top spot. The Tampa Bay Times asked both candidates to share their thoughts on the city's most pressing issues as well as why they think they are best fit for the …

    Bujalski
  10. ACC football championship game officially coming to Orlando

    Blogs

    The worst kept secret in college football is officially official.

Jeff Atwater warns that workers compensation hikes could stall economy

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said that Florida's rebounding economy could be stymied by the projected 14.5 percent increase in worker compensation costs unless legislators step in to impose some reforms....

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Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, trying to put a good finish on an inconsistent rookie season.

For starters: Rays at White Sox, delayed until 8:30

UPDATE, 8:00: The Sox announced a tentative start time of 8:30 Tampa Bay time.

UPDATE, 7:05:
RHP Chase Whitley will get to start Sunday's season finale, as the Rays will give him the opportunity as something of a reward for his hard work in returning from Tommy John surgery. LHP Drew Smyly was slated to start....

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Bucs' Mike Evans eager for Broncos' physical corners

Bucs WR Mike Evans is off to a strong start, ranking among the NFL's top five in yards (301), receptions (21) and touchdown catches (3), but he'll have a real challenge this week as Denver comes to Tampa with two Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Aqib Talib and Chris Harris....

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