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Romano: Sewage spill exposes St. Petersburg's problems of oversight

You can call it a scandal, and perhaps history will soon agree. Maybe all of the investigations and probes will point to a recognizable villain, and we'll start referring to the whole affair …

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Defrocked expert witness in child sex cases 'squeaked by' with little vetting

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Pasco deputies: 82-year-old Holiday man beaten by teenager dies

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Dining Planner: Eat out this week for an array of kids' causes

Dining Planner: Eat out this week for an array of kids' causes

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20 local museums will be free Saturday for Free Museum Day

20 local museums will be free Saturday for Free Museum Day

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Tampa Bay Fashion Week is back at International Plaza

Halloween haunts: Zoo, aquarium, Disney and other attractions tone down scares for kids

Halloween haunts: Zoo, aquarium, Disney and other attractions tone down scares for kids

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  1. Charlotte police footage shows shooting of black man (w/video)

    Nation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground.

    This image made from video provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday shows Keith Scott, left, moments before he was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. [Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP]
  2. No. 14 Tennessee emphatically snaps skid vs. No. 19 Florida, 38-28

    College

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After years of second-half dominance over rival Tennessee, No. 19 Florida finally cracked Saturday.

    Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) throws to a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) TNWP125
  3. Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco dies at 68

    Nation

    NEW ORLEANS — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

    Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans in  May 2007. Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, died Saturday. He was 68.
  4. Lightning pushes pace early in training camp

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — C Brian Boyle's practice ended a little early Saturday after the heel of D Braydon Coburn's stick blade caught him in the nose during a 1-on-1 drill.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson works to make a play on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Friday morning (09/23/16).
  5. Fennelly: When Dalvin Cook's in need of a big game, he delivers vs. USF

    College

    TAMPA — USF scored on Florida State shortly after noon Saturday, just 17 seconds into the game. First play from scrimmage, Quinton Flowers to Rodney Adams, 84 yards.

    On with the USF coming-out party.

    Was FSU staring at another Louisville?

    The Seminoles were reeling.

    They needed an answer, …

    Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) breaks for the end zone eventually scoring on the this drive during the first half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday September 24, 2016.
  6. Jones: USF still an understudy for now

    College

    TAMPA — They're just not quite there yet. They're not quite ready for the big time.

    South Florida Bulls head coach Willie Taggart and Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher meet after the game Saturday, September 24, 2016. Florida State Seminoles defeated the South Florida Bulls 55 to 35.
  7. Tampa Bay's Gold Star Mothers hold day of love and remembrance for fallen sons, daughters

    Military

    TAMPA — Toni Gross and Annette Kirk stood close to each other as they shared a podium in Veterans Memorial Park and Museum on Saturday.

    The Tampa Bay Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers and the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County gather to honor fallen heroes and their families at the 2016 Gold Star Mothers and Family Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa.  [Saturday, September 24, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  8. Police: Clearwater boat accident kills man

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — A man died Saturday in a boating accident in Island Estates, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

  9. No. 13 Florida State bounces back in 55-35 thumping of USF

    College

    TAMPA — The early stage of Saturday's proceedings inside Raymond James Stadium weren't bereft of a bright side for USF fans.

    South Florida Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers (9) is brought down by Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium in Saturday, September 24, 2016.
  10. Zephyrhills police investigating suspicious death of 18-month-old

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Police are investigating the suspicious death of an 18-month-old boy found unresponsive early Saturday morning.

Donald Trump to rally in Melbourne on Tuesday

Donald Trump returns to must-win Florida on Tuesday for a rally in Melbourne....

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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, in another tough test

UPDATE, 3:37: Cash said one reason for Andriese's improvement has been doing a good job of following the game plan. ... Dickerson's improvement has been one of the bright spots of the final month, Cash said. ... Franklin said his previously strained left hamstring has improved enough to run the bases, and even to steal bases, but he will be limited to DH duty for now.

Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b
Kiermaier cf
Longoria 3b
Miller 1b
Dickerson lf
Franklin dh
Mahtook rf
Ramirez ss
Casali c
Andriese p

Red Sox lineup
Pedroia 2b
Bogaerts ss
Ortiz dh
Betts rf
Ramirez 1b
Holt 3b
Young lf
Bradley cf
Leon c
Porcello p
...

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Bucs-Rams: Five things to watch in home opener ...

It's a Bucs game almost more notable for who's missing -- injured stars like Doug Martin and Robert Ayers, arrested/waived players like Austin Seferian-Jenkins -- but there's plenty to keep an eye on in the Bucs' home opener against the Rams on Sunday afternoon....

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