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Wrongful death suit filed in deadly airplane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport

TAMPA — The widow of a man who died in a March plane crash at Peter O. Knight Airport filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week against several parties, including her husband's best friend wh …

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Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

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Jolly: VA mistakenly declared 4,201 dead in past 5 years

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  1. Pinellas Park DL Jordon Scott orally commits to Gators

    College

    Pinellas Park defensive lineman Jordon Scott grew up a fan of the Florida Gators, especially quarterback Tim Tebow. Now he has a chance to play in the Swamp.

  2. Comey cites advances, challenges in terror fight during Tampa speech

    Military

    TAMPA — FBI director James Comey told a gathering of commandos and defense industry leaders on Wednesday that they must continually adapt to evolving threats from the Middle East.

     FBI director James Comey, keynote speaker at the annual gala dinner for the Special Operations Forces Industries Conference in Tampa, spoke of successes in stemming the reach of the Islamic State.
  3. Morrison's hot hitting wasted as Rays lose to Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — When last seen around Tropicana Field, Logan Morrison was still mired in his seasonlong slump. He was drawing walks, sure, but the hits — especially the big hits — had yet to surface.

    Red-hot Logan Morrison celebrates his two-run homer in the sixth inning that ties the score at 3. His second straight three-hit game lifts his season average to .225.
  4. Mitchell High's Garton reaches majors with hometown Rays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Ryan Garton was asked by Triple-A Durham pitching coach Kyle Snyder to stick around the ballpark Tuesday after the Bulls' loss at Toledo. Garton was more than willing because he had some pitching topics he wanted to discus with Snyder and manager Jared Sandberg.

    Ryan Garton, a Clearwater native, has pitched as many as four innings in relief at Triple-A Durham and is expected to help out an overworked pen.
  5. Fennelly: Barry Bonds at ease in job as Marlins hitting coach

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the former Alonso High star, current major-league star and rambunctious as ever, was saying he'd like to pitch to his team's hitting coach just once. Fernandez, 23, jaws back and forth with the coach, 51.

    Barry Bonds says he’s enjoying himself in his first year as the Marlins’ hitting coach.
  6. States sue administration over transgender bathroom policy (w/video)

    Nation

    AUSTIN, Texas — The Obama administration on Wednesday faced the first major court challenge to its guidance about the civil rights of transgender students in public schools, as officials in 11 states filed a lawsuit testing both the scope of federal anti-discrimination law and the government's sweeping …

  7. FSU baseball rallies to win ACC tournament opener

    Colleges

    DURHAM, N.C. — Steven Wells hit a sacrifice fly to start a four-run eighth inning that helped Florida State beat North Carolina State 7-3 in Wednesday's pool play at the ACC baseball tournament.

    FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kentucky's Marcus Lee dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season, Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  ((AP Photo/James Crisp, File) NY168
  8. Civil case brings new allegations about Casey Anthony, her lawyer (w/video)

    Nation

    ORLANDO — Five years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, a civil lawsuit connected to the scandal is still grinding through Central Florida bankruptcy court, with new developments this week.

    Casey Anthony, right, and her attorney Jose Baez listen during testimony in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on June 28, 2011, in Orlando. Anthony was charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. [Associated Press 2011]
  9. Gov. Rick Scott to Florida college students: Finish in four to save money

    College

    ORLANDO — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday challenged Florida's colleges and universities to help full-time students graduate in four years — in part by telling incoming freshmen how much money they'll save if they do.

  10. Family tried to revive 2-year-old who drowned in pool, Pasco deputies say

    Public Safety

    SPRING HILL — George Cumbie, just 6, ran into his house Tuesday in a panic.

Trump fires an operative over apparent Florida squabble

Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday fired operative Rick Wiley amid interal turmoil that leads to Florida....

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Ben Bishop (lower left leg) has continued to progress from an injury suffered in Game 1, but told the Tampa Bay Times it's "still not there yet," and he didn't want to jump right back in.

Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it....

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This will be the fourth start for Matt Andriese, who made his season debut on Mother’s Day. He leads the rotation in wins (3) and ERA (2.11).

For starters: Rays back home against Marlins

Needing help for an overworked bullpen, the Rays selected RHP Ryan Garton from Triple A Durham and added him to the roster this afternoon. To make room, they optioned INF Tim Beckham to Durham....

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