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St. Pete developer Mel Sembler to help raise money for Trump

St. Petersburg's Mel Sembler will help raise money for Donald Trump, the RNC announced today. Sembler was named a vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee, a joint effort …


Buckhorn helps Clinton campaign bash Trump over housing market comments


Bolts fans beware: Police say to watch out for ticket scams


  1. Fight at Tarpon Springs High leads to arrests of 10 students


    TARPON SPRINGS — Officers arrested 10 students at Tarpon Springs High after a large fight broke out Tuesday morning, police said.

  2. After two Hillsborough stores robbed this month, Publix steps up security


    BRANDON — After the Publix at Brandon Mall was robbed Monday morning, the supermarket chain said its working to prevent future robberies and keep customers safe.

    A man wearing a mask and painter's suit robbed a Publix in Brandon on Monday morning. Publix officials said they're working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to prevent future robberies. [Photos courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff's Office]
  3. Treasure Island road work draws complaints


    TREASURE ISLAND — The underground work to install new street lights along Gulf Boulevard is causing traffic delays and backups that have generated dozens of complaints to city hall.

  4. Florida circuit court judge rules for state in education adequacy lawsuit


    A Florida circuit court judge has dismissed a case alleging that the State Board of Education and, by extension, the Legislature had failed to meet their constitutional "paramount duty" of providing a uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality education for all public school children.

  5. Tampa Bay Lightning fans beware: Police say to watch out for ticket scams

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    TAMPA — Bolts fans beware: Tampa police are urging those in search of tickets to Thursday night's 8 p.m. playoff game to watch out for ticket scams.

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) battles Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) for position during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. Tampa police warn fans looking for tickets to Thursday night's game to watch out for scams. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  6. Kenneth Starr, who tried to bury Bill Clinton, now only praises him


    An unlikely voice recently bemoaned the decline of civility in presidential politics, warned that "deep anger" was fueling an "almost radical populism" and sang the praises of former President Bill Clinton — particularly his "redemptive" years of philanthropic work since leaving the White House.

    Kenneth Starr, the president and chancellor of Baylor University, before a football game in Waco, Texas, on Oct. 11, 2014. Starr, the former Whitewater independent counsel whose dogged pursuit of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s led to the impeachment of a president for only the second time in U.S.  history, has recently spoke in praise of Clinton, particularly his "redemptive" years of philanthropy since leaving office. [Cooper Neill | New York Times]
  7. Jeb Bush rejoins his education foundation


    Jeb Bush is rejoining his education foundation.

  8. Memorials, tribute concerts set for St. Petersburg trombonist Buster Cooper


    Buster Cooper is getting a farewell fit for a jazz hero.

    Buster Cooper
  9. Port Tampa Bay named port operator of the year by industry publication


    Port Tampa Bay has been named North American Port Operator of the Year by a maritime industry publication.

    Port Tampa Bay, which took delivery of two new gantry cranes recently, was named Port operator of the year by a industry publication last week. JAMES BORCHUCK | TIMES
  10. Bucs QB Jameis Winston on critics of PK Roberto Aguayo: 'He's going to shut them up.'


    There's been a lot of criticism of the Bucs' decision to use a second-round draft pick on kicker Roberto Aguayo. But quarterback Jameis Winston says his former Florida State teammate will 'shut them up.'

Jeb Bush rejoins his education foundation

Jeb Bush is rejoining his education foundation....


Coach Mike Sullivan said going with Matt Murray gives the Penguins the best chance to win.

Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....


Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, who have lost three straight.

For starters: Rays at Marlins, in a 12:10 matinee

UPDATE, 11:29: RHP Erasmo Ramirez said he felt the "normal soreness" this morning after throwing 54 pitches in 2-plus innings on Monday and expects to be available again on Thursday. But he also said he made a mistake when the Rays asked him about going back out to start a third inning after throwing 45 pitches and needs to "be smarter" to protect himself from injury. ... RHP Brad Boxberger will make at least a fifth rehab outing, on Wednesday for Double-A Montgomery. ...

Here is the Marlins lineup:
Ichiro LF
Prado 3b
Bour 1b
Stanton rf
Ozuna cf
Dietrich 2b
Realmuto c
Hechavarria ss
Koehler p