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'ShotSpotter' technology helps Hillsborough deputies pinpoint gunfire

TAMPA L ate one night in April, Hillsborough sheriff's Lt. Dennis Fogarty was about to get into his patrol cruiser when he heard four distant — but distinct — popping sound …


Stacy Frank, attorney and daughter of Hillsborough Clerk Pat Frank, dies at 61


Man arrested after gun fight with deputies in Riverview


  1. Rays' slump shouldn't, and won't, cost manager Kevin Cash his job

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Sure, Kevin Cash is as much to blame as anyone for a Rays losing streak that has grown to 11 after Sunday's 12-5 drubbing by the Orioles.

  2. FHP troopers name Georgia woman killed in I-275 crash


    TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol has named the 72-year-old woman killed in a single-car crash early on Friday.

  3. PolitiFact Florida fact-checks Obama's claim that Charlie Crist led Florida into recovery with stimulus

    Former Gov. Charlie Crist once faced withering criticism for hugging President Barack Obama, but now Obama is returning the favor by embracing Crist's congressional campaign.

    President Barack Obama will meet with Vietnamese leaders this week. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
  4. Stacy Frank, attorney and daughter of Hillsborough Clerk Pat Frank, dies at 61


    TAMPA — Stacy Frank, a lawyer and business owner known for her fierce loyalty and love of politics, died Saturday of lung cancer at Tampa General Hospital. She was 61.

    Attorney Stacy Frank of Tampa died June 25 at age 61. [Courtesy of Alan Clendenin.]
  5. Neighbors describe family in Pinellas Park deadly shooting as plagued by trouble


    PINELLAS PARK — As a kid peeking out his bedroom window, Justin Kindred used to feel shock when he saw a police car in front of the house next door.

    A van is parked outside the Bogusiewicz family home in Pinellas Park on Sunday. Neighbors said Waldemar Bogusiewicz used the van for his air-conditioning work. [CLAIRE MCNEILL | TIMES]    

  6. PolitiFact: Fact-checking the Brexit vote


    Given that "What is the EU?" was a trending Google search after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Americans rightly still had many questions about the Brexit vote Sunday.

  7. What investors will be looking at with U.K. voting to leave EU


    NEW YORK — Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week sent shudders through financial markets, and understandably so.

    The curve of the German stock index DAX is displayed at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, a day after the British vote to leave the European Union shook up financial markets around the globe, leading to sharp falls in stocks and the British pound. [Associated Press]
  8. Trump slips further behind Clinton in two new polls


    Weeks of provocative and outlandish behavior has hurt Donald Trump's standing in two new national polls of registered voters, which showed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee falling further behind Hillary Clinton.

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visits Trump International Golf Links on Saturday in  Aberdeen, Scotland. Trump has slipped in two new national polls of registered voters released on Sunday. [Getty Images]
  9. Smyly rocked by Orioles as Rays lose 11th straight

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    BALTIMORE — At least the Rays are on top in something.

    BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a grand slam in the first inning during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) 607680495
  10. Teen impaled by guardrail following crash in Brandon


    BRANDON — Two teenagers were hospitalized Sunday morning after the car they were in hit a guardrail that tore through the car and impaled the front seat passenger, according to authorities.

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies  investigate a crash that hospitalized two teenagers early Sunday. The crash occurred near the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals Road in Brandon. The guardrail penetrated the car and impaled the front seat passenger. [Photo by Luis Santana | Times]

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Donald Trump. A new poll last week showed the part-time Floridian trailing Hillary Clinton by 8 points in must-win Florida, but the U.K.'s Brexit vote showed, yet again, that nothing is predictable in this election year and Trump's nationalist message resonates wider than pundits and perhaps pollsters realize. 

Runner-up: Carlos Beruff. He may be a longshot to beat Marco Rubio for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, but every other Republican cleared the field for the wealthy Bradenton builder to face Rubio one-on-one....


For starters: Rays at Orioles, trying to end a long skid

UPDATE, 12:18: It's a DH for Evan Longoria, with Tim Beckham getting a start at 3B for the Rays today. ... Cash said he plans to give Webb the opportunity to work in some key situations to get ground ball outs. ... OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) did fine in his first rehab game with the Stone Crabs and will play again for them on Monday....


Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....