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Forecasters predict Invest 99L could turn into Tropical Storm Hermine, hit Florida

Meteorologists across Florida were watching weather patterns closely on Wednesday as hurricane hunters flew into a developing system that forecasters say could turn into a tropical storm this week …

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Florida Zika outbreak will be small and done by winter, scientists predict

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Father: Accused face-biter's organs are malfunctioning

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  1. Forecasters predict Invest 99L could turn into Tropical Storm Hermine, hit Florida

    Hurricanes

    Meteorologists across Florida were watching weather patterns closely on Wednesday as hurricane hunters flew into a developing system that forecasters say could turn into a tropical storm this week.

    An enhanced satellite image shows the location of Invest 99L at 2 a.m. Wednesday. [Weather Underground]
  2. Trump endorsed Rubio, but Beruff continues to make play for Trump supporters ahead of primary

    Blogs

    With Donald Trump back in Florida, U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff is trying again to make a play for support from Trump backers.

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff
  3. Scott meets with Hillsborough leaders as state investigates Pinellas Zika case

    Health

    TAMPA — It may be up to two weeks before state health officials can determine if the locally transmitted case of the Zika virus in Pinellas County is isolated or is evidence that mosquitoes are spreading the infection, state officials said today.

  4. Father: Accused face-biter's organs are malfunctioning

    News

    WEST PALM BEACH — The father of a college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face says his son's organs are malfunctioning.

     Austin Harrouff may have ingested chemicals from the garage of John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon during the Aug. 15 stabbings, investigators say. [Palm Beach Post/TNS]
  5. Republicans covertly seek to sway results in key Democratic primary races

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — Republicans and their allies in the Capitol are flexing muscle in at least three hotly-contested Democratic primary races in a covert attempt to define the makeup of the Florida Senate.

    A mysterious political committee aligned with Republicans paid for this mailer, which supports Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, over three Democratic primary opponents.
  6. FanFest set for Sept. 25, camp opens Sept. 22

    Blogs

     

  7. Treasure Island targets portable storage units

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — Residents and business owners who have taken advantage of the lack of rules and regulations for placing temporary storage units on their property should beware.

  8. Angry residents take aim at New Port Richey road-paving assessment plan

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — One after another, they stepped to the podium — and there was no doubting their anger.

  9. Hundreds gather to welcome Donald Trump back to Tampa for rally at Florida State Fairgrounds

    Elections

    TAMPA — Hundreds of people waited patiently in line Wednesday morning before filing into the Florida State Fairgrounds for a 1 p.m. rally with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    Supporters wait in line before a Donald Trump rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Wednesday. Hillsborough County is considered a key part of the I-4 corridor, a coveted swing region in Florida, which is considered a swing state. (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)
  10. Florida poll: Trump 43, Clinton 41; Rubio beating Murphy

    Blogs

    Donald Trump has made up for lost ground in Florida, according to a new poll from Florida Atlantic University.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff

Trump endorsed Rubio, but Beruff continues to make play for Trump supporters ahead of primary

With Donald Trump back in Florida, U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff is trying again to make a play for support from Trump backers....

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Chris Archer has been pitching better of late, 3-4, 3.06 since the All-Star break, a drop of more than 1.5 runs from his first-half numbers.

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, on Archer day

UPDATE, 5:55: Cash said just a day off for Duffy, was they want to limit him to 4-5 in a row since he is coming off the Achilles injury. ... The Rays will wait for RHP Alex Cobb to get back from Norfolk and talk with him about whether he will make another rehab start on Saturday or rejoin the rotation this weekend....

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Donteea Dye making case to stick with Bucs as cuts approach

The Bucs' fourth and fifth receiver jobs remain largely up for grabs with two preseason games remaining, but Donteea Dye, holding down the kickoff return job and making plays on offense, is making a case to stick around through final cuts....

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