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Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident

MIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confi …


Bigly? Braggadocious? Trumped-up? Merriam-Webster dictionary kept tabs on Trump and Clinton's word use at the debate


Cambridge Christian School files federal lawsuit against state athletic association over denial of pregame prayer


  1. Tim Tebow sharp in last tuneup before instructional league debut


    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and ended the game with a sliding grab in his final intrasquad game in the New York Mets' instructional league.

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets works out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 20, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) 670093987
  2. From Michael Myers to Freddy, Tampa Theatre's Nightmare on Franklin Street lineup is a fright fest


    Here's a horror sequel that never gets old.

    Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from the 1978 horror film classic, "Halloween," directed by John Carpenter. (AP Photo/AMC, Anchor Bay Entertainment)
  3. “We believe in you. We know what you can do.”


    “We believe in you. We know what you can do.”
    Those were the words cancer patient Reginald Reaves told Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo in his room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Tuesday morning.
    Aguayo, who has had a rocky start after being selected by the Bucs in the second round, …

    Reginald Reaves, 52, who is battling stage one colon cancer, gives some words of inspiration to Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo during a team visit to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The outing was part of the Buccaneers' efforts to engage young players with the community through the Buccaneers Rookie Club.
  4. Here's how NASA is preparing to go to Mars



    Imagine yourself, feet planted in the soil, staring into the night sky. Your eyes focus on one bright dot, a shining star. It seems brighter than most others. And it looks bluish.

     NASA is currently constructing platforms in its Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for assembly of the new Space Launch System rocket which will carry astronauts to Mars and deep space. The view is from the 16th floor of the building. The platforms allow workers to access the rocket.
  5. Gov. Rick Scott tours Mosaic sinkhole; company says hole is much deeper than first reported


    MULBERRY — Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday flew over the massive sinkhole that opened up at a Mosaic phosphate processing plant near the Hillsborough-Polk …

    An aerial of a massive sinkhole that earlier this month opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry has dumped at least 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan aquifer over the past three weeks. Gov. Rick Scott toured the sinkhole on Tuesday and Mosaic officials said the hole is bigger and deeper than first believed. Initially believed to be about 300 feet deep, officials now believe it may actually be 700 feet deep. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  6. Rubio, Nelson honor Jose Fernandez with Senate resolution


    Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson today introduced a Senate resolution honoring Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident with two friends.

    Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, was killed in a boat crash on Sunday off Miami Beach.
  7. Jones: Ignore the siren call of the SEC, Jimbo Fisher


    Don't do it, Jimbo Fisher. Don't even think about it.

     Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher during the Camping World Kickoff against the Mississippi Rebels on Monday September 5, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Final Score FSU 45, Ole Miss 34.
  8. Florida has never sent out more military and overseas ballots


    Changes to federal and state laws over the last five years have helped to increase the number of ballots being sent to active military and overseas voters to record numbers.

  9. A Paquette family reunion in the Lightning locker room

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    TAMPA —The eastern Quebec town of Gaspe is filled with the extended Paquette family, so many that gathering them all in one place is a daunting task. In fact, it's never happened.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Friday morning (09/23/16).
  10. Scream-A-Geddon is turning the election into a real horror show with I-275 billboards featuring Trump and Clinton


    A Pasco County "scream park" is finding the humor and the horror in the current election with some clever marketing—two large billboards in Tampa advertising Scream-A-Geddon as more terrifying than a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump presidency.

    The billboards advertise the Scream-A-Geddon horror attraction as scarier than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday released his third Spanish-language ad in as many weeks. This one tells the story of how Rubio helped veteran Mario Hernandez.

Rubio releases third Spanish-language ad in as many weeks

Although a recent Univision poll shows him leading among Florida Hispanics, Republican Marco Rubio isn't letting up on trying to build more support from that voting bloc....


Rays to honor Jose Fernandez with No. 16 jersey in dugout

The Rays will further honor Jose Fernandez by hanging a No. 16 jersey in their dugout for tonight's game.

SS Alexei Ramirez, who like Fernandez left Cuba to play in the U.S., made the suggestion and is set to hang the jersey, a show of respect several teams have done.

Fernandez, the Marlins pitcher and Alonso High grad, was killed in an early Sunday boating accident in Miami.

The Marlins will all wear his No. 16 tonight for their home game against the Mets, then will retire the number....


Austin Seferian-Jenkins finished his Bucs career with 45 catches for 603 yards and seven touchdowns.

Report: Jets claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by Bucs

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, waived by the Bucs on Friday after his arrest on a DUI charge, has been claimed by the New York Jets on Monday, ESPN reported....