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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015

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Vet’s overdose while in custody spurs VA probe

The Department of Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare Network is conducting an internal review of how a veteran in the custody of the Bay Pines VA Police Department was able to overdose on drugs, said Bay Pines spokesman Jason Dangel.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Pinellas adds sixth cent to tourist bed tax

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners agreed Tuesday to add a sixth cent to the so-called tourist bed tax but now have to decide what to do with the money.
Updated: 6 hours ago
USF’s Taggart has optimistic outlook

USF’s Taggart has optimistic outlook

The University of South Florida football program has changed its offensive and defensive philosophy. It has changed some assistant coaches. And it might undergo some changes in personnel.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays power up in Chicago, overwhelm White Sox 11-3

Rays power up in Chicago, overwhelm White Sox 11-3

CHICAGO — Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a season-high four homers while pounding Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Tuesday night.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Bay Pines VA police department reviewed over prisoner overdose

The Department of Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare Network is conducting an internal review of how a veteran in the custody of the Bay Pines VA Police Department was able to overdose on drugs, said Bay Pines spokesman Jason Dangel.
Updated: 5 hours ago
MPO approves plan for express lanes on I-275, I-4

MPO approves plan for express lanes on I-275, I-4

TAMPA — The Metropolitan Planning Organization on Tuesday approved a $3 billion plan to add express toll lanes to interstates 275 and 4 and rebuild the northbound lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Richard Dreyfuss to discuss ‘Jaws’ in Clearwater after screening

Richard Dreyfuss to discuss ‘Jaws’ in Clearwater after screening

Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will be in Clearwater next month to discuss “Jaws” in a rare Q&A taking place after a 40th anniversary screening of the film at Capitol Theatre.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Warrant sheds light on Clearwater missing person search

Warrant sheds light on Clearwater missing person search

CLEARWATER — Investigators last week recovered a cellphone, a power saw and about 500 pounds of human waste in a search of a Clearwater property connected to a missing person case.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Bucs Hot Reads: RT Dotson sees differences in rookie QBs

TAMPA — With Jameis Winston already slated to start at quarterback, RT Demar Dotson will be protecting a rookie for the third time in five years.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Stormwater fee notice hit mailboxes same day as flooding

Stormwater fee notice hit mailboxes same day as flooding

Talk about good timing.
Updated: 7 hours ago