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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

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Better coastal rain chances coming to Tampa area

Better coastal rain chances coming to Tampa area

Coastal areas around the Tampa Bay region will largely get a reprieve from today’s summer storms, but that could change come Thursday.
Updated: 3 mins ago
Dungy’s clarification: Sam deserves chance to play in NFL

Dungy’s clarification: Sam deserves chance to play in NFL

TAMPA — In response to a firestorm over his remarks about Michael Sam, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach and NBC football analyst Tony Dungy emphasized Tuesday that Sam deserves a chance to play in the NFL....
Updated: 6 mins ago
Maddon: Latest ejection a ‘misunderstanding’

Maddon: Latest ejection a ‘misunderstanding’

ST. LOUIS — Rays manager Joe Maddon was ejected for the fourth time this season Tuesday, but he said he was tossed for all the wrong reasons.
Updated: 40 mins ago
Dolphin Tale sequel has a new tale to tell

Dolphin Tale sequel has a new tale to tell

CLEARWATER — In December 2010, cast and crew of the film “A Dolphin Tale” were in the middle of their wrap party at a nearby restaurant when rescuers pulled up to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in a wildlife ambulance with a dolphin ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Relationship with Rowdies, Storm helps ease boy’s difficult life situation

Relationship with Rowdies, Storm helps ease boy’s difficult life situation

ST. PETERSBURG — Since his family learned a cancerous tumor had grown on his brain in February, each day for 12-year-old Cole Eicher has been a battle.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

Tampa delegation sees ways to help during Cuba visit

TAMPA — A delegation that traveled to Cuba last week signed up in the belief they would be part of history — the Charlie Crist excursion, featuring the Florida gubernatorial candidate who denounced the Cuban embargo.
Updated: 5 hours ago
New St. Pete police chief promises change

New St. Pete police chief promises change

ST. PETERSBURG — New St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway said his focus will be to mend divisions within police ranks and soothe relations between police and the community.
Updated: 5 hours ago

More details emerge on relationship between informant and former Tampa officer

TAMPA — LaJoyce Houston was working as a new police officer a decade and a half ago when she met 15-year-old Rita Girven.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Buccaneers Training Camp: 5 with something to prove

Buccaneers Training Camp: 5 with something to prove

The arrival in January of Lovie Smith as the 10th head coach in Buccaneers history led to significant roster changes for 2014. All players — holdovers and plenty of new arrivals — are required to report to training camp Thursday, with t...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays notes: Chikungunya virus sends Peralta to DL

Rays notes: Chikungunya virus sends Peralta to DL

ST. LOUIS — Rays RHP Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list and sent back to St. Petersburg on Tuesday for blood work to determine if he has chikungunya, a virus he apparently contracted when bit by a mosquito when he returned to ...
Updated: 6 hours ago