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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

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Rays let another one slip away, lose in 11

Rays let another one slip away, lose in 11

Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to force in the go-ahead run and the Tigers added two more runs to beat the Rays 8-6 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
Updated: 4 hours ago
New chief asks community’s help forging positive  ties

New chief asks community’s help forging positive ties

ST. PETERSBURG — Police Chief Anthony Holloway had a message for residents of St. Petersburg Tuesday evening: He’s going to need some help from the “good” people.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pinellas exacts pound of flesh from pet owners, airlines

Pinellas exacts pound of flesh from pet owners, airlines

CLEARWATER — Pet owners who lose their cat or dog could be hit in the pocket if the animals are picked up by the county and need medical treatment.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Tampa police investigating shooting on 50th Street

A man was in critical condition Tuesday night after being shot in a Tampa neighborhood, and police officers are actively working the case, the Tampa Police Department said.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Five-vehicle crash closes Curlew Road in Dunedin

Curlew Road, west of Belcher Road, in Dunedin were closed for nearly two hours while deputies investigated a crash involving five vehicles, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs notes: WR Evans must learn to change hands with ball

Bucs notes: WR Evans must learn to change hands with ball

TAMPA — When he was catching passes from Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans almost always lined up and caught them on the right side of the field....
Updated: 6 hours ago

Rays Notes: Reinforcements on the way

ST. PETERSBURG — Forget September call-ups, the Rays are expecting three front-line players to rejoin the team within the next week or so.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Florida students struggle with ACT scores

TAMPA — High school graduates in Florida’s Class of 2014 were among the least-prepared for college in the nation, according to a report on ACT test scores released Tuesday.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Scientists fear Scott avoids climate change

TALLAHASSEE — After a 30-minute meeting Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott, five university scientists remained skeptical he’s giving the idea of man-made climate change serious consideration.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Deputies: Woman accidently shoots 7-year-old grandson

Deputies: Woman accidently shoots 7-year-old grandson

TOWN N COUNTRY — Linda Maddox was asleep when she heard something scraping across the wood floor at about 1 a.m.
Updated: 7 hours ago