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Wilson willing to put in work to be Rays’ backup catcher

Wilson willing to put in work to be Rays’ backup catcher

Seminole High graduate Bobby Wilson feels his performance behind the plate this spring will help him land a spot.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Authorities: Cause of fire at Mitchell High does not appear suspicious

Authorities: Cause of fire at Mitchell High does not appear suspicious

NEW PORT RICHEY — A clock hanging on the wall in a science classroom that caught fire at Mitchell High School on Wednesday evening was melted into something that could have come from the imagination of surreal artist Salvador Dali.
Updated: 5 hours ago

USF small business center offers entrepreneurship certificate program

TAMPA — The University of South Florida’s Small Business Development Center is teaming up again with USF Connect to host a six-part series on the basics of starting a business.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Determining Dade City osteopath’s cause of death may take 2 months

Determining Dade City osteopath’s cause of death may take 2 months

DADE CITY — It could take a couple of months before officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation know why Dade City osteopath Dan McBath died Monday while visiting family, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee said Wed...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ship traffic moving again at port after foggy few days

Ship traffic moving again at port after foggy few days

TAMPA — The impenetrable sea fog that has strangled the shipping lanes between the Gulf of Mexico and Port Tampa Bay began loosening Wednesday, though a handful of freighters still were hovering out at sea because it was too risky to steer the...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Feds: Three accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

NEW YORK — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting President ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
DCF suspends hotline worker over call about Phoebe Jonchuck

DCF suspends hotline worker over call about Phoebe Jonchuck

The Department of Children and Families has suspended a hotline worker who didn’t follow up on a call about 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck just days before authorities say her father threw her off a bridge last month.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Bulls Beat: New DC Allen brings changes to defense

Bulls Beat: New DC Allen brings changes to defense

New coordinator Tom Allen will use a 4-2-5 scheme to try to slow spread defenses.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Rays Notes: Smyly comfortable with different spring routine

Rays Notes: Smyly comfortable with different spring routine

A mix-up on the daily workout sheet posted in the Rays clubhouse Wednesday morning became a cause for some concern when LHP Drew Smyly, who was scheduled to throw a bullpen session, instead stood behind the practice mounds while his throwing group got its work in.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Walden Lake golfers hear plans for development of closed course

PLANT CITY — The members of Walden Lake Golf and Country Club got a first-hand look Wednesday at plans to develop the community’s shuttered 18-hole course.
Updated: 18 hours ago