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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

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Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Ari...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Pinellas commissioners weigh value of search for tourism chief

Pinellas commissioners weigh value of search for tourism chief

CLEARWATER — After a prolonged discussion Tuesday about finding a new director of Pinellas County’s tourism agency, several county commissioners questioned whether the hunt for an external candidate would be worth the time and money....
Updated: 18 hours ago
Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

Ocala council repeals saggy pants ordinance

Saggy pants will once again be allowed on city property after the Ocala City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning them.
Updated: 18 hours ago
USF’s Taggart still thinks AAC title is attainable

USF’s Taggart still thinks AAC title is attainable

Whether it’s celebrating the program’s rapid ascent into prominence or Coach Willie Taggart’s efforts to pull it out of an equally rapid decline, USF football still seeks that moment when a trophy is raised and a banner unveiled.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Ira Kaufman’s Week 3 NFL power rankings

Ira Kaufman’s Week 3 NFL power rankings

Each week, 12 national media members — including The Tampa Tribune’s Ira Kaufman — rank teams in what is known as The Associated Press Pro32 power rankings. Here is Kaufman’s ballot.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Alligator attack on Hillsborough River left imprint in more ways than one

Alligator attack on Hillsborough River left imprint in more ways than one

Andrea Reese won't ever forget her encounter with an alligator last month while canoeing on the Hillsborough River. The scars won't let her.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Pasco sheriff defends domestic abuse investigation prior to slayings

Pasco sheriff defends domestic abuse investigation prior to slayings

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco defended his department's investigation of the domestic violence case against Adam Matos amid questions about what steps were taken to protect Megan Brown and her family.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Polk teacher accused of having sex with student

Polk teacher accused of having sex with student

A Polk County teacher was arrested late Monday, accused by police of having sex with a 14-year-old student from Southwest Middle School.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

Obama in Tampa; boots scenario deemed ‘hypothetical’

TAMPA — U.S. Central Command leadership will brief President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this morning at MacDill Air Force Base on a wide range of efforts to degrade and defeat the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, includ...
Updated: 23 hours ago
Tempers flare as Rays beat Yankees 6-1

Tempers flare as Rays beat Yankees 6-1

On a night when the spotlight shined on the 20-year career and respect given to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, benches cleared, tempers flared and ejections ensued in the Rays' win.
Published: 09/16/14
Updated: 09/17/14