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Fans try to come to grips with  Maddon-less Rays

Fans try to come to grips with Maddon-less Rays

The departure of the Tampa Bay Rays manager has left local baseball lovers wondering how this upstart, small-market team can go on without its bespectacled skipper at the helm.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Hillsborough residents embrace early voting

Hillsborough residents embrace early voting

TAMPA — Under a balmy October sky Friday, voters trickled into the side door of the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library in South Tampa, casting ballots 11 days before the 2014 general election....
Published: 10/24/14
Lauro Ristorante in Tampa closes after 33 years

Lauro Ristorante in Tampa closes after 33 years

TAMPA — After 33 years as a South Tampa landmark, Lauro Ristorante has closed its doors.
Published: 10/24/14
Supporters, protesters greet Scott at Tampa rally

Supporters, protesters greet Scott at Tampa rally

Gov. Rick Scott got a cold reception outside from an organized protest, but the welcome inside was as warm as the café con leche during a campaign appearance this morning at La Cubanita Cafe on North Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
Published: 10/24/14

Sanctions at issue as Scott skips deposition in records suit

TAMPA ­­— On the same day Gov. Rick Scott declined to appear for a deposition in a legal case over his private email account, backers of Charlie Crist held a news conference Friday saying the governor is hiding his use of the accoun...
Published: 10/24/14
Joe would say stay positive about Rays, but that’s hard to do
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Joe would say stay positive about Rays, but that’s hard to do

The legacy Joe Maddon leaves us after nine seasons as manager of the Rays includes his relentless smile and witty quips.
Published: 10/24/14
MacDill email urging caution prompts responses from outrage to understanding

MacDill email urging caution prompts responses from outrage to understanding

Suggestions by MacDill Air Force Base security personnel that troops and families downplay their service connections in the wake of online threats from jihadis have sparked strong feelings from members of the sizable local military community....
Published: 10/24/14
Bucs notes: QB McCown ‘questionable’ against Vikes

Bucs notes: QB McCown ‘questionable’ against Vikes

TAMPA — Five weeks after suffering an injury to his right thumb, veteran QB Josh McCown is smiling once again on the practice field.
Published: 10/24/14

Hot Reads: David, Bridgewater former prep teammates

TAMPA — Bucs All-Pro LB Lavonte David didn’t need to see film of Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater to realize Tampa Bay’s defense faces a challenge on Sunday.
Published: 10/24/14

Northbound I-75 closed at Fletcher after rollover

Northbound Interstate 75 near Fletcher Avenue was closed this afternoon after a vehicle overturned and spilled its contents on the roadway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 10/24/14