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Rays:  Myers trade deal too good to pass up

Rays: Myers trade deal too good to pass up

Matt Silverman insists his plans since taking over baseball operations did not include trading Wil Myers. But it is his responsibility to listen to any inquiry about his players, and that is why Myers is now a Padre.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

One day after rejecting a plan to allow the team to look around the area for stadium sites, three council members who scuttled the proposal say they may change their votes if some movement is made on Tropicana Field redevelopment rights.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
Lightning rally but lose to Devils in shootout, 3-2

Lightning rally but lose to Devils in shootout, 3-2

While trailing 2-0, Nikita Kucherov salvaged a point for the Lightning with his tying goal with 40.1 seconds left in regulation after Steven Stamkos notched his 19th of the season. New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid stopped all three shootout attempts to earn his first career victory.
Published: 12/19/14
Updated: 12/20/14
Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids

TAMPA — Officer Susan Bowers is not a babysitter.
Published: 12/20/14
Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence

Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence

TAMPA — Even though he admits he helped hire a hit man to kill his then-girlfriend’s husband, Jerry Bottorff says he was stunned and overwhelmed when he was sentenced to life in prison....
Published: 12/20/14

USF adds Hope as staff takes shape

TAMPA — The University of South Florida announced a new coaching structure Friday that will feature two co-offensive coordinators and the return of head coach Willie Taggart to play-calling duties....
Published: 12/19/14
Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

NEW YORK – Former “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins declares he’s not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.
Published: 12/19/14

Bill would clear way for recordings in sexual-abuse cases

TALLAHASSEE — Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evid...
Published: 12/19/14
Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

Pinellas Park police: Home invasion suspect stabbed by victim

A spurned lover led to a confrontation and a serious stabbing in Pinellas Park on Friday afternoon, the Pinellas Park Police Department said.
Published: 12/19/14
Florida’s jobless rate at 5.8% in November

Florida’s jobless rate at 5.8% in November

TAMPA — The unemployment rate in every county in the Tampa Bay region dropped in November, with Hillsborough and Pinellas counties dropping below the state rate of 5.8 percent.
Published: 12/19/14