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Bucs Notes: Backup play-caller needed for finale

Bucs Notes: Backup play-caller needed for finale

The final preseason game is almost always a showcase for backups. That will surely be the case Thursday for the Bucs, who will use a backup play-caller on offense during their preseason finale against the Redskins.
Updated: 3 mins ago
Rays chances slipping away as they lose again

Rays chances slipping away as they lose again

BALTIMORE — The Tampa Bay Rays are way past the point of looking at losses as, “Boy, that was a bad one,” so Tuesday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was just another in a season of disappointment and one th...
Updated: 5 mins ago
G Mankins will bring smarts, physical play to Bucs

G Mankins will bring smarts, physical play to Bucs

TAMPA — There was a time not too long ago when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had little interest in acquiring a high-priced player on the wrong side of 30.
Updated: 7 mins ago
Jefferson High  could be redevelopment target

Jefferson High could be redevelopment target

When the head of the politically powerful Westshore Alliance looks at Jefferson High's sprawling 60-acre campus, he sees the perfect spot for new retail businesses — maybe even a hotel.
Updated: 19 mins ago

Waldo cops say they’ve been under ticket quota

WALDO — Five Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they’ve been under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law.
Updated: 30 mins ago
Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in U.S.

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in U.S.

BOSTON — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
Updated: 33 mins ago
Forecast: Still hot, but lower humidity noticeable

Forecast: Still hot, but lower humidity noticeable

Temperatures readings aren’t much different today, but Tampa Bay area residents will notice slightly lower humidity, the product of a cold front that passed through Florida this week.
Updated: 49 mins ago

New Tampa mom upset about dispatcher’s response to call of baby locked in car

A New Tampa mom is still surprised about - and Tampa police are investigating - the response she got after calling 911 for help when her 10-month-old son locked himself in her car.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida attorney general

Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida attorney general

George Sheldon, who represented the Tampa area in the state House before holding government offices in Tallahassee and Washington, defeated Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale in the Democratic primary for Florida attorney general.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hillsborough school races narrowed but not decided

Hillsborough school races narrowed but not decided

TAMPA — As the last votes rolled in during Tuesday’s primary election, one of three races for Hillsborough County School Board — the countywide District 6 — was so close it looked like a recount may be required.
Updated: 1 hour ago