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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

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Red-hot Casali hits two more home runs as Rays rough up Price

Red-hot Casali hits two more home runs as Rays rough up Price

ST. PETERSBURG — Curt Casali returned to his locker Tuesday night after another big game, another two home run night, to find a note from the guy he twice took deep.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Man shot in leg during fight at Pinellas Park basketball court

Police in Pinellas Park are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the leg during a fight at the basketball court at Sparkle Lake Park, 501 84th Ave. N., on Tuesday night.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Idina Menzel’s soaring voice captivates kids, adults at Ruth Eckerd

Idina Menzel’s soaring voice captivates kids, adults at Ruth Eckerd

Idina Menzel announced her presence in Clearwater with authority, kicking off her concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall with the soaring “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked.”
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays Notes: DeJesus says trade is win for both clubs

Rays Notes: DeJesus says trade is win for both clubs

ST. PETERSBURG — It took a while, but the Rays finally were able to trade LF/DH David DeJesus, sending him to the Angels on Tuesday for minor-league RHP Eduar Lopez....
Updated: 7 hours ago
No verdict yet in Clearwater drug murder trial

No verdict yet in Clearwater drug murder trial

CLEARWATER - A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a St. Petersburg man charged with first-degree murder Tuesday.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Negro league great and Tampa native Dirk Gibbons dead at 86

Negro league great and Tampa native Dirk Gibbons dead at 86

TAMPA — Walter Lee “Dirk’’ Gibbons, a Tampa native and Negro League pitching legend who was a contemporary of Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby, died Friday after a long battle with prostate cancer, family frie...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs rookie class will get early opportunity to be special

Bucs rookie class will get early opportunity to be special

TAMPA — Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith gathered the 21 members of his rookie class for a meeting at One Buc Place on Tuesday morning in which he revealed his goal for the upcoming season.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Juvenile detention riot reignites old debate: Rehabilitate or discipline?

Juvenile detention riot reignites old debate: Rehabilitate or discipline?

TAMPA — Questions over a riot at a state juvenile detention facility in Polk County two years ago have turned into a debate over whether the state is too lenient on young criminals.
Updated: 7 hours ago
FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

WASHINGTON – Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Hundreds show up to voice complaints over plan for I-275 toll lanes

TAMPA — License plate frames in the parking lot of the American Legion post 111 assured that Old Seminole Heights is “historic and friendly.” When it comes to expanding the nearby highway to a width the size of a football field, ...
Updated: 8 hours ago