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Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

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Hillsborough moves ahead on amateur sports complex

Hillsborough moves ahead on amateur sports complex

TAMPA — Two years after pledging $15 million for an amateur sports complex, Hillsborough County commissioners are ready to start searching for land and seeking bids from companies interested in building and operating the fields....
Updated: 3 hours ago
Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

Ira Kaufman’s NFL Power Rankings for Week 13

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: 4 hours ago
Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Protests were held on both sides of Tampa Bay on Tuesday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Martinez, bypassed for Rays’ manager job, leaving organization

Martinez, bypassed for Rays’ manager job, leaving organization

ST. PETERSBURG — Less than a week after learning he was not among the three finalists to be the Tampa Bay Rays’ next manager, bench coach Dave Martinez announced Tuesday his decision to leave the organization and pursue a job with anoth...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

Pinellas deputies cleared in Dunedin fatal shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Two Pinellas County deputies placed on leave after firing their weapons, resulting in a death, have been cleared to return to duty.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Gov. Scott used private email for state business

Gov. Scott used private email for state business

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott exchanged emails about vetoes, the budget and his speeches from a private email account, according to records turned over to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Updated: 5 hours ago
St. Pete OKs contracts for curbside recycling

St. Pete OKs contracts for curbside recycling

ST. PETERSBURG — Chalk this one up to The People’s Trash.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Top candidate for defense secretary bows out

WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon’s top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Flood watch issued as heavy storms move through Tampa area

Flood watch issued as heavy storms move through Tampa area

A flood watch has been issued for the Tampa Bay region through Wednesday morning as a strong line of showers and thunderstorms move through the area today, creating stormy conditions ahead of a cold front and a cool, pleasant Thanksgiving.
Updated: 5 hours ago
USF’s Dunkley makes most of second chance

USF’s Dunkley makes most of second chance

TAMPA — On Friday afternoon, he will emerge from the home team’s tunnel and head somewhere near midfield, where the University of South Florida’s departing football players will be honored during Senior Day ceremonies....
Updated: 5 hours ago