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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Rays hope to jump start league’s lowest attendance this season

Rays hope to jump start league’s lowest attendance this season

ST. PETERSBURG — Perhaps it was the departure of Joe Maddon and Ben Zobrist, or maybe the Tampa Bay Lightning’s deep playoff run.
Updated: 2 hours ago
St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

ST. PETERSBURG — In another attempt to end the deadlock over Tropicana Field, city leaders and the Tampa Bay Rays want to partner in a study on how the Trop site could be redeveloped without a baseball stadium.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward took the oath of office to become Tampa’s police chief Friday morning during a ceremony at police headquarters.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

TAMPA — Rights to distribute “The Infiltrator,” the major motion picture filmed partially in Tampa and starring Bryan Cranston, were acquired by a company new to the business during the Cannes Film Festival this week in France.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Scott signs bill to let children secretly record their rapists

TALLAHASSEE – Children will now be able to secretly record people who rape them under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Advocates await Scott’s signing of trafficking laws

TAMPA — Brook Bello hopes two laws awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Scott will help keep others from suffering the misery she experienced.
Published: 05/22/15
Tampa considers quadrupling fees to help cut flooding

Tampa considers quadrupling fees to help cut flooding

Severe flooding that frequently breaches homes and makes busy streets impassable during the rainy season is the No. 1 complaint Tampa City Council members hear from residents.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa sued by nonprofit agency over panhandling ban

Tampa sued by nonprofit agency over panhandling ban

TAMPA — A Tampa nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and care for the homeless has sued the city of Tampa, saying its panhandling ordinances violate free speech rights and have shut off a major source of revenue for the charity....
Updated: 12 hours ago
Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Alex Estrella is making the 405-mile journey to Key West on foot, in his combat boots, in an effort to honor Air Force veteran Jamie Brunette.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

TAMPA — Despite concern over the city’s controversial bicycle stop program, the city council unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Ward as the city’s new police chief Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15