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Tropical Storm Matthew forms, forecast to gain strength as it approaches Caribbean

Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Atlantic Ocean moving through the Windward Islands as it makes its way toward the Caribbean Sea and perhaps the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Nati …

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Rick Monday on Vin Scully: 'Vinny brought the game of baseball to me."

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Stabbing victim runs out into St. Petersburg traffic

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  1. U.S. House signs off on key Everglades work

    Water

    The U.S. House passed its version of a major water bill Wednesday, clearing the way for a big chunk of work needed to restore Florida's ailing Everglades.

    On Wednesday, the U.S. House passed a major water bill that includes work to fix ailing marshes in the Everglades and help end seasonal flushing of Lake Okeechobee that triggered algae blooms on the Treasure Coast. [Tim Chapman | Miami Herald]
  2. Broncos' Talib: I'm more mature and professional than I was with Bucs

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Lying in wait the high grass on a little hitch rout, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib jumped on a pass thrown by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck to receiver Phillip Dorsett, sidestepped tight end Jack Doyle and outraced Chester Rogers to the end zone for the ninth interception returned for a touchdown in his …

  3. There's a new deal to keep Uber in Hillsborough, but PTC approval still in doubt

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Rideshare company Uber has tentatively agreed to tougher background checks while operating in Hills­borough County, though it remains unclear whether the deal will pass muster with a regulatory agency.

  4. Five more join Lightning camp from World Cup

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Five more players joined the Lightning on Wednesday after playing for their countries in the World Cup of Hockey: LW Jonathan Drouin (North America); D Andrej Sustr and LW Ondrej Palat (Czech Republic); C Valtteri Filppula (Finland) and D Nikita Nesterov (Russia).

    Canada's Carey Price (31) puts the stop on Czech Republic's Ondrej Palat (18) as Canada's Alex Pietrangelo (27) looks on during the first period of a World Cup of Hockey game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) CHY101
  5. Romano: The state called him a murderer; now it says it's time for him to come home

    Criminal

    They were given 10 minutes to rescue Timothy Kane. Ten minutes to plead for mercy in a cramped, government meeting room that felt like hope's last stop.

    Timothy Kane is pictured at the Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell. Sentenced to life in prison as a 14-year-old for his role in a double murder in Pasco County in 1992, Timothy Kane was given a scheduled release date next February by the Florida Commission on Offender Review Wednesday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times (2010)]

  6. UF fired official involved in the Antonio Callaway case

    College

    GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida has fired one of its deputy Title IX coordinators and is conducting an internal investigation, according to school officials.

    Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) was cleared in a sexual assault investigation at the University of Florida. But Chris Loschiavo, a school official involved in the case, has been fired, school officials disclosed Sept. 28, 2016. UF did not give a reason for the dismissal and declined to say whether it was related to Callaway's case. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
  7. District 66 candidates show little interaction, differing opinions at Tiger Bay

    Blogs

    Candidates for Florida House District 66 were at odds over pretty much everything at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Wednesday.

  8. Florida Gators sort through the lessons of Knoxville

    Sports

    GAINESVILLE — The sting of Florida's collapse last week at Tennessee was obvious immediately. Coach Jim McElwain said the pain he saw in his team afterward was stronger than what he observed during last season's four losses.

    Florida coach Jim McElwain pointed out that true freshman Lamical Perine tried to force a big play by returning a kickoff five yards deep into the end zone instead of taking a touchback. [Getty Images]
  9. Here are the first few scheduled Pinellas County school district community meetings

    Blogs

    Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego had an idea to share at Tuesday's School Board meeting.

    Pinellas school superintendent Mike Grego at Tuesday's School Board meeting unveiled a new format detailing how the school district will work to close the achievement gap on standardized tests between black and non-black students.
  10. Stabbing victim runs out into St. Petersburg traffic

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Traffic on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N was temporarily closed on Wednesday afternoon as police investigated a stabbing attack.

Trump announces support from Florida sheriffs

Donald Trump announced the endorsment of 12 Florida sheriffs:...

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Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, trying to put a good finish on an inconsistent rookie season.

For starters: Rays at White Sox, delayed until 8:30

UPDATE, 8:00: The Sox announced a tentative start time of 8:30 Tampa Bay time.

UPDATE, 7:05:
RHP Chase Whitley will get to start Sunday's season finale, as the Rays will give him the opportunity as something of a reward for his hard work in returning from Tommy John surgery. LHP Drew Smyly was slated to start....

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Center Joe Hawley (ankle) joins four Bucs on injury report

Bucs center Joe Hawley, who had a Rams defensive lineman land on his ankle from behind in Sunday's loss, was held out of Wednesday's practice, along with four players who missed Sunday's game with injuries....

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