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Bullpen can't hold early lead as Rays fall to Astros in 10 (w/video)

Bullpen can't hold early lead as Rays fall to Astros in 10 (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — The Astros took advantage of the Rays' bullpen woes and rallied for a 6-4 victory Sunday at Tropicana Field.Trailing 4-0 after the first inning, the Astros tied the score with a run in the ninth then scored twice in the 10th fo...
Updated: 1 hour ago

St. Petersburg police identify woman found dead in creek

ST. PETERSBURG — Investigators identified Sunday the body of a woman found over the weekend floating in a creek.A bicyclist found Melissa Higgins, 40, in a creek west of the Thomas 'Jet' Jackson Recreation Center at 1000 28th Street S, accordin...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Man found fatally injured in downtown Tampa area

TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating the death of a man found injured Sunday morning at 1937 W Union St., in downtown.Darrius Jaquan Harris, 24, was taken to a hospital, where he died. Officers said they are investigating his death as a murde...
Updated: 2 hours ago
St. Petersburg's sidewalks have safety flaws for pedestrians and cyclists

St. Petersburg's sidewalks have safety flaws for pedestrians and cyclists

ST. PETERSBURG — A group of advocates for pedestrian safety recently strolled through the city and found themselves dodging distracted drivers, navigating sidewalks that petered out and traversing darkened thoroughfares lacking proper lighting....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Demolish I-275? One expert offers a 'dream' alternative

Demolish I-275? One expert offers a 'dream' alternative

TAMPA — If some Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights residents had their druthers, the state would simply demolish Interstate 275, which now severs their neighborhoods.Loud, sustained applause and shouts of "Yeah," from nearly 100 people greeted ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk counties and more than 100 across the state.Collier County officials said Sunday the roughly 5,500-acre fir...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Video: Food Network star Alton Brown tries Tampa's cuban sandwiches, says they weren't 'what I expected'

Video: Food Network star Alton Brown tries Tampa's cuban sandwiches, says they weren't 'what I expected'

As connoisseurs of classic, Tampa-style Cuban sandwiches will tell you, lettuce and tomato on a Cuban is controversial at the least, and downright blasphemous in some circles. So Alton Brown, James Beard award-winning cookbook author and star of Food...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in murder of girlfriend

Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in murder of girlfriend

TAMPA — Police arrested a 24-year-old man who investigators said murdered his girlfriend during an argument early Saturday.Hector Favio Acevedo, of Tampa, is accused of killing of 23-year-old Shyeanne Lewis, Tampa police said Sunday.On Saturday...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lutz tea room proves a draw for parties

Lutz tea room proves a draw for parties

LUTZ — On a recent Friday, 18 women arrived at a new tea room wearing colorful dresses, bright light-weight sweaters, dress hats, sun bonnets, gloves and carrying matching purses.Seventeen friends of Lutz resident BJ Newberger gathered with her...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Police: 26-year-old man killed after losing control of car on Gandy Boulevard

ST. PETERSBURG — A 26-year-old man died Saturday night after police said he struck a guardrail and was thrown from his car.About 10:40 p.m., Maurice La'Trail Wheeler was driving westbound in the left median lane of Gandy Boulevard approaching t...
Updated: 8 hours ago