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St. Petersburg's ballooning sewage debt could threaten credit rating (but there's a Hail Mary plan to avoid that)

St. Petersburg's ballooning sewage debt could threaten credit rating (but there's a Hail Mary plan to avoid that)

ST. PETERSBURG — The city needs a lot of money — $435 million over the next five years — most of it to fix its leaky sewer pipes and aging sewer plants.Without that cash, St. Petersburg could face steep fines for violating a soon-to...
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Law firm's Russia ties prove nothing about Trump

Law firm's Russia ties prove nothing about Trump

The statement"Law firm @POTUS used to show he has no ties to Russia was named Russia Law Firm of the Year for their extensive ties to Russia. Unreal."Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., May 12 in TwitterThe rulingPresident Donald Trump's tax lawyers are part...
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Back to .500, Rays feel ready to roll (w/video)

Back to .500, Rays feel ready to roll (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — Who wants to be mediocre? Middling? Average? Run-of-the-mill?Who wants to be equal parts good and bad?Not the Rays, who evened their season record again Thursday with a 4-0 win against the Angels.It's the 15th time this season ...
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Seminole man accused of fracturing 8-month-old baby's leg

Seminole man accused of fracturing 8-month-old baby's leg

Deputies arrested a Seminole man Thursday after he fractured an 8-month-old baby's bones, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.Gary G. Gibeault, 32, faces a charge of aggravated child abuse.Detectives believe the baby girl was hurt while she was...
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Video shows naked man who stole swan sculpture in Lakeland, deputies say

Video shows naked man who stole swan sculpture in Lakeland, deputies say

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for a large swan sculpture that was stolen from a Lakeland cold storage facility last weekend, possibly by a naked man.The Sheriff's Office released video surveillance that officers believe sheds light on...
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Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. preserves shutout with perfect throw

Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. preserves shutout with perfect throw

ST. PETERSBURG — The closest the Angels came to scoring off RHP Matt Andriese in Thursday's 4-0 Rays victory occurred in the first inning, when DH Mike Trout tried to score from second on a single to right. But the throw from RF Steven Souza Jr...
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Rays at Twins, 8:10 p.m. Friday, Minneapolis

Rays at Twins, 8:10 p.m. Friday, Minneapolis

Tonight: at Twins8:10, Target Field, MinnesotaTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AMProbable pitchersRays: RH Chris Archer (3-3, 3.76)TWINS: LH Hector Santiago (4-2, 3.96)On Archer: Is 5-1, 1.73 in six career starts against Twins. Is 3-0, 0.98 in t...
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Roger Mooney's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Angels game

If you're walking, you're hitting, as the saying goes, so it's a good sign that RF Steven Souza Jr. reached base four times, with a hit by pitch, a single and two walks. Hitters feel they are coming out of slumps when they are walking, because they a...
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Straz Center parking squeeze infuriates patrons, motivates search for solutions

Straz Center parking squeeze infuriates patrons, motivates search for solutions

TAMPA — When the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts opened 30 years ago, it welcomed just 30,000 patrons its first year.These days, the Straz Center gets more than 600,000 patrons annually — but no new parking spaces have b...
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Pinellas County receives $30 million for beach renourishment

Pinellas County receives $30 million for beach renourishment

CLEARWATER — While Pinellas beaches continually rank among the best in America, they need help to stay that way.The county has landed $30 million to complete renourishment projects at three popular beaches. The funding for the Pinellas County S...
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