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What you need to know for Monday, May 29

What you need to know for Monday, May 29

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today. • Our Memorial Day observances and celebrations will be sunny and hot today, with highs in the low 90s around Tampa Bay and the mid 90s for inland areas. Coastal spots w...
Updated: 6 hours ago
State budget uncertainty has school districts 'very concerned'

State budget uncertainty has school districts 'very concerned'

While waiting for Gov. Rick Scott to approve or veto the Legislature's education budget, the people in charge of school district checkbooks are trying hard to find a bottom line.It has not been easy. First, they see a $24.49 increase in total per-stu...
Updated: 9 hours ago
For some, Memorial Day comes around more than just once a year

For some, Memorial Day comes around more than just once a year

ST. PETERSBURG — It is shortly before nine on a Friday morning, and the heat is already approaching unbearable levels at Bay Pines National Cemetery.Sweat drips down Gary Iles' face as he kneels on the ground. A cordless yellow drill in his rig...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Ernest Hooper: Removing Confederate symbols doesn't eliminate persistent mindset

Ernest Hooper: Removing Confederate symbols doesn't eliminate persistent mindset

The debate has begun about removing a Confederate statue from outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse, and its removal is long overdue.How can a government purporting to represent every citizen salute those who fought to deny equality to every cit...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Weather issues slow Coca-Cola 600

Weather issues slow Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — The longest race of the NASCAR season got even longer Sunday night with a 1-hour, 40-minute delay. The Coca-Cola 600 was red-flagged with 257 laps remaining in the 400-lap race because of lightning in the area and the cars were ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Thirty-two taken to hospital on Sunset Music Festival's first day, more than last year

Thirty-two taken to hospital on Sunset Music Festival's first day, more than last year

TAMPA — To cut down on medical emergencies this year, sponsors of the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium brought in more security and safety measures.But the annual two-day festival of electronic dance music was on pace Saturday to ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Twins game

The Rays won because they got two innings of good relief from each of the two pitchers who contributed to them losing Saturday's game, Danny Farquhar (who again struck out Miguel Sano) and Tommy Hunter, who both posted zeroes.3B Evan Longoria has bee...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. Monday, Arlington, Texas

Rays at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. Monday, Arlington, Texas

Tonight: at Rangers8:05, Globe Life Park, Arlington, TexasTV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297Probable pitchersRays: RH Erasmo Ramirez (3-0, 3.00)RANGERS: LH Martin Perez (2-5, 3.77)On Ramirez: Pitched...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Woman killed in overnight Temple Terrace apartment fire, city says

Woman killed in overnight Temple Terrace apartment fire, city says

TEMPLE TERRACE — Firefighters searching the scene of an apartment complex fire Sunday found a women dead in the rubble, city officials said.The victim did not live at the Park at Monument Terrace complex on Normandy Place, and hasn't been ident...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Sheriff's Office: Drug dispute preceded fatal Largo motel shooting

Sheriff's Office: Drug dispute preceded fatal Largo motel shooting

LARGO — A fight over drugs preceded the shooting death of a 47-year-old man Thursday night at a Largo motel, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.Angel E. Martinez, 24, shot Ricky Garland twice about 10:45 p.m. in the parking lot in...
Updated: 8 hours ago