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Monday, Jun 26, 2017

UPDATE: Rays finalizing deal to get SS Hechavarria for 2 minor-leaguers

UPDATE: Rays finalizing deal to get SS Hechavarria for 2 minor-leaguers

UPDATE, 4:27: In making the deal, the Rays add an elite-level defender to an infield that could use the help. But it also raises a number of questions, such as will they now move Tim Beckham to 2B? Does this mean Matt Duffy is not coming back this se...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Teacher hiring freeze is lifted in Hillsborough

Teacher hiring freeze is lifted in Hillsborough

Teachers, come work in Hillsborough County! A teacher hiring freeze, imposed eary this month so the district could take stock of which vacancies it needed to fill, has been lifted, effective Tuesday, Superintendent Jeff Eakins said Monday. But that o...
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Do you need to vote in city elections to run for mayor of St. Pete? Jesse Nevel says no

Do you need to vote in city elections to run for mayor of St. Pete? Jesse Nevel says no

Jesse Nevel is running for mayor. But, voting records show, he has never cast a ballot in a St. Petersburg city election. Nevel, 27, says that won’t matter with voters. He believes many city residents are like him: they’ve never had ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rick Scott appoints 'my friend,' Jimmy Patronis, as Florida CFO

Rick Scott appoints 'my friend,' Jimmy Patronis, as Florida CFO

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Monday picked close friend and supporter Jimmy Patronis to be Florida's next chief financial officer, a lucrative prize for loyalty that casts new light on Patronis' pro-business votes as a legislator and his su...
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Local gas prices plummet as Fourth of July holiday travel approaches

Local gas prices plummet as Fourth of July holiday travel approaches

TAMPA — Local gas prices are enjoying an unseasonal dip around the $2 mark just in time for the hectic Fourth of July holiday travel weekend. Today, AAA - The Auto Club Group reported average gas prices had dropped to $2.09 in Tampa Bay area, d...
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St. Petersburg police: Former pest control worker targeted 12 homes being tented for termites

St. Petersburg police: Former pest control worker targeted 12 homes being tented for termites

ST. PETERSBURG — A 36-year-old former pest control worker was arrested for burglarizing 12 homes over the last five weeks, according to St. Petersburg police.David Cooper was breaking into homes that were being tented for termites, police said....
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House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

The House ethics committee says it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and a top aide to a third Democrat
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Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

The Department of Homeland Security says allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia's election systems are unfounded
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9 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

9 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Scuba divers continued Monday searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized,
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The Latest: Baby Doe's mother to be sentenced this week

The Latest: Baby Doe's mother to be sentenced this week

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains were found on a Boston Harbor island will be sentenced this week in connection with the girl's death
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