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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

College World Series puts Florida Gators in elite company

College World Series puts Florida Gators in elite company

With Tuesday night's College World Series win, the Florida Gators put themselves in rare company. UF is the sixth program to win a national title in the three biggest men's sports - football, basketball and baseball. The others: Cal, Michigan, Ohio S...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Uhurus cancel Baker protest

Uhurus cancel Baker protest

Jesse Nevel's campaign had planned to stage an anti-Rick Baker protest outside the St. Petersburg Yacht Club this evening while Baker held a fundraiser inside. Now, that's not happening. "It's been postponed," said Jackson Hollingsworth, ...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Claim: State pressured CFO, used secret recordings to shut down Universal Health Care

Claim: State pressured CFO, used secret recordings to shut down Universal Health Care

ST. PETERSBURG — The founder of St. Petersburg's Universal Health Care alleges that Florida regulators conspired with the company's chief financial officer to drive the once high-flying Medicare insurer out of business.In a response this month ...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
'Today is not a dream;' St. Petersburg ready to start building new pier

'Today is not a dream;' St. Petersburg ready to start building new pier

ST. PETERSBURG —Three years ago, with the now demolished inverted pyramid still standing stubbornly in the background, Mayor Rick Kriseman laid out a plan to replace or renovate the iconic structure. He'd do so by 2017, he told the crowd, and w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hillsborough and Pinellas officials can't even agree that they agreed to meet

Hillsborough and Pinellas officials can't even agree that they agreed to meet

Tampa Bay political leaders often tout taking a regional approach to solve the region's most pressing issues. But the challenge has been getting Hillsborough and Pinellas County leaders together on the same page.Or in this case, in the same room.Pine...
Updated: 1 hour ago
After Rick Scott veto, Tarpon Springs renews push for money to dredge Anclote River

After Rick Scott veto, Tarpon Springs renews push for money to dredge Anclote River

In a pocket formed at the end of a branch of the Anclote River, Kevin Meisman has seen the size of the boats coming by his family's business get smaller.Over time, sand and debris have made the path to Quality T-Tops & Boats Accessories more shallow....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Chamber of Commerce offers boost to black and Hispanic-owned businesses

Tampa Chamber of Commerce offers boost to black and Hispanic-owned businesses

TAMPA — There's a disconnect in Hillsborough County's minority business community.Nearly half (48 percent) of all Hillsborough businesses are minority-owned, yet those minority businesses contribute less than 5 percent of the county's total rev...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Fewer minions make things better in 'Despicable Me 3'

Fewer minions make things better in 'Despicable Me 3'

Despicable Me 3 doubles down on Steve Carell's silly way with words, a smart idea after too much Minions gibberish spoiled part 2. They're still here, in smaller doses and somewhat funnier for it.Carell gets dual roles, one reprising his former arch ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Whatís wrong with Blake Snellís fastball?

Whatís wrong with Blake Snellís fastball?

Blake Snell's MLB tenure to this point has been inconsistent, to say the least. As a rookie in 2016, he posted a 3.54 ERA, but his walk rate (12.7 percent) and batting average on balls in play (.354) were among the worst in the majors. Starting the 2...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jameis Winston could set Bucs' career TD record in 2017

Jameis Winston could set Bucs' career TD record in 2017

How often can a player reset an NFL franchise's career passing record before his 24th birthday? Jameis Winston has a shot to do that with the Bucs this fall. Winston is entering his third NFL season, but his promising start -- combined with the Bucs'...
Updated: 1 hour ago