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Archer trade gets even better as Rays add promising young pitcher

Archer trade gets even better as Rays add promising young pitcher

NEW YORK — The return the Rays got from the Pirates for Chris Archer already looked good.Right-hander Tyler Glasnow has been increasingly impressive in three starts using his high-octane fastball and cruel breaking balls, and outfielder Austin ...
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Rays journal: Solid not good enough in loss to Yankees

Rays journal: Solid not good enough in loss to Yankees

NEW YORK — The Rays got another solid outing from LHP Jalen Beeks on Tuesday, though the few mistakes he did make were costly. Add their inability to muster much of anything offensively against J.A. Happ and two relievers, and the result was ye...
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Bucs could use another Tony Dungy to spark culture change

Bucs could use another Tony Dungy to spark culture change

TAMPA —  It seems a little odd, but Tony Dungy is just now being installed in the Bucs' Ring of Honor, two years after his bust was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Leave it to his former team.As if it matters to this man. Dungy...
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Clearwater voters: a strong mayor question is official on the Nov. 6 ballot

Clearwater voters: a strong mayor question is official on the Nov. 6 ballot

CLEARWATER —It’s official. Voters will decide this fall whether Clearwater should change its government run by a professional city manager into a strong mayor system like Tampa and St. Petersburg.The City Council gave a final 3-2 vote on Tuesday to p...
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Seminole man faces DUI manslaughter charges in deaths of father, son

Seminole man faces DUI manslaughter charges in deaths of father, son

SEMINOLE — A 60-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening on two counts of DUI manslaughter in the July 28 chain-reaction crash that fatally injured a father and his son, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies arrested James Wolf ...
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Buckhorn ready to serve as lieutenant governor. If he’s tapped, Reddick would take mayor’s seat

Buckhorn ready to serve as lieutenant governor. If he’s tapped, Reddick would take mayor’s seat

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn is sounding more and more like a serious candidate for lieutenant governor, especially when he speaks about the prospect himself."There's nobody who has the track record that is as good as mine," Buckhorn said in an i...
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Bernie Sanders to campaign for Andrew Gillum in Tampa on Friday

Bernie Sanders to campaign for Andrew Gillum in Tampa on Friday

It's the Democratic version of the Trump Factor.Call it "Feeling the Bern."Like President Trump, Bernie Sanders is very, very popular with a large segment of the base, this one on the left.Like Trump and Ron DeSantis, Sanders has endorsed someone who...
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Pinellas commissioners interview county administrator candidates

Pinellas commissioners interview county administrator candidates

ST. PETERSBURG — The four candidates vying to become the next administrator of Pinellas County spent the past two days making their pitch to dozens of community leaders — and to their future bosses, the County Commission.Now it's a waitin...
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Hillsborough schools will begin disclosing more data about lead in drinking water

Hillsborough schools will begin disclosing more data about lead in drinking water

TAMPA ­­— The Hillsborough County School District will begin publicly disclosing all locations where it finds lead in schools’ water, not just the samples that tested highest, an official said Tuesday.Detailed results from the testing lab could begin...
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Here’s another legal challenge for Florida’s constitutional amendments

Here’s another legal challenge for Florida’s constitutional amendments

Six of the eight amendments placed on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission require voters to "pay a price for the right to vote for or against them,'' retired Florida chief justice Harry Lee Anstead argued Tuesday in a lawsuit ...
Updated: 5 hours ago