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Activist threw a fisherman's catch back into the lake. Now, he has to pay.

Activist threw a fisherman's catch back into the lake. Now, he has to pay.

A man who threw a fisherman's tilapia back into Crescent Lake will pay a $500 fine and court costs after a judge found him guilty of depriving dinner.
Published: 11/16/18
He raped a high school student as she died. His sentence: Three years in prison.

He raped a high school student as she died. His sentence: Three years in prison.

A 20-year-old man charged with raping a high school student as she died from a drug overdose was sentenced this week to less than three years in prison.The case out of Washington state has attracted national attention. Both the dead girl's mother and...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Jesuit pulls off a rare Tampa Bay repeat in state swimming

Jesuit pulls off a rare Tampa Bay repeat in state swimming

STUART — Jesuit boys swim coach Bill Shaffer spent all week trying to score the Class 2A meet. Based off his numbers, the Tigers were not going to have enough to defend their state team title.But in the preliminaries, things changed. Jesuit swi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Andrew Gillum ends campaign for Florida governor

Andrew Gillum ends campaign for Florida governor

Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis.
Updated: 6 hours ago
'Hamilton' ticket sales brought early morning frenzy to the Straz

'Hamilton' ticket sales brought early morning frenzy to the Straz

Customers huddled in the dark before 5 a.m. By 8:30, the number had swelled to 675.
Published: 11/16/18
Pinellas woman arrested after 3-month-old is exposed to cocaine and suffers brain damage

Pinellas woman arrested after 3-month-old is exposed to cocaine and suffers brain damage

Police said she waited 11 hours before seeking medical attention.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Matt Bakerís takeaways from FSU-Boston College

Matt Bakerís takeaways from FSU-Boston College

The announced attendance (57,274) was the smallest announced crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium since the Virginia Tech game in 1988 (50,901). Crowds are down across the sport, but the empty seats were a bad sign in Year 1 of the Willie Taggart Era.RELAT...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Bill Nelsonís ending: Sluggish campaign couldnít overcome Rick Scottís millions

Bill Nelsonís ending: Sluggish campaign couldnít overcome Rick Scottís millions

Time finally caught up with Bill Nelson.Florida's senior senator, often described as one of the luckiest politicians alive, won three terms as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate seemingly without breaking a sweat, and for good reason: He faced one weak op...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays Tales: Does Blake Snellís Cy Young salvage the 2011 draft?

Rays Tales: Does Blake Snellís Cy Young salvage the 2011 draft?

ST. PETERSBURG — As the Red Sox rolled up 119 wins and a World Series championship, much credit was given to the contributions from their 2011 draft class, a haul that included AL MVP Mookie Betts, ALCS star Jackie Bradley Jr., reliever Ma...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

To much of the world, vote-counting confusion is as authentically Florida as jam-packed theme parks, alligators on golf courses and the ubiquity of Pitbull (the Miami rapper, not the dog).
Updated: 8 hours ago
Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

Plant City police: Fleeing driver kills man as he walks to work

The driver is in custody, but the fugitive who sparked Friday's deadly incident is still being sought.
Published: 11/16/18
A woman has died on a Princess cruise out of Florida. A report says she went overboard after a fight.

A woman has died on a Princess cruise out of Florida. A report says she went overboard after a fight.

A puzzled passenger who was apparently aboard The Royal Princess wrote a cryptic post Tuesday on cruise community website Cruise Critic.com.The 19-deck ship had departed Nov. 9 from Port Everglades on a seven-day Southern Caribbean cruise and is set ...
Published: 11/17/18
NíKosi Perry, CamíRon Davis carry Miami past reeling Virginia Tech, 38-14

NíKosi Perry, CamíRon Davis carry Miami past reeling Virginia Tech, 38-14

BLACKSBURG, Va. — N'Kosi Perry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.Cam'Ron Davis scored on a 42-yard run and a 16-yard reception for the...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Editorial: No substitute for state support of schools

Editorial: No substitute for state support of schools

Local referendums cannot make up for Tallahassee's cuts.
Published: 11/16/18
Police: One dead after Tampa home invasion robbery

Police: One dead after Tampa home invasion robbery

An unidentified man died after suffering upper body trauma during the robbery, police said.
Updated: 10 hours ago
No. 13 Florida rides Feleipe Franksí arm to rout Idaho 63-10

No. 13 Florida rides Feleipe Franksí arm to rout Idaho 63-10

GAINESVILLE — Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first half — and No. 15 Florida ran up 600 total yards to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10 on SaturdayFlorida rolled to a 49-0 lead at halftime. Gators ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Bucs-Giants: Predictions for Sundayís 1 p.m. Tampa Bay-New York game

Bucs-Giants: Predictions for Sundayís 1 p.m. Tampa Bay-New York game

Here are the Times' Bucs coverage team's predictions for Tampa Bay's 1 p.m. game Sunday at the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium:Have you seen the injury report?Rick Stroud, Bucs beat writer, @NFLStroud: I think everybody needs to take a step back a...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Football playoffs: Armwood 65, Lake Weir 7

SEFFNER – E.J. Wilson scored four touchdowns and Aamaris Brown had an interception return for a touchdown to carry Armwood to a dominant 65-7 win against Lake Weir in the Class 6A region semifinals Friday.The 11-1 Hawks will travel to Ocala Van...
Published: 11/16/18

Football playoffs: Jesuit 31, Immokalee 3

TAMPA — What a celebratory year it would be if Jesuit could win its second state championship in the golden anniversary season of its first.The Tigers are three wins away from making that happen.Jesuit moved to the next round Friday with a 31-3...
Published: 11/16/18
Andrew Gillum concedes in race for governor to Ron DeSantis

Andrew Gillum concedes in race for governor to Ron DeSantis

Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum, for the second time, conceded the race for Florida governor to Republican Ron DeSantis on Saturday, three days after a statewide machine recount indicated DeSantis retained his winning lead and as contentious recount...
Updated: 1 hour ago