Archive for July, 2013

Rays' Niemann strong in final rotation bid

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Rays' Niemann strong in final rotation bid

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'Hiccup Girl' co-defendant turns down plea offer in murder case

Griffin, the victim, moved to the Tampa Bay area after Hurricane Katrina damaged the home where he lived with family in Mississippi. Times staff writer Curtis Krueger can be reached at ckrueger@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8232. Follow him on Twitter at …
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Marco Rubio, you didn't build this; Sarah Palin did

8, 2010, Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald story: Rubio had an opportunity to cozy up to tea party darling and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, but his campaign never emphasized her support. “Marco, keep up the good work. Call me. Can I help ya …
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Another cold night coming for Tampa Bay area

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Another cold night coming for Tampa Bay area

Dry, cold air has settled over the Tampa Bay region, but a warming trend will drive temperatures back to normal this weekend. In preparation for the chilly night, Hillsborough County is opening its cold-weather shelters this afternoon. Pasco, Hernando …
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Central Court Apartments to undergo $2.5 million in renovations

TAMPA — It has been eight months since police shot Kethessa Fordoms' teenage son at Central Court Apartments. Her eyes still water at the mention of his name. She still lives in the battered apartment complex where police say her son, Javon Neal …
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New Lightning coach needs to set tone now

This is: I'm the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning and I'm here for a while.” So with today being the first day in the rest of the Lightning's life, what exactly is the game plan? Here are the things Cooper has to do right away: Establish the …
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Another local mansion cuts its sale price to $12.9 million

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Another local mansion cuts its sale price to $12.9 million

CLEARWATER — Five days after a palatial Tampa megamansion chopped $2 million off its asking price, the Clearwater mansion that shared its crown for Tampa Bay's priciest home has followed suit. Christine Barsema's 15,000-square-foot estate on Harbor …
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Proposed Caladesi Discovery Center would provide miles of island views

Tampa Bay artists, including the noted artist Christopher Still, have donated custom-framed, nature-themed prints to big sponsors. Farris also wants to install a donation box on Caladesi Island asking for $1 from each visitor. The island annually …
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Judge gave Greer lighter sentence because partner not charged

Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer, left, with his attorney Damon Chase, enters a surprise guilty plea to five criminal charges last month in an Orange County courtroom. Greer, 50, was facing a possible 75 years in prison for fraud, money laundering …
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Man wanted in three Hillsborough pharmacy robberies

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Man wanted in three Hillsborough pharmacy robberies

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for a man they believe robbed three pharmacies this month, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. A CVS pharmacy at 11212 Dale Mabry Highway was robbed about 1 p.m. Friday. Four days later, two …
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Free-spending ex-Florida GOP chief Greer gets 18 months in prison

Michael Kruse can be reached at mkruse@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8751. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelkruse. Free-spending ex-Florida GOP chief Greer gets 18 months in prison 03/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:13pm] …
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New Lightning coach Cooper praised for methods

TAMPA — Funny the way the same phrase kept coming up to describe the relationship new Lightning coach Jon Cooper had with his players at AHL Norfolk and Syracuse. First it was Tampa Bay defenseman Keith Aulie, who played last season for Calder …
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Quebec City a mix of history and modern vibes

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Quebec City a mix of history and modern vibes

We wanted a break from the Tampa Bay humidity. Quebec City summer days generally range in the 70s in the daytime to the 50s at night, though there is the occasional heat wave. We wanted to conquer only cuisine and maybe learn some history. As we sat …
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Warmer weather soon to arrive across Tampa Bay

“Temperatures will probably be about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday,” she said. Conditions will chill again into the 40s for most of Tampa Bay Thursday night. On Friday morning, temperatures were forecast to be in the mid to upper 30s in northern areas.
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2013 NHL trade deadline: Tampa Bay looking at a Sabre?

In a way, that move would be a severe mistake compared to the Miller-in-division trade; young players sacrificed by Tampa Bay in a deal will be around for years and contributing (annually) to contests against the Lightning. Can you really say that Ryan …
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Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn calls for rail, criticizes Tallahassee's obstruction

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn calls for rail, criticizes Tallahassee's obstruction

The sit-in inspired similar protests that spread across Tampa Bay, and six months later city officials desegregated Tampa's lunch counters without incident. Fort, who was in the audience, said after the speech that he's known Buckhorn for years and …
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Yankees' Hughes to open on DL

TAMPA — Yankees RHP Phil Hughes will join Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the disabled list for the start of the season. Manager Joe Girardi announced the decision Wednesday after watching Hughes pitch in his …
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Suspect in Seffner double murder helped mom discover bodies

Simmons' half-brother, Jerry Skidmore of Plant City, said Simmons loved sports, especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and had a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the players. He had played football at Plant City High School and hoped someday to become …
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PICTURES: Spring Training Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

PICTURES: Spring Training Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

KEVIN MINGORA / THE MORNING CALL / March 26, 2013 ). Phillies' starting pitcher Raul Valdes follows through on a pitch during their spring training game with the Tampa Bay Rays at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fl., Tuesday afternoon.
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Another cold blast chills Tampa Bay; record lows possible

In Tampa and St. Petersburg, temperatures will dip into the upper 30s and mid 40s Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Marquez said. Nurseries and farms in the northern areas of Tampa Bay hunkered down Tuesday morning for the upcoming freeze.
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Friend accused of Seffner double murder

Times reporter Caitlin Johnston and news researcher Carolyn Edds contributed to this report. Will Hobson can be reached at (813) 226-3400 or whobson@tampabay.com. Friend accused of Seffner double murder 03/26/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March …
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Tampa Bay Navy Week cancelled

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Tampa Bay Navy Week cancelled

TAMPA — Due to federal budget cuts, the annual Tampa Bay Navy Week is cancelled, though some outreach events will still be held, officials said Tuesday. Without the Blue Angels air show and a port visit by the USS Halyburton, which were both cancelled …
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Tampa police arrest woman in stabbing

TAMPA — Police have arrested a woman whom they say stabbed another during a fight Monday night. At about 9 p.m., officers say, two women started arguing in an apartment at Robles Park Village. The fight between Laryesheah Coleman, 21, and Tyrease …
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Recap: Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay

Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen each drove in three runs, as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-1, in Grapefruit League action. Galvis hit a two-run homer to highlight a four-run fifth and added an RBI single in a five-run sixth …
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Former Lightning assistant Fleming dies

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Former Lightning assistant Fleming dies

Fleming, diagnosed just before Tampa Bay's 2011 playoff run, was a prominent figure in Canada. He was an associate coach for the national team that won gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He had coaching stints with the Oilers, Flames, Flyers, …
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Rays rail: Zimmer praises Jackie Robinson movie

Jaye Maddon, wife of manager Joe, pulled their 30-foot RV into Tampa Monday evening, ending her cross-country trip with their two dogs and her two sons, raising funds for petpalanimalshelter.com. “I'm really proud of her, a young lady and two boys and …
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The battle over the Pier heads to court Wednesday

To see a video from the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon, go to tampabay.com and click on “Links in Today's Times.” The battle over the Pier heads to court Wednesday 03/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:39pm]. © 2013 Tampa Bay Times …
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Lightning tops Sabres 2-1

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Lightning tops Sabres 2-1

The Lightning came out strong and held on for a 2-1 win over the Sabres in front of 19,204 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, snapping a three-game losing streak. It got goals from veterans Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, with goaltender Mathieu Garon …
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Zimmer to throw out first pitch

He has been limited to only occasional spring training appearances due to health concerns as he undergoes home dialysis. This will be his 54th major-league opening day. The Rays also announced that saxophonist BK Jackson, a Tampa native and frequent …
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Tampa man accused of sexually assaulting girl

Charles Henry Hightower, of Tampa, was at a friend's home early Monday when he met the girl. Police say he entered her room several times during the visit and eventually sexually assaulted her. The girl immediately told a family member. A few hours …
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