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75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

Jul. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog. Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot (2.44-meter) gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium earlier this week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning...

Sheriff: Baby in NICU after C-section on mom found overdosed

Jul. 12, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a newborn is in critical condition after a pregnant mother overdosed in a hot car with two young children in the back, leading to an emergency C-section. The Tampa Bay Times reports 36-year-old Marsha Forrester was found unresponsive inside her car at a Winter...

ACC adds Boston, San Diego to bowl destinations for 2020-25

Jul. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference has agreements with 13 bowl games from Boston to San Diego for the 2020-25 seasons. The ACC announced its bowl partners for the next postseason cycle Thursday and they included a few new additions. The conference will now send a team to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and a newly...

2-city solution seen as way to preserve MLB in Tampa

Jul. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Giving the Rays permission to explore playing part of their home schedule in Montreal is seen by baseball owners as "a way to preserve baseball in Tampa," according to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. Major League Baseball's executive council last month told Rays owner Stuart Sternberg...

D'Arnaud homers in bottom of the 9th, Rays beat Yankees 4-3

Jul. 7, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-out homer off Chad Green in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Saturday. Aaron Hicks had tied it at 3 in the top of the ninth...

Deputies fatally shoot man armed with knife

Jul. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida deputies fatally shot a man armed with a knife during a domestic disturbance. The Tampa Bay Times reports it happened early Friday in a Ruskin neighborhood. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski said during a news conference that...

The Latest: 2 crew, 8 passengers killed in Texas plane crash

Jul. 1, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane at a Dallas-area airport (all times local): 10 p.m. Federal officials say two crew members and eight passengers were killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into a hangar during takeoff at a Dallas-area airport. National Transportation Safety...

10 killed when small plane crashes on takeoff in Texas

Jul. 1, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said. Federal officials said two crew...

Montreal group supports idea of sharing Rays with Tampa Bay

Jun. 26, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The son of former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman believes the predominantly French-speaking city is ready and willing to support — and share — the Tampa Bay Rays. Private equity investor Stephen Bronfman leads a group working on bringing baseball back to Montreal and...

Rays owner says shared season with Montreal is best option

Jun. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The principal owner of the Rays says it's unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area, and a shared season with Montreal is the best option. "I don't see it happening in St. Petersburg and would be hard-pressed to see it working in Tampa from what I know,"...