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The Latest: Bucs Gronkowski returns from injury in 2nd half

Sep. 26, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 6:50 p.m. Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski has returned to the field for a late-third quarter drive as the Buccaneers try to rally back against the Los Angeles Rams. ...

Cards use Pick-6 to overcome Kick-6, beat Jaguars 31-19

Sep. 26, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Byron Murphy caught a glimpse of J.J. Watt bearing down on Trevor Lawrence and figured the pass would be underthrown. Murphy pounced, stepping in front of Jacob Hollister and turning a trick play into a Pick-Six. Murphy...

Baz's 5 2/3 scoreless innings helps Rays sweep Marlins 3-2

Sep. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Shane Baz pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win his second straight start and the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Sunday for their team-record 14th series sweep. Baz (2-0), a 22-year-old right-hander who was...

Deputy shot in north Florida traffic stop dies

Sep. 26, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida sheriff’s deputy who was recently shot twice during a traffic stop died Sunday afternoon. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said via Twitter that Deputy Joshua Moyers, 29, died at a Jacksonville hospital. ...

Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

Sep. 26, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York...

Pregnant woman found dead in Florida city park

Sep. 26, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are investigating the death of a 9-month pregnant woman whose body was found Saturday in a city park. First Coast New reports the body of Felicia Jones, 21, was found by someone walking in...

Boy, 10, caught in rip current drowns in Florida

Sep. 26, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy drowned Saturday after getting caught in a rip current off a Florida Beach, according to lifeguards. WFTV-TV reports the boy was swimming about 100 yards off shore in Daytona Beach with two other...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

Panama City Beach to get more sand

Sep. 26, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the very least, sandcastle aficionados soon will have plenty of new, premium building material in Panama City Beach. Work began on the third largest beach renourishment project ever in PCB earlier this month. During the next four to...

Woman shot while driving on Florida Turnpike

Sep. 26, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman driving on the Florida Turnpike on Saturday was shot by someone in another vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 24-year-old woman was in the right lane in Broward County when a vehicle pulled up alongside her. She...