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Poisons killed beloved owls in Tampa Bay

Dec. 03, 2022 03:19 AM EST

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Mark Schocken took thousands of pictures of the great horned owls in Philippe Park, but he didn’t often capture them eating. Then one clear afternoon, binoculars slung over his shoulder and camera in hand, he watched the mother bird plop a rat in front...

Tampa Bay Rays enter bid to redevelop Tropicana Field site

Dec. 02, 2022 19:14 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, in partnership with a global real estate investment and development firm, have submitted a bid to redevelop Tropicana Field and surrounding land on the edge of downtown St. Petersburg. The club said Friday that in addition to a new...

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

Dec. 01, 2022 23:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian. The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to...

AP Source: RHP Eflin agrees to $40 million deal with Rays

Dec. 01, 2022 21:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin has agreed to join the Tampa Bay Rays on a three-year, $40 million contract that’s the largest the club has ever awarded in free agency, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The...

Trial over DeSantis removal of prosecutor on abortion ends

Dec. 01, 2022 19:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wasn't seeking political retaliation when he removed a prosecutor over abortion and transgender views, but simply wanted to ensure state law would be enforced, the governor's attorney told a federal judge Thursday. ...

Brady, Bucs look to begin strong stretch run against Saints

Dec. 01, 2022 18:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t in a position to make any assumptions about their chances of winning the woeful NFC South. With Tom Brady at quarterback, a talented group of offensive playmakers around the seven-time Super Bowl champion, as well as a top-10...

Antonio Brown faces arrest warrant for domestic incident

Dec. 01, 2022 16:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is wanted on a battery charge stemming from a domestic incident, Tampa police said Thursday. Investigators said Brown, 34, and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation Monday afternoon at a home in Tampa. Brown threw a...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Bruins extend NHL-record season-opening home win streak

Nov. 30, 2022 17:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Taylor Hall scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their NHL-record streak of home victories to open a season to 13 games with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Backup goalie Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves and Brad Marchand added an...

Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis testifies as lawsuit begins

Nov. 29, 2022 16:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his federal civil trial against the governor Tuesday with testimony that alleged his removal was based on his personal political positions on abortion and transgender rights. Andrew Warren, a...