Saturday, November 25, 2017

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‘We dare not squander the moment:’ Zimbabwe’s new leader

‘We dare not squander the moment:’ Zimbabwe’s new leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabweans must set aside "poisoned" politics and work together to rebuild the nation and re-engage the world, new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday, delivering an inclusive message to an exultant crowd that packed a stadiu...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete’s fate after the murder ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Newly engaged couple among three killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

Newly engaged couple among three killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

GIBSONTON — Last month, LaShay Waiters got down on one knee and proposed to Yvette Alexandre in front of a room packed with family and friends. She said yes.About two weeks ago, it was Alexandre’s turn to surprise him: She was pregnant. It wasn’t pla...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Car-sized hole from broken water pipe closes road in Valrico

Car-sized hole from broken water pipe closes road in Valrico

VALRICO — A large hole that opened in Valrico’s Bloomingdale neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day was caused by a broken water pipe, not a sinkhole, county officials said. The hole swallowed a Mini Cooper-sized chunk of Natures Way Boulevard, at the Elm ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Neighborhood watched

Neighborhood watched

MONICA HERNDON | TimesTampa Police Department mounted patrol Officer William Wagner-Hart rides Pike near Osceola Place and E Henry Avenue in Seminole Heights on Friday. The mounted patrol units join other officers already patrolling the area in t...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Fennelly: In all that drama, real rivalry is born

Fennelly: In all that drama, real rivalry is born

ORLANDO — Now it’s a rivalry.We had talked all week about what it would take to turn USF-UCF into a real rivalry, because it’s too young to be one. Not enough history. What would it take?It took Friday.It took UCF 49, USF 42.It took nonstop drama, up...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Safety Harbor family, under attack from its pit bull, stabs the dog to death

Safety Harbor family, under attack from its pit bull, stabs the dog to death

SAFETY HARBOR — A pregnant 22-year-old had to stab her family dog to death after it "turned" on his owners Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Sierra Willson stabbed the dog after it began viciously attacking two other dogs and...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Hillsborough Democrats have everything going for them except history

Hillsborough Democrats have everything going for them except history

TAMPA — For 15 years, Republicans have held a majority of seats on the Hillsborough County Commission.It’s the longest stretch one party has controlled the board since a corruption scandal expanded the body to seven members in 1985.But all five Repub...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Jones: Thriller doesn’t diminish what might have been for USF

Jones: Thriller doesn’t diminish what might have been for USF

ORLANDO — It has been a heck of a season. It really has.And Friday was a heck of a game. It really was. It was as good as any game in the nation this season.USF has lots to be proud of. A 9-2 regular season. A knock-down, drag-out, dogfight against u...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Woman, 51, robbed in Tyrone Square Mall parking lot, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman was robbed after a man followed her to her car in a mall parking lot Thursday night and shot once at her, police said. The 51-year-old woman, whose identity St. Petersburg police are withholding, was not injured. She was walk...
Updated: 9 hours ago