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By wide margin, voters add solar tax break to state Constitution

TALLAHASSEE — The runaway winner in Tuesday's primary election was at the end of the ballot, as voters in Florida overwhelmingly approved a tax break to encourage businesses to go solar. …


Orlando sheriff releases first Pulse nightclub 911 recordings to public (w/video)


  1. Rep. Dan Webster handily wins GOP primary in U.S. House District 11

    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster will have a chance to continue his long career as a lawmaker, but in a new part of the state — the 11th Congressional District.
  2. Man hospitalized after Dade City stabbing

    DADE CITY — A man was stabbed at a convenience store after an argument Tuesday evening, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
  3. Congressman Vern Buchanan has cakewalk in 16th District primary; David Jolly prevails in 13th District

    Vern Buchanan took a step closer to another term in Congress Tuesday, easily besting a political novice in the Republican primary of the redrawn 16th Congressional District.
    U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan won the GOP primary in Florida's 16th Congressional District on Tuesday. He will vie for his sixth term in Congress against Democrat Jan Schneider in the general election. The district includes Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. [Courtesy of]
  4. Winners in other key Florida congressional primaries

    Florida had a number of spirited primaries that were settled tonight.
  5. 5 things to watch in Bucs' preseason finale

    TAMPA Bucs coach Dirk Koetter didn't get too specific, but as is the norm in the NFL, most starters will get tonight off as Tampa Bay closes its preseason at home against Washington. • The threat of severe weather makes it only more likely teams will be conservative in protecting established players, …
    ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times
  6. Longtime Rep. Corrine Brown defeated in Democratic primary

    State Roundup
    Indicted U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Jacksonville was defeated Tuesday night, scandal upending her long congressional career as Al Lawson of Tallahassee blew past her.
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown speaks with the reporters in Tallahassee last year during her battle to stay in office.
  7. Congressman David Jolly coasts in Republican primary, then spars with Democratic foe Charlie Crist

    In Pinellas County, incumbent David Jolly skated to victory in the 13th Congressional District Republican primary Tuesday over retired Marine brigadier general and airline pilot Mark Bircher.
    U.S. Rep David Jolly, who won the Republican primary for Florida's 13th Congressional District, is congratulated Tuesday by his father, Lawson Jolly, while the candidate's wife Laura Jolly applauds in the background. Jolly will face Democrat Charlie Crist in the general election in what will be one of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  8. Wasserman Schultz beats Tim Canova

    After all the hype, it was not much of a contest.
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  9. Broward election supervisor referred to state attorney for publishing results early

    Secretary of State Ken Detzner has referred Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to the state attorney and sheriff after election results in the county were released online about 20 minutes prior to the primary election ending Tuesday night.
  10. Carlos Beruff slams Marco Rubio for running for re-election after saying he wouldn't

    Instead of congratulating Marco Rubio on his victory, defeated Republican primary opponent Carlos Beruff ripped into Rubio for failing to keep his word and stay out of the U.S. Senate race in the first place.

Winners in other key Florida congressional primaries

Florida had a number of spirited primaries that were settled tonight....


Kevin Cash and the Rays are considering flying into either Orlando or Fort Myers if the weather is better there and then busing back to Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Rays making contingency travel plans due to storm at home

The Rays are operating as if they can fly home to Tampa after the Wednesday afternoon game in Boston, but travel director Chris Westmoreland is also exploring contingencies if the looming storm makes that prohibitive.

The Rays are considering flying into either Orlando or Fort Myers if the weather is better there and then busing back to Tampa/St. Petersburg.

They also are looking at spending the night in Boston if necessary and then flying back when they can on Thursday, which is an off-day, in advance of hosting the Blue Jays.

There is also a concern for the Blue Jays, who are playing in Baltimore on Wednesday night and then heading to Tampa....


Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Alan Cross (45) during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice at One Buc Place in Tampa, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

Once a walk-on, Bucs TE Cross enjoying familiar path as rookie

The Bucs still have seven tight ends on roster, likely battling for four spots on the final roster, but undrafted rookie Alan Cross knows this path well, having started his career at Memphis as a walk-on long-snapper....