ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Rays and Centerplate trotted out the Trop's new menu items on Monday and the big shock-and-awe food was a liquid refreshment.
"I believe we should have more attention paid to the centrists in both parties. Instead of showing all this attention to three or four people who never vote for anything, let's do an American health plan, not a Republican or Democrat one.''
Here's what you may have missed, and what you need to know as you start winding down:
PORT CHARLOTTE — Sitting in front of his locker during his first day as a Ray on Saturday, Derek Norris pointed to the iPad sitting atop a travel bag as a key tool in his challenging task, learning an entire new pitching staff with just a week until the season opener.
TREASURE ISLAND — Police are asking for the public's help in locating the pilot of an ultralight aircraft seen on video illegally taking off in congested waters in John's Pass.
TAMPA — As program coordinator for Hillsborough County's Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department, one of Chris Kiddy's jobs is to come up with ways the public can enjoy the parks. Bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, camping and hiking trips. He's always thinking about the next …
PHOENIX — NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday.
Wow, who knew booking a hugely acclaimed and admired Oscar winner would prove to be so popular?
John Jonchuck is scheduled to stand trial next February, three years after he was arrested on charges of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off the Dick Misener bridge.
In addition to announcing new head chef Marcelo Miranda, the Rays and concessionaire Centerplate today unveiled a number of new food and drink offerings at the Trop for this season.
Among the highlights in the release from the team:
The other needle drops in T2 Trainspotting, Danny Boyle's berserker encore for four Scottish heroin junkies.
McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel management and development company, finished expanding its Tampa headquarters Monday. The 10,000-square foot office in Avion Park's Westshore business district was constructed and designed by local architects, designers and consultants. Its chairs and tables, for example, were …
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Beach patrol officials say a shark bit the foot of a surfer along Florida's Atlantic coastline.