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'I ended her life': Brian Laundrie's confession note made public

TAMPA, Fla. — Brian Laundrie, the suspect in the death of Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered in Wyoming last year, in a case that captivated the nation, wrote that he "ended her life" in a note before he took his own life. Laundrie's last note was released to...
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All night protest in Sarasota following Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe V. Wade

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A large crowd of protestors having their voices heard, very upset with the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday overturning Roe V. Wade. “We’re not going to let this go down quietly, if they believe we’re just going to sit at home, we’re not going to do anything, they’re wrong,” said Sarah Parker, President of Women’s Voices of SW Florida. “This is a muddy step on our constitution, our rights and our bodily autonomy and we’re not going to take this one sitting down.”
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Rays' Ramirez delivers winning hit in 10th to beat Bucs 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single in the 10th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night.Brujan took second as Tampa Bay's automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1) before Ramirez's hit.Jason Adam (1-2) got the win.Luke Raley and Jonathan Aranda, playing in their first games for the Rays, drove in runs with singles to put the Rays up 2-0 in the second, and a balk by Pirates starter Mitch Keller made it 3-0.The Pirates tied it with three solo homers off starter...

Pittsburgh Pirates Walked Off in Game One Against the Tampa Bay Rays

The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off their three-game weekend series in Tampa Bay by getting walked off by the Rays. After taking three of four from the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off a three-game weekend series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. While the Pirates were able to battle back from an early 3-0 hole, they were unable to defeat the Rays.

Pirates go extra innings for 2nd consecutive game, lose to Rays in 10

Pittsburgh Pirates batters struck out 17 times Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. All 11 batters who stepped to the plate whiffed at least once. On the other side, four Pirates pitchers combined to record six scoreless, hitless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team in the middle of the American League wild-card chase.

Sarasota Police evaluate officers with active school shooter simulation

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Officers were dropped into Southside Elementary School with two goals: stop the active shooter and save the children inside. “When I sit in the command post and I listen to the dispatch team say those awful words, it literally gives chills to my skin,” Kenneth Rainey, Sarasota Police Captain with the Professional Standards Division, said.

Tampa Bay Rays 2022 Schedule

Here is the complete Tampa Bay Rays schedule for the 2022 season, with dates, locations and game times. This will be updated constantly with results and links to game stories, plus any adjustments to the schedule will be made here in real time as well, so bookmark this story and refer to it often.

Wander Franco on Track to Return to Rays Lineup This Week

The Tampa Bay Rays have an excellent track record of making the most with the least, but this season is testing their limits. Five of their regular starters are on the injured list, including phenom Wander Franco. MLB’s former top prospect was enjoying success in his first full season in...

Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Apparently, the Tampa Bay Rays can win a close game. The Rays pulled off a 4-3 extra innings win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game makes it 10 straight games for the Rays decided by 2 runs or fewer and the Rays are 3-7 in the stretch. Jeffrey Springs...

Hermitage Launches New Programmatic Series in Collaboration with Sarasota Art Museum

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of programs presented in partnership with Sarasota Art Museum. As part of their residency, nationally renowned artists are invited to the Hermitage’s historic beachfront campus and offer free community programs to enthusiastic arts audiences throughout Sarasota County and the greater Gulf Coast region. As the Hermitage continues to expand its programs and events, this new partnership with Sarasota’s contemporary art museum offers another centrally located outdoor venue and a mission-aligned institution to introduce some of the artists who come to discover Sarasota through their Hermitage Fellowships. The Hermitage will continue to present free community programs with The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Art Center Sarasota, and other leading arts, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the region.