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AFTERNOOON UPDATE: WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED


Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible ... painful" and said more must be done "to root out hate and prejudice …

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  1. Florida House panel votes to kill Enterprise Florida, decimate Visit Florida

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott lost again.

    Over the last two weeks he toured the state, launched campaign style robo calls, and penned a sharply worded letter in newspapers statewide all in a bid to pressure House Republicans out of backing a bill to kill the state agency that has been central to his job creation programs.

  2. Lawrence Edward Cannon, 42, left, is facing a first-degree murder charge and Jennifer Elam, 44, is facing a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. They were arrested on Feb. 20, 2017, after police say they fatally shot Mary Ring, 69, in the early morning hours after the Super Bowl but spent spent the past two weeks trying to decide how to dispose of Ring's body, which had been kept in the house since her death. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  3. Tampa Bay's first Sprouts Farmers Market opens Wednesday

    Retail

    TAMPA — The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Sprouts Farmers Market in the Carrollwood Commons shopping plaza in Tampa Tuesday was the produce section.

    Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first store in the Tampa Bay area in Carrollwood on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market.
  4. Family obligations leave Hernando School Board member attending meetings remotely

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — To anyone who has noticed the frequent emptiness of Hernando County School Board member Susan Duval's chair at recent meetings and workshops, there's a good reason for her absence, Duval said.

    Hernando School Board member Susan Duval is attending meetings remotely as she cares for her daughter in Connecticut.
  5. Miami lawmakers on Trump deportations: ‘You’re going to catch a lot of good people’

    Blogs

    Two Miami Republicans in Congress immediately questioned on Tuesday the Trump administration’s new policy exposing nearly all immigrants in the country illegally to deportation.

  6. Anti-abortion activists target Sen. Nelson in Gorsuch confirmation battle

    Blogs

    Anti-abortion activists working to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will demonstrate outside Sen. Bill Nelson's Tampa office tomorrow.

  7. Raw video: Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in Queens

    Bizarre News

    NEW YORK — A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.

    A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets. Police corralled the animal in a backyard in Jamaica, Queens, after a chase that lasted more than an hour. [Photo from video] 

  8. First Gasparilla men's champ Bill Rodgers still laces up the sneakers

    Running

    TAMPA — The snow was falling in Boxborough, Mass., northwest of Boston.

    Boston Marathon great Bill Rodgers hugs German marathoner Uta Pippig during the 113th Boston Marathon in Boston Monday, April 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
  9. Spoon coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa

    Blogs

    Never underestimate the appeal of The Underdog.

    Spoon
  10. 'We choose life,' say churches calling to stop executions

    Blogs

    As state lawmakers prepare to pass legislation requiring juries vote unanimously to sentence convicted murderers to death, a coalition of churches has a different idea: Abolish the death penalty entirely.

    Darlene Farah, whose daughter Shelby was murdered in 2013, calls for an end to the death penalty surrounded by church leaders in the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Florida House panel votes to kill Enterprise Florida, decimate Visit Florida

Gov. Rick Scott lost again.

Over the last two weeks he toured the state, launched campaign style robo calls, and penned a sharply worded letter in newspapers statewide all in a bid to pressure House Republicans out of backing a bill to kill the state agency that has been central to his job creation programs....

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The Rays made an offer to land Wieters, pitching a one-year deal that gave him the opportunity to rebuild his value for another run at free agency in 2018.

No Rays for Wieters, who reportedly has deal with Nationals

UPDATE, 12:39: The deal, confirmed by multiple sources, is for $21-million, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, with salaries of $10M in 2017 and $11M in 2018 unless he opts out....

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An up-close look at a section of "Primates" by Kevin Grass.

Do you recognize the Tampa Bay scenes in this artist's ultra-realistic paintings?

"Florida artist can paint so real you'll think it's a photograph."...

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