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Report: VA staff left veteran's body in shower nine hours, tried to hide mistakes

SEMINOLE — Staff members at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System left the body of a veteran in a shower room for more than nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake, a hospital investigati …

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For four years, female employees of a Tampa firm didn't know a top executive had secretly videotaped them in the restroom

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Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

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Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

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11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

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  1. Senate approves spending bill, averts government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — The Senate voted late Friday night to approve a must-pass spending bill, ending the threat of a short-term government shutdown.

  2. Class 7A: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 45, Plant 6

    Footballpreps

    ORLANDO — Plant High's pristine run drew comparisons to the 2006 team that capped off an undefeated season with the school's first state title.

    Plant senior quarterback Dane Frantzen fails to escape from St. Thomas Aquinas defender Curt Casteel during the first half.
  3. McAllister kennel off to blazing start

    Parimutuels

    ST. PETERSBURG — One by one, Louis Amaral sprayed his greyhounds with water after they came off the track Wednesday night in the first round of the $70,000 Holiday Distance Challenge at Derby Lane.

  4. CIA says Russia hacked with goal of getting Trump elected

    National

    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, the Washington Post reported, speaking to officials briefed on the matter.

  5. Pasco detectives: 14-year-old boy faces murder charge in beating death of elderly man

    Crime

    A 14 year-old boy is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of an elderly man detectives say was beaten in a September home invasion, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

    Alexander Perez, 14, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the Sept. 23 early morning beating death of 81-year-old Robert Walker in Holiday. [Courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Lightning's slump feels more ominous than previous ones

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — The Lightning and Penguins were separated by just 30 yards Friday afternoon, practicing on separate ice sheets at the Ice Sports Forum.

    Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, getting beaten by Vancouver during the first period Thursday, has been off his game.
  7. Arrest made in SoHo robbery, kidnapping

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of robbing and kidnapping a young woman in the SoHo area of South Tampa.

    Rogers
  8. Lamar Jackson, Saturday's likely Heisman winner, was almost a Gator

    College

    Barring an enormous upset, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will be announced as the 82nd Heisman Trophy winner tonight in New York.

    Lamar Jackson, in FSU’s DeMarcus Walker’s grasp, soured on UF when Will Muschamp was fired, still considered the Gators, then chose Louisville.
  9. Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota, Week 13: What we've learned

    Bucs

    This is how you know things are going well: Bucs fans are happy with their quarterback and couldn't care less about how Marcus Mariota is doing in Tennessee, and Titans fans are happy with their quarterback and couldn't care less about how Jameis Winston is doing in Tampa.

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  10. Horse euthanized after being freed from swamp in Tarpon Springs

    Public Safety

    TARPON SPRINGS — A 16-year-old horse was euthanized Thursday night after Pinellas County sheriff's deputies spent hours helping to free it from a swamp, according to the agency.

    Crews attempt to rescue Kushca, a 16-year-old horse from mud in Tarpon Springs Thursday. The horse was later euthanized after it was unable to stand on its own and suffered from severe exhaustion. | Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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