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They tried hiring professionals. They tried training people to compete in a big roundup. They even brought in tribesmen from India. Now Florida wildlife officials who want to rid the state o …

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Aging computers flagged in Hillsborough schools, including one running COBOL

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MOSI's 'Pay for a Day' deal and Busch Gardens bargain both ending soon

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  1. Hey, Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena on July 10

    Music & Concerts

    TAMPA — The rumors are true: Paul McCartney is indeed coming to Tampa for the first time in 12 years.

    Paul McCartney performs on day 2 of the 2016 Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Field on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  2. Aging computers flagged in Hillsborough schools, including one running COBOL

    K12

    TAMPA — Got COBOL? The Hillsborough County School District does.

    Programmers at the console of a UNIVAC I, which made use of COBOL or "common business-oriented language. The code was devised in 1959 to run on more than one manufacturer's computer and is still in use today at the Hillsborough County School District. [National Museum of American History]
  3. Gradebook podcast: Why Florida teachers unions oppose bills to limit added guarantees on annual contracts

    Blogs

    Florida lawmakers continued this week to press forward with legislation (SB 856 / HB 373) to stop school districts …

    Teachers protest a 2011 move to limit new Florida teacher hires to annual contracts.
  4. MOSI's 'Pay for a Day' deal and Busch Gardens bargain both ending soon

    Events

    Attention bargain hunters, the deadline is coming up if you want to buy unlimited access to Tampa's Museum of Science Industry for the price of one day's admission, the same day Busch Garden's Fun Card deal for a free Adventure Island pass also ends.

    Tampa's Museum of Science more than 400 hands-on activities and an IMAX dome theater. MOSI is locaed at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.
  5. Pasco to test weekly curbside recycling

    Environment

    DADE CITY — An overwhelming number of Pasco residents want weekly curbside recycling, according to a county survey, but nearly half don't want to give up their twice-a-week trash pickups as a trade-off.

  6. Hot Wheels: A Tampa Bay Times investigation coming Wednesday

    Crime

    A real life game of Grand Theft Auto is playing out in Pinellas County.

     Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, "Eagle" Flight Unit Sheriff's Office infrared pictures from the helicopter while helping to track a stolen vehicle in Pinellas County on Sept. 19, 2016. Camera was operated by Deputy Steve Timlin, tactical flight deputy, 37. Officers approach with guns drawn as three auto theft suspects get down on the ground outside of the stolen Kia Optima with their arms spread on McMullen-Booth Road in Pinellas County.
  7. St. Pete College board of trustees grows to five members

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — As St. Petersburg College trustees prepare to interview candidates for SPC president, the board has quickly grown from three to five members.

    Bridgette Bello
  8. In Florida, Trump set 100-day bar he now calls 'ridiculous'

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - The White House this morning sent reporters an email titled “President Trump’s 100 Days of Historic Accomplishments,” the latest in an effort to proclaim victory in a benchmark Trump a few days earlier called “rid …

  9. NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

    Auto racing

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season.

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., is a 14-time winner of NASCAR's most popular driver award. He has 26 career Cup victories, and that includes a pair of wins in the Daytona 500. [Getty Images]
  10. Video: Deputy wrestles feisty alligator

    Wildlife

    MACON, Ga. — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.

In Florida, Trump set 100-day bar he now calls 'ridiculous'

WASHINGTON - The White House this morning sent reporters an email titled “President Trump’s 100 Days of Historic Accomplishments,” the latest in an effort to proclaim victory in a benchmark Trump a few days earlier called “ridiculous.”...

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Morning after report: Rays wasted too many chances, again

There was good reason to pin Monday's 6-3 loss to the Orioles on Chris Archer, given how he allowed three homers in a five-batter span bridging the sixth and seventh innings, quickly turning a 3-1 advantage into a 5-3 deficit, and didn't have much explanation for it except to say, over and over, that he needs to "execute at a higher level.''...

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Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin star in NBC's Great News.

What to watch this week: 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu, 'Great News' on NBC

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