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Top 5 at Noon: 8 places a Rays stadium could have gone; Local churches grapple with security; Taylor Swift can’t shake it off on ‘Reputation’

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EIGHT PLACES A NEW RAYS STADIUM COULD HAVE BEEN

Ybor City won out, but the Fairgrounds, West Shore and Port Tampa Bay were in play as Hillsborough County considered spots for a proposed new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays. What could have been? Here’s a look at eight spots that were considered.

TAMPA BAY CHURCHES GRAPPLE WITH SECURITY

Churches from Largo to Ruskin to Spring Hill have requested police officers or inquired about the process to hire an off-duty officer for security since the fatal shooting that took 26 lives at a church in Texas. Others are considering different ways to keep their congregations safe. Here’s a look at what local churches are doing to stay safe and secure.

PUERTO RICAN WAVE HITS FLORIDA, WITH BIG IMPLICATIONS

Some 130,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane Maria, adding to an already steady wave and signaling a potential major development in I-4 corridor politics. Experts believe as many as 300,000 more could leave the island. Here’s a look at what’s happening, and what it could mean for Florida.

HE WENT FROM BANK ROBBER TO STAND-UP

Once, Jeff Lluis had played for paying crowds. He wasn’t a name, but he had worked at small venues as a stand-up comic. Now he was back at an open mic night, and people were laughing. His jokes had matured in prison,

where he’d served time for bank robbery.

T-SWIFT KNOWS SHE’S BETTER THAN THIS

It it turns out shaking it off isn’t so easy after all. The neon joy that Taylor Swift exuded across "1989" is missing from her new album "Reputation," which dropped Friday. Here’s Jay Cridlin’s full review of the new record.

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