Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Top 5 at noon: Passengers scramble after cancelled Allegiant flights; Riverview fire displaces residents; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

PASSENGERS SCRAMBLING AFTER ALLEGIANT CANCELS FLIGHTS BECAUSE NEW PLANES HAVENíT ARRIVED

The scene was calm at Allegiant Airís counter at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Thursday morning. But some passengers were seething, particularly on social media, that the airportís dominant carrier had canceled and rescheduled dozens of flights.

SCORES DISPLACED BY RIVERVIEW LIGHTENING STRIKE

A Wednesday night fire caused by a lightning strikeat a Riverview apartment complex has displaced as many as 100 people.

HALL AND OATES ARE COOL AGAIN, AND THEY TALKED TO US

Ahead of the pairís June 22 performance at Amalie Arena, Daryl Hall and John Oates chatted with Times pop music and culture critic Jay Cridlin.

COLUMN: SUNCOAST PARKWAY EXTENSION BOONDOGGLE WASTES FINITE ROAD BUILDING DOLLARS

A $250 million extension of the Suncoast Parkway would relieve traffic from I-75 and provide another hurricane evacuation route. In his column, Graham Brink wonders if the 13-mile extension would be worth the tax dollars.

ALAFIA BOAT CRASH CUT SHORT A LIFE OF FISHING, FAMILY, BIG PLANS

Before Brent Davis died on the water, he lived on the water. He died in a boat crash early Monday while fishing with two others, and now his fiance is asking the public for help finding answers.

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Michael’s most vulnerable evacuees make Pasco shelter their new home

Michael’s most vulnerable evacuees make Pasco shelter their new home

HUDSON — Linda Wood lay on a metal cot, closed her eyes and tried to get some sleep Monday night. Pictures of her Panama City apartment some 300 miles away kept flashing through her mind. The nearly blind 71-year-old envisioned her chocolate-c...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Dr. BBQ opens to the public today. Hereís a look.

Dr. BBQ opens to the public today. Hereís a look.

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Updated: 2 hours ago
Report: Tampa drivers pay different insurance rates based on ZIP code

Report: Tampa drivers pay different insurance rates based on ZIP code

It can be tough to figure out why insurance companies charge some more than others for auto coverage. But a recent analysis by the Consumer Federation of America suggests that a driverís neighborhood could be a factor. The analysis, released Monday, ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: Pasco welcomes Hurricane Michael evacuees; how long will the Panhandle be without power?; long-awaited debut of Dr. BBQ is today

The Daystarter: Pasco welcomes Hurricane Michael evacuees; how long will the Panhandle be without power?; long-awaited debut of Dr. BBQ is today

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Updated: 2 hours ago
What I learned about food by eating a 27-course meal at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns

What I learned about food by eating a 27-course meal at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns

A recent trip to upstate New York provided the perfect excuse to try the renowned chef’s restaurant, and a once-in-a-lifetime meal.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Floridaís Supreme Court

Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Floridaís Supreme Court

This was a smackdown, no doubt about it.The state Supreme Court just rendered the judicial equivalent of a loud guffaw regarding Gov. Rick Scottís claim he is entitled to replace three retiring Supreme Court justices before he leaves office.And yet, ...
Published: 10/17/18
Mumís the word but Murmanís a player in departure of Glazer Childrenís Museum leader

Mumís the word but Murmanís a player in departure of Glazer Childrenís Museum leader

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Published: 10/17/18
Emergency rooms and jails the focus as Hillsborough task force takes on opioid epidemic

Emergency rooms and jails the focus as Hillsborough task force takes on opioid epidemic

TAMPA ó The opioid addiction epidemic is expected to claim the lives of almost 300 people in Hillsborough County this year.Those who donít overdose face an increased risk of addiction to drugs like heroin and fentanyl.Now, the countyís Opioid Task Fo...
Published: 10/17/18
In race to represent Hernando residents in Tallahassee, it's prominent Republican incumbent versus optimistic Democratic newcomer

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Much as it did two years ago, this year's race for the Florida House of Representatives' District 35 seat casts a titan of his party against an underdog political newcomer.Blaise Ingoglia, the Republican incumbent who also chairs Florida's GOP, has o...
Published: 10/17/18
Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge pick up the pace as they battle for State House District 69 seat

Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge pick up the pace as they battle for State House District 69 seat

Democrat Jennifer Webb and Republican Raymond Blacklidge are pulling in campaign donations from a wide swath of supporters as they try to capture the State House District 69 seat
Published: 10/17/18