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  1. Decades after FBI lab scandal, attorneys reviewing old Tampa Bay murder cases

    Criminal

    In the latest fallout from an old FBI scandal, the U.S. Department of Justice recently has contacted attorneys throughout the Tampa Bay area to let them know of possible problems in some very old murder cases.

  2. New Year's Eve forecast calls for clear skies, cool temperatures

    Weather

    Tampa Bay is set to ring in the new year with fair weather, Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said Monday morning.

  3. Tampa police investigate double shooting on Clifton Street

    Accidents

    TAMPA — Police are investigating a shooting that left two men wounded on Clifton Street E early Monday, authorities said.

  4. Bucs Turning Point, Week 17: A win? No tank, er, thank you

    Bucs

    Fire the cannons! Bucs win! Bucs win! Bucs win!

    The Buccaneers are now on the clock. Which Heisman Trophy winner will they draft: Oregon's Marcus Mariota or Florida State's Jameis Winston? Or neither? [Getty Images]
  5. Adamo Drive westbound at 34th Street in Tampa remains closed

    Roads

    TAMPA — Repairs continue to fix a water main break that has closed Adamo Drive westbound at 34th Street for much of the weekend.

  6. Ebola's lessons learned at cost in dollars, lives

    Nation

    A year after it began, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to be unpredictable, forcing governments and aid groups to improvise strategies as they chase a virus that is unencumbered by borders or bureaucracy.

    Health workers enter the high-risk zone as they make morning rounds at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia. 
  7. Moffitt researcher has unconventional weapon in war on cancer: math

    Health

    TAMPA — Dr. Robert Gatenby delights in the history of pest management — a surprising affection, given that he does not fight bugs. He fights cancer.

    Dr. Robert Gatenby wants to use math to adjust treatment plans as a cancer changes.
  8. PolitiFact: 10 fact-checks of things that were wrong on the Internet

    Politics

    At PolitiFact, one of our most frequent sources of checkable claims is on our readers' social media feeds. And in this regard, 2014 did not disappoint. We checked chain emails, shareable Facebook memes and other Internet detritus, often submitted by readers who ask us: "Is this really true?"

    First lady Michelle Obama waves flags during a folk-dancing event in Xi’an, China, during a cultural exchange in March.
  9. Friend of victim's family writes about child killed at Palm Harbor day care

    Criminal

    PALM HARBOR — Janice Barlow remembers the baby she sometimes cared for in the nursery of a Palm Harbor church, as well as the child's doting mother and grandparents.

    Too Brief a Candle: The True Story of Child Abuse and Death in a Home Daycare, written, by Janice Barlow, is about the death of a child in a Palm Harbor day care and the murder trial against the day care operator.
  10. Ringling Bros. circus shifts winter home from Tampa fairgrounds to Ellenton

    Human Interest

    ELLENTON

    The call came over the loudspeaker and echoed through the cavernous building that easily spans three football fields:

    A performer rehearses with camels in Ellenton on Dec. 10. The circus performs Thursday through Sunday at Amalie Arena.
  11. Georgia woman struck by vehicle in St. Petersburg

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — A Georgia woman was critically injured on Saturday when she was struck by a vehicle while trying to flag down motorists on Pasadena Avenue following a domestic dispute, according to St. Petersburg police.

  12. St. Petersburg's skyline might rise if FAA agrees to Albert Whitted change

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — If a developer and the city get their way, high-rises topping out at 500 feet might one day reshape the city's skyline.

    The city is considering asking the Federal Aviation Administration to approve changes for managing air traffic using Albert Whitted Airport that would allow for an increase in the maximum height for downtown buildings.
  13. Victims sue sexual predator who won the lottery

    Courts

    ORLANDO — Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot.

  14. Saints 23, Bucs 20: Tampa Bay locks up No. 1 pick in draft

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Early in the fourth quarter Sunday, the Bucs led New Orleans 20-7, had intercepted the Saints' Drew Brees three times and were stomping their way to a season-high rushing game — and a probable third victory — to close out 2014.

    It’s a popular sentiment among Bucs fans at the season finale, and Tampa Bay comes through to finish 2-14 and give itself a chance to draft its future quarterback.
  15. Jet likely 'at the bottom of the sea,' Indonesia says (w/video)

    World

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — The head of the Indonesian agency searching for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people said today that he believed the aircraft was "at the bottom of the sea" and warned that the country lacked adequate equipment to conduct an underwater search.

    An Indonesia Search and Rescue officer inspects the operational air navigation map during the investigation of missing Air Asia Flight 8501 at Juanda International Airport Surabaya on Sunday.