News at noon: Florida recount timeline: how did we get here? do you live in an equity rich area of Tampa Bay? and more

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Published November 13
Updated November 13

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FLORIDA RECOUNT TIMELINE: HOW DID WE GET HERE?

From the moment election results trickled in Tuesday night, it was clear Florida was headed for a nail-biter. However, no one could have imagined the outcome: Three statewide races that are undecided a week later and in the middle of a recount, including the marquee contests for U.S. Senate and governor. Here's how the events of the last week have unfolded.

THOSE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED CAN NOW PETITION HILLSBOROUGH STATE ATTORNEY FOR REVIEW

In 17 years as a lawyer, Teresa Hall has viewed the criminal courtroom from all perspectives. As a prosecutor, she assembled evidence to put killers in prison. As a defense lawyer, she worked to protect the rights of the accused. And as a master commissioner in Indianapolis, she saw cases through a judge’s lens. Her experience, she says, makes her well-suited to lead the Conviction Integrity Unit, a new division of the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office established to help ensure that Tampa prosecutors haven't sent innocent people to prison.

DO YOU LIVE IN AN EQUITY RICH AREA OF TAMPA BAY?

St. Petersburg's Snell Isle and Old Northeast and Tampa's Westshore and Palma Ceia areas show the value of home ownership: The ZIP codes encompassing those areas have the highest percentages of homes that are "equity rich.'' Even as the robust housing market begins to cool, a new analysis shows that the number of equity rich properties -- those worth at least 50 percent more than the mortgaged amount -- hit a five-year high nationally in the third quarter of this year. Tampa Bay, where prices have shot up dramatically since 2015, has fared even better than many other parts of the country.

MARTY ST. LOUIS: 'MY HEART AND WILL WAS TALLER THAN EVERYONE ELSE'

The words of wisdom Martin St. Louis offered at the end of his Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech sounded as if they were advice he received as an undrafted NHL player. An undrafted skater who had anything but an easy path to a long NHL career. "For all of the kids out there listening, follow your dreams, believe in yourself," St. Louis said. "When it seems like all of the doors are closing, look for a window and find a way in. The reason that some people don't reach their full potential is that they quit too soon."

SANTANA COMING TO AL LANG STADIUM IN ST. PETERSBURG

Al Lang Stadium just got its first concert of 2019. And it's a big one. Guitar god Carlos Santana will bring his band to Al Lang on April 18, he announced Tuesday morning. According to his website, a ticket presale will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Santana might be the biggest name yet to play the park. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's "Global Consciousness Tour" will see him celebrating the 50th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock and the 20th anniversary of this blockbuster album Supernatural, featuring the hits Smooth and Maria Maria.

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