Tuesday, November 13, 2018
News Roundup

Appeals court rejects Tampa Bay Water's bid to overturn decision in reservoir suit

A federal appeals court has turned down Tampa Bay Water's latest effort to blame problems at its 15.5 billion gallon reservoir on HDR, the company that built it. Three judges with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta issued a 33-page ruling Monday rejecting the utility's arguments that the trial judge had committed a series of errors that should be overturned. Last year a jury in Tampa listened to evidence for a month, but took just four hours to decide the Nebraska-based HDR was not responsible for fixing the cracks that have plagued the structure, which is the largest reservoir in Florida. As a result, the cost of the multi-million-dollar repair work will likely fall on the shoulders of the 2 million ratepayers in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

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Pasco County’s playoff football honor falls to two Zephyrhills programs

Pasco County’s playoff football honor falls to two Zephyrhills programs

In the first round of the high school football playoffs, both teams from Zephyrhills made a statement. Zephyrhills High defeated Crystal River 35-0, in Class 5A while Zephyrhills Christian Academy defeated Gainesville St. Francis Catholic 55-0 in 2A....
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Lightning recalls Erik Cernak while Anton Stralman deals with upper-body injury

Lightning recalls Erik Cernak while Anton Stralman deals with upper-body injury

Cernak joins the Lightning while Anton Stralman deals with an upper-body injury
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Pasco deputies: Two New Port Richey men arrested for sex with 14-year-old

Pasco deputies: Two New Port Richey men arrested for sex with 14-year-old

Jarkarius Ellis, 18, and Ricky Farrow, 19, face charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim under 16.
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Do you live in an equity rich area of Tampa Bay? A lot of homeowners do

Do you live in an equity rich area of Tampa Bay? A lot of homeowners do

Of the 96 Tampa Bay ZIP Code areas surveyed, more than half have a higher percentage of equity rich properties than the national average.
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Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Ryan Fitzpatrick will stay under center for Bucs

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Ryan Fitzpatrick will stay under center for Bucs

Rick Stroud discusses the news, plus the signing of kicker Cairo Santos to replace Chandler Catanzaro.
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Tarpon Springs man calls 911 to report he fatally shot father, police say

Tarpon Springs man calls 911 to report he fatally shot father, police say

A Tarpon Springs man is in custody after he told 911 operators he shot his father early Tuesday morning following a domestic dispute.
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Jeff Vinik’s Embarc Collective, a hothouse for tech innovation, seeks startups

Jeff Vinik’s Embarc Collective, a hothouse for tech innovation, seeks startups

Embarc Collective, the planned innovation hub backed by Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur Jeff Vinik, has a different model than you might expect from a startup accelerator or incubator.
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CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

NEW YORK — CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned.The administration revoked them last week following President Trump's contentious news conferenc...
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Marty St. Louis in Hall of Fame induction speech: ‘My heart and will was taller than everyone else’

Marty St. Louis in Hall of Fame induction speech: ‘My heart and will was taller than everyone else’

The words of wisdom Martin St. Louis offered at the end of his 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 list...
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Those wrongfully convicted can now petition Hillsborough state attorney for review

Those wrongfully convicted can now petition Hillsborough state attorney for review

Andrew Warren announced the creation of a Conviction Integrity Unit, the first of its kind in Hillsborough.
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