Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Sierra Club seeks federal protection for Florida's aquifer

Florida's aquifer needs special protection from being overpumped, the Sierra Club contends in a petition sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The club's Florida chapter has filed the petition asking the EPA to declare it a "sole source aquifer," a tool to protect drinking water supplies in areas where there are few or no alternative sources. Such a declaration, carried out only after a public hearing, would require the federal government to give it greater protection and also offer grants and other financial assistance for avoiding pollution. The aquifer, which is the primary source of water for Florida's 19 million residents, is "threatened by ...over-pumping, pollution and waste," said Tom Larson, Sierra Club Florida chapter conservation chair.

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Hillsborough Sheriff: Man dead after crashing into deputy, fleeing, then crashing again

Hillsborough Sheriff: Man dead after crashing into deputy, fleeing, then crashing again

Deputies said he hit a sheriff's office cruiser, then sped away before losing control and crashing again. He died on the scene.
Updated: 2 minutes ago
Rays Tales: Does Blake Snell’s Cy Young salvage the 2011 draft?

Rays Tales: Does Blake Snell’s Cy Young salvage the 2011 draft?

For all the misses the Rays had in the 2011 draft, Snell has been a pretty big hit. Is that enough?
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Tuning in to Hernando government TV? Thank these guys.

Tuning in to Hernando government TV? Thank these guys.

The two work jobs full of endless little issues, reliable-but-outdated equipment and behind-the-scenes effort. But they take it on for a greater goal: bringing government to the people.
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Man injured in Pasco County paramotor crash

Man injured in Pasco County paramotor crash

An man was hospitalized Saturday after crashing a paramotor in rural San Antonio, Pasco County Fire Rescue officials said.The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 26500 block of Fields Farm Lane, west of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard and north of Stat...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Shorecrest claims first state volleyball title

Shorecrest claims first state volleyball title

FORT MYERS — Almost as soon as the ball slammed to the court, Jacqueline St. Cin started crying. Her thunderous kill, one of 16 on the day, finished off a 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 Class 4A state final win over Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin on Saturday...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Buccaneers-Giants: How Tampa Bay can lose if it wins

Sound-Smarter-Than-Your-Friends Guide to Buccaneers-Giants: How Tampa Bay can lose if it wins

The Bucs are in a race, just not the one you hoped they would be in.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sheriff: Pasco teacher filmed student undressing, arrested on voyeurism charge

Sheriff: Pasco teacher filmed student undressing, arrested on voyeurism charge

Deputies said Fivay High School teacher Thomas Kovack admitted to recording a 17-year-old student as she changed her shirt.
Updated: 3 hours ago
One dead after Friday night shooting at Pinellas Park apartments

One dead after Friday night shooting at Pinellas Park apartments

The male victim has yet to be identified.
Updated: 3 hours ago
The end of the Bucs’ Dirk Koetter-Jameis Winston partnership

The end of the Bucs’ Dirk Koetter-Jameis Winston partnership

It's hard to imagine the head coach and the quarterback both back with the Bucs in 2019.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Football playoffs: Jefferson 34, Lakewood 23

Football playoffs: Jefferson 34, Lakewood 23

ST. PETERSBURG — Jefferson continues to prove that seedings don't matter in Class 5A. A week after upsetting top seed Hardee, the No. 8Dragons took down No. 4 seed Lakewood 34-23 in the region semifinals.Niko Duffey scored two first-half rushin...
Published: 11/17/18