Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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christie faces scandal over traffic jam

Emails and texts reveal that a top aide orchestrated the massive tie-up in Fort Lee, N.J., in September to punish the town's mayor for not backing Gov. Chris Christie for re-election. Nation, 2A

Accuser to sue Winston, police

The attorney for the woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape tells ABC News she'll sue the Florida State star quarterback and Tallahassee police. Sports, 1C

Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes 3

Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine of the Braves and Frank Thomas of the White Sox are the newest to be elected. Sports, 1C

Influential law firm considers merger

Prominent Tampa law firm Fowler White Boggs discusses a merger with a far larger firm in Pittsburgh. Local, 1B

Public apology results in arrest

A New Port Richey man with a history of domestic violence violates a restraining order when he posts signs apologizing and proposing to his ex-girlfriend. Local, 1B

Experts testify in abortion pill case

In the sentencing phase of John Andrew Welden's trial, a doctor says that chance of a spontaneous miscarriage was very low. Local, 1B

Nordstrom Rack coming to Brandon

The fashion department store will open its second discount offshoot in the bay area this fall. Business, 4B

Scientology denies harassing woman

A Scientology lawyer says confrontations with a defector were "peaceful protests." Nation, 3A

White House goes on defensive

It rushes to curb political fallout from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' critical tell-all book. Nation, 2A

Food companies cutting calories

A study finds calories in products are the equivalent of 78 per person per day lower, four times more than companies pledged to cut by 2015. Daily Briefing, 7A

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A religious group has settled in a big pink house in Clearwater. Neighbors aren’t happy.

A religious group has settled in a big pink house in Clearwater. Neighbors aren’t happy.

CLEARWATER — The first thing John Trevena noticed about his new neighbors was the color of their house: Pepto-Bismol pink.It didn’t worry Trevena, a criminal defense lawyer who moved into the three-bedroom rental home next door in 2015."I knew it was...
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Pasco corporal who took down student on video now cleared (w/video)

Pasco corporal who took down student on video now cleared (w/video)

LAND O’LAKES — Kayla Peña filled up her water bottle then returned to her lunch table at Sunlake High School when she heard a commotion in the cafeteria on Tuesday afternoon.A female student was riled up, walking back and forth, Peña said, screaming ...
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Hillsborough says its teachers are well-paid; the teachers say it’s not true. Who’s right?

Hillsborough says its teachers are well-paid; the teachers say it’s not true. Who’s right?

TAMPA — Seeking to show that Hillsborough County school officials waste money that could go to teacher raises, union director Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins talked about highly paid administrators. She talked about legal fees paid to outside firms when in-...
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For senior week, Lakewood High School must mourn a senior

For senior week, Lakewood High School must mourn a senior

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood High School principal Erin Savage has never planned a candlelight vigil. But this week, Savage must learn how to do so as her school mourns the tragic death of one of its graduating seniors.Bryson Welton-Williams, 18, died T...
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Editorial: St. Petersburg’s waste-to-energy to wastefulness project

Editorial: St. Petersburg’s waste-to-energy to wastefulness project

A St. Petersburg waste-to-energy plant now under construction has been billed for years as an environmentally friendly money saver. Now it looks more like a boondoggle, with the cost and mission changing on the fly. It’s yet another example of a city...
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Senator wants to put a tighter leash on airline rules for service animals

Senator wants to put a tighter leash on airline rules for service animals

WASHINGTON — Congress will consider tightening the rules on service animals allowed to accompany passengers on airliners under legislation introduced this week.Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has introduced an airline bill that would align the definition ...
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Rays bring Jonny Venters back to majors

Rays bring Jonny Venters back to majors

UPDATE, 5:34: Venters, understandably, was humbled and happy to make it back. "It's hard to put into words how I'm feeling," he said. "It's been an emotional day."Venters was in uniform in the Durham clubhouse during rain delay when he got called in ...
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