Wednesday, January 17, 2018
News Roundup

No clarity to be found when a parent kills a child

Dick Vitale's annual gala for the V Foundation and pediatric cancer research shined last week in Sarasota not because of the bevy of coaches and athletes present, but because of Vitale's incredible sincerity and devotion to the cause. He wept more than once in discussing his love for the kids enduring that battle.

And it made me wonder: If this man cares so much for other children, how could any parent take the life of their own child? No guilty verdict, explanation or excuse will bring clarity to friends, family and community members asking that question. Only aching sorrow remains …

St. Petersburg College hosts a career event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in public utilities jobs. It's at the Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. People always will need water and electricity. Can you say job security? Call (727) 892-5095 …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Feminism — The Radical Notion That Women Are People …

Look out for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority regional convention June 22-30. Visit Tampa Bay says the convention usually books 1,000 room nights, but with sorority national president Paulette Walker calling Tampa home, the convention is at 4,100 nights and climbing …

MSNBC host and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry delivered the commencement address at Eckerd College Sunday. Harris-Perry's niece was among the graduates …

A recent Associated Press poll found that most Americans question the big-bang theory, but I think it's a great sitcom.

Okay, maybe I need to register for one of the Pint of Science talks being staged around Tampa Bay this week at pintofscience.us. Beer and learning. Yes …

That's all I'm saying.

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How a small campus grew into an independent USF St. Petersburg

How a small campus grew into an independent USF St. Petersburg

Just a satellite campus many decades ago, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has managed to carve out considerable autonomy within the arms of the USF System. But a bill moving through the state House of Representatives could undo its sep...
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Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

Rick and Tom podcast: Can the Lightning keep up this pace?

In their latest podcast, Tom Jones sits down with Joe Smith to catch up on the Lightning through 44 games as it gets set to come back from the bye week. Will the Lightning be looking to add pieces at the trade deadline, who might it have to give up,...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium

Dozens of cold-stunned sea turtles treated at Clearwater aquarium

The shivery start to the new year has been a nuisance to humans, but for sea turtles living off the coast of the Tampa Bay region, the cooler weather has proved dangerous — and in some cases, deadly.Following a cold snap earlier this month, 65 cold-s...
Updated: 24 minutes ago
TECO, Duke linemen to help restore power in Puerto Rico

TECO, Duke linemen to help restore power in Puerto Rico

TAMPA — As more than 1.5 million people in Puerto Rico remain powerless, local linemen are stepping up and flying out to the island to help restore electricity. On Wednesday morning, 25 linemen boarded a flight from Tampa International Airport to Pu...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Brace for another short-lived blast of arctic air across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Brace for another short-lived blast of arctic air across Tampa Bay

Wednesday morning’s slight chill is but a precursor for what’s coming: It’s about to get really cold, Tampa Bay. Later this afternoon and into Thursday morning, temperatures are expected to drop to brutal lows — at least for a day. 10News WTSPFeels-...
Updated: 1 hour ago

New Port Richey launches sign project

NEW PORT RICHEY – City leaders have approved spending a big chunk of money to put New Port Richey on the map with signs marking the city’s entrances and making navigation easier for visitors.New Port Richey City Council members unanimously approved a...
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South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking cold

South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking cold

ATLANTA — The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. The snowfall sabotaged morning...
Updated: 2 hours ago
A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

A closer look at graduation rates. How did your school do?

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9 face hazing charges in death of Florida State fraternity pledge

9 face hazing charges in death of Florida State fraternity pledge

TALLAHASSEE — Nine men are facing hazing charges in connection with the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge, police said Tuesday. The Tallahassee Police Department said in an emailed release that arrest warrants were signed earlier ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Deputies conducting homicide investigation in Tampa

Deputies conducting homicide investigation in Tampa

Hillsborough County deputies are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in the Grant Park area of Tampa early Wednesday morning.Deputies say the man was found in the 3700 block of Carroway Street.The circumstances surrounding ...
Updated: 2 hours ago