Wednesday, November 14, 2018
News Roundup

Woman jumps off Sunshine Skyway Bridge

A woman jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Tuesday, authorities said. The Florida Highway Patrol received the call at 3:13 p.m.

Witnesses told troopers that a woman had climbed over the railing and jumped. An unoccupied vehicle was parked nearby.

No other details have been released.

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State Attorney said Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop in 2016

State Attorney said Tampa cop had consensual sexual contact with woman at traffic stop in 2016

Hillsborough County's top prosecutor said new evidence surfaced during investigation showing the woman consented to the contact.
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What it means if Blake Snell wins Cy Young award

What it means if Blake Snell wins Cy Young award

If Rays LHP Blake Snell wins the Cy Young* He will be the second Ray to do so, matching David Price in 2012, and also join Price as second from an AL East team in the last 15 years.* He will be the youngest, at 25, since Clayton Kershaw (25) in 2013 ...
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Disney unveils plans for 'Guardians of Galaxy' coaster, high-tech robots

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At an amusement park industry trade show, a Disney executive hails the next generation of animatronics.
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Artists, punks mourn closing of Fubar in downtown St. Petersburg

Artists, punks mourn closing of Fubar in downtown St. Petersburg

Fubar will be shuttering its doors after the New Year. For more than nine years the bar has opened its doors for punks and artists alike allowing local and touring bands a place to get weird.
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New column Winning Recipes will feature sweet treats like these Pecan Pie Bites

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For the past 15 years, Lorraine Stevenski has been part of the recipe contest scene.
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That cranberry sauce you’re eating on Thanksgiving? Here’s where it probably came from

That cranberry sauce you’re eating on Thanksgiving? Here’s where it probably came from

A visit to a Wisconsin cranberry farm shows how the berries are harvested.
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Ticket window: Diana Ross, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Michael Buble, Taj Mahal Trio, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Ticket window: Diana Ross, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Michael Buble, Taj Mahal Trio, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Tickets for upcoming concerts go on sale this week
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How a Swedish soccer transplant became Lakewood’s football MVP

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Lakewood coach Cory Moore needed a kicker. The season was already a game old, so he did what any responsible coach would do. He asked boys soccer coach Brandon Vaughan if there was anybody on his team who could kick.Moore was told to check out this n...
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The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

The interesting past of Justin Verlander, Cy Young and Tampa Bay

Rays LHP Blake Snell and Astros RHP Justin Verlander are the top candidates for the AL Cy Young award that will be announced Wednesday night.The last intersection between Verlander and Tampa Bay, in 2016, got a little, well, racy.Verlander, then with...
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News at noon: Rick Scott to recuse himself from certifying results; sizing up Blake Snell's Cy Young chances; and more

News at noon: Rick Scott to recuse himself from certifying results; sizing up Blake Snell's Cy Young chances; and more

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.
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