Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Morning Watch: Foggy morning in Tampa Bay; programming as a foreign language; deputy shoots man in Largo

Here's what's new around the bay area this morning.

 

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The latest Tampa Bay-area radar

 

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The latest 7-day forecast

FOGGY MORNING IN TAMPA BAY, BUT SUNSHINE AHEAD

The Tampa Bay area was under a dense fog advisory through 9 a.m., with some areas experiencing thick fog that is forecasted to dissipate later in the morning, according to 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey. Warm temperatures will stay too, as highs will reach the 80s. Check out the full forecast here.

ROMANO: PARLEZ VOUS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING?

Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano writes about Senate Bill 104, which was filed last week by state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and would allow students to use computer coding to fulfill the foreign language requirement in Florida high schools. 

 

MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY IN LARGO

Pinellas County deputies wounded a man who threatened them with a rifle outside his home in unincorporated Largo on Monday night. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, two deputies were called to Oliver Street around 9 p.m. to check on the welfare of 25-year-old Logan Ullrich after his girlfriend — who lives out of state — said he was expressing suicidal thoughts and might harm himself.

HAS DALVIN COOK'S FLORIDA STATE CAREER BEEN OVERLOOKED NATIONALLY?

Unless Florida State star Dalvin Cook unexpectedly returns for his senior season, one of the best players in Seminoles history will leave Tallahassee without much new hardware in his trophy case, and it doesn't seem quite right.

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QUARTERBACK MALIK HENRY TRANSFERRING FROM FLORIDA STATE

Former blue-chip quarterback recruit Malik Henry plans to transfer from Florida State, 247Sports reported late Monday evening. His departure will be a big blow for the Seminoles' quarterback depth and talent.

NORTHBOUND LANES OPEN AGAIN ON I-75

A portion of Interstate 75 remained closed in Manatee County this morning after a crash involving a tanker truck, though officials said that northbound lanes have reopened from State Road 70 to University Parkway. Check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

FLORIDA EDUCATION NEWS: SCHOOL ZONES, TEACHER CONTRACTS, IMPACT FEES AND MORE

The Gradebook blog's morning roundup of Florida education news, including news about rezoning school boundaries, a lawsuit where a principal is accused of illegally demoting an assistant principal and a push by state leaders to increase the number of graduate degrees in business, law and medicine.

FIVE USES FOR CANDY CANES: BISCOTTI, TRIFLE, HOT CHOCOLATE AND MORE

"While coming up with dessert ideas for a Christmas potluck, I reached inside my purse for a pen and instead pulled out the pieces of a broken, partially unwrapped, crunched-up candy cane. As I dumped peppermint dust from my purse, I thought: There has to be a better way to use candy canes than to let them go to waste in the bottom of a brand-new bag," writes correspondent Carlynn Crosby. Here are some easy recipes.

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Can New Tampa handle nearly 700 more homes? Not without major changes, council member says

Can New Tampa handle nearly 700 more homes? Not without major changes, council member says

TAMPA — New Tampa was built on sprawl. Big houses, often in gated communities with lots of green space, are the operating principle for developing the area Tampa annexed in pieces starting in the mid 1980s.But residents who love the good schools and ...
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Scattered showers, thunderstorms kick off muggy week across Tampa Bay

Scattered showers, thunderstorms kick off muggy week across Tampa Bay

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Waffle House customer on why he rushed shooter: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’

Waffle House customer on why he rushed shooter: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’

Moments before the first shot, James Shaw Jr. was watching a Waffle House employee wash dishes, stacking them higher and higher. When the first shot was fired, Shaw thought the tower of plates had come crashing down, he would later recount at a news ...
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The Daystarter: Scott touts term limits in D.C.; Hillsborough teachers get day in court; All Children’s Heart Institute had ‘challenges’; Lightning tickets on sale today

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Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

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PolitiFact Florida: Does Gov. Rick Scott want to privatize Social Security?

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Hooper: Leader’s vision may lead to new Woodson Museum spot

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Premier Eye Care CEO Lorna Taylor received the inaugural Winnie Foster Lifetime Achievement Award at a Carter G. Woodson Museum event Sunday in St. Petersburg.The award is as much about what she hopes to do as what she’s already done for the museum. ...
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Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on sale Monday

Lightning Round 2 playoff tickets on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for the Lightning's Eastern Conference semifinal series go on sale to the general public at 1 p.m. Monday at nhl.com/lightning/tickets.The Lightning plays the winner of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series. Game 6 of that series is Monda...
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Developer Bill Bishop created

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Editorial: Pruitt sets new low for ethics at EPA

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