Thursday, August 16, 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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Deputies: Boy, 13, who once brought a gun to school made threats

Deputies: Boy, 13, who once brought a gun to school made threats

The 13-year-old Clair-Mel boy who was arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to Dowdell Middle School back in April now faces even more trouble: He is accused of threatening to conduct a shooting attack against the same school on social media, accord...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

He listed a degree he doesn’t have, lacked stated requirements. Still got Clearwater police job.

CLEARWATER — The candidate did not, on paper, meet minimum requirements of the position. He was not the clear choice of the review board. He also listed a degree on his application that he did not really have. But then-Parks and Recreation athletics ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco deputies arrest 21-year-old in deadly Hudson gunfight

Pasco deputies arrest 21-year-old in deadly Hudson gunfight

HUDSON — A 21-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge Thursday night, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, 24 hours after a drug deal turned into a deadly gunfight in an apartment complex parking lot.Anthony Blount of 12424 Hicks Road...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter's lawyers

Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter's lawyers

The Florida Bar has opened an investigation into one of the lawyers who signed on this week to represent Michael Drejka, the man who shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in what authorities at first called a stand your ground case. A spokeswoman for t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘I need help now!’ pleads woman in 911 tape from Florida stand your ground shooting

‘I need help now!’ pleads woman in 911 tape from Florida stand your ground shooting

Even before the 911 operator could ask about the emergency, the caller was screaming."Baby! Oh my God!" she yelled, as the operator tried to calmly ask for the address."I need help now! I need help now!" the caller pleaded, her voice cracking in hyst...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Wesley Chapel man drowns near Gandy Beach

Deputies: Wesley Chapel man drowns near Gandy Beach

ST. PETERSBURG — A 69-year-old Wesley Chapel man drowned off Gandy Beach on Thursday, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.Sven Torsell of Betts Drive fell into the water just south of the beach at about 1:30 p.m., deputies said. About a half-ho...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Fox News misidentifies Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News misidentifies Patti LaBelle as Aretha Franklin

Fox News published a segment commemorating the life of Aretha Franklin — with one glaring blunder.The 11-minute segment featured clips and photos from Franklin’s illustrious career, but the mistake came 3 minutes and 24 seconds in when they featured ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

Rays hang on for 3-1 victory, win first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014

NEW YORK – Once they got done exhaling, the Rays had reason to celebrate Thursday.In hanging on for a 3-1 win and taking two of the three games, they won their first series at Yankee Stadium since the middle of the 2014 season.Twelve times sinc...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Titans cornerback flips after two interceptions against Bucs

Titans cornerback flips after two interceptions against Bucs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee cornerback Adoree Jackson was flipping for joy after a couple of interceptions defending Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 18th pick overall in 2017 by the Titans, Jackson celebrated...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The best answer to the Winston-Mariota debate

The best answer to the Winston-Mariota debate

Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? The great debate of Tampa Bay football.Who would you rather have? That is and always will be the burning question of Tampa Bay football fans.Winston and Mariota will be forever linked. For as long as they play, we wi...
Updated: 4 hours ago