Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Morning Watch: Manhunt continues in Orlando while city mourns deaths of law enforcement officers

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

MANHUNT CONTINUES; ORLANDO MOURNS DEATHS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Law enforcement officers in Orlando were engaged in a massive manhunt early Tuesday morning for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside a Wal-Mart. The manhunt itself has led to the death of a sheriff's deputy in a traffic accident and the injury of another officer. Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, 42, was killed outside the Wal-Mart store in northwest Orlando early Monday, and Orange County Sheriff's Office Deputy 1st Class Norman Lewis was killed more than two hours later in a crash while responding to a manhunt for Markeith Loyd, 41.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS HOME TO CHICAGO TO SAY FAREWELL TO THE NATION

For President Barack Obama, Chicago remains a potent mix of his past and his future, and on Tuesday night he will return to lay down a critical mile marker of his presidency, seeking to address both the past and the future. The president will make his final case for why the change he promised in 2008 is a reality that will continue to unfold despite the battering his party suffered in the November elections.

FORECAST: COOL START, BUT WARMING TREND CONTINUES ACROSS TAMPA BAY

A much warmer week is ahead for Tampa Bay as temperatures continue to rise following last weekend's cold snap. While Tuesday morning starts off cool, with temperatures in the 50s, conditions quickly warm back up to the low to mid 70s by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP meteorologist Ashley Batey.

JEB BUSH MAKES CASE FOR TRUMP'S EDUCATION SECRETARY PICK

Jeb Bush is making a push for Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Education, arguing Betsy DeVos will be an advocate for school choice. Bush writes in a letter to leaders of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that he has known DeVos for more than 20 years — in recent years she has served on the board of Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education — and that DeVos "has become the voice of mothers and fathers who for too long have lacked one in America's education system."

BAKER'S DOZEN: WRAPPING UP A THRILLING COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

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Jauan Jennings of the Tennessee Volunteers runs into the end zone with a 67-yard touchdown reception against the Florida Gators in the fourth quarter at Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Florida 38-28.

With the college football season (sadly) over, Matt Baker looks back at another thrilling year. Here are his favorite moments, games and memories from a season that ended with Monday's College Football Playoff national title game at Raymond James Stadium.

HOMETEAM 25: GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

Which is the top girls baskeball team in Tampa Bay? Rodney Page offers his rankings.

CLUB, DRINKS BAR AT HERNANDO LOSER ARE ALL ABOUT NUTRITION

Losing never tasted so good or served up so many rewards as at Hernando Loser, a nutrition club retailer that's enjoying a typical New Year's resolution rush to healthier eating. spreading the healthy lifestyle word and welcoming the public in for a taste.

FOOD HACK: HOW TO EASILY AND QUICKLY PEEL GARLIC

Check out this video, showing a fun way to peel garlic in less than 10 seconds.

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Diver from Dover dies in treacherous Eagle’s Nest cave

Diver from Dover dies in treacherous Eagle’s Nest cave

WEEKI WACHEE — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday investigated the death of a Hillsborough County man in the Eagle’s Nest, an underwater network of caves where at least 11 others have died since 1981.Even experienced divers have lost th...
Updated: 1 hour ago
More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

Florida’s dip into frigid temperatures did more than just stun humans unused to such cold air. This month scientists and volunteers have rescued more than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles from a single bay in the Florida Panhandle.The U.S. Geological S...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Orchestra sets off fireworks in the brassy ‘Sinfonietta’

Orchestra sets off fireworks in the brassy ‘Sinfonietta’

TAMPA — Many times during Sinfonietta, Leoš Janácek’s notoriously difficult but joyous work, it was impossible for a regular patron of the Florida Orchestra to escape this observation: They have never sounded quite like this.This isn’t to say musicia...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The longer the shutdown lasts, the further the economic ripples will spread

The longer the shutdown lasts, the further the economic ripples will spread

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the U.S. economy much. No workers are missing paychecks yet, and because it is a weekend, few businesses expect to feel the effects of lost customers or suppliers.That could change, quickly...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Forecast: Tampa Bay’s bitter cold snap is finally over

Forecast: Tampa Bay’s bitter cold snap is finally over

Tampa Bay is finally clear of the bitter chill that covered the region this week as temperatures picked up on Saturday. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around t...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Bicyclist dead after being hit by car in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK — A bicyclist is dead after he was hit by a car just before 10 a.m. Saturday morning, police said.Police were still investigating the crash in the 8700 block of 49th Street N late Saturday morning.Police shut down northbound 49th Street...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Motorcyclist crashes into Subaru while trying to flee Pinellas deputies

CLEARWATER — A 21-year-old fleeing from deputies on a motorcycle crashed into car while speeding away from a cruiser Friday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Brown, of Clearwater, was recklessly driving his 2016...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Clearwater man in critical condition after medical episode while driving

DUNEDIN — A 60-year-old Clearwater man who likely had a medical episode while driving is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after rolling over his car, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. A Largo police off...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Editorial: Too soon for Tampa Bay to settle for buses over light rail

Editorial: Too soon for Tampa Bay to settle for buses over light rail

The good news on the transportation front is that Tampa Bay’s government and business leaders are working together like never before to connect the region’s largest cities, attractions and employment centers with a more robust mass transit system. Th...
Published: 01/20/18

Scott appoints prosecutor, Clearwater lawyer to Pinellas-Pasco judicial vacancies

Gov. Rick Scott appointed two Tampa Bay lawyers to fill judicial vacancies in the Pinellas-Pasco circuit, his office announced Friday.Christopher LaBruzzo, 42, is an assistant state attorney at the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office. A Tulane Uni...
Updated: 2 hours ago