Thursday, July 19, 2018
News Roundup

Morning Watch: Search for plane continues; nearly 200,000 under evacuation; Mosaic's first post-sinkhole test; Grammy winners coming to Tampa Bay

The latest news and developments to help you get ready for the day ahead.

COAST GUARD CONTINUES SEARCH FOR MISSING BROOKSVILLE PLANE THAT NEVER ARRIVED AT CEDAR KEY

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search for an aircraft that left Brooksville en route to Cedar Key on Sunday. Three people were aboard the plane, the Coast Guard said. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR, HIMES AVENUE CLOSED AT KIRBY

Deputies are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a car on North Himes Avenue. Deputies were called about 6:42 a.m. after the pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Himes and West Kirby Street, said Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

NEARLY 200,000 REMAIN UNDER EVACUATION NEAR DAMAGED CALIFORNIA DAM

[Associated Press]

Water flows down Oroville Dam's main spillway, near Oroville, Calif. Water began flowing over the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam on Saturday for the first time in its nearly 50-year history after heavy rainfall. In addition to the emergency spillway, water also flowed through the main spillway that was significantly damaged from erosion.

Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville — one of California's largest man-made lakes — had water levels so high that an emergency spillway was used Saturday for the first time in almost 50 years.

MOSAIC'S FIRST POST-SINKHOLE TEST WILL BE WINNING APPROVAL TO EXPAND MANATEE MINING

The sinkhole at the Mosaic plant in Mulberry, which drained 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the aquifer, has become a hard-to-remove mark on Mosaic's carefully crafted corporate image. The opposition Mosaic faces in Manatee could be a sign of things to come for the world's largest phosphate company, Craig Pittman writes. The company's first post-sinkhole political test will be winning approval for the mine expansion from the Manatee County Commission in a vote slated for Feb. 15.

DUNGY AND OTHER SPORTS NOTABLES TO SPEAK AT TAMPA PANEL SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO RACIAL TENSIONS

A one-of-a-kind event — "Under Our Skin: A Forum on Race & Faith'' — will be held Thursday night at the Crossing Church in Tampa. ESPN's Sage Steele, formerly a sports reporter for Tampa's ABC-TV affiliate, will be the moderator for a panel that includes Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson; former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl championship; first-year University of South Florida coach Charlie Strong; former quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida; and former Bucs running back Warrick Dunn, who won the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

SEARS, KMART JOIN OTHER RETAILERS IN DROPPING TRUMP-BRANDED ITEMS

The list of companies dropping products that carry the Trump name grew this weekend, with two major U.S. retailers announcing that they're no longer selling Trump Home items online. Reuters reported Saturday that Sears Holdings and subsidiary Kmart will discontinue online sales of 31 items from the Trump Home collection, which includes lines of living room and bedroom furniture, lamps and chandeliers.

WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEK: 'DOUBT' ON CBS, CIVICS 101 PODCAST

[CBS]

Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis and Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan in CBS's Doubt.

Katherine Heigl plays a successful defense attorney who begins to fall for her client, a surgeon who might be guilty of a grisly murder in Doubt. It's one of several shows you should be sure to catch this week; Chelsea Tatham has the rundown.

2017 GRAMMYS: TWENTY ONE PILOTS, MAREN MORRIS, CAGE THE ELEPHANT AMONG WINNERS COMING TO TAMPA BAY

While the world waits for the Supreme Court to take up the matter of Adele v. Beyonce at the 2017 Grammys, Jay Cridlin takes a look beyond the Album of the Year controversy for just a minute. Here in Tampa Bay, we've got plenty of newly minted Grammy winners and performers coming to town over the next few months.

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Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays made the inevitable move Wednesday of placing catcher Wilson Ramos on the disabled list while still looking for a replacement.Ramos, 30, strained his left hamstring Saturday in Minnesota, which forced him out of Tuesda...
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At St. Pete rally, protesters call Trump’s remarks on Russia ‘treason’

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An all-or-nothing All-Star Game

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Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

DUNEDIN — Deputies are searching for a black-clad gunman who shot and wounded an 18-year-old woman during a home invasion attack Wednesday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.The shooting was reported at about 1:03 p.m. at 1144 New Yor...
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Hernando deputies: Cave diver fails to resurface at the Eagle’s Nest

Hernando deputies: Cave diver fails to resurface at the Eagle’s Nest

WEEKI WACHEE — A diver exploring the Eagle’s Nest, a notoriously dangerous underwater cave, failed to resurface from a Wednesday night dive, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The person was free diving, according to the Sheriff’s Offi...
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it’s ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company’s latest test flight. Once the booster separated, t...
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SEC media days: No answers on Alabama quarterback battle

SEC media days: No answers on Alabama quarterback battle

ATLANTA — Alabama coach Nick Saban had little to say Wednesday about the biggest topic of the offseason.Who will be the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback: Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts?"I think the number one thing that you will want to ...
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New board members at CareerSource Pinellas press for answers

New board members at CareerSource Pinellas press for answers

CLEARWATER— New board members at a troubled job placement center received a call for oversight Wednesday — something all but absent in recent years at the agency."Question, question, question," said CareerSource Pinellas board chair Jack Geller durin...
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