Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Morning Watch: Supermoon lights up the morning sky worldwide

Here's what's happening around the Tampa Bay area:

While clouds kept much of the Tampa Bay area from getting a clear glimpse, the brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky this week in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its most luminescent in North America before dawn on Monday.

HOOPER: IT'S TIME TO STOP THE FINGER-POINTING AND NAME-CALLING

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Feels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area

People need to stop asking those disappointed in the outcome of the presidential election to act like it's a sporting event, columnist Ernest Hooper writes. It trivializes legitimate concerns and overlooks the spate of heinous acts emerging in the wake of Donald Trump's victory. This was not the World Series. This is the most contentious, controversial election in modern times.

2017 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL LINEUP: LITTLE BIG TOWN, RASCAL FLATTS, WILLIE NELSON AND MORE

The Florida Strawberry Festival is going big in 2017. The lineup just dropped for the 11-day festival in Plant City, and it includes a host of big-time country, pop and rock acts who normally fill arenas, amphitheaters and large theaters. Among them: Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Needtobreathe, Willie Nelson, 3 Doors Down, Jennifer Nettles and the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi.

BACKERS OF HILLSBOROUGH'S FAILED TRANSPORTATION REFERENDUM SEE MISSED OPPORTUNITY ON ELECTION DAY

The turnout for Tuesday's election was exactly what many Hillsborough County officials hoped for when they proposed a referendum to raise the sales tax by a half-cent to pay for transportation needs. Participation was high — 72 percent — and it strongly favored Democrats. Just one problem: The referendum wasn't on the ballot.

GOP DOMINANCE IN WASHINGTON GIVES RUBIO CHANCE TO CHANGE CUBA THAW

The Cuban Embassy in Washington

With Donald Trump and Republican dominance coming to Washington, Sen. Marco Rubio has a sudden opportunity to make a difference on an issue that has defined his career: Cuba. Rubio, who easily won re-election, helping Republicans hold the Senate, will be the third most senior member of the Foreign Relations Committee. The stunning Trump victory gives him more standing to pursue an agenda, Alex Leary writes.

WHAT TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS WEEK: DOCUMENTARY SPECIALS, LIMETOWN PODCAST

We're just over a week away from the annual gratitude and gluttony feast known as Thanksgiving. Next week we'll have a chunky list of essential TV to binge with family when the after-dinner food coma kicks in. But this week we're welcoming Thanksgiving-themed episodes of prime time favorites, namely ABC family comedy. Here's your guide to what to watch.

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Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Why Jon Gruden was the best mistake the Bucs ever made

Warren Sapp pointed to the sky. And then he dropped Kurt Warner to the ground.The Bucs had just intercepted Warner for the fourth time. Sapp’s block cleared the way for Derrick Brooks to cross the goal line and clinch the win.Before Tampa Bay p...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Motorcyclist, 24, dead after Lutz crash

LUTZ — A 24-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday after she crashed near Lutz Lake Fern Road and Apian Way, Hillsborough deputies reported.The unnamed woman was trying to pass vehicles in a no-passing zone about 9:15 a.m., according to a Hillsborough Cou...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

Florida mayor resigns after arrest for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of a small Florida town arrested for using dead peoples’ disabled parking permits to park at city hall has resigned.The Bradenton Herald reports that Teresa Bradley resigned and was given six-months of probation as pa...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Woman, 24, hit by Land Rover, in critical condition

LARGO — A 24-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle Saturday night, police said.Khadijah Wood was walking through the parking lot of the Sandy Lane Apartment Homes on Belcher Road about 7:30 p.m.At the same time, Ju...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Warm, sunny Sunday in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s another bright, sunny day in Tampa Bay. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay areaHigh temperatures should reach about 80 d...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

Murder suspect is on the run after fatally shooting a father, cops say

A first-degree murder suspect remains at large almost a week after the fatal shooting of a Winter Haven father.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Johnny Ray Owsley’s murder of 35-year-old Adam Thrower, called "Cook" by friends, involved Owsley’s e...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

Lightning wins at Avalanche with four-goal second period

DENVER — The Lightning left for Las Vegas Saturday for the first of four nights in Sin City.But Tampa Bay’s first regret came before it boarded the charter flight; the Lighting lamented making Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Avalanche much more thrilling...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David out for Monday’s game vs. Falcons

TAMPA — As if containing All-Pro Julio Jones and the Falcons offense isn’t challenging enough, the Bucs will try to do so Monday night without perhaps their top defensive players, tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.On Saturday, Bucs coa...
Published: 12/16/17
Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

WASHINGTON — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth....
Published: 12/16/17
Aquarium reopens to divers

Aquarium reopens to divers

Florida Keys News BureauVisitors to Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters dive with among indigenous Keys fish Friday in Marathon. The attraction reopened Friday after closing just before Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys on Sept. 10. Although tourism f...
Published: 12/16/17