Saturday, June 16, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Carson passes Trump, how's Jeb Bush doing?; feds asked to investigate officer who tossed girl from desk (w/video); USF campus flasher

Here is your news update at noon:

In a new national poll, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the choice of 26 percent of Republican primary voters, putting him 4 percentage points ahead of Donald Trump.

Associated Press

Ben Carson has taken a narrow lead nationally in the Republican presidential campaign, dislodging Donald Trump from the top spot for the first time in months, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released on Tuesday.

 

Sen. Marco Rubio received 8 percent while former Gov. Jeb Bush got 7 percent. Today we're asking Florida Insiders about the state of the 2016 race after the rough week Bush has had. Watch for updates on The Buzz.

A day after a registered sex offender was found driving a van full of schoolchildren despite not having a valid license, police say they are conferring with prosecutors to determine if further charges are warranted. Arnette Harrington, 57, was pulled over Monday morning at 7:55 a.m. at 20th Avenue S and 51st Street.

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Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been placed on leave after a video showed him tossing a female Spring Valley High School student from her desk and dragging her across a classroom.

 

A South Carolina sheriff has asked the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate after a video showed one of his deputies tossing a female high school student out of her desk and dragging her across the floor.

University of South Florida police are investigating three separate incidents on campus where men flashed their genitals at female students, all within a week of each other.

Mystery surrounds the largest donor to a rival solar power ballot initiative that's backed by utility companies. A group calling itself "Let's Preserve the American Dream" gave $200,000 to the utility-backed Consumers for Smart Solar, but it won't reveal who its supporters are.

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Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

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Mazzaro’s Italian Market closed after Friday night warehouse fire

Mazzaro’s Italian Market closed after Friday night warehouse fire

ST. PETERSBURG — Mazzaro’s Italian Market will be closed throughout the weekend after a warehouse fire broke out Friday.A St. Petersburg Police officer noticed smoke coming from the market at 22nd Ave. N around midnight Friday, said St. Petersburg F...
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Catholic diocese celebrates 50 years in Tampa Bay and forges plan for the future

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ST. PETERSBURG — At his installation as spiritual leader of Tampa Bay’s Catholics, Bishop Gregory Parkes promised to take time to get to know his people, listen to what they had to say and work to discern a plan for the future.On Sunday, 17 months la...
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A fentanyl death. A crackdown on opioid dealers. Will it help?

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AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events - and critics are furious

AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events - and critics are furious

Since 2002, the AP World History course has covered thousands of years of human activity around the planet, starting 10,000 years back. But now the College Board, which owns the Advanced Placement program, wants to cut out most of that history and st...
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A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python

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For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.Wa Tiba, 54, left her home on Muna island to visit her cornfield on Thursday night, according to the Jakarta Post.The field was about a half m...
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