Thursday, December 14, 2017
News Roundup

News at noon: New Hampshire Primary; Missing Chihuly recovered; Manatees flood Crystal River; Local Valentine's date ideas

New Hampshire voters are braving the snow and cold to vote today for their choice for president in their "first in the nation" primary. Follow the latest from Times political editor Adam C. Smith and Washington bureau chief Alex Leary on the campaign trail in our live blog, and check in tonight for the results after polls close at 7 p.m.

Back in Tampa Bay, find out why Trump's Friday rally at the USF Sun Dome is perfectly timed for the real estate mogul-turned politician.

The missing piece of glass work stolen from the Chihuly Collection was apparently delivered, like a baby, in a box to the Morean Arts Center. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify the culprit and, as of now, theCobalt and Lavender Piccolo Venetian does not appear damaged.

Florida's constitution sets a high bar for abortion restrictions, lawyers for a Gainesville clinic told judges with the 1st District Court of Appeals Tuesday, arguing against a 24-hour waiting period law passed and signed last year. The appeals court judges will have to decide whether to keep it in effect.

House committees today will try to pass a gambling bill that expands casino gambling, starts to remove the life support for the dying parimutuel industry and does it in a way that doesn't cut revenues to the state.

Plans to require public high schools to provide computer-coding courses and let students count them toward foreign language credits continue to easily advance through the Florida Legislature.

North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining Duke Energy, the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.

The St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport set a new passenger traffic record for the month of January with a 14 percent spike in travel.

Hey, make some more room in the hot tub, er... river. See the video of 300 manatees basking in a Crystal River inlet this morning.

Here are some great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long.

In a cross-generational bonanza, Hall and Oates, Trombone Shorty, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are coming to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre later this year.

Robbyn Mitchell reviews The Bachelor and tries to find sense in the senseless.

 

News at noon is a weekday feature from tampabay.com. Check in Monday through Friday for updates and information on the biggest stories of the day.

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