Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Poll says Hillary would beat Trump or Cruz in Florida; mid-sized banks having trouble keeping up; readers share their mothers' cooking tips; U.S. cruise ship arrives in Cuba

Even though a whopping 42 percent of Florida voters have a "very unfavorable" view of Hillary Clinton and more see her image negatively than positively, the likely Democratic presidential nominee today easily beats either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in Florida, according to the latest tracking poll by the Republican-leaning Associated Industries of Florida poll.

Mid-sized banks, if you can find them, are finding it hard to keep up with the big players. And smaller community banks are, well, either being gobbled up or trying to make do with the scraps of business the big banks leave behind. Such is the view of J.D. Power, the business ranking firm that just asked 75,000 consumers across the country what they think of their banking services.

We asked readers and staff of the Tampa Bay Times to share any cooking stories, recipes or tips from their mothers. The response was robust. Here is a sampling of some of that essential, mom-approved kitchen advice.

Carnival Cruise Line's Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions of U.S. travel to Cuba in the late 1970s.

Three suspects knocked a hole in a gun shop wall and made off with nearly three dozen guns in a brazen early morning burglary Sunday.

If the kitchen can bring a little more rigor to some of the dishes executed so effectively at the Orlando outpost, the Hawkers on Central Avenue will be yet another newcomer helping to cement downtown St. Pete as a dining destination.

Two boaters — one of them from St. Petersburg — who went missing Sunday during a fishing trip on the Manatee River, were found safe at the Crows Nest Marina in Venice after reportedly running out of fuel.

Police have identified the man who drowned in Mirror Lake early Sunday as Eric Lee Hall, 44.

You can turn a Bridezilla into a Disney princess with the news that the world's most popular theme park will now allow weddings in the garden spot in front of Cinderella's castle in the Magic Kingdom.

There was a lot of talk over the weekend about the Bucs trading up 15 spots and giving up a fourth-round pick to take FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the draft. Here, Times beat reporters Greg Auman shares his thoughts

The 2016 NFL draft has been over for litle more than one full day ... which means it's time to look ahead to the 2017 draft, right? Just for fun, the Times' Matt Baker peeked at a few mock drafts for an insanely early Mock Draft Monday.

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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