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News at noon: Powerball live; Navy sailors freed; Florida death penalty Q&A; St. Pete dines on grasshoppers; Local high school basketball star shines

Purchased Powerball lottery tickets are shown Tuesday in Miami. The Powerball jackpot has grown to over $1.5 billion  for the next drawing on Wednesday. [Associated Press]

Purchased Powerball lottery tickets are shown Tuesday in Miami. The Powerball jackpot has grown to over $1.5 billion for the next drawing on Wednesday. [Associated Press]

All 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after drifting into its territorial waters a day earlier have been freed. The nine men and one woman were being held at an Iranian base on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf after being detained for "unprofessional acts" upon entering the country's territorial waters.

The record-breaking Powerball jackpot drawing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 13. The chances that you'll actually win big are about 1 in 292.2 million. But hey, who's counting? Follow our Live Blog for all the updates as Powerball madness sweeps Tampa Bay.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling Tuesday that will fundamentally change the death penalty in Florida. Your questions answered: What it says, what led to it, what was Florida's argument, and more.

Maybe all football is created equal? The Glazer family is the not-so-proud owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United, two "football" teams that seem to be following a trajectory of poor play, low rankings and head coach insecurity.

Downtown St. Petersburg is poised to welcome another big handful of restaurants and food businesses. But Lure is different. Lure serves grasshoppers.

Read the Stage Planner and look forwards to Our Town with Bob Devin Jones in St. Petersburg and Parsons Dance at the Straz Center in Tampa.

Goodbye, cheerleading; hello, basketball. Everyone knew Niaya White's family had talent on the court, but her lack of interest in the sport meant that she had gone overlooked. One pick-up game in seventh grade changed that.

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.

News at noon: Powerball live; Navy sailors freed; Florida death penalty Q&A; St. Pete dines on grasshoppers; Local high school basketball star shines 01/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:52pm]
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