Sunday, June 17, 2018
News Roundup

News at noon: Shooting near St. Pete; climate conference; presidential politics, CyberMonday concert deals; and Bucs Turning Point

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at 58th Avenue N and 31st Street, north of St. Petersburg. Investigators say one person has been wounded at the scene, near Star Trailer/RV Park.

President Barack Obama seeks to rally world leaders at a climate summit, declaring that "no nation large or small, wealthy or poor, is immune" to challenges such as global warming and urged political action even if the benefits are not seen for generations.

Is Nefertiti buried in a chamber behind King Tut's tomb? After radar scans were made of the boy king's tomb this weekend "everything is adding up," an Egyptologist says.

Those lords a-leaping are expensive. An annual look at the 12 gifts listed in the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas shows the price of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 stayed the same price.

Rep. Alan Grayson says he's prepared to go to court to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. Grayson says because Cruz was born in Canada, he is not a "natural-born American" as the Constitution requires.

In other presidential politics, here is what Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to this week.

Federal bank regulators are investigating whether Wells Fargo Bank, the California giant that is one of the biggest institutions operating in Florida, is going too far in pushing employees to sell banking services to customers. The Comptroller of the Currency, part of the U.S. Treasury Department that oversees nationally chartered banks, and the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank are "probing" the bank's sales culture, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday morning.

Ah, to be among the glitterati who will descend this week on Art Basel Miami Beach. Nibbling on canapes. Clinking glasses of bubbly. Perusing modern masterpieces. And … writing checks to politicians? That's the hope of several 2016 presidential candidates who, on purpose or by happenstance, have scheduled fundraising receptions to coincide with the annual art fair that swells the ranks of South Florida's moneyed elite.

You know how on restaurant menus the stuff in boxes is what the owner really wants you to look at? Laura Reiley says you'll want to seriously consider the stuff in boxes on the menus at Hog Island Fish Camp in Dunedin.

Cyber Monday isn't just for picking up gifts at a steep discount through your favorite online retailer. Shop carefully, and you can also find some great ticket deals to hot shows at some of Tampa Bay's best venues.

Turning Point, Week 12, takes a step-by-step look at how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came undone against the Colts on Sunday.

Cody Elkins started his motocross career on two wheels, but back in 2009 he decided it was time for a change."I wondered if you could do all the same tricks on a quad," he says. "The four-wheeler is much heavier than your standard motocross bike but in the end it is still pretty much the same thing." But don't take his word for it. See for yourself Friday and Saturday when Elkins goes head to head with the top freestyle motocross riders in the world at the inaugural St. Pete Action Sports.

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Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

NEW YORK — Kevin Cash was not going to go all Lou Piniella on his Rays, raging and ripping and roaring over their latest mess, a 4-1 Saturday loss to the Yankees that didn't feel that close.Which is too bad because Piniella, the volcanic former...
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They fled Puerto Rico with their possessions, which they lost last week in an apartment fire

They fled Puerto Rico with their possessions, which they lost last week in an apartment fire

RIVERVIEW — It was the most routine of errands, shopping for a cooler and some shorts.Joel Jaca and Arelys Gomez, both 40, had turned an important corner, miles away from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.They had finally gotten out of their relief hotel...
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Peering into the crystal baseball to see what Rays could look like in 2019

Peering into the crystal baseball to see what Rays could look like in 2019

The Rays are still talking, as they should, about playing for something this season. The reality is that almost every move they've made, going back to the end of last season, and in some cases further, has been about 2019 and beyond.Clearing out vete...
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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...
Published: 06/16/18
Catholic diocese celebrates 50 years in Tampa Bay and forges plan for the future

Catholic diocese celebrates 50 years in Tampa Bay and forges plan for the future

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?

A fentanyl death. A crackdown on opioid dealers. Will it help?

TAMPA — Loueita Hargens had known for years how her son Bradley Dykes would die. She had seen him cycle through drugs of choice, had lost track of the number of times he’d wound up in the hospital or prison.A recovering alcoholic herself, she cut him...
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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

A woman went to check her corn - and was swallowed by a python

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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