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News at noon: Will SeaWorld's plan work?; GOP debate prep; MLB commish on Tampa Bay; unnecessary police force; 'Fargo' recap

People watch through glass as a killer whale swims by in a display tank at SeaWorld in San Diego. A SeaWorld executive says orca shows at the company's San Diego park will end by 2017. CEO Joel Manby cited customer feedback as the reason for the move in an announcement Monday to investors. Manby said the park would offer a different kind of orca experience and focus on the animal's natural setting and behaviors. [Associated Press (2006)]

People watch through glass as a killer whale swims by in a display tank at SeaWorld in San Diego. A SeaWorld executive says orca shows at the company's San Diego park will end by 2017. CEO Joel Manby cited customer feedback as the reason for the move in an announcement Monday to investors. Manby said the park would offer a different kind of orca experience and focus on the animal's natural setting and behaviors. [Associated Press (2006)]

Top managers running SeaWorld Entertainment just pitched a new vision of a theme park company that will become the best pal and advocate of endangered wild animals on the planet. But here's the sticky question: Will vacationers intent on fun and diversion pay big money to visit a theme park whose mission sounds a lot like going to a zoo?

The high stakes matter of resolving Florida's congressional boundaries moves to the Florida Supreme Court this afternoon as lawyers for the House and Senate ask the court to reject a map recommended by the trial court and pick their proposals instead.

Eight contenders for the Republican presidential nomination will debate again tonight. Here are 4 things to watch for. And during the debate, PolitiFact will once again provide live fact-checking.

In other political news, reports say Jeb Bush's allies intend to unleash holy hell on Marco Rubio — highlighting the 44-year-old Florida Republican's lack of accomplishment and hard-line approach on abortion.

An internal review has found that a St. Petersburg police officer used unnecessary force during an Aug. 20 arrest after surveillance video showed the officer pushing a handcuffed man to the ground.

The optimism that the recent St. Petersburg City Council election will lead to progress in the Rays stadium situation has reached MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who expressed his support for the Tampa Bay market. "I believe that Tampa-St. Pete is a viable major-league market with the right facility,'' Manfred said Tuesday at GM meetings in Boca Raton.

We knew going into this season of Fargo that the body count was going to be high. But the scene of the bloody Gerhardt ambush in the snow, will keep us talking for awhile. Read about it in our recap of "The Gift of the Magi'' episode.

We take a behind-the-scenes look at how all the volunteers pull off Ribfest, one of the largest live music events in all of Tampa Bay.

With just about two weeks left before Thanksgiving, the countdown is officially on for Black Friday shopping promotions. The nation's biggest retailers are still betting that Americans want to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Here's an early look at which will be open.

News at noon: Will SeaWorld's plan work?; GOP debate prep; MLB commish on Tampa Bay; unnecessary police force; 'Fargo' recap 11/10/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:10pm]
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