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News at noon: Zika funding; penis transplant, shark clamps on woman's arm and won't let go; police officer suspended; dissatisfied Duke Energy customers; will Ben Bishop play tonight; King Kong; and Puff Daddy

A woman at the beach in Boca Raton near the 1400 block of North Ocean was was bitten by a small nurse shark on May 15, 2016. [Courtesy of Boca Raton Fire Rescue]

A woman at the beach in Boca Raton near the 1400 block of North Ocean was was bitten by a small nurse shark on May 15, 2016. [Courtesy of Boca Raton Fire Rescue]

The House and Senate this week are expected take up measures to provide federal funds to fight the Zika virus, but various proposals differ greatly, setting up a fight that will test the clout of Florida lawmakers.

It was an alarming sight for beachgoers when a woman walked out of the water with a shark biting a meaty portion of her right forearm. And no matter what she did, the 2-foot nurse shark refused to release its bite. Even when it died. Paramedics ultimately took the woman — with the dead shark still attached to her arm — to a Florida hospital. Watch the video here.

A 64-year-old cancer patient from Massachusetts has received the first penis transplant in the United States. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor.

Rep. David Jolly discusses his Stop Act legislation prohibiting lawmakers from personally seeking campaign contributions at the National Press Club.

A Clearwater police sergeant has been suspended for two days after internal affairs investigators determined that he gave an off-duty Pinellas Sheriff's deputy who had been drinking a reckless driving citation instead of conducting a DUI investigation.

Despite longstanding claims that it wants to improve its customer service, Duke Energy continues to show declines in ratepayer satisfaction. In a recent survey, it ranks among the lowest in the country in that category among large power companies.

Fans are wondering whether Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will be in the net tonight for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Penguins. Follow our live blog for updates and the action tonight from Pittsburgh.

Even though Urban Meyer has left Florida, he keeps coming back to the Sunshine State for recruits. Meyer, Ohio State's head coach, said his top state is, of course, Ohio, but Florida remains one of the most important ones for him and the Buckeyes.

Amazon is joining the meal kit-delivery game — and all the other players in the quickly growing field should watch out. The e-commerce company has announced that it is creating a meal kit service through the arm that currently delivers grocery to its customers: Amazon Fresh. They're partnering with another notable name, Tyson Foods, to make it happen.

Universal Orlando has released the first images of the great ape to be the centerpiece of Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a new attraction opening this summer. King Kong will be lifelike in facial expressions, Universal says, and 26 feet tall, with a head as big as an automobile and 18 feet across the chest. Watch the video of the big ape.

Following some "Puff Daddy and the Family" reunion shows this weekend in Brooklyn, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs is taking the Fam on tour this year – and it includes a stop in Tampa at Amalie Arena.

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: Zika funding; penis transplant, shark clamps on woman's arm and won't let go; police officer suspended; dissatisfied Duke Energy customers; will Ben Bishop play tonight; King Kong; and Puff Daddy 05/16/16 [Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2016 12:54pm]
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    News

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    College

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    Nba

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