Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

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SAY SO LONG TO BRIGHT HOUSE, HELLO CHARTER

It will be a few months before Bright House Networks customers notice, but Charter Communications is now the Tampa Bay area's largest Internet and cable TV provider. Local, 1B

Animal shelter reduces kill rate

The Hillsborough Animal Services Department is close to its goal of saving nine of every 10 animals it takes in. Local, 1B

Jobs, jobs, jobs; so what gives?

For all the self-promotion, not one Florida city ranks as one of the nation's 25 best cities to find jobs and satisfaction. Robert Trigaux, 6B

Buddy Brew takes java to Hyde Park

The new location opens Saturday, with hopes that it will ease crowding at the shop on Kennedy. Business, 6B

Labor Department expands overtime

The annual salary threshold at which companies can deny overtime pay will double from $23,660 to nearly $47,500. Business, 6B

Boko Haram's victims shunned

Suspicion rages against anyone who has lived alongside the militant group — even girls who were held hostage. World, 4A

Sanders' defiance strains Democrats

The dispute over an unruly Nevada convention has tested the patience of Democratic leaders. Nation, 2A

Benghazi panel: The House select committee is on track to deliver a final report during the height of the campaign. Nation, 2A

Rays sweep Jays with 6-3 victory

Logan Morrison, Desmond Jennings and Kevin Kiermaier homer. Sports, 4C

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For Bexley students in Land O’Lakes, math skills go airborne

For Bexley students in Land O’Lakes, math skills go airborne

LAND O’LAKES — At Bexley Elementary School in Land O’Lakes, students are throwing paper airplanes — with the help of a high tech computerized launcher. They’re also bowling — with a little aid from computerized drones. And when they get around to it,...
Updated: 8 minutes ago

Proposal to rollback early learning programs could bring Citrus into Pasco-Hernando coalition

Some Florida lawmakers have not hidden their desire to scale back the statewide number of early learning coalitions that oversee child care and preschool programs, including Voluntary Prekindergarten.The state Office of Early Learning has now issued ...
Updated: 9 minutes ago
Andrew Warren announces stepped up Hillsborough effort to disarm domestic abusers

Andrew Warren announces stepped up Hillsborough effort to disarm domestic abusers

TAMPA — Saying too many defendants accused of domestic violence still have guns, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has embarked on a new effort to disarm them.Warren on Wednesday announced an initiative he said will fill in gaps in enforcing ...
Updated: 22 minutes ago

Students hurt after Highlands County crash involving school bus, semi-truck

Several children were injured Wednesday morning in Highlands County when their school bus was struck by a semi-truck.The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on U.S. 27 and Lake Placid Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.According to the FHP,...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sounds of the Season opening act for Hernando Symphony Orchestra in 2017-18

Sounds of the Season opening act for Hernando Symphony Orchestra in 2017-18

BROOKSVILLE — Impressive guest performances, student nights and 25 new pieces of music are just a few of the exciting additions to the Hernando Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 season.And when the orchestra opens the season with the Sounds of the Season ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hernando could be next stop for PACE Center for Girls

Hernando could be next stop for PACE Center for Girls

BROOKSVILLE — The new year could bring about new beginnings for at-risk girls in Hernando County.Pending a vote by the School Board next month, PACE Center for Girls, an alternative education program for middle- and high-school students, could open a...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Holiday help in Pasco County for Dec. 15

Farm Share giveaway set for Dec. 15Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Sheriff Chris Nocco, Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Property Appraiser Gary Joiner will host the 23rd annual Farm Share Holid...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Hometown Pasco for Dec. 15

Hometown Pasco for Dec. 15

We want your news!Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Top 5 at Noon: Home flipping starts flopping in Tampa Bay; Gasparilla Music Fest lineup is big; Free McDonald's McNugget Day

Top 5 at Noon: Home flipping starts flopping in Tampa Bay; Gasparilla Music Fest lineup is big; Free McDonald's McNugget Day

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Pasco Business Digest for Dec. 15

Pasco Business Digest for Dec. 15

Business digestWho’s newsHOSPITAL APPOINTS ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSING OFFICER: Registered nurse Courtney Stephenson, board certified nurse executive advanced, was recently appointed assistant chief nursing officer at Medical Center of Trinity. Stephenso...
Updated: 1 hour ago