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The Morning Watch: Pinellas to discuss wastewater woes today

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PINELLAS TO DISCUSS WASTEWATER WOES

State Sen. Jack Latvala will hold another meeting of the Pinellas County legislative delegation to discuss the county's wastewater woes. At the September meeting, St. Petersburg officials were asked about that city's sewage crisis. The meeting will be held from 9-11 a.m. today at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, 501 6th Ave. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection plans to make a presentation and the public is invited. Follow @MarkPuente for updates.

TRUMP DITCHES MEDIA — THE PUBLIC'S EYES AND EARS — AGAIN

President-elect Donald Trump emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days, moving about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists on hand to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts.

DRONES COMING TO DISNEY?

Disney is holding a major announcement today about a new attraction, with all indications that it involves possible plans for a drone show — perhaps in Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney. Sharon Kennedy Wynne is there and will have the latest; follow her @SharonKWn for the latest.

PEDIATRIC HEART PATIENT FINDS NEW ROUTE THROUGH SCOUTING

(Photo Courtesy Linda Reitz-Stansberry for Coffee House Studios)

Tyler Lavrinc's parents, James and Teresa, help him with pins at his Eagle Scout Ceremony.

When Tyler Lavrinc was 12, his best friend asked him to come to a Boy Scout meeting with him. Since then, the experience has led him to white water rafting, competing with shotguns, kayaking and camping under the stars without a tent. And recently, the young boy from Clearwater who couldn't do so many things has reached a new pinnacle, earning his Eagle Scout badge.

UKRAINE TURNS TO TAMPA GROUP FOR HELP SETTING UP NEW COMMANDO HQ

Commando forces in the Ukraine were decimated during fighting in 2014 against pro-Russian insurgents and so-called "little green men" — masked Russian commandos in unmarked army uniforms. So when it came time to rebuild and adjust to modern warfare, Ukraine officials turned for help to the non-profit Global SOF Foundation, a Tampa-based special operations advocacy group.

ARMED SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN THEFT OF FEMALE STUDENT'S JEWELRY ON USF CAMPUS IN TAMPA

University of South Florida Police are seeking the public's help in finding two armed men suspected of stealing a student's jewelry on the Tampa campus Tuesday night. Police say the suspects took the female student's jewelry after approaching her near the Interdisciplinary Science Building around 9:15 p.m.

SEN. BILL NELSON TRYING TO BLOCK OIL DRILLING BILL

Sen. Bill Nelson is corralling opposition to a bill he says would incentivize oil drilling off the coast of Florida. "I'm going to block it," Nelson said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.

FSU DEFENSE HAS STRUGGLED AGAINST UP-TEMPO TEAMS LIKE SYRACUSE

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been happy with his defense's progress over the past month, but a true indication of how much improvement the unit has made could come Saturday at Syracuse. The 17th-ranked Seminoles (7-3, 4-3 ACC) have struggled against teams that run up-tempo offenses. The Orange (4-6, 1-5) come until the game averaging 79.3 offensive plays per game under first-year coach Dino Babers, which is an average of 16 more plays per game than last year. The Orange also averages one snap every 21.4 seconds on offense.

The Morning Watch: Pinellas to discuss wastewater woes today 11/16/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:00am]
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