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Top 5 at Noon: Bondi says its time to shut down Tampa housing predators; Tensions boil over as Gov. Scott meets with representatives

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AG PAM BONDI: TIME TO SHUT DOWN TAMPA DUO PREYING ON TROUBLED HOMEOWNERS

During the foreclosure crisis, a lot of investors made a lot of money off the misfortune of others. But few were as prolific as Jimmy Dean Chancey and his nephew, Michael Chancey. Through a myriad of companies, the duo has acquired scores of houses in the Tampa Bay and Jacksonville areas for as little as $10 apiece. Here's why the office of Attorney General Pam Bondi is trying to put the duo out of business, and put an end to their "scheme."

POPULAR USF ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFFER KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT

A spirited homecoming week just became really somber for USF's athletic department. Assistant director of communications Mike Radomski, who primarily served as the media liaison for men's basketball but also worked with several other Bulls sports, died shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday.

TENSIONS BOIL OVER IN D.C. AS GOV. RICK SCOTT MEETS WITH FLORIDA REPRESENTATIVES

Frustrations bubbled up during a hurricane recovery meeting between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House members Wednesday morning, with the governor pleading for federal funding for the state's battered citrus industry and House members expressing a litany of concerns.

TRUMP BLASTS PUERTO RICO, SAYS ISLAND WAS 'DISASTER BEFORE HURRICANES'

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles. The broadside came as the House headed toward passage of a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, including assistance for Puerto Rico.

BEAT THE BULLS? TEAMS ARE FINDING THAT HARD TO DO

USF has won 23 of its last 27 games, the winningest stretch in the program's 20-plus seasons. Its school-record 10-game winning streak is currently the second-longest in Division I-A, behind only reigning national champ Clemson. The Bulls have gone longer without a loss (since Oct. 21, 2016) than any current D-I team. Where does the team go from here?

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