Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

The Daystarter: 'Stand your ground' case begins; Politifact dissects Scott attack; Hillsborough schools' budget struggles; 'Indivisible' takes root locally

• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

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• Fog might hover in places this morning, but it will give way to sunshine and warm temperatures for the afternoon with a high near 80, according to 10Weather WTSP. In parts of Polk County, there is a warning of heavy fog until 9 a.m. because of fog mixed with smoke from a smoldering brush fire.

• The "stand your ground'' defense of a retired Tampa police captain goes before Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Susan Barthle starting today. The judge will weigh whether Reeves, 74, should be immune from prosecution in the fatal shooting of Chad Oulson during a confrontation in a Wesley Chapel movie theater on Jan. 13, 2014. If his defense is not upheld, Reeves will head toward trial on a second-degree murder charge. The court has set aside two weeks for attorneys to present evidence and question experts. Stay with tampabay.com for live updates from the courtroom.

• Gov. Rick Scott is painting fellow Republicans as job killers for their support of a bill that would decimate the state's agencies for tourism promotion and business incentives. PolitiFact Florida dissected his attack against Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and found it highly misleading.

• The Hillsborough School District is 19 months into a financial shake-up that began when investment advisors sounded alarms about a $200 million loss in reserves. But while the district has economized in some areas and upended its accounting practices, it's been slow to retreat from some of the practices that landed it in hot water. Marlene Sokol has the details.

• The weekly demonstrations at Sen. Marco Rubio's Tampa office are among the most visible signs of a national grassroots movement taking hold in Tampa Bay. The goal: Block President Donald Trump's agenda by pressuring members of Congress at home.

• A Dutch baby — also known as a German pancake, David Eyre's pancake or a Bismarck — is the preferred pancake of weekend mornings in Ileana Morales Valentine's house, and she's convinced it should be in everyone's home. Check out this recipe, and tips on perfecting them.

• Today is Presidents Day, so government offices are closed and most kids are out of school. If you have the day off, find some fun on our Things to Do page.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including performances by Grammy winner Lucinda Williams and the noisemakers of Stomp! and a red-carpet party to watch the Oscars at Tampa Theatre.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Blackhawks

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Blackhawks

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Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

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Male bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Pinellas Park

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High school scoreboard for Jan. 22

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Glass art shines at St. Petersburg’s new Imagine Museum

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ST. PETERSBURGThe bay area’s thriving glass art scene adds another member to its ranks today when the Imagine Museum officially opens in downtown St. Petersburg.Dedicated to the movement of studio glass, the museum is the brainchild of benefactor Tri...
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Facebook vows progress in halting election meddling

Facebook said Monday that it fell short in preventing the social media network from being used for foreign meddling in the U.S. presidential election.New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet of ...
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Judge: Victims of sports doc are ‘sister survivor warriors’

Judge: Victims of sports doc are ‘sister survivor warriors’

Associated PressLANSING, Mich. — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were "sister survivor warriors....
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Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severs contract with CareerSource Pinellas

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severs contract with CareerSource Pinellas

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severed his agency’s contract with CareerSource Pinellas on Monday after learning that the jobs center told the state it helped 624 sheriff’s employees get hired since 2014.The sheriff said he has no record of CareerSou...
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