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What you need to know for Monday, Sept. 5

 Crystal Burchhardt performs in The Little Mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs on July 20, 2016. Burchhardt has worked as a mermaid for the last two years. She grew up near Weeki Wachee and loved going to see the mermaids as a child.

MONICA HERNDON | Times

Crystal Burchhardt performs in The Little Mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs on July 20, 2016. Burchhardt has worked as a mermaid for the last two years. She grew up near Weeki Wachee and loved going to see the mermaids as a child.

Happy Labor Day!

• Hurricane Hermine left its mark on the Tampa Bay area last week, causing widespread flooding that still lingers in parts of the Tampa Bay region. But as Hermine moves further away, the local weather pattern is returning to the usual late-summer routine. That means you can expect a dry Labor Day morning with moderate temperatures, according to 10Weather WTSP. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will pass through. Highs will climb back into the low 90s.

• Speaking of Hermine, Gov. Rick Scott toured several hard-hit parts of Pasco County on Sunday to learn more about the damage and to speak with residents. Read about his visit here.

• For Labor Day, enjoy a few videos of Tampa Bay's amazing jobs, including tales of a Monster Jam technician, a mermaid and a gator-catcher. Check them out here.

• Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including Puff Daddy bringing a lineup of '90s favorites to the Bad Boy Reunion Tour and murals springing up all over St. Petersburg.

What you need to know for Monday, Sept. 5 09/05/16 [Last modified: Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:38pm]
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  1. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

    Bucs

    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
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  2. Marine colonel on temporary duty at CentCom arrested in Polk prostitution sting

    Macdill

    A Marine colonel on temporary duty at U.S. Central Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base was among nearly 300 people arrested in a Polk County Sheriff's Office prostitution and human trafficking sting.

    Marine Col. Kevin Scott, 51, was arrested in a Polk County prostitution sting on Oct. 14. Scott, on temporary duty at U.S. Central Command, was charged with a misdemeanor county of soliciting a prostitute. He was released on $500 bond. Photo courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
  3. Senator says deal set on restoring ACA subsidies ended by Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

    President Donald Trump sits for a radio interview in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) DCSW104
  4. Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Pasco County has pulled the plug on a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center that had been scheduled to open to the public on Sunday.

    Pasco County has postponed a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Center on Collier Parkway and is seeking an alternative site. Last week, commissioners said they feared a repeat of the long lines of traffic that appeared outside Plant City Stadium on Oct. 9. The nutrition program for people affected by Hurricane Irma had been scheduled to come to Land O' Lakes Oct. 18 to 27.  [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  5. Officials caution residents regarding storm debris removal

    Briefs

    As the Pasco County Solid Waste Department and its contractors continue to remove debris left behind by Hurricane Irma, residents are reminded that the free removal does not include picking up new, green vegetation.