Wednesday, July 18, 2018
News Roundup

What you need to know for Monday, Sept. 5

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.

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While City Hall prepared, hawks acted to reduce Ybor’s chicken flock

While City Hall prepared, hawks acted to reduce Ybor’s chicken flock

TAMPA — While some residents squawked and chicken defenders bristled about proposals for dealing with Ybor City’s historic flock of mostly wild fowl, the hawks glided in.By most accounts, nature has restored a good measure of equilibrium in the six w...
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Vandals damage tombs at historic Tampa cemetery

Vandals damage tombs at historic Tampa cemetery

TAMPA — Vandals attacked multiple tombs at a historic cemetery, possibly with a sledgehammer, Tampa police say.The police need the public’s help solving the vandalism as detectives work to develop leads. The damage occurred within the past two to th...
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Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The two Georgia Tech players who appeared Wednesday at the ACC Kickoff were smart enough not to speak at length about their Sept. 8 game at USF, considering they have a Sept. 1 game against Alcorn State.But be assured, the Bul...
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Deputies: Masked shooter wounds Dunedin woman in home invasion

DUNEDIN — A woman was shot and wounded by a masked gunman on Wednesday afternoon in what deputies are calling a possible home invasion attack.The shooting was reported at about 1:03 p.m. at 1144 New York Ave. near Main Street, according to the Pinell...
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Kahwa’s next stop after 10 years in Tampa Bay? Publix

Kahwa’s next stop after 10 years in Tampa Bay? Publix

ST. PETERSBURG — It’s been Kahwa Coffee co-founders Raphael Perrier’s goal from the start.The chain of Tampa Bay coffee shops he opened with his wife has its roots in wholesale — so he dreamed of one day winning over a big distributor to get inside P...
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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Remember last year, when the opening credits to "Hard Knocks" showed DeSean Jackson pulling up to Bucs training camp in a white Ferrari 488 GTB, which starts around $250,000?Training camp doesn't start until next week, but we have an early leader for...
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Must-see golf history with Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome

Must-see golf history with Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome

Thursday is history.There is no way around it, even for Brittany Lincicome, who loves finding her way around it. That's just her. She played with boys growing up, neighborhood football and basketball, baseball — and golf. I remember when she wa...
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State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

State education officials on Wednesday approved plans in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties to improve struggling schools — but with some conditions.The Pinellas district will have to keep a close watch on Fairmount Park Elementary principal Kristy M...
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Study links teen screen time, ADHD

What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible.New research supports that worr...
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Want to have a one-night-only party in Hillsborough? Apply for a permit 30 days in advance.

Want to have a one-night-only party in Hillsborough? Apply for a permit 30 days in advance.

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners are taking the pop-up out of pop-up parties.If you want to host a one-night-only party in the county, you soon will have to apply for a permit 30 days in advance.That’s because of a rules change approved by c...
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