Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

What you need to know for Thursday, July 7

• You can thank high pressure for the omnipresent heat this week, with continuing temperatures in the mid-90s, according to 10Weather WTSP. Rain chances hover around 30 percent.

• Police chiefs from across the Tampa Bay area will announce a public awareness campaign today aimed at changing rape culture and helping young people understand the issues surrounding legal and ethical sexual consent. The event begins at noon at the Pepin Hospitality Center at 4121 N 50th St. in Tampa.

• Starting this fall, it will be easier than ever for people to become an organ donor when they can register through the iPhone Health app. Read what the Tampa man who serves as the chairman of the Donate Life America board has to say about this development and how he helped make it happen around mid-morning.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a live show of the popular podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and Monty Python fun for the Dali Museum's free cult film series.

• Beer and yoga. Yes, it's a thing. Local breweries are finding a niche, and a brewery is a more welcoming space for some people to try a yoga class. The number of options may surprise you.

• Ready to plan your weekend? Our critics and writers have the best bets lined up on our weekend planner page.

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Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nominations

Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards."Mudbound" cinematographer Rac...
Updated: 10 minutes ago

Truck carrying frozen chickens catches fire on I-75 in Brandon

Southbound lanes on Interstate 75 were closed in Brandon early Tuesday morning after a semi-trailer carrying frozen chickens caught fire.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 52-year-old Brian Keith Jester, of Venice, was driving southbound near S...
Updated: 20 minutes ago

Five Hernando County educators nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Awards

Hernando County Public Schools has five educators in the running for prizes ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 in the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year awards. The program will give out 17 awards.Travis Bruns and Doug Poteet of Pine Grove Elemen...
Updated: 1 hour ago
MacDill crews shift from Islamic State battle to join winter fight against Taliban

MacDill crews shift from Islamic State battle to join winter fight against Taliban

Now that the fight against the largely defeated Islamic State is winding down, the U.S. Air Force is turning its efforts toward the Taliban and moving aircraft and crews to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.Crews and a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refue...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast.Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense hours a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
More teacher protests and another charter school approval expected at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting

More teacher protests and another charter school approval expected at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting

TAMPA — This will seem familiar: Teachers are mobilizing to protest outside Tuesday’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting about their frozen pay rates.And this too: A vote is expected on a new charter school.Florida Connections Academy is a virt...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley.Over the years, a welter of American women have been identified as the model for Rosie, the war worker of 1940s popular culture who became a femi...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bill Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he ‘used to be’ comedian

Bill Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he ‘used to be’ comedian

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault ca...
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The Daystarter: Seminole Heights suspect could face death penalty; soggy commute across Tampa Bay; Oscar nominations released today; Lightning shut out Blackhawks

The Daystarter: Seminole Heights suspect could face death penalty; soggy commute across Tampa Bay; Oscar nominations released today; Lightning shut out Blackhawks

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• Those Monday evening showers could linger to saturate Tuesday morning’s commute, according to 10Weather WTSP. They’ll move out by the afternoon as a cool — not quite a cold —...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Forecast: Morning rain leads to clearing skies, comfortable conditions for Tampa Bay

Forecast: Morning rain leads to clearing skies, comfortable conditions for Tampa Bay

A gray, wet morning commute will lead to more sunshine as a cold front approaches Tampa Bay on Tuesday.[WTSP]Check the latest Tampa Bay-area live radar: The showers are moving in off the Gulf of Mexico, especially affecting early-morning motorists i...
Updated: 3 hours ago