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WHEN TO CALL IT QUITS?

fracking bill gains support in state house

The proposal would establish new regulations for fracking, making it easier for oil and gas companies to bring the controversial drilling technologies to Florida. Environmentalists and some local governments oppose the measure. Local, 1B

ABC Action News anchor leaving

Longtime Tampa Bay news anchor Brendan McLaughlin is leaving ABC Action News after 21 years, continuing a recent trend of shakeups at local television news stations. Local, 1B

USF trustees pass on veteran's return

The board did not act on a request to readmit a former U.S. Army Green Beret expelled after insulting a Muslim store clerk and firing his gun outside a Tampa gas station. Local, 1B

Concussion doctor tells his story

Dr. Bennet Omalu led a crusade to expose the effects of repetitive brain injuries on NFL players. "The humanity of science required me to speak out," he said. Local, 1B

Bonfires and bees for the Pier?

The three companies vying to manage, operate and program the city's new $66 million Pier District are floating an array of ideas. Local, 1B

European travel boosts TIA traffic

Tampa International Airport had nearly 1.5 million passengers in October alone, the highest passenger count for October in the airport's history. Business, 4B

TECO Energy sale is approved

A large majority of shareholders vote for the sale of the Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas parent company to Emera. Business, 4B

Doug Williams set for Ring of Honor

Williams reached the playoffs three of his last four seasons with the Bucs, but this honor with the team was never certain. Sports, 1C

Okeechobee fest adds big names

Okeechobee Music Festival in South Florida already had the likes of Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers. But there's more for the first-time fest. Etc, 2B

WHEN TO CALL IT QUITS? 12/03/15 [Last modified: Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:15pm]
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    Bizarre News

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Yale University dean who was placed on leave over offensive reviews she posted on Yelp has left her position at the Ivy League institution, school officials said Tuesday.

  2. Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

    Tourism

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO — Two federal agencies are reportedly demanding financial records from SeaWorld.

    Killer whales Ikaika and Corky participate in behaviors commonly done in the wild during SeaWorld's Killer Whale educational presentation in this photo from Jan. 9. SeaWorld has been subpoenaed by two federal agencies for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the impact from the "Blackfish" documentary. 
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    Bucs

    AUTAUGAVILLE, Ala. —The screen door hangs open to Laura's Country Kitchen but the dining room is empty with no one to feed.

    OJ Howard (far right) is seen in a photo from his adolescent years at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Prattville, Ala., on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Howard served as an usher in addition to attending regular services at this church.
  4. St. Pete Pride schedule and live blog

    Special Topics

    St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride's popular parade moves to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 2 p.m. The parade steps off at Fifth Ave NE and Bayshore at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 2 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue …

    A local business rings in Pride 2017 with some window decorations.