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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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    Public Safety

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    Blogs

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    Blogs

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