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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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  1. New Florida driver's licenses available in Tampa Bay

    State Roundup

    The new Florida IDs are beginning to roll out across the state, with some locations in Tampa Bay already carrying the cards.

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced it will begin to issue the new Florida driver license and ID card this month in various locations across the state. [Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles]
  2. Come on down, former 'Price Is Right' announcer Rich Fields; you're the new afternoon DJ on Q105

    Blogs

    There's a new afternoon drive host on classic hits radio station WRBQ-FM, better known as "Q105."

  3. From the food editor: Five things I'm enjoying in the food world right now

    Cooking

    Sometimes your notebook is scribbled with little thoughts here and there, things you come across in the food world and want to share but aren't sure how or when. Well, folks, I need to get some of this off my chest. Here is a somewhat random collection of culinary things I am really enjoying right now:

    Espresso Sea Salt Cookie Sandwiches with a cooked buttercream frosting, from St. Petersburg home bakery Wandering Whisk Bakeshop. Photo by Jennifer Jacobs.
  4. In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadium

    World

    BEIRUT — U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces battling the Islamic State group in Syria captured the city hospital in Raqqa on Tuesday, leaving IS militants holed up at the local stadium, their last stand in the fight over what was once the extremists' de facto capital.

    This frame grab from video released Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows Syrian Islamic State group fighters who surrendered entering a base of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Raqqa, Syria. A spokesman for the SDF in Syria says it will be in control of the northern city of Raqqa "within a few days" after attacking the last pocket held by the Islamic State group. SDF fighters launched an operation to retake the last IS-held pocket of Raqqa after some 275 militants and their family members surrendered. [Furat FM via AP]
  5. Florida education news: Constitution changes, #HB7069, school security and more

    Blogs

    NEW RULES: Once every 20 years, Florida convenes a commission to examine whether the state constitution needs amending. Education — Article IX — can play a pivotal role, and this time around the subject appears to be coming into focus for possible change. Members of the public already have