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  1. Gators dispatch Muschamp, with tough test at LSU next

    College

    GAINESVILLE — It's never a bad day when the coach you fired to hire your new coach doesn't get carried off your field on his players' shoulders his first time back. Got all that? …

    GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Head coaches Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks and Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators shake hands after the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) 678473375
  2. State volleyball: Familiar foe dispatches Plant in 8A final

    Volleyballpreps

    OCALA — For the second straight season, Plant was swept in the state final match by Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. The Panthers struggled against the Raiders' tall front line and stingy defense, and had too many unforced errors in a 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 loss Saturday at West Port High School. …

    Plant High head coach Margeaux Sinibaldi speaks to the team after its loss in the Class 8A state volleyball final between Plant High and St. Thomas Aquinas at West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. St. Thomas beat Plant High 3-0.
  3. Woman, dog treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after car left running in Tampa condo garage

    Publicsafety

    TAMPA-- A woman and her dog were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning early Thursday after police say a car was left running in the enclosed garage of a condo complex in Tampa. …

    Tampa police and fire crews responded to Cordoba & Beach Park Condos, 114 Beach Haven Lane, after a resident called 911 when her carbon monoxide detector went off, officials said.
  4. Report: VA staff left veteran's body in shower nine hours, tried to hide mistakes

    Veterans

    SEMINOLE — Staff members at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System left the body of a veteran in a shower room for more than nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake, a hospital investigation shows. …

    An internal report says staff tried to cover up mistakes made when the body of a veteran was left for nine hours in a shower at the hospice unit of the sprawling Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Seminole. [Scott Keeler   |   Times, 2014]
  5. All Eyes gallery: Douglas R. Clifford's favorite photos of 2016

    News

    Each year, Times photographers choose their favorite photos from the past 12 months. These are from Douglas R. Clifford. Douglas R. Clifford …

    Several blocks of Magnolia Avenue leading into the historic district of downtown St. Augustine is impassible littered with live oak branches on October  7, 2016, the result of hurricane Matthew passing to the east on Florida's east coast.
  6. 911 Pulse calls reveal terror inside club

    Nation

    ORLANDO — They had been hiding from the shooter in a Pulse nightclub bathroom for about two hours. …

    in Orlando on July 12, one month after a gunman killed 49 inside the gay club. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  7. Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboard (w/ video)

    World

    Associated Press ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday with 48 people on board, killing all of them, police and an airline spokesman said.  …

    People gather outside the emergency ward, where authorities brought the bodies of plane crash victims, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  8. Notable: Three memoirs from funny celebrities

    Books

    Notable Star power Just when we need something not at all serious, new memoirs from three funny celebrities. …

  9. Know the foe: Venice

    Home Team

    Know the foe: Venice (11-0) Up next: Hosts East Lake (9-1)  in a Class 7A region final Friday. Road to the state semifinals: D. South Fort Myers 56-0; d. Braden River 64-42 …

    East Lake is up against an unbeaten Venice team that's capable of putting up loads of points.
  10. Know the foe: Green Cove Springs Clay

    Footballpreps

    Know the foe: Green Cove Springs Clay (9-3) Up next: Visits River Ridge (9-2) in a Class 5A region final Friday. Road to the state semifinals: D. Citra North Marion 41-38; d. Baker County 42-14 …

    Clay's game plan is similar to ones that Austin Vellucci and River Ridge have already faced from other opponents this season. (Charlie Kaijo, Times)
  11. Column: Will Selig's entry crack open door to Hall of Fame?

    Ml

    Everything about baseball got bigger during Bud Selig's reign as commissioner.  …

    Former commissioner Bud Selig speaks on the set for the MLB Network, at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. Selig and Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz were voted into the 2017 class of baseball's Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) MDAB106
  12. Family follows 911 phone directions, saves man with CPR

    Humaninterest

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Authorities say the family of Jerry Carlson saved his life by following their directions to a T. The family, on the other hand, credits 911 call-taker Rebecca Demedeiros, who patiently walked them through the steps of administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. …

  13. Police agencies tackle homelessness to meet needs, fight crime

    News

    Mike Nirschl can't remember the last time he leaned back in a dentist's chair and opened wide. "It's probably been a couple of years," the 39-year-old Tampa man said last week after thinking for a moment. "I floss and brush every day, but you still need to see a dentist." …

    Mike Nirschl, 39, has lived on the streets twice in recent months but now has a job and room at a boarding house. He’s received help from the homeless outreach effort led by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Police Department.
  14. Sports in brief

    Sports

    TENNIS MURRAY gets djokovic for no. 1 faceoff LONDON — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic on Saturday set up a showdown for the ATP World Tour Finals title and the yearend No. 1 ranking.  …

  15. Deputies release body cam footage from inside Orlando's Pulse shooting scene

    Crime

    ORLANDO — The Orange County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released hours of body camera footage from deputies who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting. …

    In this June 12 photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando after a mass shooting. [Associated Press]
  16. Photo gallery: 10 amazing supermoon photos from the past 2 nights

    Weather

    The brightest supermoon since 1948 lit up skies around the world the past two nights. Here are some of the best supermoon photos from Sunday and Monday nights. All of these images were distributed by The Associated Press. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP) …

  17. The 20 best photos of the week, from the Associated Press and Getty Images

    World

    This week's collection of the best news photos features murmurating starlings in Scotland, Colombian soccer players mourning lost teammates, two very different reactions to the death of Fidel Castro, Paris ablaze (with light) at night, the oldest living person in the world, a massive protest in Indonesia and a couple beautiful, fog-shrouded images. …

    GRETNA, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on November 25, 2016 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
  18. Continuing issues could lead to end of fire department in Hernando Beach

    Localgovernment

    HERNANDO BEACH — Hernando County Fire Rescue this week took over emergency calls in Hernando Beach after trying for months to get the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department to cooperate with county emergency protocols. …

  19. Price, Canadiens extend hot starts

    Sports

    MONTREAL — Carey Price became the first goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first 10 games of a season and the Canadiens set a franchise record for most consecutive home victories to start a season with a 5-0 defeat of the Red Wings on Saturday night. …

  20. Death toll rises to 50 in ISIS-claimed blast in Pakistan (w/video)

    World

    QUETTA, Pakistan — The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.  …

    Rescue workers and volunteers unload a bombing victim from an ambulance near Karachi. Officials say rescuers are struggling with the difficult mountainous terrain of Baluchistan.

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