Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Court says lawsuit over new justices must wait -- until Scott makes his pick

Court says lawsuit over new justices must wait -- until Scott makes his pick

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit over whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor has the power to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court saying that action is not “ripe” because the appointments hav...
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The Florida House Speaker who criticized wild campaign spending is now doing it himself - and won’t apologize

The Florida House Speaker who criticized wild campaign spending is now doing it himself - and won’t apologize

TALLAHASSEE — Even before Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran came to dominate Tallahassee, he declared himself an archenemy of special interests.“I will proudly declare war on all the special interests … all the Gucci-loafing, s...
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Pinellas Chief of Schools Police to retire

Pinellas Chief of Schools Police to retire

Rick Stelljes, the Pinellas County school district's Chief of Schools Police, will retire in the new year.it's been wonderful. it's been 43 years i've been doign this. 28 at st. pete. january – 15 here.it's oen of those things. chief here 5 yea...
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NFL Power Rankings, Week 15: Carson Wentz's injury drops Eagles out of top five

NFL Power Rankings, Week 15: Carson Wentz's injury drops Eagles out of top five

What follows below is a ranking of all 32 NFL teams. To build this list, we consulted five objective measures of team strength: Pro Football Reference’s Simple Rating System, Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average ratings...
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All Eyes gallery: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017

All Eyes gallery: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Sonia de Jara mops up water in the kitchen of her family's destroyed trailer following Hurricane Irma in southern Collier County, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Querubin Jara, 11, plays with his fa...
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NFL Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff picks

NFL Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff picks

Week 15 starts and ends with disappointment — a Thursday night meeting of two of the more disappointing teams (Denver at Indianapolis) and a Monday night game that once had held high hopes locally (Atlanta at Tampa Bay). Once.Here's our picks f...
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An insider’s guide to beach camping on Shell Key

An insider’s guide to beach camping on Shell Key

Working several part-time jobs after graduating college seems to be increasingly common. With the fluctuating schedules and multiple tax forms also comes the benefit of having random days off during the week to experience wild areas in Florida when n...
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Former USF star Courtney Williams makes national team pool

Former USF star Courtney Williams makes national team pool

Former USF women's basketball sensation Courtney Williams is one significant step closer to becoming an Olympian.Williams, who just completed her first full season with the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, is among 29 players who have been chosen for the 2017...
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Rightward Ho: Rick Scott wins fight over filling Florida Supreme Court vacancies

Rightward Ho: Rick Scott wins fight over filling Florida Supreme Court vacancies

The Florida Supreme Court is tossing out a petition aiming to stop Republican Gov. Rick Scott from appointing three state Supreme Court justices on the day he leaves office.The court announced its decision Thursday, saying that it can't rule on somet...
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Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

Rays officials headed back across I-4 this afternoon, leaving the winter meetings while working toward resolution of "advanced" trade talks that could include some of their biggest name players.Most of the attention and speculation has been on on the...
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