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Published Dec. 27, 2018

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'WE'RE NOT GOING BACK TO NORMAL.' THEY RODE OUT HURRICANE MICHAEL, BUT WERE LEFT WITHOUT HOMES

Basic necessities like food and water have been restored since the October afternoon when the storm pummeled Panama City. But a new crisis has emerged over a need even more primal — housing. Read more from Kathryn Varn, and why our reporting on Hurricane Michael is not over.

2018 WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THE YEAR IN FLORIDA POLITICS

'Tis the season to declare the winners and losers of Florida politics in 2018. Check out who made politics editor Adam C. Smith's list.

LAKELAND POLICE RELEASE VIDEO OF TEEN WHO DIED AFTER TRYING TO RAM OFFICERS, CROWD IN STOLEN CAR

The Lakeland Police Department has released surveillance footage showing an incident at a drive-thru restaurant that left a 17-year-old dead following an officer-involved shooting. In recent years, there has been debate on when police should fire into moving vehicles and how officers should position themselves when approaching vehicles. Gross said the Lakeland Police Department doesn't have guidelines on officers positioning themselves in front of vehicles and that department policy says they may fire into a moving vehicle only when an officer "reasonably believes it is necessary to do so in order to protect themselves or others from imminent death or great bodily harm."

DOES ASPIRIN A DAY REALLY HELP? A NEW ROUND OF STUDIES SOWS CONFUSION.

After years of doctors recommending low-dose aspirin as a preventative measure against cardiovascular disease and colon cancer, the last few weeks of 2018 brought a wave of confusing news from the research world. Is an aspirin regimen good or bad for you? Sometimes it's hard to tell.

MORE THAN 100 THINGS TO DO FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE IN TAMPA BAY

Happy New Year! With the big party night falling on a Monday, the weekend is alive with activities for adults and families alike. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate the final days of 2018.

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