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Published January 10

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

An Outlaws motorcycle club leader’s assassination adds to Tampa Bay’s bloody biker gang history

Court documents that were recently made public revealed shocking facts about the 2017 assassination of Pasco Outlaws motorcycle club leader Paul Anderson, who was shot by rival gang members on motorcycles in rush hour traffic. The execution-style killing put law enforcement on high alert that a motorcycle gang war was brewing. It also led to numerous arrests. Some of the cases are inching toward trial. While motorcycle clubs are far from their heyday, they’re still around in the Tampa Bay area. Gabrielle Calise examines these clubs' dark history in the area.

Ron DeSantis unveils sweeping environmental plan to fix Florida’s water woes

Two days after he took office, Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled sweeping measures to clean up Florida's troubled waters, including spending $2.5 billion and launching more aggressive policies to address algae choking Lake Okeechobee and polluting the state's coasts. The newly minted governor, who angered environmentalists on the campaign trail by dismissing climate change as a significant threat, also promised to establish a resiliency office to address impacts.

Bruce Arians to be introduced as Bucs coach

The Bucs are not just getting an experienced offensive mind in new head coach Bruce Arians. They're also getting a look, and the staple of that look is his signature hat. Check out these coaches who also doffed some pretty recognizable headgear, and read about Arians' interview with NFL Network's Rich Eisen and why he accepted the Bucs position. And, Rick Stroud draws comparisons between Arians and former Rays manager Joe Maddon. Arians will be introduced during a news conference at 2:30; stay with tampabay.com for complete coverage.

Planned St. Petersburg concert venue clears hurdle

An outdoor entertainment venue in the Warehouse Arts District passed its first hurdle at City Council last week, when council members voted unanimously to change zoning rules. The zoning change makes it easier for outdoor performing arts spaces to capitalize on underutilized industrial areas.

City Council agrees to another deal for Pier District art

The St. Petersburg City Council has approved an agreement with the second of three additional artists commissioned to create pieces for the new Pier District. The council approved an agreement with Nick Ervinck of Belgium, who will create a waterlike sculpture in bronze, with a patina finish, to be installed near the Pier head. The piece, “Olnetopia,” will cost $140,000.

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