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HE POINTED A GUN AT A HERNANDO HIGH STUDENT. DEPUTIES TALKED TO HIM MINUTES LATER. WHY WASN'T HE ARRESTED RIGHT AWAY?
The confrontation between a 67-year-old man and a teen driver escalated in the parking lot of Hernando High School. Conflicting accounts and stand-your-ground concerns contributed to the delay.
QUEEN, HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH SET SEPARATE TAMPA DATES
A couple of big names announced 2019 concert dates in Tampa. Legendary rockers Queen and their new singer Adam Lambert are coming to Amalie Arena on Aug. 18, the first Tampa Bay visit by any incarnation of the band since playing the Lakeland Civic Center back in the day. Tickets start at $45.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Meanwhile, Hootie and the Blowfish are embarking on their biggest tour in years next summer, and it’ll include a stop at Tampa’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 7. Barenaked Ladies will open the show, making this a '90s night to remember. Tickets are $29.50 and up and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
TOP OFFICIALS FOR FLORIDA'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, TRANSPORTATION TO STEP DOWN
The exodus of agency heads from Gov. Rick Scott's administration continues as Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis prepares to take office in January. Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew has submitted his resignation effective Monday, while Division of Emergency Management Director Wes Maul sent a letter Thursday to staff members and DeSantis saying said he intends to step down in January.
HOW A PALM HARBOR MAN BECAME THE GO-TO COSTUME DESIGNER FOR WWE'S NEW DAY
Jonathan Davenport has worked on just about every kind of creative endeavor in entertainment, but his most high-profile, and strangest, project yet, might be designing costumes for WWE wrestlers.
SPORTS DAY TAMPA BAY PODCAST: TOM JONES, RICK STROUD BREAK DOWN BUCS-PANTHERS
Has Jameis Winston truly turned the corner? Could his performance save jobs at One Buc Place? Rick Stroud and Times sports columnist Tom Jones break down the Bucs' 24-17 win over the Panthers as Jameis Winston plays another clean game without a turnover and the Bucs defense picks off Cam Newton four times.