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Weekend rewind: Was that Dirk Koetter's Bucs gear at Goodwill?; Thousands celebrate Epiphany in Tarpon Springs; and more

Here are the top stories that we published over the weekend.
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis prepares for the dove release during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times Dove bearer Stella Bilirakis prepares for the dove release during the 113th annual Epiphany celebration on Sunday (1/6/19) at Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs
Published Jan. 6, 2019

Here are the top stories that we published over the weekend.

As record year ends, Florida studying suicide prevention barriers for Sunshine Skyway bridge

For years, the Florida Department of Transportation has rejected calls to install netting or fencing to deter jumpers from the iconic bridge. But this week, a department spokeswoman said officials are studying vertical barriers that could be installed along the bridge walls to deter suicide attempts. In addition, the department is about to install new technology that will detect pedestrians and stopped cars to more quickly alert authorities to a potential jumper.

After the storm, ruins and rebuilding overshadow personal anguish

Hurricane Michael caused emotional trauma. Experts say stress and despair that can lead to less visible devastation through depression and anxiety. Mayor Al Cathey said it's hard even to look around. "You pass the history of our city, and it's just laying there in a pile or crumpled."

What happened to Dirk Koetter's Bucs gear? Was it found at Goodwill?

A bunch of Bucs gear was uncovered by Mike Allen at a Tampa Goodwill store. And it didn't appear to be any normal hand-me-down of last season's styles. Koetter's name was on the iron-on label on the inside of every item.

Viral McDonald's fight shows that when customers attack, workers don't have many rights

Dealing with the public every day is not always very sweet. So what's a cashier, salesman or stock boy to do when a customer becomes irate over a straw, wrong price or forgotten item?

Thousands celebrate Epiphany cross dive in Tarpon Springs

From the crowd of 58 boys who jumped from dingys into Spring Bayou during St. Nicholas Cathedral's 113th Epiphany celebration, Ilias Skandaliaris, 17, emerged from the waters grasping the wooden cross tossed in by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.