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Top 5 at Noon: Seminole Heights victims bound by tragedy; State Theatre struggles after fire code violations; Bucs mishandling McCoy, says Sapp

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THREE YOUNG LIVES BOUND BY DEATH IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS

The three young people gunned down this month in Southeast Seminole Heights — crimes police believe were random but related — often spent time outside when they needed to go somewhere. It's not clear why they were targeted, but interviews with family and friends shed light on the victims, now bound together by tragedy.

STATE THEATRE STRUGGLES TO KEEP SHOWS AFTER FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS

Dozens of fire code violations at State Theatre — outdated sprinkler and alarm systems, inadequate handrails and emergency lights, noncompliant doors and exit lights and a green room riddled with electrical and access issues — stretched back prior to a high-profile voter rally with Sen. Tim Kaine and Jon Bon Jovi just before the 2016 election.

Many persisted as the venue hosted dozens more events throughout 2017..

STRIPPERS, ASSASSINATION PLOTS AND THE WILDEST JFK FILES

President Donald Trump ordered the release of more than 2,800 records related to the John F. Kennedy assassination on Thursday, but bowed to pressure from the CIA, FBI and other agencies to delay disclosing some of the most sensitive documents for another six months. Even so, the thousands of pages that were published online by the National Archives Thursday evening describe decades of spies and surveillance, informants and assassination plots. Here's a look at some of the wildest stories found within them so far.

WARREN SAPP SAYS BUCS ARE MISHANDLING GERALD MCCOY

Warren Sapp is not coming back to the NFL. He doesn't think Simeon Rice is, either. But the Bucs Hall of Fame tackle, who with Rice helped underwrite one of the great defenses in NFL history with a menacing pass rush, can't stomach what he's seeing. "I'm a little lost right now," Sapp said. "This is hard to watch." He's talking about the current Bucs, and their misuse of Gerald McCoy.

TRIGAUX: 5 ECONOMIC TRENDS THAT WILL DRIVE TAMPA BAY'S FUTURE

Tampa Bay and Florida are like most metros and states — vying to get bigger, stronger and eager to do more. What they don't have, they want. And what they do have needs to be remodeled often to remain bright and shiny. With Florida and Tampa Bay unemployment rates at 3.8 and 3.3 percent, respectively, economic aspirations are predictably high. a former Waterside condo owner thinks Means' death could have been prevented..

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