News at Noon: Amendment 4 could cost 'millions' to carry out; Tampa park battles seagull poop; Evan Langoria's top five moments with the Rays; and more

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Published April 4, 2019

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Amendment 4 will likely cost 'millions' to carry out. Here's why.

As Florida lawmakers debate how to carry out Amendment 4, which aimed to restore the right to vote to more than a million felons who completed their sentences, there is one thing the House and Senate seem to agree on. Restitution, the money that felons have to pay out to the victims of their crimes, must be repaid in full before they're allowed to vote. There's just one small problem, though: No one tracks restitution.

The city of Tampa is losing its battle against seagull poop at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

The seagulls keep pooping all over the boat slips at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. And city employees have no idea how to make them stop, prompting some creative strategies. The city has used an 18-inch plastic bobble head owl and pre-recorded bird distress calls, along with the screaming sounds of predator birds like something out of a Jurassic Park movie.

Buzzer beaters are part of the Final Four fabric

Suspense in this NCAA women's tournament has been at a premium — so far. The bracket has remained mostly bereft of last-gasp drama ― to this point. No true instant classics have materialized ― yet. But all that might change before you can say Ogunbowale. Face it, we yearn for buzzer beaters. We eagerly anticipate them the way a big-league fan anticipates an upper-deck blast or an NHL fan anticipates dropped gloves.

Florida Republicans and Democrats do damage control after Trump rips Colombia president Duque

Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Trump said Duque, the U.S.'s most important ally in the ongoing effort to oust Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, "has done nothing for us" in combating the flow of illicit drugs. The comments, which were not shared with members of Congress in advance, prompted at least three lawmakers, Republican Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio and Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to speak with Duque directly.

Evan Longoria's top five moments with the Rays

With Giants third baseman Evan Longoria set to face his former team for the first time Friday, here's a look at Longoria's five biggest moments with the Rays.

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