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Top 5 at noon: Duke 'on course' for full power restoration; Trigaux on Florida's winners and losers; and more

Scott Crellin, a trouble man for Duke Energy, top, cuts tree limbs from a power line along Pinellas Avenue Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Tarpon Springs. Many Tampa Bay residents have found themselves without power after Hurricane Irma passed through the Tampa Bay area.
Scott Crellin, a trouble man for Duke Energy, top, cuts tree limbs from a power line along Pinellas Avenue Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Tarpon Springs. Many Tampa Bay residents have found themselves without power after Hurricane Irma passed through the Tampa Bay area.
Published Sep. 15, 2017

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

DUKE 'ON COURSE' FOR FULL RESTORATION OF POWER TONIGHT AFTER IRMA

Almost five days after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, about 2 million customers woke up Friday still without power. About 188,000 of those in the dark lived in Tampa Bay. The vast majority of those customers fall under Duke Energy In Pinellas. The utility has promised that all service in the county will be restored by midnight. "The time frame has not changed. We are still on course for that," Duke Energy spokesman Brandon Thomas said Friday.

TRIGAUX: FLORIDA WINNERS AND LOSERS APLENTY IN WAKE OF HURRICANE IRMA

Face it. Everybody in Florida was a loser to the statewide rampage by Hurricane Irma. Floridians suffered distress and fear, expense, the home-vs-work tug of war, evacuation (and post-storm return) hell, personal discomfort, damage and — even now for too many residents and businesses — oppressive power outages that Irma delivered from the Keys to Jacksonville to Tampa Bay. Still, out of this mess there are winners of a sort. and there are clearly losers of all kinds .

WHO WILL WIN BIG (WE HOPE) AT THE EMMYS ON SUNDAY

TV is the perfect escape, and boy, do we need to after that anxiety-ridden storm week. And Sunday's Emmys will honor the best distractions we have.

TRUCK DRIVER SAYS HE LOST HIS JOB FOR HANDING OUT FREE PLYWOOD IN ZEPHYRHILLS

A truck driver said he arrived too late to drop off a load of plywood at a Zephyrhills Home Depot so he gave it away to people as they arrived at the closed store, desperate to board up their homes for Hurricane Irma. The driver, Tim McCrory of Massachusetts, told 10News WTSP he was fired for the act.

ONE DIRECTION'S NIALL HORAN COMING TO THE MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE IN TAMPA

One Direction fans, your wait is over. One of your beloved is finally coming to Tampa. Niall Horan will bring his 2018 tour to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sept. 22. To clarify: That's NEXT Sept. 22, as in 2018.

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