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Top 5 at Noon: The massive cost of Richard Spencer at UF; Tampa Bay's first 'geek bar' is not for football

White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at Texas A&M University in 2016. Next week, he appears at the University of Florida, where he plans to talk for 30 to 45 minutes then take questions for an hour. Whether students want to banter, ask serious questions or scream, he promised to engage. [Associated Press]
White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at Texas A&M University in 2016. Next week, he appears at the University of Florida, where he plans to talk for 30 to 45 minutes then take questions for an hour. Whether students want to banter, ask serious questions or scream, he promised to engage. [Associated Press]
Published Oct. 11, 2017

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

RICHARD SPENCER SECURITY IS A HUGE EXPENSE FOR UF AND TAXPAYERS

Richard Spencer wants his talk at the University of Florida to be timely, "not curdled milk." After all, UF will be the first school to host the notorious white nationalist since his "Unite the Right" rally brought torches, Nazi chants and bloodshed to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Due to security concerns, the price tag for the university, and taxpayers, will be huge.

FATHER ACCUSED IN DEATH OF 13-YEAR-OLD JANESSA SHANNON APPEARS IN COURT

Nahshon Shannon, 37, who faces charges of first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of his daughter Janessa, is appearing in a Tampa court for a pretrial detention hearing. Get the latest details here.

TAMPA BAY'S FIRST 'GEEK BAR' IS FOR STAR TREK AND HARRY POTTER< NOT THE NFL

When a customer aske the owners of Waypoint 6 Tavern and Geekery to put on the football game, they politely declined. The first bar and restaurant in the area to cater specifically to geeky interests won't be showing sports, unless it's quidditch, BattleBots or drone racing, according to a sign on the door that went viral.

BUCS' MCCOY SAYS NFL STOPPING PROTESTS WOULD BRING AN UPROAR

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, interviewed on Adam Schefter's ESPN podcast, said Tuesday there would be an "uproar" if the NFL moves forward with a proposal that would keep players from kneeling in protest during the national anthem. "I think it's going to be an uproar if that is to happen, because you're basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech.

JUDGE RELEASES TAMPA MAN WHO WENT BERSERK ON DELTA FLIGHT

The Tampa man accused of going berserk on a Seattle-to-Beijing flight, beating passengers and crew members with a wine bottle before being subdued, has been ordered released from federal custody by a Seattle magistrate judge. In new court documents, Joseph D. Hudek IV explains why he freaked out on that flight.

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