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News at Noon: Live guide to the Bucs in the NFL draft; abortion battle coming to Tallahassee; Buckhorn talks tenure; and more

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

NFL draft: Live blog and everything you need to know about the Bucs' picks

Want to know what the Bucs might do with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft? How different the Bucs might look under new head coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles? Whether Jameis Winston will flourish now that the team has gone all-in with the former Florida State quarterback? From the first-round draft order to the Bucs' picks, a draft tracker, story links and more, here's everything you need to follow the big event.

Those on Florida's front lines in the abortion battle know change is coming

In Florida, a single abortion bill — on parental consent — creeps forward this year, but it has the potential to open the floodgates for many more. Crusaders on both sides are gearing up for the fight, as conservatives look to court advantage. Read the first installment of our series following the legislation.

Five things to know about Florida's crackdown on texting while driving

The Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure Tuesday that would make texting while driving a primary offense. As it stands today, texting while driving is illegal, but it's a secondary offense. This means police officers can only cite drivers for texting while driving if they are pulled over for other reasons first. As we await the fate of this legislation, here are five things to know about legislation using cellphones while driving.

A conversation with Bob Buckhorn on his way out as Tampa mayor. (Spoiler: He doesn't want to go.)

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn might've endorsed mayor-elect Jane Castor, but that doesn't mean he's over eager to leave office himself. In his waning days running the city of Tampa, what he calls the best job in politics, Mayor Buckhorn talks to the Tampa Bay Times.

Lakeland woman held 11-month-old daughter under scalding hot water, killing her, police say

Police in Lakeland Tuesday arrested 21-year-old Pamela Black, charging her in the November 2018 death of her 11-month-old daughter, Serenity Gunter. Authorities said Black held the infant in a sink filled with 140-degree water. Serenity died two weeks later. Black originally told police the infant "bumped" the hot water on during a bath.

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