Monday, December 11, 2017

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Update: Two students arrested after gun found near Lakewood High

Update: Two students arrested after gun found near Lakewood High

Two Lakewood High students arrested Monday now face felony weapon charges after the school was put on lockdown following reports of a weapon on campus.Anthony Comeau, who turned 17 on Saturday, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapo...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

TAMPA — The season started in August with “Hard Knocks,” packed bleachers at training camp and cheers for coach Dirk Koetter.It ended Sunday with a 24-21 loss to the Lions, a lot of empty seats and chants of “We want Gruden ba...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Women in Florida politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire

Women in Florida politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire

As Florida's politically powerful men fear becoming targets of sexual harassment allegations, the new-found awareness of a male-dominated Legislature has come with a cost: women are collateral damage.Female staffers and lobbyists who returned to the ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida defensive lineman Taven Bryan is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday on Instagram.The 6-foot-4, 291-pound redshirt junior was among the Gators' leaders with four sacks and 40 tackles (six for a loss) on the ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Want to fight voter fraud in Florida? Here’s an easy way, experts say

Want to fight voter fraud in Florida? Here’s an easy way, experts say

Voting experts from Alabama to West Virginia urged Florida Monday to join 20 other states in a partnership to scrub its voter rolls before the next statewide election in 2018.At a conference in Tallahassee, experts emphasized the benefits of data-sha...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Seminole Middle water test results come back clean, district says

Seminole Middle water test results come back clean, district says

Pinellas County school district officials say the water levels in Seminole Middle School's cafeteria, which was found to have "high levels" of copper and iron this week, are now within the Environmental Protection Agency's safe guidelines.Distri...
Updated: 3 hours ago
UPDATED: Florida House Speaker tight-lipped about aide secretly moonlighting for lobbyist consultant

UPDATED: Florida House Speaker tight-lipped about aide secretly moonlighting for lobbyist consultant

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has cast himself as champion of ethics and transparency, a bulwark against special interests in Tallahassee. But he tells The Buzz he has no concerns about his communications director having secretly worked for ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
USF nets Institution of the Year award from D.C. publication

USF nets Institution of the Year award from D.C. publication

For its use of data to help students stay in college and graduate on time, the University of South Florida was named higher education's "institution of the year" by a D.C.-based education publication.The honor comes as USF celebrates i...
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HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay

1. Lakewood (7-0)This week: Monday vs. Pinellas Park, Thursday at Bradenton Southeast, Friday at Tarpon SpringsThe buzz: The Spartans have not been challenged yet this season. In seven games, they have outscored opponents 638-145. This week might be ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Outback Steakhouse co-founder Chris Sullivan steps off Bloomin’ Brands’ board

Outback Steakhouse co-founder Chris Sullivan steps off Bloomin’ Brands’ board

Chris Sullivan, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, resigned from the board of the restaurant chain’s parent company last Wednesday, according to a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The document, filed by Tampa-based Bloomin’ B...
Updated: 12 minutes ago