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Report: VA staff left veteran's body in shower nine hours, tried to hide mistakes

SEMINOLE — Staff members at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System left the body of a veteran in a shower room for more than nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake, a hospital investigati …

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For four years, female employees of a Tampa firm didn't know a top executive had secretly videotaped them in the restroom

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Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

Dining Planner: Hyde Park Village gingerbread house winner crowned and the Eatery debuts

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Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

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11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

11 places to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

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  1. Lightning's slump feels more ominous than previous ones

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — The Lightning and Penguins were separated by just 30 yards Friday afternoon, practicing on separate ice sheets at the Ice Sports Forum.

    Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, getting beaten by Vancouver during the first period Thursday, has been off his game.
  2. Arrest made in SoHo robbery, kidnapping

    Crime

    TAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of robbing and kidnapping a young woman in the SoHo area of South Tampa.

    Rogers
  3. Lamar Jackson, Saturday's likely Heisman winner, was almost a Gator

    College

    Barring an enormous upset, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will be announced as the 82nd Heisman Trophy winner tonight in New York.

    Lamar Jackson, in FSU’s DeMarcus Walker’s grasp, soured on UF when Will Muschamp was fired, still considered the Gators, then chose Louisville.
  4. Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota, Week 13: What we've learned

    Bucs

    This is how you know things are going well: Bucs fans are happy with their quarterback and couldn't care less about how Marcus Mariota is doing in Tennessee, and Titans fans are happy with their quarterback and couldn't care less about how Jameis Winston is doing in Tampa.

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  5. Horse euthanized after being freed from swamp in Tarpon Springs

    Public Safety

    TARPON SPRINGS — A 16-year-old horse was euthanized Thursday night after Pinellas County sheriff's deputies spent hours helping to free it from a swamp, according to the agency.

    Crews attempt to rescue Kushca, a 16-year-old horse from mud in Tarpon Springs Thursday. The horse was later euthanized after it was unable to stand on its own and suffered from severe exhaustion. | Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  6. Report: No one tried to bury sewer study, but St. Petersburg's public works department is dysfunctional

    Water

    ST. PETERSBURG — A city-commissioned report concluded high-ranking sewer officials did not bury a consultant's 2014 report that predicted St. Petersburg's sewage woes if the city shut down the Albert Whitted treatment plant — which is exactly what the city did in 2015, setting the stage for the current …

    Signs posted at St. Petersburg’s North Shore Park in September warned people to stay out of the water due to contamination from sewage released by the city’s sewer system after it was overwhelmed by Hurricane Hermine. On Friday a report found that the city did not bury a 2014 consultants report that explained how closing the Albert Whitted treatment plant could backfire on the city. St. Petersburg closed the plant in 2015, and has since released 200 million gallons of sewage. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  7. Tankersley verbally reprimanded for hiring fiasco

    Blogs

    St. Petersburg Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley generated headlines this week when it came to light that he had recruited a Department of Environmental Protection employee for a high-paying city job. 

    St. Petersburg Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley
  8. Trump to hold 'thank you' rally in Orlando next week

    Blogs

    President-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence will appear next Friday in Orlando, another stop in the "thank you" tour that has stopped in key states.

  9. Feds tell automakers to hurry it up on Takata airbag recall fixes

    Autos

    The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

    Federal officials are telling automakers to hasten their efforts to make fixes to recalled airbags made by automotive parts supplier Takata. [Associated Press] 
  10. Record-setting stock streak hits sixth day on broad gains

    Markets

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including health care companies and makers of household goods.

    Trader Michael Milano makes a trade Friday at the NYSE.

Trump to hold 'thank you' rally in Orlando next week

President-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence will appear next Friday in Orlando, another stop in the "thank you" tour that has stopped in key states....

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Bucs fan primer: What to root for in Week 14

We're back for another week of Advanced Scoreboard Watching, helping Bucs fans know what they should be pulling for to maximize Tampa Bay's playoff chances....

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12 Blogs of Christmas: Hunter S. Thompson sets his tree on fire (w/ video)

Maybe you're feeling down on Christmas, or maybe you just want to see a famous writer start a giant fire in their living room. ...

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