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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. 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
  2. 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.

  3. Feds tell automakers to hurry it up on Takaka air bag 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.

    This photo shows the North American headquarters of automotive parts supplier Takata in Auburn Hills, Mich. Federal officials are telling automakers to more quickly make fixes to recalled airbags. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) NYBZ115
  4. 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, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. U.S. stocks are opening higher Friday morning as major indexes continue to set records. [Associated Press]
  5. Trump says 'many things can go wrong' with early voting, and cites Florida

    Blogs

    “They had that long early voting in Florida. It’s so long, and so many things can go wrong when you have that long period of time, right? That long, long, long period. Used to be you’d have a day, you vote. Now you’re going forever. Weeks and weeks.”

  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints: What to watch for

    Bucs

    As the Bucs try to win their fifth game in a row and help their playoff chances at home on Sunday, here are five things to watch against the Saints:

    Bucs Henry Melton (90) sacks Saints Drew Brees (9) in the 1st half during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium Sunday afternoon in Tampa 12/13/15.
  7. Afternoon update: Visit Florida CEO defends spending; Rubio calls for Russian hacking investigation; female employees secretly videotaped by Tampa executive; and live updates from Plant's state championship game

    News

    After spending millions of dollars of taxpayer money on a race car, soccer team and a pop star with sexually charged lyrics in his music, it's easy to see why the state's primary tourism marketing agency has …

    Pitbull performs on stage at Amalie Arena in Tampa during the 2016 Bad Man Tour. [Friday, July 29, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  8. Lawyer charged with bringing gun to Pinellas courthouse pleads guilty

    Criminal

    A lawyer charged with bringing a loaded gun to the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center pleaded guilty this week to felony charges and was sentenced to three years probation.

    Clearwater attorney James Franklin Lowy, 49, was arrested in September after the PInellas County Sheriff's Office said he tried to enter the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center with a gun in his backpack. This week Lowy pleaded guilty to a felony charge and was sentenced to spend three years on probation. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  9. The Attic in Ybor City opens; sets concerts by Shawn Mullins, J.J. Grey, Phil Vassar, more

    Blogs

    After months of delays in construction and permitting, the Attic is open for business.

    Shawn Mullins
  10. Why Charlie Strong-to-USF would be more question mark than exclamation

    College

    It appears that USF has zeroed in on Charlie Strong to be its next head football coach.

    My immediate reaction? Meh.

    Could Charlie Strong, who has strong ties to Florida, be a viable replacement for Willie Taggart? (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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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