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Romano: Be prepared to fight if you believe in public schools

There's a war on the horizon, and you had better be prepared. Right now, it's confined to courtrooms and back rooms, but there are warning signs that it may soon spill into neighborhoods and …

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Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

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14-year-old charged with first degree murder in death of elderly Pasco County man

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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. The Buzz: Former mayor Rick Baker mentioned among maybes for governor in 2018

    Politics

    St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's ongoing sewer problems should make aspiring mayors more optimistic about their prospects for beating him when he runs for a second term next year. But the opponent Kriseman fears most, former Mayor Rick Baker, seems to have his sights on a loftier goal.

    Hillsborough School Board D-7 candidates Joseph Caetano, Alan Clendenin, Carlos Frontela, Lynn Gray, Stanley Gray, Cathy James, Norene Miller,
  2. Congress includes help for Everglades, beaches in major water bill

    TALLAHASSEE — Congress is including millions to help with Everglades restoration in a wide-ranging water bill being sent to President Barack Obama.

  3. Strong departs Tampa with no USF deal, says he'll be back

    College

    TAMPA — USF's pursuit of Charlie Strong as its football coach stretched into Day 3, with the former Texas and Louisville coach departing Tampa via private Learjet Saturday morning with no apparent deal struck.

    Charlie Strong
  4. 14-year-old charged with first degree murder in death of elderly Pasco County man

    Crime

    HOLIDAY — A 14-year-old in Pasco County will be charged as an adult with first degree felony murder after deputies say his brutal beating of Robert Walker caused the 81-year-old man's death just hours after the teen robbed him.

    Alexander Perez, 14, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the Sept. 23 early morning beating death of 81-year-old Robert Walker in Holiday. [Courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Gulfport man and long-term AIDS survivor walks to remember and to advocate

    Medicine

    ST. PETERSBURG — Greg Stemm felt death coming.

    Greg Stemm poses for a portrait during the 13th Annual Tampa Bay AIDS Walk & 5k Run at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Stemm was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 and is an active member of the HIV/AIDS community. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]
  6. Romano: Be prepared to fight if you believe in public schools

    K12

    There's a war on the horizon, and you had better be prepared.

  7. Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

    Elections

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.

    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at United Nations headquarters. Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday. 
White House counterterrorism and Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco said Obama ordered officials to report on the hacking of Democratic officials email accounts and Russia's involvement.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WX105
  8. For Plant, 45-6 loss in Class 7A football final can't dim joy of the journey

    Sports

    ORLANDO — As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the Camping World Stadium clock Friday night, Plant players and coaches shed a few tears and exchanged bear hugs. A perfect 13-0 season came to a crashing halt in a 45-6 loss to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in the Class 7A state final.

    Plant High's offensive lineman Scotty Rogers (77) and linebacker Micah McFadden (47) bumps heads before the Class 7A state championship game between Plant High and St. Thomas Aquinas at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, December 9, 2016
  9. Clearwater man stabbed to death in likely domestic dispute, police say

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — A 58-year-old man is dead after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute at 1710 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

  10. Penguins in town, Vasilevskiy in goal

    Blogs

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

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

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