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THE DAYSTARTER: YOUR EARLY LOOK AT TODAY’S HEADLINES


Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines (w/video)

The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, …

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Theater surveillance video emerges as key evidence during Pasco 'stand your ground' hearing

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17-year-old stages robbery, slashes pregnant stepmother, Largo police say

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  1. Video shows Harrison Ford wrongly flying over airliner

    Celebrities

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport.

    Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., in January 2016. Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of video released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, shows the 74-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. [Jordan Strauss | Invision/AP]
  2. Port Charlotte report: Rainy day, union meeting

    Blogs

    What is expected to be day-long rains have already started here in Port Charlotte, which likely will keep the Rays off the fields, with pitchers and hitters instead headed to the covered batting cages,

    It's already soggy in Port Charlotte.
  3. Florida education news: School zones, recess, alternative programs and more

    Blogs

    SCHOOL ZONES: The Hillsborough County School Board discusses the need to reexamine all school attendance boundaries and make adjustments to rebalance enrollment. • The Palm …

  4. Rae Sremmurd to open for the Weeknd at Amalie Arena in Tampa

    Blogs

    The last time Rae Sremmurd came through Tampa Bay, they couldn't come close to filling Jannus Live. Here's guessing they'll do a little better on their next swing through …

  5. Forecast: Heavy downpours, scattered showers continue across Tampa Bay

    Weather

    Intense morning showers and storms will continue throughout the day on and off in Tampa Bay before mostly clearing out Wednesday night.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  6. Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines (w/video)

    National

    The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation's public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms …

     White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 21, 2017. The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. Spicer said Tuesday the Justice Department is working on a new set of guidelines on bathroom access but offered no other details. [Associated Press]
  7. The Daystarter: A rainy Wednesday commute; Sprouts Farmers Market opens; aromatic tribute to Ybor City institution; Lightning pick up steam

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    The first Sprouts Farmers Market opens today in Carrollwood, at 15110 Dale Mabry Highway. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  8. Wild Splash 2017 schedule, set times, after-parties: When to see Migos, Trey Songz and more

    Blogs

    The biggest hip-hop party of the year is coming to Clearwater next week. And now you know when to arrive.

    Trey Songz
  9. Lacking its orca buzz, SeaWorld still aims to reverse visitor, revenue declines for theme parks

    Tourism

    For a theme park company that easily could have been financially mauled by years of bad publicity, SeaWorld Entertainment is showing surprising resilience.

    SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby is trying to restructure the company's SeaWorld theme parks without the benefit of the Shamu brand and its historically popular killer whale shows. SeaWorld's stock price is trading at a high since the new year began but is well below its share prices of 2013. SeaWorld Entertainment owns the Busch Gardens theme parks. [AP Photo/Richard Drew]
  10. Carlton: Ybor City to lose that distinctive, century-old smell of roasting coffee

    Business

    The smell is rich, warm, slightly nutty — almost but not quite burned. It's a smell that is as much a part of Ybor City as the roosters that strut with impunity across its historic brick streets, as Ybor as a pressed Cuban and a steamy cup of cafe con leche.

    Naviera Coffee Mills, which has operated in Ybor City since 1921 and has filled the local air with the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, has outgrown its current home and will be relocating to a larger facility in east Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
Herman Lindsey, one of 26 exonerated off Florida's death row, speaks to state lawmakers in opposition to the death penalty Tuesday in Tallahassee.

Death penalty fix likely ready for floor votes at start of session

Legislation that lawmakers hope will restore normalcy to Florida’s death penalty is on track to land on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk at the start of their upcoming session....

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It's already soggy in Port Charlotte.

Port Charlotte report: Rainy day, union meeting

What is expected to be day-long rains have already started here in Port Charlotte, which likely will keep the Rays off the fields, with pitchers and hitters instead headed to the covered batting cages,...

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An up-close look at a section of "Primates" by Kevin Grass.

Do you recognize the Tampa Bay scenes in this artist's ultra-realistic paintings?

"Florida artist can paint so real you'll think it's a photograph."...

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