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Florida's mental hospitals are still violent and deadly (w/ video)

Inside Room 420 at Florida State Hospital, two roommates clashed in the dark. Anyone who paid attention to their recent behavior, who compared their size and age, could see they should not …

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Crist to leave PTC board in November

 

Nikita Kucherov won't report to the Lightning without a contract

 

Ferran Adria show at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg a visual feast

Ferran Adria show at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg a visual feast

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Movie Planner: Gina Rodriguez talks 'Deepwater Horizon,' plus 'Queen of Katwe'

Movie Planner: Gina Rodriguez talks 'Deepwater Horizon,' plus 'Queen of Katwe'

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Bar review: On Swann's eclectic drinks complement its fine dining

Bar review: On Swann's eclectic drinks complement its fine dining

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Plan your weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Super boat races, Florida Orchestra, Prophets of Rage, corn mazes

Plan your weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Super boat races, Florida Orchestra, Prophets of Rage, corn mazes

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  1. Time Capsule: The day that Tampa banned lap dancing

    Human Interest

    Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight.

    TP	95418	- DELIVER TO:	Tampa and State	- 11/19/99	- Tampa	- CAPTION INFO:	"Chelsea", a dancer at Mons Venus in Tampa, performs a lap dance for a customer at the adult entertainment club on Friday, November 19, 9999.  (Depending on the time of day, most lap dances begin with clothed dancers, who disrobe as part of the act.) Tampa City council voted 5-0 Thursday night on an ordinance that would force adult dancers to stay 6 feet from customers and other entertainers.  It would also apply to lingerie modeling shops. - -	Times Photo by-	Toni L Sandys	- -	Story By:	LInda Gibson	- -	SCANNED BY:	tls	- -  RUN DATE: 	11/20/99
  2. Russia accuses U.S. of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

    World

    MOSCOW — Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryov residence outside Moscow on Thursday. [Kremlin Pool Photo via Associated Press]
  3. Environmental groups announce intent to sue St. Pete over sewage dumps

    Blogs

    First came the media glare. Then the protests. Now, the lawsuits. 

    Or at least the threat of one.

  4. GAO report: Obama administration failed to follow health law

    Health

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.

    The nonpartisan investigative agency of Congress says the Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said  the administration should end this illegal scheme immediately, and focus on providing relief from the burdens of this law. [Associated Press]
  5. Tropical Storm Matthew becomes Hurricane Matthew, forecast to turn north, east of Florida

    Hurricanes

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Tropical Storm Matthew strengthened into a hurricane Thursday afternoon after it swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean early this morning.

    Tropical Storm Matthew strengthened into a hurricane Thursday afternoon after it swirled westward into the open waters of the Caribbean early this morning. [Weather Underground]
  6. Crist to leave PTC board in November

    Blogs

    TAMPA - After four years as chairman of the Public Transportation Commission governing board, Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist said Thursday he will leave the agency in November.

    Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission Chairman Victor Crist, center, announces a proposed settlement with Uber, which agreed to tougher background checks while operating in Hillsborough County during a press conference Thursday.
  7. Family, friends of Joe Fernandez attend funeral Mass in Miami

    Ml

    MIAMI — A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez gathered this afternoon for a private funeral Mass.

    Baseballs and other mementoes for mi Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez are left by fans outside of Marlins Park on Wednesday. [Associated Press]
  8. Supreme Court to decide if names like 'Redskins,' 'Slants' can be trademarked

    Courts

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the government's objection that it is an offensive term.

    The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to take up a dispute involving an Asian-American rock band called the Slants, from left, Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon "Young" Tam and Joe X Jiang. However, the court did not act on a separate request to hear the higher-profile Washington Redskins case at the same time. [Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns via Associated Press]
  9. Scott takes victory lap on $1.1B Zika funding but wants more federal help

    Blogs

    It's not yet certain how Florida will benefit from the $1.1 billion Zika spending package Congress passed Wednesday, but on a call with reporters, Gov. Rick Scott made this clear: It's about time the federal government acted.

Scott takes victory lap on $1.1B Zika funding but wants more federal help

It's not yet certain how Florida will benefit from the $1.1 billion Zika spending package Congress passed Wednesday, but on a call with reporters, Gov. Rick Scott made this clear: It's about time the federal government acted....

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Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, trying to put a good finish on an inconsistent rookie season.

For starters: Rays at White Sox, delayed until 8:30

UPDATE, 8:00: The Sox announced a tentative start time of 8:30 Tampa Bay time.

UPDATE, 7:05:
RHP Chase Whitley will get to start Sunday's season finale, as the Rays will give him the opportunity as something of a reward for his hard work in returning from Tommy John surgery. LHP Drew Smyly was slated to start....

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Lingerie football player bailed out Seferian-Jenkins

One small note from Friday's arrest of then-Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a charge of driving under the influence: The tight end, since waived by the Bucs and claimed by the Jets, was released on a $750 cash bond supplied by another football player....

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