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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
St. Pete council vetoes Rays stadium deal
The deal would have allowed the Rays to explore other stadium sites.
The St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 to reject Mayor Rick Kriseman’s proposed deal to let the team explore new stadium sites across the Tampa Bay area.
A credit card knife was an unusual item voluntarily surrendered by a passenger. The knives are often carried in a wallet and are forgotten to be left at home when traveling by air. Lee Kair, the Federal Security Director for Greater Tampa Bay, spoke at a press conference on Thursday to remind holiday travelers to be mindful of restrictions on items that can be carried onto an airplane. Every month hundreds of items ranging from knives to tools to sporting goods are voluntarily surrendered by passengers at Tampa International Airport before boarding a flight because they are on the restricted list. JIM REED/STAFF
Tampa airport reminds fliers to check prohibited items list in advance
Terrence Johnson
Pinellas Park police identify shooter in road rage incident
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Review: ‘The Interview’ isn’t great but deserves to be seen
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Paula Dockery: Call it what you want — it’s still Medicaid expansion

Paula Dockery Two years ago, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Florida was offered $50 billion over 10 years to expand Medicaid to those low-income families who didn’t qualify under the current eligibility requirements. The governor and the Florida Legislature turned it down.

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