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Rick Kriseman enjoys big day as St. Pete Pier construction gets underway

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Wednesday was a big day for Rick Kriseman. Joined by Assistant Mayor Kanika Tomalin, City Councilmembers Darden Rice, Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Ed Montanari, and Karl Nurse, as well as other officials, the mayor took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Petersburg Pier, a major symbolic event for a project that has become a huge political issue. “It was really important that we fulfill the desires of the community from the standpoint of functionality, but do it within budget,…

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Stop using divisive term ‘sanctuary city’ Kathy Castor tells immigration advocates

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In only the past few weeks, U.S. immigration officers arrested 367 undocumented immigrants. But Newsweek reports they weren’t just the“bad hombres” President Donald Trump said were the priority for removing from the country. In some cases, individuals were arrested for offenses such as driving under the influence or possessing marijuana. “It appears that some of the mean-spirited rhetoric out of the Trump administration has emboldened certain immigration agents to act outside of their typical powers, and we really need to hear that if you…

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Mike Deeson to Tampa City Council: ‘I’m not done yet’

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The Tampa City Council awarded legendary investigative television reporter Mike Deeson a commendation on Thursday, even though the venerable newshound stressed to the board that he’s not yet ready to ride off into the sunset. Deesonstunned the Tampa Bay community last month when he announced without fanfare that he was leaving WTSP 10 News, effective immediately. Although the award-winning journalist may have grown weary of television news politics, Deeson clearly isn’t ready to give up on reporting, telling the Council that through his Facebook…

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After nearly 50 years in news, Mike Deeson announces retirement

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In a sudden announcement, longtime WTSP investigative reporter Mike Deeson says he is retiring from the Tampa airwaves, effective immediately. “I know this will come as a surprise to many of my friends in Tampa Bay,” Deeson says in a Facebook post published Monday, “but I have decided to retire from Channel 10 effective today.” Deeson, named one of the INFLUENCE Magazine’s top 100 Florida influencers in 2015, will use the time to “put more effort into many of other projects…

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Jim Van Fleet, WTSP clash over stormy work relationship, termination

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Many Bay area residents recognize Jim Van Fleet as the chief meteorologist on WTSP Channel 10. However, he was recently terminated. Now, Van Fleet is suing WTSP, its owners, general manager, and news director for breach of contract, defamation, conspiracy to defame, and negligence. Van Fleet and his lawyers filed suit in the Circuit Court for Pinellas County Oct. 27. The damages that he seeks exceed $15,000 and includes damage to his reputation, professional standing, and ability to gain new…

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David Jolly, Charlie Crist clash in electric debate in St. Petersburg

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David Jolly and Charlie Crist went at each other hard for close to an hour in their first debate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District race at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg Monday night. It was good theater, and for those observing the event that was broadcast live on WTSP-10 News, the differences in the candidate’s positions were relatively stark and distinct. Although the district is supposedly solidly Democratic after redistricting, Jolly would appear to be in fairly decent shape some seven weeks…

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Anticipation is high for tonight’s David Jolly – Charlie Crist CD 13 debate

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While the nation eagerly looks forward to next Monday night’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Tampa Bay area has its own Great Debate taking place Monday night at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. That’s where David Jolly and Charlie Crist will hold their first debate in the Florida 13th Congressional District race. The event is sold out, but will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on WTSP-10 News, moderated by the Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam C. Smith, and WTSP news anchor/reporter Mark Rivera.…

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