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  1. Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect ordered held without bailRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport has been ordered held without bail. During a Tuesday morning hearing in Fort Lauderdale, an FBI agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the Jan. 6 shooting rampage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the same weapon Anchorage, Alaska, police seized and later returned to 26-year-old Esteban Santiago last year.

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  2. Cuban port delegation to seek deals in Tampa, along Gulf CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    A delegation of government officials and port leaders from Cuba will soon begin a tour of maritime centers along the U.S. Gulf Coast that includes a visit to Tampa on Feb. 1 and 2. The delegation hopes to establish and strengthen relationships and discuss business opportunities, said Pat Younger, executive director of the Texas-based Gulf Ports Association of the Americas, said. "The Cubans have wanted to come to the U.S. to talk with the ports for quite a while," said Younger, who will meet with the delegation in Tampa.

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  3. Recent shootings boost legislative prospects for gun groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | St. Petersburg Times

    Marion Hammer's phone rang as news bulletins reported that five tourists were shot to death at Fort Lauderdale-International Airport. The long-time Florida gun lobbyist said a friend told her the Jan. 6 shootings probably ended any chance of the Legislature passing a law to allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons in airport common areas.

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  4. Port Tampa Bay finds niche in growing cruise industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    The port is poised to serve 1 million cruise passengers for the first time this year, a sizeable feat considering the height limitations of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and competition from It's making the leap not by bringing in the top-of-the-line megaships, but rather relying on refurbished, smaller ships, a growing population and easy-to-reach destinations. In 2016, Port Tampa Bay handled 813,800 passengers.

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  5. Another voice: The shootout myth at the airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | St. Petersburg Times

    In a delusional postscript to the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting last week that killed five people and wounded six, Republican legislators in Florida are proposing to allow the public to go freely armed into the unsecured parts of airports - all the better, the sponsors argue, to intercept the next random shooter in self-defense. "There could have been the potential for people to protect themselves in that situation," said Jake Raburn, a state legislator, who supports allowing armed people in airport departure and arrival areas, outside of zones guarded by metal detectors.

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  6. Lightning Strikes Coach Dad: The second act of Marty St. LouisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | St. Petersburg Times

    It's not yet 8 o'clock on a Thursday morning and it's already an unseasonably warm 81 degrees in the parking lot of the Pines Ice Arena near Fort Lauderdale. But inside, coats and gloves are in fashion as a couple dozen bleary-eyed moms and dads get a warm up sipping from Styrofoam cups of coffee brewed at the concession stand.

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  7. Accused airport shooter told his maximum penalty 'is death'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Esteban Santiago, handcuffed, shackled and wearing a red maximum-security jumpsuit, spoke in a monotone Monday as he answered questions from a judge during a court hearing that lasted about 30 minutes. Santiago, 26, is accused of killing five people and wounding six others at Fort Lauderdale's airport Friday.

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  8. Editorial: Toughen laws involving guns, mentally disturbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Law enforcement personnel tell people to take cover during last week's shootings at the Fort Lauderdale airport. The incident was a preventable tragedy and requires a review of laws addressing the mentally disturbed and their access to firearms.

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  9. Ruth: Don't allow guns in Florida airportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    Do you ever get the impression that those rip-snorting, rootin'-tootin' yahoos in the Florida Legislature won't be satisfied until they pass a law that requires every infant in the state be issued a birth certificate and a concealed weapons permit before the little dickens utters the first yowl? The blood was barely dry at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport before Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, and Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Lithia, were insisting that their plan to turn airport terminals into the Deadwood of travel is still a swell idea.

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  10. Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect makes initial court appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale's airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty. Shackled in a red jumpsuit in the heavily guarded federal courtroom, Santiago answered mostly yes or no to questions, and told the judge he understands the charges, which include committing violence against people at an international airport resulting in death, and two firearms offenses.

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  11. Man dies at treacherous Eagle's Nest cave diving site in Weeki WacheeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 9 | St. Petersburg Times

    A man died at the popular diving site on Sunday, Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Moloney said Monday. Deputies notified the man's family late Sunday night, Moloney said.

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  12. FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein leads Fort Lauderdale airport caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | St. Petersburg Times

    The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader's capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage blamed on an Iraq war veteran. George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office, was Saddam's sole interrogator beginning in January 2004.

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  13. Travelers lose 25,000 items in Fort Lauderdale airport rampageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | St. Petersburg Times

    Passengers sleep in Terminal 4 after the airport opened at 5:00 a.m. at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, the day after a shooting in the baggage area.

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  14. Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect appears in new videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    A day before the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport rampage was to appear in court, a website released footage that appears to show him calmly drawing a pistol and opening fire in the baggage claim area. The video recording posted on TMZ's website at appears to show Estaban Santiago walking through baggage claim of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, pulling a handgun from his waistband and then firing several times before running.

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  15. Get to know the victims of the Fort Lauderdale airport shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    A lone gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, wounding six people seriously and killing five. Timmons was from Senecaville, Ohio, and died at the airport, according to Jim Reineccius, a relative.

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  16. Still-shaken travelers in Fort Lauderdale search for luggage, answersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    Twenty-fours hours after a shooter killed five people at the airport here, screams periodically erupted Saturday amid hundreds of still-shaken travelers. "It was very, very unsettling.

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  17. FBI: Airport gunman traveled to Fort Lauderdale for massacre; terrorism not ruled outRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida appears to have traveled there specifically to carry out the attack, authorities said Saturday, but they don't know yet why he chose his target and have not yet ruled out terrorism. Authorities said during a news conference that they had interviewed roughly 175 people, including a lengthy interrogation with the cooperative suspect, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, a former National Guard soldier from Alaska.

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  18. Like Fort Lauderdale shooter, could terrorists target airport baggage claims or check-in counters?Read the original story

    Friday Jan 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    The gunman who killed five people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport exposed security vulnerabilities at airport public areas that were once an afterthought, experts say. When National Guardsman Esteban Santiago allegedly killed five people and injured eight others after grabbing a gun from his luggage and loading it in a bathroom, his murderous rampage highlighted a point of weakness: areas outside of screening checkpoints such as baggage claims, check-in counters and passenger pickup zones where security is comparatively light.

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  19. What we know about Esteban Santiago, suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    The man suspected of shooting 13 people at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing five and injuring eight, is a former U.S. Army combat engineer who flew to South Florida from Alaska - where he was reportedly receiving mental health treatment. Federal investigators believe Esteban Santiago, 26, landed at Fort Lauderdale early Friday afternoon with a checked bag containing a firearm.

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  20. Multiple reports: 3 killed in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS 4 reported Broward Fire Rescue confirmed reports of a shooting at around 1 p.m. Miami area television stations are reporting that at least nine people were shot and that the shooter is in custody. News helicopters hovering over the scene showed hundreds of people standing on the tarmac early Friday afternoon as an ambulance drove by and numerous law enforcement officers rushed to the scene.

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