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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute
The front gate of an estate owned by Leslie Wagner in Tarpon Springs, which used more than 1 million gallons of water during the first five months of 2017, the third most in the Tampa Bay region. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times
When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments.But the home included one other...
This home in St. Petersburg's Snell Isle area sold for $4.075 million in June, making it the most expensive sale of a single family home that month. 
[Chris Della Penna]
Tampa Bay home prices still climbing, though more slowly
Deputies investigate a stabbing at a Riverview 7-Eleven in 2013. [Luis Santana  |   Times]
Graveyard shift convenience store work fraught with anxiety for little pay
Gypsy Freeman won the contest with this image posted to Instagram. [@facesofgypsy on Instagram]
Tampa-based makeup artist disqualified from contest over pro-Trump post

Fun Fact

Sports

USF opens preseason workouts with defensive improvement a priority

TAMPA — To prevent preseason wear on his three normal practice fields, new USF coach Charlie Strong is staging the first phase of the 2017 preseason on the fields used by the original Bulls...

In Twitter rant, Bucs' Gerald McCoy says he's unappreciated
Gerald McCoy cares too much about what you think of him
HomeTeam 100: Players 41-50
Lake Tarpon bass tournament still going strong after nearly 40 years (w/video) Video
Rays claim not to be panicking after third straight brutal loss to Rangers (w/ video) Video

Florida

Voters to pick replacement for Florida senator who resigned
Voters are heading to the polls to choose a replacement for a Florida legislator who resigned after using a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues
Orlando supermarket market heats up
Man charged will killing alligator, trying to sell meat
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 5 Evening' game

Offbeat

City using goats to tame vegetation at closed landfill
A New Hampshire city has turned to a herd of hungry goats to tame the vegetation at its closed landfill
Police: Men arrested trying to buy drugs at police station
Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day
He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies
That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute
No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate