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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Hot Wheels, Part 2: The Chase. Cops, teen car thieves and a dangerous game.
Tyron McKinnon fans cash in front of his face in a photo posted to his Facebook page. [Facebook]
He stole a Mercedes-Benz convertible from a 79-year-old man, then showed off in the driver's seat, mugging for a cell phone video.Shook off police in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, tires kicking up dirt, then jumped a curb and nearly hit a girl on her...
A real life game of Grand Theft Auto is playing out in Pinellas County. Kids are driving stolen cars at 100 mph, careening the wrong way on busy roads, crashing into houses, trees and other cars. Police are amazed more people haven't died.
Hot Wheels: Kids are driving Pinellas County's car-theft epidemic. It's a dangerous, sometimes deadly, game.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is asking the Pinellas County Commissionfor for $26 million in tourist tax dollars, but the Church of Scientology says the facility doesn't deserve it. The church sent a complaint to local and state officials, alleging the aquarium has a number of financial problems and should be denied the money. Aquarium director David Yates says the church's allegations are unfounded. The aquarium last week sold a prime piece of downtown land to the city, against the church's wishes. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
Church of Scientology takes aim at Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being denied land
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Fun Fact

Florida

Behind closed doors Florida legislators reach budget deal
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