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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
Hot Wheels: Kids are driving Pinellas County's car-theft epidemic. It's a dangerous, sometimes deadly, game.
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.
A real life game of Grand Theft Auto is playing out across Pinellas County. Kids as young as 10, barely able to see over the steering wheel, are driving cars past 100 mph into oncoming traffic, trees, light poles and homes. In 2015, police in...
The 1,100-acre C. W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Hillsborough County holds 15 billon gallons of water and helps the region during dry spells. The Southwest Florida Water Management District governing board on Tuesday declared a Phase 1 water shortage, which means water restrictions could be on the horizon.  [Tampa Bay Water]
Water restrictions may be coming to Tampa Bay area with shortage declaration
Board member April Griffin called the situation “very dire.”
Hillsborough school system's finances called 'very dire' as money issues consume district leaders
Director Christian Cashmir and Cinematographer Scott Sullivan film a BTS Scene of Lucius Baston at Litewave Studios in St. Petersburg. [Litewave Studios]
From St. Pete to Cannes: Web series showcases Pinellas filmmaking with zero state money

Fun Fact

US & World

Hamas in Gaza says it won't be cowed by Abbas' threats
Gaza's ruling Hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signaling escalating tensions between the militant group and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Florida House votes to deregulate barbers, hair braiders
Florida voters may vote on new property tax break
Le Pen upstages Macron in battle for blue-collar votes
US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable
Aluminum company promises 550 jobs in Appalachia

Florida

Florida Senate apologizes for decades of reform school abuse
The Florida Senate is apologizing for decades of abuse at a north Florida reform school
It's a secret: House votes to close presidential searches
500 Disney World workers affected if Haitian status ends
Gambling deal coming? Florida legislators trade offers
Police: Man fatally stabbed outside liquor store in Miami
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

Offbeat

Utah restaurants, bars must hang sign affirming intentions
A new law requires bar and restaurant owners in Utah to hang a sign by their door disclosing the business' serving intentions
Police: Man grew pot because he thought it'd be legal soon
Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail service
Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
New York bowler rolls perfect 300 game in just 86.9 seconds