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Thursday, Jul 27, 2017
Once a rare disease nearly killed her, now this teen is ready to meet a princess
Marina Khimko laughs while waiting for her prosthetist, Jason Myers, to prepare her prosthetic legs for a fitting during a Dec. 7 appointment at the Shriners Hospital for Children. [ANDRES LEIVA  |  Times]
Everything was packed for Walt Disney World. Clothes for three nights. The pressurized air vest and pump that travel with her. The dress she would wear to meet Cinderella.Only Marina Khimko's shins and feet were missing. But the 14-year-old girl and...
Aquarium curator Carol Audette touches noses with Snooty the manatee in 2001 at the South Florida Museum. Snooty was 53 then. [Times 2001]
Epilogue: Snooty, 69, a breed apart from other manatees (w/video)
Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive. The area’s newest outlet is touting the shop tax free weekend and extra savings on top of already reduced prices.
Area shopping outlets plan sales tax holiday promotions
ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   TimesA heart-shaped box containing Katie Golden's ashes sits next to her picture at her family's South Tampa home. Katie died from a drug overdose in April 2017. She was only 17-years-old.
Parents of Plant High cheerleader urge others to learn from her death by heroin overdose

Fun Fact

Florida

Florida's cost for losing lawsuits keeps growing
Florida's price-tag for losing legal battles continues to grow under Gov. Rick Scott
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Offbeat

US marshals: 'Fugitive of week' found tanning in backyard
U.S. marshals say they found a New Hampshire "fugitive of the week" tanning in a family member's backyard
Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money
Police looking for owner of 77-pound tortoise found on road
Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape
Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church
Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested