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Actress Erin Moran, Joanie from 'Happy Days,' dead at age 56

Actress Erin Moran, Joanie from 'Happy Days,' dead at age 56

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday in Indiana. She was 56. First responders found a woman identified as Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann dead around 4 p.m. afte...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Blues ride goalie Allen into second round

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota had the upper hand on St. Louis for most of their first-round playoff series, controlling the play for periods at a time. But with goalie Jake Allen as their guide, the Blues had the right formula for beating the Wil...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Griffin's toe knocks him out of playoffs

SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul and his teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Jazz. The Clippers will focus on that game later. Griffin was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs Satu...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Tampa police investigate homicide

TAMPA — Police Saturday night were investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered at 4819 College Court, No. 16.The victim, who suffered upper-body trauma, and her killer apparently knew one another, and the homicide did not appea...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Brush fires threaten parts of Polk, Collier, Lee counties

Brush fires threaten parts of Polk, Collier, Lee counties

Wildfires have damaged or destroyed 22 homes in Lee and Collier counties as more than 100 fires continued to burn in the state Saturday and forced hundreds to evacuate, state officials said.Gov. Rick Scott postponed an economic development trip to Ar...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Four extraordinary days at the Florida Capitol: How Artiles went from defiance to resignation

Four extraordinary days at the Florida Capitol: How Artiles went from defiance to resignation

TALLAHASSEE — Last Monday afternoon, at the start of the state Legislature's seventh week of session, Sen. Audrey Gibson raced up three floors to present one of her bills to the Florida Senate's Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee.Gi...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pasco basketball coach arrested, accused of unlawful sexual activity with student

Pasco basketball coach arrested, accused of unlawful sexual activity with student

ZEPHYRHILLS — A girls junior varsity basketball coach at Zephyrhills High School was arrested Friday night on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old student, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.Samuel M. Walker Jr., 39, faces two counts ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Why was 'Saved by the Bell' star in Wesley Chapel on Saturday?

Why was 'Saved by the Bell' star in Wesley Chapel on Saturday?

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office Twitter is updated almost hourly with SWAT training videos, mugshots, and deputies trying Unicorn frappuccinos from Starbucks.Then on Saturday, a deputy snapped a selfie with Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez during...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Long-awaited Tampa Bay transit study identifies five corridors for future transportation systems

Long-awaited Tampa Bay transit study identifies five corridors for future transportation systems

The firm assembling a highly anticipated study has identified five potential routes for a future transit system in Tampa Bay.This is the first big update in the regional premium transit feasibility plan, a cumbersome term for a process that will iden...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Death row exonerees, advocates meet in Tampa to discuss fight to end death penalty

Death row exonerees, advocates meet in Tampa to discuss fight to end death penalty

TAMPA — He went to jail Ronnie Bridgeman, a frightened 17-year-old with no previous record and no thoughts on what it would mean to spend a lifetime in prison or to be dealt a death sentence.He left Kwame Kamau Ajamu, a 45-year-old man wrongly ...
Updated: 9 hours ago