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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017

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Clearwater Beach driver: 'My intentions were to take my own life'

Clearwater Beach driver: 'My intentions were to take my own life'

CLEARWATER — Ryan Michael Stiles stuck close to the dunes and blared his horn when he drove onto Clearwater Beach last Thursday afternoon. He didn't want to hurt anyone there, he said in an interview from the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday mor...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Florida woman says she buried puppy in park because she couldn't afford cremation

Florida woman says she buried puppy in park because she couldn't afford cremation

When Ashley Duey's 6-month-old puppy was hit by a car, she was devastated. It took her four hours to say goodbye.But what she planned to keep as the dog's final resting spot has spurred an outcry on social media beyond Florida — from both sides...
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Allegiant Air strands 200 in Las Vegas, possibly for days

Allegiant Air strands 200 in Las Vegas, possibly for days

What happened in Vegas will stay in Vegas — at least until Thursday for about 200 Allegiant Air passengers who were stranded Sunday when their flight to Oklahoma City was canceled.Passengers could rebook with another carrier out of pocket, or f...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa police investigating fatal shooting at Busch Boulevard motel

TAMPA — Police are investigating a shooting at a motel near Busch Gardens that left one woman dead.Officers responded about 8:15 p.m. Monday to a call about a shooting at the Travelers Inn, 2523 E Busch Boulevard, according to the Tampa Police ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Goodman: A prescription for repairing Congress

The only thing more unpopular today than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at a New England Patriots game or Mel Gibson at a bat mitzvah is Congress.Exhibit A: Recent Gallup polls show Congress stuck in the starting gate. Only 12 percent of Americans ex...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Duke Energy Florida again ranks last in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Duke Energy Florida again ranks last in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

ST. PETERSBURG — Another J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, another last place annual ranking for Duke Energy Florida.As sure as the sun rises in the east, Duke Energy Florida once again ranks last in residential customer satisfaction whe...
Updated: 3 hours ago

District 6 City Council Candidates 'speed date' with voters at Coquina Key forum Monday night

ST. PETERSBURG — The candidates for the District 6 City Council seat ditched their suits for jeans for a round of "speed dating" on Monday.The forum at the Coquina Key Neighborhood Association clubhouse was starkly different from previous ones ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Live from St. Pete: Kriseman, Baker square off in TV debate

Live from St. Pete: Kriseman, Baker square off in TV debate

ST. PETERSBURG — The mayoral race goes into the home stretch starting Tuesday.More than 64,000 ballots are set to be mailed out to voters. And hours later the frontrunners, incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker, will square ...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Two-vehicle collision leaves driver dead, another with serious injuries

SAN ANTONIO — A two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning in Pasco County left one person dead and another with serious injuries.The accident occurred at 7 a.m. near the intersection of Prospect and Leonard roads. The first driver, a 55-year-old ma...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Largo company's bomb-detecting laser device shows promise in finding fentanyl

Largo company's bomb-detecting laser device shows promise in finding fentanyl

A retired Green Beret who runs a Largo defense company that makes bomb-detecting equipment sees a new use for his laser-based technology: Detecting the dangerous opioid fentanyl from a distance to protect law enforcement personnel and help with prose...
Updated: 4 hours ago