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Celebrity chef/priest comes to town to cook with bishop

Celebrity chef/priest comes to town to cook with bishop

BRANDON — Gluttony may be one of the seven deadly sins, but Father Leo Patalinghug believes food can break barriers and bring people together.And it works."What's at the center of all churches? It's an altar. And, that's where people are litera...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Deputies: Man feared other man was going to "steal his girlfriend" before armed assault

CLEARWATERMan dials 911 from strip club, then pretends to pass out, deputies sayA Michigan man called 911 after being kicked out of OZ Gentlemen's Club then pretended to pass out, according to an arrest report.Michael Aulden Harris, 29, of Canton, Mi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person.

For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person.

GAINESVILLE — For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man for killing a black person — and it plans to do so with help of a drug that has never been used previously in any U.S. execution. If his final ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
After 17 years, Pasco-Hernando State College attorney steps away

After 17 years, Pasco-Hernando State College attorney steps away

The longtime attorney for Pasco-Hernando State College has resigned for what he says are "purely personal reasons."Steve Schroeder, 58, who also holds the title of vice president of policy, announced his resignation to college president Timothy Beard...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Largo police investigating U.S. 19 crash that killed woman, 34

LARGO — Traffic homicide investigators are looking into a crash Wednesday morning that killed a woman and closed the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 for a few hours. About 3:15 a.m., Largo police officers responded to 16080 U.S. 19 near the overpas...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Off-duty Manatee County deputy saves couple from burning car

Off-duty Manatee County deputy saves couple from burning car

MANATEE COUNTY — Neil and Claudia Cook are lucky to be alive after an off-duty deputy spotted them trapped in their smoking car and rescued them just before it became engulfed in flames on Sunday.Manatee County deputy Willie Finklea was riding ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
FWC reminds you to mind mating manatees in Tampa Bay

FWC reminds you to mind mating manatees in Tampa Bay

Female manatees know what it's like to be sought after — maybe too much so.It actually sounds pretty exhausting. If you ever see what appears to be a large herd of manatees huddled together in the water, they're likely mating. But for every one...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman sells house for $3 million to new player

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman sells house for $3 million to new player

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman's multi-million Davis Islands home is staying in the Lightning family. Yzerman sold his 6,265-square-foot house Monday to new defenseman Dan Girardi for $3 million. The sale was recorded...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Danny Rolling killed five in Gainesville 27 years ago this week

Danny Rolling killed five in Gainesville 27 years ago this week

The following story appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on October 26, 2006, the day after Danny Rolling was put to death. Also included are photos covering the period from the time of the murders to the day of Rolling execution. Rolling ExecutedBy ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Charlie Crist asking local youth for advice on how to stop deadly car theft epidemic

Charlie Crist asking local youth for advice on how to stop deadly car theft epidemic

ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is meeting with local children Wednesday night to get their thoughts on how to stop the deadly juvenile auto theft epidemic plaguing Pinellas County."We must come together to find a way to stop this dead...
Updated: 4 hours ago