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Top 5 at Noon: How chartering the wrong boat can mean tragedy; Newly engaged couple killed in wrong-way crash; Who's that woman who lives above the Ritz Ybor?

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CHARTERING THE WRONG BOAT CAN LEAD TO TRAGEDY

Captain Dan Peretz noticed the same charter boats overloaded with passengers again and again. He thought, "This is how people die.'' Our look at charter boats, and one deadly incident, suggests that there are unsafe conditions across the industry..

JOHN MORGAN SAYS HE WON'T RUN FOR GOVERNOR

John Morgan is not running for governor of Florida, the prominent lawyer announced on Friday morning. He has led a couple of Democratic polls, but decided against it. Here's

what he wrote on Twitter about his decision.

NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLE KILLED IN WRONG-WAY CRASH ON I-75

Last month, Lashay Waiters got down on one knee and proposed to Yvette Alexandre in front of their family and friends. About two weeks ago, the young couple found out Alexandre was pregnant. That future was cut short Thursday night when a wrong-way driver slammed into the couple's car on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County.

SHE LIVES ABOVE THE RITZ YBOR, BUT STILL SEARCHES FOR HER PLACE

Lori Rosso knows it's not a normal way to live. But she's not sure who she is without it. She lives above the Ritz Ybor, a popular nightclub and concert venue, on the party strip of Tampa Bay. As she opens a special door for residents to the left of the bouncer, the teens point and whisper. She thinks, they must wonder who she is.

THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME IN USF HISTORY?

If the USF Bulls lose to the UCF Knights today, will it be hard to make the case that 9-2 is a good season? A berth in Here's how to see them early with our Early Bird Edition. the conference title game is at stake. Sports columnist Martin Fennelly writes that USF has a chance to take everything away from it's bitter rival, undefeated UCF,

and claim it for themselves.

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