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Someone covered a gopher tortoise in red paint and concrete

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is trying to find the culprit who covered a gopher tortoise in concrete and painted it red.Two people found the gopher tortoise wandering on County Road 455, south of Montverde in Lake County, and...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Barack Obama pens ‘Time 100’ tribute to Parkland survivors

Barack Obama pens ‘Time 100’ tribute to Parkland survivors

Barack Obama took to Time 100 to honor the outspoken survivors of the Parkland school shooting in February.Well, most of the survivors.Obama heaped praise upon five Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students — Camero...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from someone doing job-related background checks on a friend of mine. He wanted to meet face-to-face, so we did what many other people do in that situation. We picked a Starbucks that was near to both of us. I’...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 minutes of chaos and terror

Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 minutes of chaos and terror

Tens of thousands of feet above the Earth, the passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die.Moments earlier on Tuesday morning, they had been playing Sudoku, catching up on their reading for church and curling up toge...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Former chief Jane Castor makes it official: She’s in the race for Tampa mayor

Former chief Jane Castor makes it official: She’s in the race for Tampa mayor

For months, Tampa political aficionados have speculated: Will she or won't she?Does Jane Castor, the city's first woman police chief, and presumed heavyweight mayoral candidate, really want the job? Not to mention the stress of a high-profile campaig...
Updated: 22 minutes ago
Life got you down? The Miracle League is back and making miracles again

Life got you down? The Miracle League is back and making miracles again

ST. PETERSBURG — An old friend is back in the lineup.The Kiwanis of Gulf Beaches Miracle League, which champions baseball for the physically and mentally challenged, returned with a flourish Saturday morning. We're better for it."This...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Teen, 16, struck by motorcycle while crossing Ulmerton Road

Teen, 16, struck by motorcycle while crossing Ulmerton Road

A 16-year-old was injured Thursday morning after being struck by a motorcycle on Ulmerton Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Around 6 a.m., Saul Paulino walked into the path of the motorcycle driven by Austin Montgomery, 23, in the outermo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Seminole man burglarizes house, then sets it on fire

Deputies: Seminole man burglarizes house, then sets it on fire

SEMINOLE — A Seminole man was arrested Wednesday night after detectives linked him to the burglary of a house that was later set on fire.Homeowner Lance Clipper, 52, reported the burglary when he arrived at his house, 8350 Flame Vine Ave., around 2:4...
Updated: 1 hour ago
To beat Rick Scott, Bill Nelson needs these voters. What’s he doing to turn them out?

To beat Rick Scott, Bill Nelson needs these voters. What’s he doing to turn them out?

The opening act of what could be the most expensive U.S. Senate race of all time centered on Liberty City.Two young black men were murdered in a housing development known as Pork 'n' Beans on April 8, and Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott rushed t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida education proposal tagged as Amendment 8 (sound familiar?)

Florida education proposal tagged as Amendment 8 (sound familiar?)

The Florida Constitution Revision's already controversial education proposal is quickly gaining its own social media tag based on its anticipated spot on the November ballot — #Amendment8.If that sounds familiar to education advocates across th...
Updated: 1 hour ago