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5-year-old girl dies after being struck by leaping sturgeon in Suwannee River

A 5-year-old girl has died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials say Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her bro …


Pinellas law enforcement operation nets 12 DUI arrests, dozens of tickets


  1. Tell Me About It: Monetary gifts from relatives have a time limit


    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

    On phasing out monetary gifts for relatives who reach adulthood:

  2. Editorial video: Make St. Petersburg recycling easier


    Universal curbside recycling has finally started in St. Petersburg, but there are still a few bumps. While 40 percent of St. Petersburg residents have their trash picked up in the alley, the blue recycling bins are only being picked up on the street in front of houses. That is a problem in some neighborhoods. Watch this …

  3. Monday's letters: Florida's pressing need for clinics


    Scott jolts free health clinics | July 1

    Florida's health needs go unmet

  4. Column: Protecting the nation, protecting our liberty


    I used to believe there were flying saucers until I saw Ted Koppel interview "experts" on UFOs 19 years ago on his Nightline show. After hearing one of his guests spin a wide-ranging conspiracy theory that involved many high-level federal agencies in a purportedly monumental cover-up, Koppel, in his …

  5. Ruth: Clinton competes with Trump for loser of the week


    At first blush it might seem that GOP presidential beach ball Donald Trump had a pretty dreadful week. After painting Mexicans attempting to enter the United States as if they were from the vigilante recruitment scene of Blazing Saddles, The Dolt lost an estimated $50 million as various business partners rushed to …

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lost an estimated $50 million as various business partners rushed to disassociate themselves from his remarks about Hispanics.

    100 Fourth of July sales you need to know about this weekend

    ’Merica! It’s that time again....


    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hit July 4 parades in New Hampshire

    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are working today, of course, each doing parades in New Hampshire.

    Rubio walked with supporters in the Wolfeboro parade. Bush mingleg with crowds at the Amherst and Merrimack parades. Here are some of the images they shared on Twitter:...


    For starters, Rays at Yankees, trying to bounce back

    UPDATE, 12:13: Cash said it was just a day off for Forsythe, and he will look to get Cabrera one too. ... The move with Riefenhouser was not ideal, Cash said, but they felt the need to have a long man who could throw up to 100 pitches. ... Geltz apologized for not talking to the media after Friday's loss, saying he was very emotional and needed time to collect his thoughts. ... That said, Geltz said he threw a splitter first pitch to McCann and it was high so he was concerned about falling behind and opted for the fastball that was misplaced. ... Jepsen said the game-tying he gave up to Teixeira was on a changeup and joked he was "pissed" to hear the Yankees TV crew say it was a fastball when it clocked at 88 mph. Said he knew when he threw it it was in a bad place - "like it was in slow motion.''...