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Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk counties and more than 100 across the state. Co …

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  1. Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in murder of girlfriend

    Crime

    TAMPA — Police arrested a 24-year-old man who investigators said murdered his girlfriend during an argument early Saturday.

    Hector Favio Acevedo, 24, is accused of murdering his girlfriend during an argument, according to Tampa police. [Tampa Police Department]
  2. Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

    Fire

    Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk counties and more than 100 across the state.

    Firefighters were not able to save this large shed type structure during the Indian Lake Estates wildfire.  Aerial view of a wildfire in the Indian Lake Estate subdivision near Lake Wales. Dozens of firefighters battled the 700+ acre wildfire saving dozens of homes with fire approaching within feet of the houses. Fire officials evacuated the hundreds of residents in the subdivision but lifted the evacuation order at 4:00pm on Saturday.[Saturday, April 22, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Video: Food Network star Alton Brown tries Tampa's cuban sandwiches, says they weren't 'what I expected'

    General

    As connoisseurs of classic, Tampa-style Cuban sandwiches will tell you, lettuce and tomato on a Cuban is controversial at the least, and downright blasphemous in some circles.

    Alton Brown did a blind taste test of some Cuban sandwiches during a tour stop in Tampa. [Alton Brown via Facebook]
  4. Officials: Cigarette likely caused fire that burned homes

    Fire

    LEHIGH ACRES — A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars.

  5. March for Science brings out demonstrators on six continents

    World

    WASHINGTON - Earth Day has arrived, and so has the March for Science - a global event on six continents (and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica). Thousands of people have gathered on grounds of the Washington Monument for a four-hour rally that will culminate in a march down Constitution Avenue to the …

    Demonstrators portraying Santa Claus and his elves protest the shrinking of polar ice caps along with thousands of people marching in downtown Los Angeles, part of the nationwide March for Science Saturday, April 22, 2017. They chanted "Money for science and education, not for wars and climate alteration." [Associated Press]
  6. North Korea detains US citizen, the third American being held there

    World

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

  7. Police: 26-year-old man killed after losing control of car on Gandy Boulevard

    Accidents

    ST. PETERSBURG — A 26-year-old man died Saturday night after police said he struck a guardrail and was thrown from his car.

  8. For starters: No Kiermaier in finale vs. Astros

    Blogs

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    RAYS

  9. Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

    Obituaries

    NEW YORK — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

    FILE - This Feb. 19, 1982 file photo shows actress Erin Moran of the television show, "Happy Days" in Los Angeles. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday, April 22, 2017, after authorities received a 911 call. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File) CAET960

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