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Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.Full Story
The U.S. Supreme Court (live blog) upheld President Barack Obama's 2010 health-care reform law. We are here to help you understand the ruling. Meanwhile, we have a video of Free Clinic patients talking about what health care means for them here.
Angie Drobnic Holan, deputy editor of PolitiFact and editor of PolitiFact Florida, is our expert on the Affordable Care Act. She and other members of our team will attempt to answer some of your questions about the high court's ruling and what it may mean.
If you have a question, please submit it by emailing Holan at [email protected] Please include your name and contact information in the email. We won’t be able to answer every question, so we’ll try to focus on those that may be most helpful to a range of readers. Come back here later Thursday and we'll link to the answers. …Full Story
Calvary Episcopal/Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue Youth Sailing Program
Fifty campers sailed for their parents and then paricipated in a graduation ceremony in Indian Rocks Beach on Friday, June 22, 2012. The sailing camp ran for two weeks, and there will be another one later this summer. This is the 11th year of the program run by Father Bob Wagenseil. See photos.Full Story
Students convene at Spoto High School's cafeteria to taste new food to help the district create next year's menu.Full Story
Galen Maus of Pinellas Park makes his first jump at the age of 90 at Skydive City in Zephyrhills.Full Story
A 7-member dance troupe from the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg will compete at the Showstopper National Finals in Myrtle Beach, SC on July 2, 2012.
In May, the girls competed in Lakeland, FL, against hundreds of dance studios from around the Southeastern U.S. and earned a spot.Full Story
Police released a surveillance video of a home invasion robbery from earlier this month, hoping to stir up more clues about a fatal home invasion last week.
The two incidents are similar in a couple ways, authorities said, and may be the work of the same suspects.
Gov. Rick Scott declares a Level 1 state of emergency, the lowest declaration, which activates storm operations in all 67 counties. "Be very, very, very cautious," he says. Rain is possible until Thursday. For a photo gallery, click here. And to see photos from readers, click here.Full Story