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St. Petersburg teen shot July 4 taken off life support

ST. PETERSBURG — A teenager shot on Saturday has died after being taken off life support, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. La'menzo Burnett Jr., 17, of St. Petersburg …


Coast Guard searches for missing boaters off Indian Rocks Beach


Forecast calls for lower temperatures, more storms


Another nasty crash mars race at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH When Jimmie Johnson looked in the rear-view mirror early Monday morning and saw Austin Dillon's car flying into the catch fence at Daytona International Speedway, he assumed th …


  1. Dancers descend on downtown Tampa


    The International Dance Challenge, bringing together more than 500 dancers from around the country, runs through Thursday at the David A. Straz Jr. Dancers who won regional competitions are in town for nationals, performing in a variety of styles and categories.

    Britta Gunlach, 18, of Riverview takes to the air during the International Dance Challenge on Tuesday. Gunlach is a student at Judy's Dance Academy in Valrio and started dancing when she was 2.
  2. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 July 9-15


    1 Why Snakes Are Cool: We have to admit they can be hard to love, but herpetologist George Heinrich is determined to change our minds in his free talk on Florida snake diversity, natural history conservation measures and snake safety Saturday at the Weedon Island Preserve. Be warned: Live snakes …

    Eastern Corn Snake: The corn snake averages about 18 to 44 inches in length. They can be found in a number of habitats, including urban areas.
  3. Review: Documentary 'Amy' captures tragic flameout of bright star


    In the opening minutes of Asif Kapadia's superb documentary, we see Amy Winehouse at her most innocent; 16 years old, a bit "gobby" as she later describes this self, singing Happy Birthday to a friend. The alley cat voice is already there. The innocence won't be for long, and neither will Winehouse.

    Amy Winehouse, pictured during a 2008 performance, died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011. She was 27.
  4. Tell Me About It: She needs distractions on a painful day


    Q: My ex-fiance and I called things off less than a month before what would have been our wedding day. As I painfully process everything that comes with that, I have no idea what to do on that un-wedding day, and I'm dreading it. I really don't feel up to planning something — I'm exhausted and …

  5. Dining Planner: New Vinoy speakeasy, new Kahwa and … lobster at Subway?

    Food & Dining


    Subway is selling lobster rolls, and they’re pretty darn good. It’s $17.95 for a foot-long, $9.95 for a 6-inch sandwich — a lot of money by Subway standards but a mere pittance when compared to one eaten dockside in Kennebunkport. Not all stores sell them, but you’ll find them at the Hillsborough Avenue location in Tampa, Tampa Road in Oldsmar, Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park, Brian Dairy Road in Largo and on Fourth Street in St. Pete, which is where I had one — and, sure enough, it’s a pretty upstanding sandwich: a good ratio of seafood shreds to discernable claw meat, not too much mayo, ribbons of cold iceberg and a soft roll that can be toasted for greater verisimilitude.

    My Outfit Monday, vacation style edition: Three cities, three outfits

    I just got back from a one-week escape up the East Coast, a road trip up to Williamsburg, Va., with side trips to Richmond and Washington, D.C. It was relaxing. It was fun. It was, most of all, not Florida, with temperatures hovering in the low 80s for the most part and a glorious breeze. I wish I were still there....


    PolitiFact Florida: Bilirakis says Florida has reduced carbon emissions 20 percent since 2005

    Republicans in Congress recently voted for legislation that would prevent the federal government from implementing new emissions regulations on power plants -- in part, some argue, because utilities are already cutting carbon levels on their own....


    For starters, Rays at Royals, twice, with Jaso back

    UPDATE, 11:07: The Rays have indeed activated John Jaso from the 60-day DL, and placed OF Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-day DL. To make room for Jaso on the 40-man roster, RHP Preston Guilmet was desigated for assignment....