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On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes, under the command of Capt. Will Rogers III, shot down an Iran Air passenger jet over the Strait of Hormuz. All 290 people on board were killed. Bodies recovered from the water were taken to a morgue in Bandar Abbas, Iran, where relatives looked for family members.AP archives

Remember that time the U.S. shot down a passenger plane?

Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it's worth looking back at another doomed passenger plane — Iran Air Flight 655—shot down on July 3, …


    Bondi calls on emergency medical workers to help fight human trafficking

    Attorney General Pam Bondi is turning to emergency medical workers to help fight human trafficking in Florida, which is the third highest ranked state for the crime....


    State Rep. Dwight Dudley's wife to play judge on CBS show 'Reckless'

    ST. PETERSBURG ­­— Mary Rachel Dudley, the wife of state Rep. Dwight Dudley, will play a judge in the CBS television series Reckless on Sunday....


    Election: Forum coming up for Pinellas County School Board

    The election for Pinellas County School Board is a month away, with five seats in play. Next week, there will be a chance to see the candidates in action....