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  1. Three people killed, fourth injured in Brooksville shooting

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — A 42-year-old Lutz man is suspected of fatally shooting three people and injuring a fourth person in south Brooksville Friday night, police said.

  2. Red Sox rip Rays as Archer struggles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays starter Chris Archer faced Red Sox slugger David Ortiz three times in the first three innings Friday night, setting things up for some potentially interesting theater.

    Rays starter Chris Archer wipes his forehead after giving up a grand slam to rookie Mookie Betts in the second inning, putting the Red Sox up 8-0. Archer, who has struggled in his career against Boston, lasts four innings.
  3. U.S. Coast Guard searching for missing Hudson couple and their sailboat

    Public Safety

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Hudson couple aboard a 27-foot sail boat who have not been heard from since Sunday.

  4. Tarpon Springs man guilty in death of neighbor who was stabbed more than 100 times

    Criminal

    A 24-year-old Tarpon Springs man was found guilty Friday of killing his neighbor by stabbing him more than 100 times.

  5. Gulfport man arrested in connection with June traffic fatality

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — An 18-year-old Gulfport man faces a felony charge for his involvement in a traffic accident that killed a 64-year-old woman in June.

  6. Chinese government pays for trip by aides to Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen

    National

    WASHINGTON — Top aides to Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, two of the most vehement anti-Communist voices in Washington, took an all expenses paid trip to China this month courtesy of the Chinese government.

    A Chinese couple walks outside the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square on June 2, in Beijing, China. Twenty-five years ago on June 4, 1989, Chinese troops cracked-down on pro-democracy protesters leaving scores dead and injured.  [Getty Images]
  7. Tampa jury awards nearly $37 million in asbestos case

    Business

    Jurisprudence

    Jury awards nearly $37M in asbestos suit

  8. Mapping the path for Charlie Crist to be elected Florida governor again

    State Roundup

    Charlie Crist's political fortunes have been hitched to President Barack Obama, for better or worse, since their man hug five years ago helped sink him in the Republican Party.

    Former Republican governor turned Democrat, Charlie Crist, greets supporters, as he makes a campaign stop on Aug. 24 in North Miami. Crist spent the weekend campaigning in the Democratic base of South Florida, which will be key to him winning his race.
  9. St. Petersburg grants for homeless could also go to youth, elderly groups

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — As the city prepares to dole out $446,000 in grants to combat homelessness, one City Council member wants to widen the focus to allow groups aiding the elderly or youth to compete for money.

  10. Economy hits the gas: More buyers seeking high-end RVs with all the comforts of home

    Business

    SEFFNER

    For Doug and Nicki Craig, the ''aha'' moment came in 2007.

      Doug and Nicki Craig of Ohio, who recently bought a Monaco Dynasty at the Lazydays The RV Authority in seffne Saturday August 23, 2014. Lazydays is seeing a large rise in the number of high-end motor homes costing more than $350,000. "We got our because it is a more freeing experience. We can work from the road and still keep in touch with our child and grand children," Doug Craig said. The couple is apart of the Lazydays Crown Club and have access to the clubs pool, lounge space, as well as service repairs. Doug and Nicki Craig will be heading to Houston to visit their daughter once the final parts for repair are in.
  11. An ambitious plan to stop violence, one kid at a time

    Public Safety

    You could see the news unveiled this week out of Hillsborough County schools as either alarming or encouraging — take your pick.

  12. Lee County School Board poised to reverse its controversial vote on standardized testing

    Testing

    The Lee County School Board has scheduled a special meeting Tuesday to reconsider its controversial decision this week to opt out of all state-mandated testing.

  13. Plan for walkable community takes shape in Trinity

    Growth

    TRINITY — A sprawling residential and commercial development on State Road 54 is more than a year from breaking ground, but the developer is releasing some details about the project, including a walkable courtyard rimmed by shops and restaurants.

    Plans for the mixed-use Mitchell 54 West development call for apartments, townhomes, big-box retailers and smaller shops on the southwest corner of State Road 54 and Little Road.
  14. Romano: Rick Scott's principles depend on the politics

    Gubernatorial

    So the governor is upset about a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's ever-expanding school voucher system.

    Fair enough.

  15. Dade City raids nets guns, meth and money

    Crime

    DADE CITY — Authorities found drugs, guns and money in separate raids on Thursday in two houses in the Tommytown neighborhood.