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Second bear killed in a week on Interstate 4

PORN ACTOR HAULED TO JAIL IN ASSAULT

The cuffs may have been familiar but not the circumstances for porn actor Stormy Daniels, who was arrested Saturday on domestic battery charges. Police say Daniels came home after 7 p.m., confronted her husband about an unpaid bill and began throwing things in their home at 2804 W Wyoming Ave. She told officers she was just trying to get the car keys that her husband was holding over his head and accidentally hit him in the face several times, according to the arrest report. He was not injured. Daniels was booked under the off-screen name Stephanie Gregory Clifford, and posted $1,000 bail Sunday afternoon. Daniels grabbed national headlines last year when she announced she may run for Congress in Louisiana in 2010. She would be vying against Sen. David Vitter, who was linked to the high-profile D.C. Madam in 2008.

Another bear hit, killed by cars on I-4

A second bear has been struck and killed by cars along Interstate 4 in Seminole County. The 300-pound bear was struck by six cars Tuesday night in the Sanford area. Last week another bear was struck and killed near the same area. Black bears are listed as a threatened species.

Donor cuts pledge to Florida Atlantic

One of Florida Atlantic University's largest donors says he can't fulfill a $16 million pledge to the school, blaming the tough economy. It had been the largest donation pledge in the university's history. Former insurance magnate Barry Kaye said Tuesday he will write a final $1 million check, bringing his total gift to $5 million.

Got a rain gauge?

The St. Petersburg Times is looking for volunteer weather watchers for Clearwater Beach, Hernando Beach, Land O'Lakes, Pinellas Park, Spring Hill and St. Pete Beach. You must have a minimum-maximum thermometer and rain gauge and be available to report daily. The information appears on the back page of the Sports section. Call Chris Kozlowski at 727-892-2226.

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    Military

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    Nation

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    Military

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