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east final: game 1 tonight sports

mothers jailed in neglect of drowned sons

Two Pasco women are charged with child neglect in the unrelated deaths of their 2-year-old boys, who had both wandered away from their houses. Local, 1B

Zimmerman puts gun up for auction

The first auction site said it wanted no part of his attempt to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin. But Zimmerman is undeterred. Nation, 5A

Hamburger Mary has a new star

The show Undercover Boss is expected to feature the Clearwater franchise Sunday and with it, a particular server. Local, 1B

Junior Achievement wins $5 million gift

Philanthropists donate a record amount to teach eighth-graders about personal finance. Local, 1B

Overtime expense strains city budget

The city of St. Petersburg is running a $2.8 million deficit, much of it because of overtime pay. Local, 1B

Chicks bring hope for rare sparrow

Four grasshopper sparrow chicks hatch in the first success of a captive breeding program launched to save the bird. Local, 1B

18-story AER elevates luxury

Downtown St. Petersburg's newest apartment tower is finished, offering such amenities as a yoga studio and rooftop pool with sweeping views. Business, 6B

Pope may study women as deacons

He says he is willing to create a commission to consider whether women can hold the position in the Catholic Church. World, 2A

Rays report card: So far, it's so-so

With a 15-17 mark and no real in-season injury issues to blame for their losing record, team officials may have a lot to talk about. Sports, 3C

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    Accidents

    The intersection of Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater is closed following a crash that involved a Sunstar ambulance unit, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

    A Sunstar unit flipped in the intersection of Drew Street and Ford Harrison Avenue in Clearwater Monday morning after a car reportedly ran a red light and struck the ambulance, according to the Clearwater Police Department.
  2. Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger U.S. ties

    Nation

    BERLIN — Berlin remains committed to strong trans-Atlantic relations, but Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion after meetings with President Donald Trump that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. "speaks for itself," her spokesman said Monday

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an election campaign of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and the Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday. Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. [Matthias Balk/dpa via AP]
  3. Tampa police: 46 arrests, 47 ejections at two-day Sunset Music Festival

    Public Safety

    Times staff

    TAMPA — In a preliminary tally Monday morning, police declared there were "no major incidents" during the two-day Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium but boosted the number of arrests and rejections they provided in earlier reports during the weekend.

    A Tampa Fire Rescue all-terrain vehicle patrols the parking area north of Raymond James Stadum on Sunday, day two of the Sunset Music Festival. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]

  4. Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is preparing his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery.

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Saturda, in Sigonella, Italy. [AP photo]
  5. Two in serious condition after early-morning shooting in Tampa

    Crime

    Two people are in serious condition after a shooting occurred early Monday morning in Tampa, according to the Tampa Police Department.