Sunday, February 25, 2018
News Roundup

Northwest winds brings waves to surfers

SCOTT KEELER | Times

St. Petersburg

Surfer Julius Rivera of Tampa, walks along the beach at Sunset Beach on Thursday morning after surfing with friends. Strong northwest winds brought large waves onto the beach, delighting local surfers.

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Hit-and-run driver in fatal accident sought by law enforcement

Hit-and-run driver in fatal accident sought by law enforcement

A hit-and-run crash has left a Tampa man dead, his female passenger in critical condition and law enforcement in search of the man who was driving the vehicle that struck them from behind.A Nissan Sentra was traveling north in the inside lane of U.S....
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Riverview woman dies in Friday car crash

A woman died Friday when her car collided with another vehicle on U.S. 301 in Riverview, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Melanie Hoitt, 38, of Riverview was driving a Nissan Altima north on U.S. 301 approaching Southern Pointe Boulevard short...
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Troopers: New York man dies after falling through hole in RV

Troopers: New York man dies after falling through hole in RV

A New York man died on Interstate 75 in Sumter County on Sunday after falling through a hole that opened in the cabin of a recreational vehicle when it collided with a guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Keith Hertik, 52, of Bay Shore,...
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Controversy over Parkland shooting is political and personal for Sheriff Scott Israel

Controversy over Parkland shooting is political and personal for Sheriff Scott Israel

Only days after thousands of grieving Parkland students and families gave him a standing ovation on national television, Scott Israel suddenly finds himself embroiled in controversy over his agency’s response to the worst high school shooting in U.S....
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A rockin’ closing ceremony

A rockin’ closing ceremony

Associated PressIlluminated giant pandas roller skate during the closing ceremony Sunday of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 16-day games ended with an electronic dance party, with performances from K-pop super group EXO and ...
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Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

TALLAHASSEE A powerful Florida Senate committee is expected to approve a package of bills Monday that are bitterly opposed by the National Rifle Association. That is news. It’s the first time in more than a decade that legislation opposed by the poli...
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ChinaAbolishing term limit could allow Xi to stay in powerChina’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power, perhaps indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it wants to abolish the two-term limit on the presidency ...
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In Black Panther, kids finally see themselves starring on screen

In Black Panther, kids finally see themselves starring on screen

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