Thursday, July 19, 2018
News Roundup

Woman jumps off Sunshine Skyway Bridge

A woman jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Tuesday, authorities said. The Florida Highway Patrol received the call at 3:13 p.m.

Witnesses told troopers that a woman had climbed over the railing and jumped. An unoccupied vehicle was parked nearby.

No other details have been released.

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Deputies: One man hurt after convenience store shooting near Clearwater

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