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Floyd Roberts, 52, of Treasure Island was reported missing on Saturday during a hike with his best friend in the Grand Canyon. (Courtesy of Heidi Bryant)

Floyd Roberts, 52, of Treasure Island was reported missing on Saturday during a hike with his best friend in the Grand Canyon. (Courtesy of Heidi Bryant)

Treasure island hiker missing in Grand canyon

Floyd Roberts, 52, an avid Grand Canyon hiker, was reported missing Saturday, the day after he and two companions took different routes on the first day of a multiday hike. The National Park Service is continuing its search. Local, 1B

Citizens seeks rate increase

Loss claims unrelated to weather rise for the state-run insurer. Policyholders in Pasco and Hernando counties would be hardest hit in Tampa Bay by the request that would average 6.8 percent. Business, 6B

Friends' dispute ends fatally

An 18-year-old Tampa youth is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old after a confrontation over a cellphone turns violent. Local, 1B

Ex-fiancee accused of jewelry theft

A Palm Harbor millionaire says she took $2.1 million in jewels from his safe. But her lawyer says the man concocted the story. Local, 1B

Grocery shoppers get a new choice

Safeway opens a store in a Florida market dominated by Publix. What's there to set it apart? Business, 6B

Bishop's future: Questions loom

The Tampa Bay Lightning's stellar goalie is in the final year of his contract with an expansion draft coming next season. Sports, 1C

Injuries keep Rays on their heels

Steve Pearce is the latest in a string of injuries that have depleted the Rays' outfield and, perhaps, doomed their season. Sports, 1C

'Frozen' ride is hot in Disney opening

Frozen Ever After, based on the popular movie, debuts to long lines at Epcot, with some wait times as long as 300 minutes. Etc, 2B

Home, sweet home for 20 aging cats

At Cat's Cradle in Lutz, the residents of the senior cat rescue lounge around or perhaps stroll on their suspension bridge. LifeTimes



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