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  1. Fish and Wildlife dispatcher arrested on arson, aggravated stalking charges


    PLANT CITY — The first fire at the house on Howard Street erupted the day after Christmas, at 2:42 a.m. Someone had poured gasoline and lit a flame. Three adults and an infant were sleeping inside. …

    The Fish and Wildlife agency fired Ryan Elliott Butler, 29.
[Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office]
  2. Pinellas County 911 calls rerouted to St. Petersburg Police dispatchers following outage


    ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County's 911 system went down about 10 a.m. Wednesday, but the call load was quickly transferred to the St. Petersburg Police Department so emergency callers were not affected, a county spokeswoman said. …

  3. Rescue crews search for missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island


    DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY — Rescue workers were searching for a missing jet skier near Honeymoon Island State Park late Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. …

  4. Volleyball: Berkeley Prep dispatches rival in straight sets


    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep kicked off the season in style, easily dispatching visiting Tampa Prep 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in both team's season opener on Thursday. …

  5. Runaway donkey; mean sister, and clucking chickens: Listen to these wacky 911 calls in Florida


    A donkey tears down the center of a highway to chase a small horse in heat. A man is appalled that a boy mooned him from inside a school bus. A 6-year-old is distraught her little sister used all her lip balm. …

    Hillsborough 911 dispatchers take calls on all manner of strange topics. [Times photo]
  6. Albuquerque 911 dispatcher who hung up on caller quits


    An Albuquerque, N.M., 911 dispatcher who in June hung up on a teenage girl seeking help after her friend was fatally shot resigned on Tuesday after audio of the incident was released. …

  7. Last of 3 funerals for 8 slain Ohio family members held


    WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Traffic stopped for miles as black hearses left a church and snaked past mobile homes, weathered shops and green fields, leading a procession of mourners in more than 150 vehicles.  …

    Mourners arrive Tuesday at Dry Run Church of Christ in West Portsmouth, Ohio, for funeral services for six of the eight family members slain in Pike County on April 22.
  8. Region softball: Boca Ciega dispatches Robinson


    GULFPORT — Boca Ciega scored three runs in the fifth inning Thursday and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Caylie VanAuken to earn a 6-2 win over Robinson in the Class 5A region semifinal. Boca Ciega will host Lemon Bay today at 4 p.m. …

    Boca Ciega’s Caylie VanAuken turns in another solid start on the mound, finishing with 12 strikeouts in the Pirates’ 6-2 win.
  9. Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including a two-star general, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official told the Associated Presson Thursday.  …

  10. Editorial: More answers needed on hospital attack


    The Pentagon has partly explained the series of errors that led to an American attack on a charity hospital in Afghanistan last year that left 42 people dead. But the heavily redacted report still is not an acceptable finding, and the Defense Department has not held itself or those officers involved adequately accountable for failing to prevent this tragedy. With the United States ever-engaged in the fight against Taliban extremists, the Pentagon needs to do more to restore faith here and abroad in America's military mission. …

    An employee of Doctors Without Borders stands inside the charred remains of the organization’s hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Pentagon has partly explained the series of errors that led to the attack that left 42 people dead, but the heavily redacted report still is not acceptable.
  11. District softball roundup: Countryside, Seminole dispatch top seeds


    PINELLAS PARK — With district semifinals this good, Thursday's final could almost be anticlimactic. …

  12. District boy soccer: Northeast dispatches Seminole


    SEMINOLE— Seminole brought the energy looking for an upset, but failed to maintain the intensity in overtime. …

  13. UConn easily dispatches Maryland, vies for third straight title


    TAMPA — At least one college basketball juggernaut remains upright today. A night after Kentucky's men were introduced to mortality, Connecticut's women remained a sleek, sturdy model of infallibility in Sunday's national semifinals at Amalie Arena. …

    Connecticut Huskies forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (23) drives the lane during the second half in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
  14. Region softball: Springstead 3, Crystal River 1


    SPRING HILL — Paige Pfent has been a clutch batter for Springstead all season, and she answered the call again on Tuesday night. The Eagles won 3-1 on a walk-off two-run homer from their sophomore catcher to dispatch Crystal River in the Class 6A region semifinals. …

  15. Search continues for missing military man who disappeared off coast of Ruskin (w/video)


    RUSKIN — The search continued Wednesday for a military man who disappeared more than 24 hours earlier after he dived off his boat about 2 miles west of Little Harbor. …

  16. District volleyball: Osceola dispatches Springstead in five games


    TRINITY — To almost no one's surprise, Tuesday's first Class 6A-10 district semifinal went the distance. In a match where two even teams couldn't hold momentum for long, Osceola had it when it mattered, beating Springstead 25-15, 11-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. …

  17. Short film celebrates Pulitzer Prize centennial


    The Pulitzer Prize, considered journalism's most coveted award, is celebrating its centennial anniversary. …

  18. Pasco's 911 remedy falls to Kevin Guthrie, its just-hired emergency manager


    DADE CITY — Last week, Kevin Guthrie dealt with a tornado hitting west Pasco and damaging 57 homes. This week, he stepped into the eye of another storm. …

    Kevin Guthrie, 45, has been promoted to the newly created job of director of emergency services in Pasco County.
  19. District baseball: Jesuit 3, Robinson 2


    TAMPA — When Jesuit coach Miguel Menendez motioned for reliever Jeff Hakanson to enter in the seventh inning of Thursday's Class 6A, District 8 final, he did so with full confidence the junior would work out of a seemingly impossible situation. …

  20. The latest Dispatches: Burn survivor's words are the balm that soothe


    Set for Floridian in Sunday's Times from award-winner John Woodrow Cox: TAMPA — "Joe Versaggi," he said, lightly bumping fists with the young man in the hospital bed. "Burn survivor." …

    Joe Versaggi.

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