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  1. Hillsborough County Sheriff: Six-foot alligator attacks horse in Odessa pasture

    Crime

    Deputies were dispatched to Odessa Thursday evening to corral a six-foot alligator that attacked a horse, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. …

  2. Analysis: Against Islamic State, airstrikes may not suffice

    World

    BAGHDAD — It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.  …

    A plume of smoke rises after a May 9 airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State group positions in an eastern neighborhood of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, 70 miles west of Baghdad. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out over 4,100 airstrikes against Islamic State radicals, with limited results.[Associated Press]
  3. Pasco business uses thermoplastics to make house numbers shine at night

    Business

    NEW PORT RICHEY — As the longtime owner a roof-cleaning company, Dante Rodriguez has rubbed elbows with lots of homeowners associations and with homeowners. He has learned about their concerns. Among them? …

    Dante Rodriguez, 49, owns Bay Area Thermoplastics and its parent company, Bay Area Roof Cleaning Company, Inc.
  4. Hillsborough emergency workers recognized at 21st Our Heroes Luncheon

    Publicsafety

    TAMPA — University of South Florida police Officer Richard Curry didn't know what to expect when he approached the flooded car last May. Curry was dispatched after receiving a call that a car had plunged into a drainage ditch and had filled with water. …

    Eleven members of local honor guards salute during the presentation of the heroes table during the 21st annual Our Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday at the Tampa Convention Center.
  5. Two hurricane hunter planes at MacDill AFB to get $42 million upgrade

    Hurricanes

    TAMPA — The hurricane planes known affectionately as "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar.  …

    Technician Joseph Klippel works on the engines the P-3 turboprop aircraft "Miss Piggy."  [Chris O'Meara | Associated Press]
  6. Crews search for man who fell off pontoon boat near Hernando Beach

    Accidents

    HERNANDO BEACH — Rescue crews continued searching Monday for a 31-year-old man who fell off a boat Sunday near the Hernando Beach shoreline. …

  7. Police release surveillance video in shooting investigation

    Nation

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting, which wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.  …

    Hundreds rallied at a park Thursday after the shootings of half brothers Bryson Chaplin, 21, and Andre Thompson, 24, then marched to a building that houses police headquarters and City Hall. 
  8. Oil rig fire forces evacuation, burns into night

    News

    Louisiana Fire on offshore oil rig forces evacuation of 28 …

  9. Carlton: Diaco ends with some yucks, judges get fashion tips

    Courts

    Is radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem sweating the trial that could end the legal careers of lawyers who represented him? One of them being pal Stephen Diaco? All signs point to: Nah. …

    Bubba the Love Sponge Clem has been up to his usual shock jock ways.
  10. Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

    National

    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, according to emails received on her personal account.  …

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to child care workers during a visit to the Center For New Horizons  Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Chicago. [Associated Press]
  11. Tarpon Springs police to share data with Pinellas Sheriff's Office

    Publicsafety

    TARPON SPRINGS — The city's police department is moving forward with a plan to integrate crime information and 911 calls with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. …

  12. Deal should make credit report errors easier to fix

    Personalfinance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The three major nationwide credit-reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to a multistate settlement announced Wednesday.  …

    FILE - In this March 5, 2012, file photo, consumer credit cards are posed in North Andover, Mass. The three largest credit reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates. The changes were announced Monday, March 9, 2015, after talks between Equifax, Experian, TransUnion and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) NY108
  13. More than 100 units damaged in huge fire at ExtraSpace Storage in Valrico (w/video)

    Fire

    VALRICO — Nancy Velasquez was ordering a coffee and sandwich at a Latin supermarket when the cashier asked if she had heard about the fire. "I just dropped my coffee and came," the 54-year-old woman said. …

    Fire engulfed a large storage unit facility Wednesday morning near Highway 60 and Miller Road in Valrico. [WTSP 10 News]
  14. Key Iraqi city falls to ISIS as defenders retreat

    World

    The capital of Anbar province fell to Islamic State militants Sunday as hundreds of police personnel, soldiers and tribal fighters abandoned the city, prompting the Iraqi premier to order Iranian-aligned Shiite militias to join the fight to win back control. …

    Iraqis fleeing Saturday from their hometown of Ramadi walk on a street near the Bzebiz bridge, 40 miles west of Baghdad. Muhannad Haimour, a spokesman for the governor of Iraq’s Anbar province, said Sunday, “Ramadi has fallen,” to the Islamic State group.
  15. The science behind the dress (w/video)

    Nation

    Nearly three months after the infamous blue and black dress (or was it white and gold?) tore the Internet apart, three teams of scientists have provided a closer look at the science behind the viral phenomenon. In their papers, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, the teams have proposed reasons that different people saw different colors, and what the whole thing means for our understanding of visual perception. …

  16. Islamic State releases recording said to be by its reclusive leader

    World

    Amid reports that its reclusive leader had been injured and possibly incapacitated, the Islamic State terrorist group released an audio statement Thursday that it said was from the man himself, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. …

  17. Authorities respond to reports of alligator at East Lake High School

    Publicsafety

    Authorities early Thursday responded to reports of an alligator in between buildings at East Lake High School. A trapper went to the scene about 7 a.m., according to a Pinellas sheriff's dispatcher. The gator was promptly caught, WTSP-10 News reported. The first bell at East Lake is at 7:05 a.m. …

    East Lake High School student Kiki Coulouras took this photo of an alligator on campus Thursday morning. [Photo by KIKI COULOURAS]
  18. The latest on Amtrak crash: Engineer hit emergency brakes

    Nation

    The latest bulletins from the Associated Press on Tuesday night's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia: ——— 5:15 p.m.: A National Transportation Safety Board official says the engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia applied the emergency brakes moments before the crash. …

    Emergency personnel walk near the scene of a deadly train wreck Wednesday in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. [Associated Press]
  19. Hospital apologizes to veteran after telling him to call 911 when he couldn't get inside

    Veterans

    SEATTLE — When Donald Siefken drove up to the Seattle VA hospital emergency room earlier this year with a broken foot, all he asked for was a little help getting inside. …

  20. Delay in Lightning's party doesn't matter now (w/video)

    Lightning

    TAMPA It took a little longer than expected, but that doesn't matter now. Maybe the Lightning scared the thunder out of you, but who cares? It hasn't always been pretty or perfect, but that does not mean a thing. One and only one thing does matter: The Lightning is moving on. …

    Lightning players raise their sticks to salute the Amalie Arena crowd after Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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