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  1. St. Petersburg man demands officers take him to jail


    ST. PETERSBURG — Officers were dispatched to 4510 19th Ave. S last week when Jeremie Robinson yelled he wanted to go to jail, according to arrest reports. …

  2. Auschwitz defendant says he is not entitled to forgiveness


    LUENEBURG, Germany — A 94-year-old man charged as an accessory in the murders of about 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau told a court Wednesday that he consciously had not asked Holocaust survivors for their forgiveness because, given the dimensions of their suffering, he is not entitled to it. …

    Former SS officer Oskar Groening, 94,  is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.
  3. PolitiFact Florida's Buck-O-Meter: Bob Buckhorn compromises on accountability promise


    TAMPA — How many potholes does Tampa fill per month? How many miles of drainage ditches does it clean? How long does it take Tampa Fire Rescue to arrive at a fire? Or for the water department to answer your phone call? …

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the online metrics should provide more transparency in government. “I want people to hold us accountable,” he said, “and I want them to be able to measure our performance.”
  4. Notables Bouchard, Halep out at Wimbledon


    LONDON — It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. It was another story, though, for one of last year's finalists and for one of the highest seeded women in the draw.  …

    Jack Sock of the United States reacts in his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Sam Groth of Australia during day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Tuesday in London, England. [Getty Images]
  5. Tampa resident Jack Sock looks to continue whirlwind year at Wimbledon


    On a practice court in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., just after his first match as a professional, 17-year-old Jack Sock rallied with Roger Federer. Five years later, the two are on a collision course and could face off in the third round at Wimbledon, which starts today. …

    STOKE POGES, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Jack Sock of the USA plays a forehand during his match against Tommy Robredo of Spain during Day 4 of The Boodles Tennis Event at Stoke Park on June 26, 2015 in Stoke Poges, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images) 561242567
  6. Cruise plane crashes, all 9 on board die (w/video)


    SEATTLE — A small plane carrying eight passengers from a cruise ship that departed from Seattle on June 20 crashed in southeast Alaska Thursday afternoon. All nine people on board, including the pilot, were killed, Holland America Line confirmed Thursday night. …

  7. Jury starts deliberations in Valrico strangulation case


    TAMPA Verdict not in yet in husband's murder trial …

  8. U.S. team wins St. Petersburg Grand Slam beach volleyball tourney


    ST. PETERSBURG — It was an early wakeup call for Americans Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson on the final day of the men's competition at the St. Petersburg Grand Slam. …

    Casey Patterson goes for a return in the gold-medal match of the beach volleyball tournament.
  9. Police advice to Realtors: Every agent is a target but don't carry a gun


    ST. PETERSBURG — Given the recent armed robberies of two Tampa Bay real estate agents, many Realtors are wondering if they should start carrying a gun. "No!'' St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway emphatically said Friday. "That person's going to take that gun away from you.''  …

    A large group of realtors listens to a safety presentation given by St. Petersburg Police officer Chip Wells, Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Pinellas Realtor Organization.
  10. Ruth: Recycling controversy is red flag for Kriseman


    To paraphrase Roy Scheider's memorable line from Jaws — "Uh, Mayor Rick Kriseman? I think you're gonna need a smaller truck." …

  11. Clearwater officer suspended after 4 a.m. off-duty accident


    CLEARWATER — Officer Dennis Shane Cason was off-duty, bar-hopping, and drinking Bud Light on Dec. 9. Although he felt a "buzz going," he got behind the wheel of his Ford pickup and crashed into a tree on Hercules Avenue just before 4 a.m. …

    Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter said he was disappointed by an inquiry on an officer’s crash.
  12. Get in the kitchen, guys — with a little help


    Unmanly men need not apply. Or maybe I'm just being overly sensitive. Because just in time for Father's Day, there's a whole crop of new cookbooks aimed at guys, and I don't feel nearly manly enough to cook from them.  …

    By Ryan D’Agostino Chronicle Books, 224 pages, $30
  13. N.C. shark attacks leave two teens severely wounded


    OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Hours after a teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured.  …

    People assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. [Steve Bouser | The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP]
  14. Florida rolls past Miami 15-3 in CWS opener


    OMAHA, Neb. — Florida scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to tie a College World Series record on its way to a 15-3 victory over Miami on Saturday night, the Hurricanes' most lopsided loss in their long and proud postseason history. …

    Ryan Larson celebrates after scoring on a two-run single by Josh Tobias during Florida’s 11-run fourth inning.
  15. 4 killed, teen hurt in shooting at Ohio home


    ohio 4 killed, teen hurt in shooting at home, police say Four people were killed and a teenage girl injured in a shooting at an Ohio home, police said Saturday.  …

  16. Jeb Bush's Florida story built on self-made successes, family connections


    The city of Miami staggered into the 1980s. Race riots left 18 dead, hundreds injured and rows of burned-out buildings. Tens of thousands of Cubans, serious criminals among them, came ashore in the Mariel boatlift. Cocaine unleashed an unprecedented level of carnage and fear. …

    Jeb Bush, son of  Vice President George H.W. Bush, speaks as Alicia Calatraua listens in a Miami restaurant in an undated photo from the 1980s. [Mary Lou Foy | Miami Herald file]
  17. Astronaut becomes part of Lightning game experience


    TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers, Stanley Cup playoffs, Game 6. The Rangers had scored five third-period goals, and it looked like the Lightning wasn't coming back. Things weren't going well for the Bolts. Even the astronaut was missing, someone pointed out online.  …

    Bishop Hugh Freeman was born Tuesday in Tampa. His parents, Dakota Freeman and Erin McCall, named him after Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop. [Photo courtesy of Dakota Freeman]
  18. GOP, Obama on same side as trade bill heads for close vote


    WASHINGTON — The House plunged into a divisive two-day debate over trade legislation on Thursday, a controversy so thick that President Barack Obama conferred on strategy with Republican Speaker John Boehner and drew a public rebuttal in the House from a Democratic foe of the measure.  …

    House Speaker John Boehner addresses a news conference Thursday, where he said he could not predict the fate of the trade bill.  as
  19. FIFA expands field with view toward growing women's game


    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — FIFA's decision to expand the Women's World Cup by eight teams this year has led to inevitable lopsided scorelines. …

    Lots watching: Monday’s game, in which Sydney Leroux, left, and the U.S. team topped Caitlin Foord and Australia, drew record U.S. ratings for a group stage game.
  20. Bucs claim former Browns punter Lanning off waivers


    TAMPA — Continuing to use their position first in line for waiver pickups, the Bucs on Tuesday claimed punter Spencer Lanning, who was waived over the weekend by the Browns. …

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