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Natalie Weber - Breaking Reporter

Breaking Reporter

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in English and minors in journalism and computing. My hometown of Grand Junction, Colo., is situated in a valley known for its peaches and hiking trails. The area also is famous for an annual festival celebrating a chicken that survived for 18 months without a head. When I’m not puzzling over the perfect lede for my story, you can find me experimenting with a new recipe or with my nose in a book.

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  2. Elijah Iziah Dera’us McCray, 20, is suspected in two random shootings, one fatal, in the Seminole area.
  3. El automóvil golpeó a una mujer dentro de la casa, Donna Rein, y se estrelló parcialmente en el frente. Rein murió en el lugar
  4. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane Baz (11) is seen on the mound as fans cheer during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS Friday in St. Petersburg.
  5. Aftermath of a home where two people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a portion of their home exploded. Pictured on Friday in Seffner.
  6. This Sept. 10 file photo shows a Palm Harbor home on Caird Way that was heavily damaged Sept. 3 when a Tesla driver lost control. The vehicle struck the back of the house, killing a 69-year-old woman who lived there.
  7. The Coast Guard helps boaters after two vessels collided near Clearwater Beach on Thursday morning.
  8. Según datos preliminares de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, las muertes por sobredosis en estadounidenses aumentaron un 30 por ciento entre febrero de 2020 y febrero de 2021. En Florida murieron unas 7.700 personas por una sobredosis en ese tiempo.
  9. In this Aug. 9 photo, the outline of a protester's body with a message is seen on the sidewalk outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y.
  10. Erica Ventura Catalan, 37, owner of Salinas Produce, works in the store unpacking goods to shelve. Catalan and her husband have been running the shop for about five years and say business has been steady but since the pandemic, customers have stopped doing their heaviest shopping there, opting for big retailers like Walmart where they can shop while receiving government assistance. Those who do shop at Salinas Produce often ask for discounts or credit which Catalan can’t afford to give. “They wouldn’t ask for that at Walmart,” she said, on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Clearwater.
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  12. Erica Ventura Catalan, 37, la dueña de Salinas Produce, trabaja en la tienda desempacando mercancías para colocarlas en estantes. Catalan y su esposo abrieron la tienda her husband hace cinco años. El negocio ha sido estable, pero desde la pandemia, dijeron, los clientes han dejado de hacer sus compras más importantes de la semana en la tienda, optando por grandes minoristas como Walmart, donde pueden comprar mientras reciben asistencia del gobierno. Quienes compran en Salinas Produce suelen pedir descuentos o créditos que Catalan no puede permitirse dar. "No pedirían eso en Walmart", dijo Catalan, el lunes 4 de octubre de 2021, en Clearwater.
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  14. Hernando fire captain Mark Dempsey, 44, died in an off-duty car crash while driving home early Monday morning.
  15. In this June 22 file photo, Anna Paulina Luna appears via Zoom during a hearing in Clearwater.
  16. Former TSA agent Jeremy West, 45, was accused of posing as his ex-wife on Twitter to post child pornography and naked pictures of her.
  17. The driver of a pickup truck died Wednesday morning after striking two firetrucks and a firefighter. Troopers say he was speeding at the time of impact.
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  19. A screenshot of video of the carjacking.
  20. Troopers are seeking more information about the above vehicle, which they believe was used in a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old New Port Richey woman.
  21. Tampa Fire Rescue responds to a carbon monoxide leak in Hyde Park on Monday afternoon.
  22. A photo of Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev included in the criminal complaint.
  23. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco told the Justice Department that his agency was "confused" by a federal probe into its new intelligence effort.