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MCGLOCKTON FAMILY'S CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER, SHERIFF RESPOND TO STAND YOUR GROUND SHOOTER'S HISTORY OF ROAD RAGE
The prominent civil rights lawyer representing the family of Markeis McGlockton, who was killed in Florida's latest stand your ground shooting, said the shooter's history of road rage and gun threats shows he has a hot temper that calls his mindset into question. "It certainly contributes to the notion that this self-appointed, wannabe cop was the initial aggressor and should not have gotten the benefit or the protection of stand your ground," Benjamin Crump said in an interview, responding to a Tampa Bay Times article revealing shooter Michael Drejka's history through police reports and interviews.
IN BELLEAIR SHORE, BEACH OWNERS DON'T EVEN WANT SEA TURTLES TRESPASSING
All over Florida, people are arguing over whether a new law blocks the public from walking across a private beach. Meanwhile, in the tiny but affluent Pinellas town of Belleair Shore, the question of beach access has sparked a somewhat different dispute. Instead of just humans, some Belleair Shore residents want to give sea turtles the boot too. Town Commission members are complaining about spotting marked sea turtles nests on their beachfront land — nests that they said had all been put there, without permission, by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
BUCS VS. DOLPHINS TONIGHT: TEN POSITION BATTLES TO WATCH
The NFL preseason moves pretty fast. Tonight, the Bucs open theirs at the Dolphins, and three weeks later, Tampa Bay will be finished, left with the final decisions to pare the current 91-man roster down to the initial 53 on Sept. 1. Here are 10 battles to watch, remembering that the earlier you play in a preseason game, the more likely you are to make the actual team.
SINGER CHRIS BROWN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN TAMPA BATTERY CASE
Singer Chris Brown's attorney was in court Thursday to enter a not-guilty plea on his client's behalf. Brown, who waived his appearance at his scheduled arraignment in a Hillsborough County courtroom, faces a felony battery charge after police say he punched a photographer at Tampa club in April 2017. Brown's attorney, Kevin Napper, had already entered a written plea that was accepted Thursday by Circuit Judge Christopher Sabella.
CVS OFFERING 24-HOUR 'VIRTUAL CARE' ON ITS APP TO TREAT MINOR ILLNESSES
Florida residents seeking treatment for minor health problems can now take advantage of a new, quick virtual service from CVS Health's MinuteClinic. The new service, called MinuteClinic Video Visits, will provide patients with video access to health-care services at any time from their mobile device for $59, according to a news release.