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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Clearwater man acquitted in slaying
Defendant Michael McKinney talks with his attorney before the closing arguments began in his murder trial at the Pinellas Criminal Justice Center.
Prosecutors had said Michael McKinney had told a friend he always wanted to kill somebody and he had named Casey Garber as a good target.
Tampa Bay Rays' principal owner Stuart Sternberg, left, has met a couple of times with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Sternberg: Rays exploring move to Tampa
A 1960 Studebakerfound in Brule Creek near Elk Point, S.D., held the skeletal remains of Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, who were last seen May 29, 1971,, officials say.
Drought solves mystery of S.D. girls’ 1971 disappearance
Dr. Helga Bleyaert of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, who is overseeing Hope’s recovery, applies bandages to the burned dog while Leigh Sockalosky, president of Hardee Animal Rescue Team,keeps her calm. 
BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Dog that was set on fire continues to recover


Fennelly: All eyes on Stamkos as another test awaits

TAMPA — In 2011, in his first shift in his first game in his first NHL playoff season, Lightning center Steven Stamkos found himself airborne, horizontal, as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik crunched him into the boards. Welcome.

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