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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.
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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.
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Sternberg: Rays exploring move to Tampa
A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line on Tuesday. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
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

Opinion

Otto: It was a big week for the knuckleheads

Steve Otto A mother walking her 4-year-old child on a gorgeous spring morning in West Tampa has to be aware of certain things.

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