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Saturday, Jul 04, 2015

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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog-eating contest

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog-eating contest

NEW YORK — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut’s bid for a n...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Key West man wins Key lime pie eating contest

Key West man wins Key lime pie eating contest

A Key West man has won a Key lime pie-eating contest on the island where the tart, creamy dessert originated.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Police: Diver accidently shot with spear gun in Sarasota

Police: Diver accidently shot with spear gun in Sarasota

A diver was accidently shot with a spear gun by another diver while they were under a bridge on the John Ringling Causeway in Sarasota, police said.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Girl, 5, in boat killed by jumping sturgeon along Suwannee

Girl, 5, in boat killed by jumping sturgeon along Suwannee

A 5-year-old Gilchrist County girl has died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Valrico neighbors balk at safe house for trafficking victims

Valrico neighbors balk at safe house for trafficking victims

Shocked neighbors are worried about safety and property values. The fears are unfounded, says Elizabeth Melendez-Fisher, president of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping women forced into the sex industry.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Pedestrian struck, killed crossing S.R. 52 in Hudson

A 45-year-old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck Friday night as she walked across State Road 52 in Hudson, authorities said.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Deputies: Woman threw kittens out of car window

A woman in the Florida Panhandle has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Confederate flag debate adds drama to Daytona race weekend

Confederate flag debate adds drama to Daytona race weekend

DAYTONA BEACH — Confederate battle flags have been common at NASCAR tracks for decades, with fans often flying them above their motor homes along with American flags and banners of their favorite drivers.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Officials warn of fireworks’ effect on veterans with PTSD

Officials warn of fireworks’ effect on veterans with PTSD

Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Missing 13-year-old boy found safe in Madeira Beach

Missing 13-year-old boy found safe in Madeira Beach

A 13-year-old boy reported missing from a St. Pete Beach hotel has been found safe in Madeira Beach, authorities said.
Updated: 6 hours ago