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USF picked to finish sixth in American by media

USF picked to finish sixth in American by media

NEWPORT, R.I. — Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
Updated: 3 hours ago
DeLand firm denies hiring Zimmerman for security

DeLand firm denies hiring Zimmerman for security

The manager of a Volusia County business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities.
Updated: 3 hours ago
No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges in death of Riverview boy after pit bull attack

No charges will be filed against the family of a 4-year-old Riverview boy who was mauled to death by two pit bulls at the home of his aunt and uncle earlier this month....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Orlando, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new one does well.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Scott plans three debates, none in Tampa; Crist wants more

Scott plans three debates, none in Tampa; Crist wants more

Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he will take part in three debates this fall and urged the two Democratic hopefuls to agree to dates now so planning can take place before the Aug. 26 primary.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Leaders unveil details of next transportation tax plan

TAMPA — For 14 months, Hillsborough’s city and county leaders have been discussing how to engineer a radical change in the county’s transportation system that could reposition Hillsborough as a regional economic leader....
Updated: 5 hours ago
Stray bullet from altercation killed Sarasota teen

Stray bullet from altercation killed Sarasota teen

The Sarasota high school cheerleader who was fatally shot at a Bradenton parking lot early Monday was struck by a stray bullet while in the backseat of a car, investigators said.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Clearwater names 22-year veteran Slaughter as police chief

Daniel Slaughter, a veteran of more than two decades with the Clearwater police, was named the 13th chief of the department Tuesday.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Employee shoots burglar at Tampa smoke shop, police say

Employee shoots burglar at Tampa smoke shop, police say

A Tampa shop employee confronted and shot a man who broke into the business early Tuesday, police said.
Updated: 8 hours ago