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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

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Toddler nearly drowns in New Port Richey, authorities say

A 2-year-old girl nearly drowned in New Port Richey today, according to a release from Pasco County. Pasco Fire Rescue responded to a call at 2:41 p.m. in the 6500 block of Candice Lane, the release said.
Updated: 1 min ago

Callers threaten to blow up Hillsborough 911 dispatch center, deputies say

Hillsborough deputies are looking for a person who threatened to shoot dispatchers and blow up the county’s 911 communication center during a series of calls on Saturday night.
Updated: 16 mins ago

Bicyclist killed on Gandy Blvd. in St. Pete identified

St. Petersburg police have released the name of a bicyclist who died Saturday after turning in front of a car on Gandy Boulevard.
Updated: 47 mins ago

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country’s online access is “totally down.”
Updated: 60 mins ago
Memorial fund set up for slain Tarpon Springs officer

Memorial fund set up for slain Tarpon Springs officer

A memorial fund has been set up for the Tarpon Springs police officer fatally shot on Sunday, as police warned of scams involving fraudulent attempts to collect money for the officer’s family.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Lakeland wife arrested in murder-for-hire plot

Deputies: Lakeland wife arrested in murder-for-hire plot

A Lakeland woman faces charges in a murder-for-hire plot after deputies say she attempted to hire a hit man — who turned out to be an undercover detective — to kill her husband.
Updated: 1 hour ago
No bond for suspect in Tarpon Springs officer’s slaying

No bond for suspect in Tarpon Springs officer’s slaying

TARPON SPRINGS — Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., charged in the fatal shooting of Officer Charles “Charlie” Kondek, 45, will be held without bond on a first-degree murder charge....
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sony on shelving ‘The Interview:’ ‘We had no choice’

Sony on shelving ‘The Interview:’ ‘We had no choice’

NEW YORK — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Task force denies reports U.S. engaged in ground combat with Islamic State

Contrary to reports coming out of Iraq, U.S. troops have not engaged in ground combat with the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, according to the task force in charge of running daily operations in the U.S. and coalition mission known as Operation...
Updated: 3 hours ago