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Fire on neighbor's porch leads to charges against Holiday man

Fire on neighbor's porch leads to charges against Holiday man

HOLIDAY A Holiday man was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he torched the front porch of his neighbor, who he insisted was holding his daughter hostage.Dan Fry, 63, was arrested on a charge of first-degree arson by Pasco County sheriff's de...
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Port Richey man solicited sex from 13-year-old, Pasco authorities say

Port Richey man solicited sex from 13-year-old, Pasco authorities say

PORT RICHEY A Port Richey man was arrested Wednesday after Pasco County authorities say he solicited sex from a 13-year-old boy on the gay male dating app Grindr.Shawn Daly, 43, was arrested on a charge of solicitation for sexual conduct with a chi...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
Dunedin's negotiations with Blue Jays continue

Dunedin's negotiations with Blue Jays continue

DUNEDIN Dunedin officials are still in the process of negotiating a license agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays. Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said the city is hoping to have the license agreement completed by the end of July. The agreement is a 25-ye...
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McMansions, state sewage order on tap at St. Petersburg City Council

McMansions, state sewage order on tap at St. Petersburg City Council

ST. PETERSBURG The City Council is set Thursday to vote on two major issues: controversial zoning changes aimed at curbing big McMansion-style homes and a consent order with the state that will require St. Petersburg to fix its ailing sewage system...
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Clearwater library to hold astronomy night

CLEARWATER The Clearwater Main Library is hosting a free astronomy night on its front sidewalk Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 p.m.Stargazers can use telescopes to observe Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon, or just admire the stars and constellations....
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Longtime Tarpon Springs fire chief is retiring

Longtime Tarpon Springs fire chief is retiring

TARPON SPRINGS Sept. 6 will be fire Chief Richard Butcher's last day after seven years as chief and 39 years in the city's fire department. He formally submitted his decision to retire on July 6. On July 11, the Tarpon Springs board of commissioner...
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State Attorney announces expansion of Hillsborough juvenile civil citation program

State Attorney announces expansion of Hillsborough juvenile civil citation program

TAMPA Kids who, for the first time, commit certain minor crimes in Hillsborough County may now avoid a criminal conviction by completing a civil citation program.Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced an agreement Thursday between law ...
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MacDill tanker crews refuel military aircraft in fight against ISIS

MacDill tanker crews refuel military aircraft in fight against ISIS

AL UDEID AIR BASE, QATAR Settled into the cockpit, headed for the combat zone of Iraq, the three-man crew from MacDill Air Force Base can't wait to get in the air.But wait they must.Even after hours spent on the flight line at Al Udeid, preparing t...
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Pinellas County approves settlement with Suncoast fire district

SEMINOLE County commissioners on Tuesday approved a settlement with the Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District, closing out a lawsuit filed last year by the district over millions of dollars of emergency medical services funding.The unanimous v...
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Attorney general has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke

Attorney general has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has no immediate plans to resign a day after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. "We...
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