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Man charged with DUI after driving into water at St. Pete's Snell Isle bridge (w/video)

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  1. Find a Friend: Tom, the senior cat

    Pets

    Tom, the senior cat, spent Mother's Day missing a lifelong family. It gave him up to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center after receiving news of an arriving baby, even though experts like petadviser.com state pregnant women are unlikely to contract toxoplasmosis from owning a cat. Tom is a snuggly, …

     Tom, the senior cat, is looking for a new family.
  2. High-speed, shark-themed thrill ride Mako coming to SeaWorld next summer

    Florida

    Opening next summer next to its shark encounter, SeaWorld Orlando announced on Wednesday that its newest roller coaster named Mako will be a killer ride, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

  3. Review: Lori Roy weaves a Southern Gothic spell in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'

    Books

    To many of us, lavender smells like serenity, sweet and calming. But to Annie Holleran, the fields of lavender on her family's Kentucky farm smell like too much: too much secret history, too much strangled longing, too much violence and grief. Lavender, like love, can turn from sweet to cloying, even stifling.

    Lavander field
  4. Review: 'Elon Musk' portrays industrialist for whom sky is no limit

    Books

    We've become a nation of indoor cats," Dave Eggers wrote in A Hologram for the King (2012), his existential novel about an American doing IT work in the Saudi Arabian desert. "A nation of doubters, worriers, overthinkers."

    Celebrity industrialist Elon Musk, 43, is the driving force behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. He was born in South Africa.
  5. What's Heidi Pitlor reading?

    Books

    Nightstand

    Heidi Pitlor

    Pitlor, 44, has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories collection since 2007. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from Emerson College in Massachusetts and is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin …

    Heidi Pitlor’s most recent novel is “The Daylight Marriage.”

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....

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    Watchdogs ask Justice Department to investigate Jeb Bush campaign

    Two watchdog groups today asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Jeb Bush and his Super PAC are “engaged in knowing and willful violations of the campaign finance laws.”...

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    For starters, Rays vs. Mariners, facing the King

    After a frustrating and stunning 7-6 10-inning loss to the Mariners that was their fourth straight, the Rays have the difficult task of facing dominanting Seattle ace RHP Felix Herrnadez in a 1:10 game today....

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