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Florida manatees dying in record numbers amid food scarcity

Oct. 26, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that...

Police arrest Florida boy after girl dies with gunshot wound

Oct. 23, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is facing manslaughter charges for being suspected of shooting a 15-year-old girl, who later died of complications. The Tampa Bay Times reports police first found the girl with a gunshot wound and she told officers her friend had...

May-Stringer House owns its ‘Florida’s most haunted’ title

Oct. 23, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The May-Stringer House looks like a gingerbread-trimmed Victorian home overlooking the city of Brooksville. It’s reportedly one of Florida’s most haunted spots. The back story, as in most ghost stories, lies in tragedy. With more than 160...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 55, Old Plank Christian 0 Alonso 52, Robinson 17 Armwood 41, Wiregrass Ranch 11 Atlantic Community 41, Blanche Ely 13 Auburndale 37, Eau Gallie 23 ...

As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — As she stood in the courtyard of the morgue holding the body of her grandmother who died of COVID-19, Ramilya Shigalturina had a message for anyone still resisting vaccinations. “I'm begging all Russians: Please get vaccinated, because...

Sheriff: Florida officer shoots, injures armed Black teen

Oct. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer shot and wounded a teenage boy Wednesday after the teen pulled a gun on the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred shortly after a domestic disturbance call at Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Sheriff...

Mac the big snapping turtle dies at Florida's Sunken Gardens

Oct. 20, 2021 06:47 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mac, an alligator snapping turtle that lived at a botanical garden in Florida for more than 50 years, has died. The turtle died unexpectedly on Monday, according to Dave Biggs, supervisor of Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. ...

Russia's virus infections over 8 million; daily deaths high

Oct. 18, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record. The national coronavirus task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alonso 46, Palm Harbor University 39 Apopka 44, West Port 0 Archbishop Carroll 45, Berean Christian 6 Armwood 19, Bloomingdale 8 Atlantic Coast 34, Ponte Vedra 13 ...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 14, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 48, Oasis Christian 14 Andrew Jackson 44, Episcopal 14 Avant Garde 48, Everglades Preparatory Academy 8 Boone 49, Tohopekaliga 0 Braddock 31, Varela 27 ...