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St. Petersburg (Pinellas, Florida)

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  • Tourism tax, rate hike before high court

    Tourism tax, rate hike before high court
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court began an annual summer break last week, taking a breather from its routine of issuing opinions each Thursday in complex legal disputes. But justices will face major issues when they return from the break...
  • Royals lose Vargas, Gordon before game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Royals had a rough end to their nine-game road swing before the finale even began at Tropicana Field. Right-handed pitcher Jason Vargas was rushed to a...
  • MLB roundup: Yankees put Tanaka on DL

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Yankees put Tanaka on DL Ace right-handed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees with right elbow inflammation before Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians....
  • Bing Russell's grandsons explore his 'Battered Bastards of Baseball'

    Bing Russell's grandsons explore his 'Battered Bastards of Baseball'
    Bing Russell had several claims to fame. He played Deputy Clem on NBC's blockbuster western series "Bonanza." He's the father of movie star Kurt Russell. And he owned a baseball team. Not the Dodgers, mind you, or the Yankees or any team you probably...
  • As Atlantic City's fortunes fade, casino workers fear bleak future

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer. The Showboat...
  • Overseas-visitor total increases 17% in Orlando

    Overseas-visitor total increases 17% in Orlando
    The Orlando area had 3.7 million overseas visitors last year, an increase of 17 percent, according to the National Travel & Tourism Office. That compared with 3.2 million overseas visitors in 2012. Orlando accounted for 11.6 percent of all overseas...
  • Auto accidents biggest killer of teens; lack of safety belts, inexperience to blame

    Auto accidents biggest killer of teens; lack of safety belts, inexperience to blame
    Auto accidents kill more U.S. teenagers than any other cause, and summer is known as the "100 deadliest days for teen drivers," according to the National Safety Council (NSC).  The main culprit for the fatalities is not texting and driving. It’s...
  • Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race

    Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race
    TALLAHASSEE — We all knew Charlie Crist's journey to the Democratic side of the Force wouldn't be a shock-free joyride. But racially themed radio ads cropping up statewide last week from a phantom organization with unclear motives are reinforcing...
  • Miss Florida stripped of crown: 'A title does not define me'

    Miss Florida stripped of crown: 'A title does not define me'
    The former Miss Florida who lost her crown this week amid a tabulating error writes in a newly released blog that the title does not define her. Elizabeth Fechtel, a 20-year-old University of Florida student who lives in Leesburg, wrote she was...
  • 10 for the road: Fishing holes

    Top family friendly places to fish, from Takemefishing.org (tinyurl.com/p2nrom7): 1. Lake Berryessa, Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina, Napa Valley, Calif. 2. Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Fla. 3. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, St....
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida. The 20-year-old...