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Anderson: Sarasota’s connections to the Skyway bridge disaster

It’s been 38 years since 35 people died when a ship rammed the span over Tampa Bay. Mel and Julie Russell were separated in the spring of 1980, though there was talk of reconciliation. He was living in Room 338 of Wilson Men’s Club in downtown Chicago at the time, while she was staying with […]

St. Petersburg, Tallahassee join suit over local gun laws

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg and Tallahassee will join 10 other Florida cities in a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott over the issue of being able to regulate firearms in local jurisdictions. Officials from both cities announced their decision to join Wednesday. The 2011 law prohibits local officials from passing gun regulations that are […]