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Video shows lightning strike boat carrying 7 in Florida

A lightning strike on a boat carrying seven people 100 miles off Florida was caught on video Saturday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew flew two hours to rescue the two men and five women, one of whom was pregnant, from the boat off Clearwater, according to the Coast Guard and those who were on the vessel.

Teen shot in face while leaving her own birthday party, family says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — An 18-year-old was shot in the face while leaving her own birthday party over the weekend, family says. Breanna Keys was hit by a stray bullet Friday in the 500 block of Marianna Street just before 9:30 p.m. WREG went to the scene and found several vehicles with bullet holes in them. Her mother, Latrice Kennon, said Keys and her boyfriend were both struck while leaving her birthday party.

NFC Notes: Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers, Panthers, Saints

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette detailed during a recent media appearance how QB Tom Brady got him a new offer from the team when he was considering signing with the Patriots this offseason. “At this time, I was a free agent, so I didn’t know if I was going to return...

Children Overdosing on Melatonin

Over the past decade, the number of children overdosing on melatonin, a sleep aid, has increased by 530%, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The largest increase, a 38% jump, came in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, which the study’s...
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Does Stanley Cup loss to Avalanche signify end of Lightning dynasty? Steven Stamkos says 'no' -- and he's right

The Lightning's chance at an historic three-peat vanished when the Avalanche won Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, but that doesn't mean their dynasty is over. "Who says we're done?" Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after the Game 6 loss. "This core is here. We battled. We've been through everything you can think of and, for the most part, we’ve found a way to come out on top. It's nothing to be ashamed of."

Gov. DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

TAMPA - Florida high school students applying for the state's college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. Students who apply for the Bright Futures program starting in the next school year will be able to fulfill the volunteer requirement by working 100 hours. During a bill signing ceremony at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, DeSantis said the change will help low-income families whose teenagers need to work. The scholarships are awarded to students who attain high grade=point averages and test scores. They receive various amounts based on what level they achieve. In the 2020-21 school year, the state distributed about $650 million to about 120,000 students - an average of $5,400 each.

KiaFest kicks off holiday festivities

Friendly KiaFest returned to Sims Park in New Port Richey on June 25, and it attracted plenty of families to check out the festivities, which included, of course, a fireworks show to cap off the evening.

DNR: Florida man dies trying to save teen in Lake Michigan

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say lifeguards have recovered the body of a Florida man after he tried to save the life of a teenager. They say 38-year-old Thomas Kenning of St. Petersburg, Florida, was at Porter Beach on Monday when he saw a female in distress in Lake Michigan.

Avalanche land in Denver after Stanley Cup victory

DENVER — The champs are here!. The Colorado Avalanche returned to Denver Monday afternoon with some new hardware. The Avalanche landed at Denver International Airport (DIA) shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, carrying the legendary Stanley Cup trophy as champions of the National Hockey League. The Avalanche captured the Stanley...