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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.
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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.
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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.

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...

Lightning struck boat off Clearwater, Coast Guard rescued those onboard

TAMPA - Some terrifying moments for a group of boaters off Clearwater when their boat was struck by lightning. The Coast Guard went to assist after someone on board the boat sent an emergency position radio alert. A Coast Guard helicopter crew was able to rescue all seven passengers and brought them back to its air station where family members were waiting for them. The group was out on the water taking part in a fishing tournament when the boat was hit. No one was hurt. The Coast Guard praised the boaters for having all of the necessary safety equipment on board which it said helped to ensure a quick and efficient rescue. 

KC Chiefs: Is WR Justin Watson a sleeper to make active roster?

On February 4, 2022, the Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Justin Watson to a one-year deal. Out of the University of Pennsylvania, he spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they picked him with the 144th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. With the Bucs, he racked up 23 catches for 258 receiving yards and 2 total touchdowns.

Avalanche Stanley Cup win tied them with three famed past teams for most victories in a NHL season (regular and playoff)

The Stanley Cup Final wrapped up Sunday night with the Colorado Avalanche winning Game 6 2-1, giving them a 4-2 series victory against the two-time reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning. That win, led by goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Artturi Lehkonen plus 22 saves from Darcy Kuemper, boosted Colorado’s remarkable playoff run this season to 16-4. And that 16th postseason win put the Avalanche in some rarified air, considering their Western Conference-best 56 wins this season. That gave them 72 combined wins in the regular season and playoffs, matching the record held by three remarkable past teams: the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens, the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers, and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings.