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Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
Manatees may lose endangered species status
Manatees Juliet, left, and Phoenix, right, swim  at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing whether the manatee should be reclassified as a “threatened: species, which would allow some flexibility for federal officials as the species recovers while maintaining most of the protections afforded to animals listed as endangered. 

MIAMI — As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim...

Nyashia Williams´ 21-month-old daughter Myla Pressley died while being taken care of by Deandre Gilmore earlier this year. Gilmore has been charged with the murder of Pressley. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
3 months after toddler’s death, mom struggles with sorrow, guilt
A driver checks out Big John’s Brake & Alignment Service as he cruises through the Edge District in St. Pete on Friday. The Florida Main Street Committee in Tallahassee wants to add the pedestrian-friendly Central Avenue shopping district to the state’s list of official Main Streets.
Stretch of Central Avenue closer to being Main Street district
Three people were shot to death and another was injured in Brooksville on Friday night. DOROTHY FAMIANO
Brooksville police: Three killed, one injured in shooting