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Yanelly Zoller, also known as Nelly, snuggles with her grandfather’s dog, Venus. “She loved to help daddy work on the car,” her father, Shane Zoller, 22, said.Courtesy of Shane Zoller

Tampa girl, 4, dies of gunshot reaching for candy

TAMPA — One day last week, 4-year-old Yanelly Zoller reached into her grandmother's purse looking for candy, her father says. Instead, she found a gun. She accidently pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest. Shane Zoller, 22, is the father of three children: one living, another on the way and the little girl h …


Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, in Tallahassee during a Senate committee meeting.

Another Bright Futures boost? Florida lawmakers propose higher ed expansions

Veto be darned.

Gov. Rick Scott may have nixed a huge higher education bill in June, but Florida lawmakers are already renewing their push to overhaul the state's higher education system in the coming legislative session, starting with the tuition bills of top students....


City Council chairwoman Darden Rice said it was important to chose carefully which environmental projects St. Petersburg should spend its $810,000 state fine on because residents will be paying attention.

How should St. Pete make up for dumping all that sewage? How about a street sweeper?

ST. PETERSBURG — Every crisis has a silver lining....


Pasco County teachers welcomed back their students on Monday, after six days off for Hurricane Irma.

11 Pasco County schools get schedule changes to make up missed time from Irma

First, the good news. Pasco County families won't see their Thanksgiving break shortened to make up time missed from school during Hurricane Irma. ...