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Alan Grayson calls on AG Loretta Lynch to investigate the death of Andrew Joseph III

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In February of 2014, 14-year-old Andrew Joseph III from Riverview was killed as he tired to cross Interstate 4 on foot after he was ejected from the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The teen was one of more than 100 young people kicked out of the event after deputies said a stampede of teenagers rushed through the midway. The family has previously indicated that they intended to sue the Florida State Fair Authority and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which provides security…

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Pier demolition debris gathered up in case Erika visits St. Petersburg

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There’s a tropical storm, maybe a hurricane, maybe heading straight for us. Maybe. Nevertheless, demolition of the inverted pyramid has been temporarily put on hold in order to make sure the site is safe should a storm maybe hit St. Petersburg. Crews were on site Friday afternoon clearing debris from the Pier head into large bins using cranes and other heavy machinery. The overall structure is still mostly intact. Portions of the exterior façade have been removed or partially removed.…

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