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Tropical Storm Colin forces City of St. Pete to postpone budget Open House

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Because of the effects of Tropical Storm Colin, the city of St. Petersburg has rescheduled its budget open house until Tuesday, June 14. The budget open house will be held at 6 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Residents will have an opportunity to share thoughts and priorities about the 2016-17 budget with administrators, Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council members during the open house. Residents will be able to leave budget-related feedback online at www.stpeteinnovision.com, from June…

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Florida gets more rain as Tropical Storm Colin heads east

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Tropical Storm Colin was expected to continue dropping heavy rains over the Southeast on Tuesday after moving across northern Florida, knocking out power and flooding roads. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as the storm churned its way across the state into southeast Georgia, and The National Hurricane Center said Colin marked the earliest that a third named storm has ever formed in the Atlantic basin. By 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the storm was moving into the…

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Power outages, flooding in Florida due to Tropical Storm Colin

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Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Colin hit north Florida and southern Georgia on Monday, knocking out power in some areas and flooding roads on the Gulf coast. Residents filled sandbags, schools closed early and graduation ceremonies were postponed as Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. The National Hurricane Center said Colin marked the earliest that a third named storm has ever formed in the Atlantic basin. Colin’s maximum sustained winds Monday were near 50 mph (85 kph) with…

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Pam Bondi’s office can’t resolve Twitter public record question

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A list of everyone who has blocked, or been blocked by, an elected official on Twitter might be a public record, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s office. Then again, maybe not. “The question presented … involves mixed questions of law and fact that this office cannot resolve,” said an informal Attorney General’s advisory opinion issued last week. The opinion was requested by Gainesville City Attorney Nicolle Shalley. She wanted to know “whether a list or record of accounts which have been blocked…

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Tropical Storm Colin gains strength as it nears Florida; Gov. declares emergency

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Residents on Florida’s Gulf coast filled sandbags, schools planned to close early and Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Colin gained speed and churned toward the state Monday, threatening serious flooding. A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was already under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced that a swift-moving depression had become a named storm. The center said it is the earliest that a third named storm has…

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Tropical Storm Colin forms in Gulf of Mexico

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The latest on severe weather across the United States (all times local): 6 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Colin has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is predicted to land in Florida. Forecasters upgraded the storm from a tropical depression to a tropical storm just before 6 p.m. Sunday. That means Colin has sustained winds of at least 39 mph. The storm is expected to dump flooding rains on Florida’s Gulf coast when it hits…

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Tampa Bay region under Tropical Storm Warning through Monday

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Much of Florida’s western coast was under a tropical storm warning Sunday, with the threat of heavy rains and high wind moving quickly northeast from the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said a tropical depression in the southern gulf was “expected to become a tropical storm” later Sunday or early Monday. The depression was moving at a speed of about 8 mph (13 kph) and was expected to pick up the pace later Sunday. Tropical depressions…

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