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Pat Shontz, former Madeira Beach mayor, dies

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Pat Shontz, a former Madeira Beach mayor and city commissioner, died Thursday at a local hospital, city officials said. “It was a shock,” Madeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno said. “She was supposed to come home today. She went in the night.” Palladeno said Shontz was being treated for injuries received in a recent fall.  “She cared. Pat had nothing but love for the city of Madeira Beach,” Palladeno said. “She brought a lot to the table. She’ll be sorely missed.…

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Rick Scott on hurricane: “This is going to kill people”

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As he has all week, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday continued to stress the potential for peril brought by Hurricane Matthew. “If you think someone is making a bad decision (by not evacuating), call them,” he said during an early morning briefing at the state’s Emergency Operations Center. “Don’t let people try to (stay) in an evacuation area. Do it now; don’t wait.” Matthew killed at least 16 people in the Caribbean as it cut through Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas.…

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