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Tropical Storm in Gulf is fourth before July


Tropical storm menaces Gulf coast

MIAMI — Tropical Storm ­Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, interfering with oil and gas production and putting officials on alert for flooding and strong winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. The storm was about 220 miles south of the Mississippi River, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. It may bring up to 6 inches of rain to the coast. (AP)


Former principal held in slayings of 2

LEALMAN — A former Tampa school principal was being held Saturday on charges that he went on a hours-long rampage that killed two people and ­injured nine. Police said Anthony Giancola stabbed four people Friday at a group home for the hearing-impaired, rammed his car into a group of people, tried to run over a boy, and then assaulted a couple. (AP)


14-year-old shoots intruder, police say

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PHOENIX — A 14-year-old boy shot and wounded an intruder who broke into his home and pulled a gun on him as he watched his three younger siblings, police said. They were at home alone when the boy heard a bang on the door. He sent his siblings upstairs, got a handgun from his parent’s bedroom and shot the man, 37, ­after he allegedly broke down the door., police said. (AP)

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