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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Man, 23, charged in Tarpon Springs officer slaying
Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. is escorted into the Pinellas County Jail. He faces  first-degree murder charges in the slaying of Tarpon Springs Police officer Charles Kondek. JIM REED/STAFF
A 23-year-old man has been charged in the slaying of a Tarpon Springs police officer early this morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Rick Halborson arrived at the parking lot after the game to find his Lincoln MKX SUV damaged. He was walking to his car when he heard the thunder but didn’t know anyone was injured until he saw people on the ground, he said.  The strike shattered the sunroof on his SUV, he said. JASON BEHNKEN/STAFF
Lighting strike injures seven at Raymond James Stadium, firefighters say
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) flips the ball past Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson (90) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Final score: Packers 20, Bucs 3
Documents: FSU QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing
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