Morning Headlines For Monday

The NEW AM820 NewsClearwater Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting. The incident began about 11 p.m. with a report of a reckless vehicle on South Gulfview Boulevard on Clearwater Beach. An officer responding to the scene noticed the vehicle pull into the parking lot of Shephard’s and attempted to make contact. The vehicle then fled into the parking lot of the neighboring Holiday Inn. At some point, the vehicle drove over some bushes and a curb and toward the officer in a reckless and threatening manner. In fear of his life, the officer discharged his weapon. The vehicle fled the scene south across Sand Key and was eventually stopped in Belleair. The suspect was taken into custody and will face a number of charges. No injuries were reported.

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As Bernie Sanders is fading away, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is mobilizing behind presumed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, lending her presidential bid a powerful boost of liberal credibility.

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton joined state and city elected officials in marching to celebrate gay pride in New York City. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was accompanied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Rev. Al Sharpton as she walked along part of the parade route.

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of Orlando’s LGBT Center says the support he’s feeling in New York City’s pride parade is “a little overwhelming right now.” Terry DeCarlo was among the thousands marching down Fifth Avenue on Sunday. The parade started off with a moment of silence for the victims of the massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hospital officials say survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 have visited patients injured in the Orlando nightclub shooting. According to a statement from Orlando Regional Medical Center, 10 bombing survivors and their service dogs visited the Pulse patients on Saturday. Eliza Gedney and Michelle L’Heureux invited Pulse survivor Rodney Sumter to Boston for the marathon next April.

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ATLANTA (AP) — People in the U.S. who own AR-style firearms are again feeling the heat after another mass shooting that involved the weapon. The shooter at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida was using an AR-style firearm. The worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history is renewing calls about reinstating a ban on the sale of those types of weapons. Owners of the long guns say the AR-style firearm might look intimidating but it’s no more menacing than any other firearm.

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The Zika virus raises risks for homeless families. A Tampa charity is distributing insect repellent and mosquito nets to the homeless to help protect them from mosquito bites. Metropolitan Ministries President and CEO Tim Marks says that he routinely hears complaints about insect bites from families sleeping in parks or in the woods. Marks says the mosquito-borne Zika virus raises the risks for homeless families. In a June 14 blog post, the charity asked for help compiling “Zika virus kits” and finding shelter for homeless families. The post said hundreds of families in the Tampa Bay area live in cars, tents and the woods during the summer, and the threat of Zika made those conditions more dangerous for children and pregnant women. Starting Monday, Metropolitan Ministries will hand out anti-mosquito kits at its Tampa outreach center.

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LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay-area man swindled a mentally disabled woman by pretending to be country music star Jason Aldean. Largo Police say that 27-year-old Daniel Michael Farris of St. Petersburg posed on Facebook as Aldean and as a friend of the singer. According to an affidavit obtained by the news station, the victim believed Farris was Aldean, and Farris convinced her to pay him $230 over two difference occasions and engage in sexual intercourse with him.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Navy officials say its Blue Angels will resume performances a month after one of their pilots was killed in a crash while practicing for an air show. Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi says the elite flight demonstration squadron was grateful for its fans’ patience as it “navigated through this very difficult loss of our teammate.” The Pensacola-based team will resume its schedule July 2 at the National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan.

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NEW YORK (AP) — AAA predicts tens of millions of road trips this holiday weekend will help break last year’s travel record. The car lobbying group and one of the nation’s largest travel agencies estimates that 43 million Americans will go somewhere this Independence Day weekend, with the overwhelming majority driving. Gas prices are lower and consumer confidence is strong.

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