Posted: 5:15 am Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Another rocket liftoff scheduled for today 

By Mimi Lawson

SpaceX scrubbed a Falcon 9 rocket attempt from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday due to technical issues. Next attempt is today, July 3 at 7:37 p.m.

Saturday House Bill 711, also known as the Beacon Bill, went into effect. It increases and makes permanent a registration-fee discount for boaters who purchase an emergency position indicating radio beacon, or an EPIRB.

Two people have died and four others hospitalized after an industrial accident Thursday afternoon at the TECO plant in Apollo Beach.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is receiving some worldwide recognition. It was recently voted as the 19th best amusement park in the world in the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice awards.

Taliah Dancil knows the recipe for success. The 12-year-old St. Petersburg native is a “Chopped Junior” champion. She beat out three competitors on the Food Network show. Her episode of “Guy’s Grocery Games” airs Aug. 13

The ball Pete Rose smashed to left center field for his record-breaking hit No. 4,192 sold Saturday for more than $403,000 on Leland’s Auctions. Rose drove the ball for a single on Sept. 11, 1985, at the former Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati to break the record of lifetime hits set by Ty Cobb in 1910.

Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 Sunday to avert a three-game sweep.