ST. PETE BEACH (AP) — St. Pete Beach has been evacuated after a beach walker found an object that could be old military ordnance.READ MORE: Florida Lawmakers Look At More Sites For Gopher Tortoises
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The beachgoer found the large cylindrical object encrusted with barnacles while combing the shoreline Sunday morning.
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