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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Officer killed in Tarpon Springs was father of 5
Charles Kondek, 45, a father of five and an 18-year veteran of the Tarpon Springs police department was shot and killed on Sunday. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
A police officer was shot and killed early this morning in Tarpon Springs and a male suspect is in custody, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans warms before taking on the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The deal would have allowed the Rays to explore options for moving out of Tropicana Field.
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To St. Pete, land under Trop more valuable than Rays
A new courthouse is needed to replace the aging courthouse annex — three buildings adjoining the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse on Twiggs Street. TRIBUNE FILE
Tampa’s new courthouse may stay downtown
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