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TAMPA — Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d rule on cases, candidates for judgeships generally have to try to distinguish t...
As the state’s chief executive, the governor of Florida wields significant power over the court system and has great influence on how the state keeps the public safe.
TAMPA — A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide.
A gun shop accused of selling the weapon used by a mentally ill man to kill his mother and her boyfriend two years ago has been sued by a national gun control group that says the shop is liable for the deaths.
TAMPA — Trying to persuade a 13-year-old girl in Belize to have sex with him, Pasco County middle school teacher David Wendel Thompson used a tactic officials say is common among adul...
TAMPA — The thought of putting an innocent person in jail is horrific, says Tampa Police
TAMPA — Although the federal government has officially dropped its appeal of a ruling exempting his company from having to provide employees certain types of birth control, Thomas Bec...
TAMPA — A former Tampa police sergeant and another woman are scheduled to go on trial for food stamp fraud in December.
When James Webb Baker Jr. read about Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter registration roles of ineligible voters, he got mad.
TAMPA — When James Webb Baker Jr. read about Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter registration roles of ineligible voters, he got mad.
A lesbian couple from Tampa will have to wait for the Florida Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban before the women’s divorce case can be settled.
TAMPA — The case of a same-sex Tampa couple wanting to dissolve their Massachusetts marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday by a state appellate court that took the u...