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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX – A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

Israeli official condemns beating of Tampa teen

TAMPA — The Consul General of Israel to Florida said on Wednesday that he expects the Israeli police officers who attacked Tampa teenager Tariq Khdeir in early July will be indicted.
Updated: 7 hours ago
St. Pete trail camera initiative may get county’s help

St. Pete trail camera initiative may get county’s help

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch wants the county to chip in on St. Petersburg’s plan to install security cameras on a crime-plagued section of the Pinellas Trail.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Vets told: Avoid ailing for-profit colleges

TAMPA — A national student veterans group is urging fellow military vets who are considering going back to school to avoid the Corinthian for-profit colleges, including Everest University campuses, which are on the market after Corinthian ran ...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Governor participates in call on border crisis

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott took part in a conference call Tuesday with top officials from President Barack Obama’s administration to discuss the president’s $3.7 billion plan to stem the flow of unaccompanied minors across the...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Judge strikes down Colo. gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
Updated: 8 hours ago
St. Pete police paint spice bust as warning

St. Pete police paint spice bust as warning

Police are hoping the arrests of 20 people and fines levied on two retailers will send a message to anyone who may be inclined to buy, sell, distribute or smoke synthetic marijuana.
Updated: 9 hours ago
New Aloft hotel in Tampa celebrates its opening

New Aloft hotel in Tampa celebrates its opening

The new Aloft hotel officially opens to the public today as a gleaming new boutique hotspot in the heart of the city.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Hundreds hungry for work pack job fair

Hundreds hungry for work pack job fair

A crowd of job seekers attended a job fair Wednesday hosted by state Rep. Janet Cruz.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 48 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.
Updated: 9 hours ago