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Bay area joins movement to process critical rape evidence

TAMPA — For years, law enforcement agencies have been diligent about having rape victims undergo a sexual assault forensic exam, often called a rape kit. Technicians collect blood samples and potential DNA from the victim and look for evidence...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Hillsborough schools respond to federal complaints over discipline

TAMPA — On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County School Board gave its stamp of approval to a plan designed to drive down suspensions, in part because of a federal complaint filed over racial disparities in school discipline. ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Three years after women disappeared, families still wait for answers

Three years after women disappeared, families still wait for answers

Editor’s note: A version of this story published in the Plant City Courier.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Tampa pedestrian killed while crossing Bearss Avenue

A Tampa man was killed Saturday night when he was struck while crossing Bearss Avenue.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Bucs Hot Reads: Lovie sets sights on first game

TAMPA — Every team hopes to win the Super Bowl. The Bucs are no different, but coach Lovie Smith has laddered his goals for this year in a way that reflects his team’s status coming off a 2-14 season. ...
Published: 08/02/15
Taste of Boston seafood restaurant reels in customers at new sites

Taste of Boston seafood restaurant reels in customers at new sites

LUTZ — George Illes figured it was a time for a change.
Published: 08/02/15
Thousands of people invade Gulf coast for annual bay scallop season

Thousands of people invade Gulf coast for annual bay scallop season

What used to be a quiet rite of summer for native Floridians has gone mainstream with the discovery of bay scalloping as a family participation activity that just about every kid (and adult, too) can truly enjoy.
Published: 08/02/15
Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

Five candidates compete for St. Pete District 7 council seat

ST. PETERSBURG — With City Councilman Wengay Newton forced out by term limits, five candidates are competing to replace him in an election that could change the St. Petersburg council’s course in stadium negotiations with the Tampa Bay ...
Published: 08/02/15
Bad weather forces Bucs to audible before first workout

Bad weather forces Bucs to audible before first workout

TAMPA — On Jameis Winston’s first full day as an NFL starting quarterback, Mother Nature rolled out an audible.
Published: 08/02/15
Small donors give ‘grassroots’ credibility to candidates

Small donors give ‘grassroots’ credibility to candidates

TALLAHASSEE — When it comes to political contributions, every little bit helps, but presidential candidates can’t just rely on little bits to raise them above the pack.
Published: 08/02/15