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Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Politics

Centcom helps fortify Iraqi forces against Islamic State

Centcom helps fortify Iraqi forces against Islamic State

TAMPA — Sometime in January, if all goes according to plan, forces with the terrorist Islamic State holed up since June in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul will be hit with a double whammy — Kurdish Peshmerga forces attacking from the w...
Updated: 1 min ago

Some potential jurors bail on serving in local courts

ST. PETERSBURG — Though some summoned jurors skip out on their duties, tracking down local violators and holding them in contempt of court hasn’t been a high priority. Most residents show up to serve — even if begrudgingly....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa gets a favorable credit rating, again

Tampa gets a favorable credit rating, again

TAMPA — Credit rating agencies are continuing to look favorably upon the city of Tampa’s finances.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa police trying to rid Davis Islands of 80 nuisance boats

Tampa police trying to rid Davis Islands of 80 nuisance boats

TAMPA — The horseshoe-shaped stretch of land that rings three sides of the Davis Islands Seaplane Basin helps buffer moored boats from the worst ravages of storms in Tampa Bay.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Justice Ginsburg sent home after heart stent implanted

Justice Ginsburg sent home after heart stent implanted

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Rogel quits as Tampa Bay Partnership chief

Rogel quits as Tampa Bay Partnership chief

Stuart Rogel, the only leader the Tampa Bay Partnership has known since it was formed in 1994 to promote regional economic development, resigned Friday as president and CEO.
Published: 11/26/14
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes heart procedure

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg undergoes heart procedure

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.
Published: 11/26/14
Hillsborough moves ahead on amateur sports complex

Hillsborough moves ahead on amateur sports complex

TAMPA — Two years after pledging $15 million for an amateur sports complex, Hillsborough County commissioners are ready to start searching for land and seeking bids from companies interested in building and operating the fields....
Published: 11/25/14
Updated: 11/26/14

Florida Supreme Court unseals documents on districts

TALLAHASSEE – The extent that Republican consultants went to influence Florida’s redrawing of congressional and legislative districts was placed into public view on Tuesday by the Florida Supreme Court.
Published: 11/25/14
Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Tampa-area crowds gather to protest Ferguson decision

Protests were held on both sides of Tampa Bay on Tuesday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Published: 11/25/14