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Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

Politics

Tampa ex-mayor Greco seeks Fountain of Youth

Tampa ex-mayor Greco seeks Fountain of Youth

When Dick Greco married Dr. Linda McClintock 20 years ago, he joked with friends that he needed someone to care for him as he grew older. McClintock, who is 20 years younger, is instead using her medical skills to keep her 81-year-old husband young.
Updated: 1 hour ago
House OKs end to ‘growler’ prohibition, sends bill to governor

House OKs end to ‘growler’ prohibition, sends bill to governor

The House on Friday joined the Senate in supporting the end of the state’s prohibition on brewers being able to fill 64-ounce containers known as “growlers” for off-site consumption. Currently, brewers can only fill containers of other sizes.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Medical pot rule challenger has no standing, state says

TALLAHASSEE — Attorneys for state health regulators have a week to persuade a judge to toss out a challenge to a proposed medical-marijuana rule in a case that could hinge on whether a nursery was “pregnant” when its owner filed ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

It wasn’t the stripper school that earned the Odessa mansion a unanimous finding of non-compliance by the code enforcement board. The mansion ran afoul of the county by holding special events without a permit and running a business in a residential district.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Abortion waiting period bill goes to Gov. Scott

A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.
Updated: 21 hours ago

Legislature passes bill to let child rape victims record attackers

The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers.
Updated: 23 hours ago
‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

TAMPA — “The Infiltrator” starring Bryan Cranston began filming Wednesday morning when director Brad Furman yelled action on the set — the Tampa shipyards on the outskirts of Ybor City.
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15

Chief Castor defends officers in wake of bike enforcement review

TAMPA — Police Chief Jane Castor defended her officers Thursday, telling the City Council she would not tolerate “undo criticism” of the force and disagreeing with allegations Tampa police targeted black bicyclists....
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15
Jeb Bush to appear at Hillsborough’s Lincoln Day Dinner on June 19

Jeb Bush to appear at Hillsborough’s Lincoln Day Dinner on June 19

TAMPA — Hillsborough Republicans will welcome former Gov. Jeb Bush back to Florida as keynote speaker for their June 19 Lincoln Day Dinner.
Published: 04/23/15
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay.
Published: 04/23/15