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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Politics

Jury awards $340,000 to fired state corrections officials in whistle-blower suit

TALLAHASSEE — A jury in Tallahassee has slapped the state’s beleaguered Department of Corrections with a $340,000 verdict for wrongly firing a state prison warden and his assistant warden as retaliation for being whistleblowers, court d...
Updated: 1 hour ago

New shots fired in battle over voting districts

In documents filed with the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, attorneys for the Legislature say groups suing the state over its congressional districts submitted “politically corrupt” maps as part of the challenge.
Updated: 1 hour ago

HUD announces $1.8B in grants for homeless

TAMPA — The ambitious goal of ending chronic homelessness by next year just got its annual booster shot as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $1.8 billion in grants to some 8,400 local agencies that deal with homele...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Radice, ‘coach’ and builder of Hillsborough parks and rec, dead at 78

Radice, ‘coach’ and builder of Hillsborough parks and rec, dead at 78

TAMPA — When Ed Radice first took over as Hillsborough County’s parks and recreation director in 1974, his office was his car and his department files were boxed in the trunk.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Pentagon unit seeks technology to allow drones to work in unison

Sarasota inventor Skip Parish envisions a future where swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles working in unison hunt targets like a wolf pack.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Local priest, Catholic Church hid dark secret, victims group says

Local priest, Catholic Church hid dark secret, victims group says

TAMPA — The Rev. Innocente Clementi died in 1999 at the age of 78.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Feds fault Tampa for booting wounded vet, service dog from park

Feds fault Tampa for booting wounded vet, service dog from park

TAMPA — Cesar Silva and Sophia, his service dog, are almost inseparable.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Gov. Scott to pledge millions for Everglades restoration

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to dedicate tens of millions to helping the Everglades.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Tampa teen beaten in Israel cleared of wrongdoing

Tampa teen beaten in Israel cleared of wrongdoing

TAMPA — Months after he was arrested, beaten and placed under house arrest by Israeli police, 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir has been cleared of any wrongdoing that led to the attack, according to the Tampa Chapter of the Council on American-Isl...
Published: 01/26/15

Study puts high price on FSU-FAMU split

TALLAHASSEE — Splitting the engineering school shared by Florida State University and Florida A&M University into two separate programs could cost $1 billion and draw legal challenges on civil rights grounds, according to a new study on the is...
Published: 01/26/15