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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Politics

USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as cult

USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as cult

TAMPA — A theater in the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida is the local worship center for an evangelical ministry whose affiliate in Arizona was booted this week from a campus religious council amid allegations it ope...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Testing bill on hold amid debate over high-level courses

TALLAHASSEE — Legislation that would overhaul Florida’s testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Senate increases land-buying money

TALLAHASSEE — The Senate added $35 million today to its plan for buying conservation land, as backers of November’s land and water constitutional amendment continue to push for a higher funding level proposed by the governor.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa mayor Buckhorn, council sworn in for second terms

Tampa mayor Buckhorn, council sworn in for second terms

TAMPA — If Mayor Bob Buckhorn does have ambition for higher office, Wednesday was a good rehearsal.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Missing Plant student’s family offering $5,000 reward

Missing Plant student’s family offering $5,000 reward

The family of a 17-year-old Plant High School student who has been missing since Sunday is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information about his disappearance.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Hillsborough ready again to raze Friendship Trail bridge

Hillsborough ready again to raze Friendship Trail bridge

The long-delayed demolition of the 58-year-old Friendship Trail Bridge is back on track and could occur later this year.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Shootings lead to alcohol ban on Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY — After the shooting of seven people at a spring break house party, Bay County commissioners are banning beach drinking in county-controlled sections of Panama City Beach for the duration of spring break....
Updated: 18 hours ago

Lawmakers advance bill delaying abortions for 24 hours

A Senate committee on Tuesday quickly passed contentious legislation creating a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion, leaving more than 30 speakers unable to address the bill.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Black farmers object to medical marijuana law

TALLAHASSEE — Black farmers, mostly in the South, fought for more than 30 years to reach a $1.3 billion settlement with the federal government over discriminatory lending and assistance practices.
Published: 03/31/15

Lawmakers move to regulate ‘fracking’ amid calls to ban it

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing cleared a Senate panel Tuesday, despite calls from opponents and some state lawmakers to ban the method in Florida.
Published: 03/31/15