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Monday, Jan 26, 2015

Politics

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...
Updated: 1 hour ago

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...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Sewage spill closes nature preserve

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County nature preserve in the Rocky Point area was closed Monday morning because of a sewage spill that occurred Friday.
Updated: 4 hours ago

St. Pete’s Brandes sponsors bill to legalize medical pot

TALLAHASSEE — Less than three months after the idea suffered a narrow defeat at the polls, a move to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has been introduced in the Legislature for Florida’s lawmakers to decide the issue.
Updated: 11 hours ago
New legislation aims to beef up ‘Rachel’s Law’ on police informants

New legislation aims to beef up ‘Rachel’s Law’ on police informants

Nearly seven years after a young Pinellas County woman was killed while acting as a police informant, lawmakers will decide whether to strengthen the state law named after her.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Former CIA acting director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Published: 01/25/15
Tax collector to add Drew Park office

Tax collector to add Drew Park office

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden has chosen the Tampa neighborhood of Drew Park to build a new service center where customers can get driver’s licenses, birth certificates and concealed weapons permits....
Published: 01/25/15
Homeowner group fights resident over mowing

Homeowner group fights resident over mowing

If you mow the lawn for an older neighbor or a sick relative, that’s called a good deed. But what’s it called when someone forces you to mow, edge and maintain land you don’t own?
Published: 01/25/15
Stadium subsidies are big-league gamble for state

Stadium subsidies are big-league gamble for state

Study: Florida gets back 30 cents for every $1 spent in sports stadium incentives.
Published: 01/25/15
Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

Marine researchers welcome new ship but miss Bellows

TAMPA — For more than four decades, it was a home base and floating laboratory for tens of thousands of students, faculty and researchers from the Suwannee River to Puerto Rico.
Published: 01/23/15
Updated: 01/24/15