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Monday, Jul 06, 2015

Politics

Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits

TAMPA — A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa boxing announcer making comeback after sight restored

Tampa boxing announcer making comeback after sight restored

TAMPA — First, Mark Beiro lost his sight.
Published: 07/05/15

Accounting errors could cost Hillsborough County $143,000

TAMPA — Hillsborough County government is on the hook for $143,000 because of accounting errors that led to a shortfall in a firefighters’ union leave account.
Published: 07/05/15
Rays could take cue from planned ballpark district in Atlanta

Rays could take cue from planned ballpark district in Atlanta

TAMPA — It’s still up in the air as to whether a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark will land in Pinellas County or Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15

Havana fishing event brings anglers, worlds together

A one-week course called “Support the Cuban People Fishing Program” brought together two groups from countries isolated by politics for more than five decades. They met June 12 in the Cuban fishing hub of Cayo Cruz, on the northern shore of the province of Camaguey.
Published: 07/04/15
New Florida law shields police body cam videos

New Florida law shields police body cam videos

A new Florida law now shields the footage taken by police body cameras from public view, but legal experts say that doesn’t affect the rights of citizens who want to record their own video.
Published: 07/03/15
Updated: 07/04/15
Scott still hasn’t said whether he’ll sit down with Seminoles over blackjack dispute

Scott still hasn’t said whether he’ll sit down with Seminoles over blackjack dispute

TALLAHASSEE — More than a week after the Seminole Tribe of Florida asked Gov. Rick Scott to return to the bargaining table on keeping blackjack at its casinos, the governor still has not responded.
Published: 07/03/15
Giddy over growlers: Local craft brewers cheer law

Giddy over growlers: Local craft brewers cheer law

TAMPA — Craft beer aficionados, go ahead and clear out some room in your refrigerator.
Published: 07/03/15
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

WASHINGTON – Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
Published: 07/03/15
Democrat Rice won’t run for Jolly’s District 13 seat

Democrat Rice won’t run for Jolly’s District 13 seat

St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice has decided not to run for David Jolly’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Published: 07/03/15