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Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Politics

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Congressional lawmakers want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Ruskin postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through restricted airspace.
Published: 04/22/15
Updated: 04/23/15

House passes 1-day wait before abortion

TALLAHASSEE — With the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.
Published: 04/22/15

Sales tax hike for transportation moves closer to ballot

TAMPA — A sales tax referendum for transportation projects in Hillsborough County moved closer to reality Wednesday.
Published: 04/22/15
Lowry zoo leader heading for Chicago

Lowry zoo leader heading for Chicago

TAMPA — Lowry Park Zoo CEO Craig Pugh, whose tenure began five years ago amid the swirl of a scandal that resulted in his predecessor’s ouster, is leaving for Chicago, a city where he has deep roots and where he began his career....
Published: 04/22/15
Warbirds soar to promote Fly-in, My MacDill

Warbirds soar to promote Fly-in, My MacDill

TAMPA — After two passes over MacDill Air Force Base, the formation of World War II warbirds received a call from the base tower.
Published: 04/22/15
Legislature passes 'Waldo Bill' to outlaw ticket quotas

Legislature passes 'Waldo Bill' to outlaw ticket quotas

Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies would be illegal under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. It now awaits Gov. Rick Scott's approval.
Published: 04/22/15

Bill would crack down on illegally feeding wildlife

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators as the state prepares to allow its first black bear hunt in two decades.
Published: 04/22/15

Pasco approves new restrictions on where sex offenders can live

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County commissioners unanimously approved a new ordinance increasing restrictions on where sex offenders can live.
Published: 04/21/15

Obama trip to Glades draws Scott rebuke

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott wants the federal government to catch up on payments for the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, as President Barack Obama heads to South Florida on Wednesday to discuss climate change.
Published: 04/21/15
Grant crushes write-in candidate in special election for House District 64

Grant crushes write-in candidate in special election for House District 64

TAMPA — With just a week and a half left in the regular legislative session, Jamie Grant reclaimed his seat in the state House of Representatives in a landslide win in Tuesday’s special election.
Published: 04/21/15