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Monday, May 25, 2015

Politics

Scott signs bill to let children secretly record their rapists

TALLAHASSEE – Children will now be able to secretly record people who rape them under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Published: 05/22/15

Advocates await Scott’s signing of trafficking laws

TAMPA — Brook Bello hopes two laws awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Scott will help keep others from suffering the misery she experienced.
Published: 05/22/15
Tampa considers quadrupling fees to help cut flooding

Tampa considers quadrupling fees to help cut flooding

Severe flooding that frequently breaches homes and makes busy streets impassable during the rainy season is the No. 1 complaint Tampa City Council members hear from residents.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Tampa sued by nonprofit agency over panhandling ban

Tampa sued by nonprofit agency over panhandling ban

TAMPA — A Tampa nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and care for the homeless has sued the city of Tampa, saying its panhandling ordinances violate free speech rights and have shut off a major source of revenue for the charity....
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Veteran on 400-mile run to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Alex Estrella is making the 405-mile journey to Key West on foot, in his combat boots, in an effort to honor Air Force veteran Jamie Brunette.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

TAMPA — Despite concern over the city’s controversial bicycle stop program, the city council unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Ward as the city’s new police chief Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, accord...
Published: 05/21/15
Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Memorial pays tribute to Gold Star families’ sacrifices

Spurred on by an old Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for heroics during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the students of Benjamin Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy undertook a mission.
Published: 05/21/15
Hillsborough picks business favorite as environmental leader

Hillsborough picks business favorite as environmental leader

TAMPA — Janet Dougherty, a businesswoman and favorite of the development community, will be the next director of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. ...
Published: 05/21/15
Feds offer Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess

Feds offer Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess

TALLAHASSEE — Federal officials announced Thursday that Florida hospitals will likely receive $1 billion in supplemental hospital funding next year, half as much as the current year but a silver lining for medical centers that were preparing f...
Published: 05/21/15