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Family shocked by decision to grant new trial for Trevor Dooley
Kanina James and her daughter, Danielle, have been to hell and back, and they're about to return. More than five years after Danielle's father was shot to death in front of her in a Valrico park, the man responsible has bee...
Published on 04/28/16
Updated on 04/29/16
L. David Shear, Tampa lawyer and advocate for foster children, dies at age 79
L. David Shear, who died Tuesday at age 79 after an illness, was a prominent Tampa lawyer who served as president of the Florida Bar in 1979 and 1980, and was also past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Published on 04/27/16
Expensive inmate phone calls a tax on poorest, advocates say
Advocates for inmates say the costs levied on inmates by private phone companies — with significant portions given to sheriffs and prison administrators — amount to a tax on the poor.
Published on 04/23/16
Florida tightening laws to keep up with synthetic drug manufacturers
For years, law enforcement has struggled to keep pace with the ever-changing chemistry of synthetic drugs. But now, authorities say, a new law that goes into effect July 1 should stop the cat-and-mouse game by changing the...
Published on 04/16/16
Updated on 04/17/16
iPhone search at center of Tampa area drug probe
More than 2,000 miles from San Bernardino, CA., and the FBI’s battle to search a terrorist’s iPhone, another iPhone could hold important evidence in a large-scale drug investigation, authorities say.

Published on 04/09/16
Tampa man among 61 granted clemency by Obama
Anthony Lee Lewis, 50, incarcerated since 1993 on drug charges, studied to be a paralegal behind bars, and prepared and submitted his own clemency petition, according to lawyers who said they were drawing up a petition for ...
Published on 03/30/16
Updated on 03/31/16