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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
'Stand your ground' hearing begins in Pasco theater shooting case
Former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves Jr., attends a pretrial hearing with his attorneys Richard Escobar, right,  and Dino Michaels before Circuit Judge Pat Siracusa at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City in 2014. [Times files]
DADE CITY — Curtis Reeves, the man accused in the fatal 2014 shooting in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, is in court this morning for a hearing to determine if he should be immune from prosecution under Florida's "stand your ground" law.Reeves,...
Victor Crist said the Jackson House property is near other county holdings.
Jackson House supporters confused by plan to save black landmark
Trulieve manager Brian Powers, left, helps customer Ricky Parks  at the medical cannabis dispensary on Dale Mabry in January. Parks was diagnosed with lung cancer more than three years ago and said this is the only thing that helps him. Trulieve has three dispensaries open in Florida and plans to open 4 more in the state by the end of the year.
Romano: Doesn't medical marijuana deserve a free market too?

Fun Fact

US & World

CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project
The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company
Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian
Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big
Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy
Germany returns Menzel drawing sold under Nazi persecution

Florida

Man named Bernard hits blind relative who called him Bernard
Boca Raton police say a 21-year-old man repeatedly punched a blind relative who called him by his given name
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 2 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 5 Evening' game
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

Offbeat

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape
Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple houses away
Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'
Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids
Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver
Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace
Delaware: Search on for mounted elk head missing after party