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Autopsy: drugs found in MLB star Roy Halladay’s system after plane crash
The tail section of an ICON A5 ultralight airplane lay on a roadway near a boat ramp in the Gulf Harbors neighborhood of New Port Richey in November. The private plane, which belonged to Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, had just been removed from the shallow waters off Ben Pilot Point where it crashed, killing the former All-Star. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
When former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash in November, he had amphetamines, morphine and Ambien in his system, according to an autopsy report.Halladay, 40, died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a...
Foster mom Shannon Colavecchio and Princess Pigtails took this photo in a Tallahassee park, intending it for a Christmas card. A few days later, Shannon learned Princess Pigtails would be moved to the custody of her grandmother. [KT Creative, Katie Reeves]
Princess Pigtails' diary: the first 97 days of a foster mom and the little girl in her care
Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins announced the first in a series of spending cuts Friday. Three high-paid positions will be eliminated. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Cuts hit top school leaders as Hillsborough sheds three six-figure salaries
Ladies of the Sea and Soulfood owner Natalie Rene Panko pleaded guilty to several fraud charges in court on Thursday. (Image via Google maps)
U.S. Attorney: Tampa woman uses soulfood restaurant as part of IRS scheme, steals thousands

Fun Fact

Opinion

Editorial: Confronting racial distrust in St. Petersburg, one conversation at a time

The St. Petersburg Police Department’s heavy presence in Midtown on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the community animosity it stirred have raised a familiar, troubling question: Can St.

Column: Keep children out of the adult prison system
William March: Tampa Bay Democrats line up for state legislative races
Princess Pigtails' diary: the first 97 days of a foster mom and the little girl in her care
Column: The Mad King flies his flag
Editorial: Saying ‘thank you’ helps Tampa police build needed trust

Offbeat

Russian police in unexpected encounter with crocodile
Russian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement
Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling
Former Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking
Mom tells cops her son is dead, leads them on 2-state chase
Paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley up for auction
Officials: 5th grader mistakenly gave pot candy in school