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Legal lion Barry Cohen reveals leukemia and tells how it has changed his priorities
Tampa defense attorney Barry Cohen is battling against leukemia and has closed his law office after 43 years. Cohen's high profile cases included Jennifer Porter's hit and run, and Marlene and Steve Aisenberg's missing baby. He still hopes to be back in a courtroom if his cancer goes into remission. [Times (2010)]
TAMPA — Time was, if you were in deep trouble, you turned to Barry Cohen.He kept Jennifer Porter out of jail even after her hit-and-run accident left two children dead. He got charges against Steven and Marlene Aisenberg dropped and won them $3...
Melissa Falkowski returns to her classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Thursday, eight days after 17 people were killed at the school. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times]
She’s taught at the Parkland high school for 14 years. Can she go back?
A Tampa Bay Times investigation found a documented history of drug and alcohol abuse in the department and drug policies that lag behind other Florida fire rescue departments. Luis Santana | Times
Overdoses, DUIs, stolen drugs: Florida’s third-biggest fire rescue department has a problem
Rays officials senior VP Chaim Bloom, GM Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash are all smiles on Feb. 13 anyway. [CHRIS URSO | Times]
Inside the Rays’ plan to prove the tanking truthers wrong

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Teen detained after explosion at school

ORLANDO — Authorities have detained a 14-year-old boy and launched an arson investigation after an explosion led to an evacuation of a Florida high school.

Orange County sheriff’s spokesman...

Mental illness dominating post-Parkland gun debate, but at what cost?
Democrats release rebuttal of GOP memo
UN Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria
Police: Registered sex offender who attacked Marriott hotel worker arrested
Parents accused of torturing their 13 children face new charges

Offbeat

At Flag Day ceremony, Mexico's 'tri-color' flies upside down
A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry after troops flew the country's red, white and green "tri-color" upside down
Thirsty goalkeeper gifts opponents equalizer in Germany
French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus
Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm
Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking
Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door