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Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront
Barricades along Beach Drive at the intersection of Fourth Avenue NE have been erected for security at upcoming holiday events at North Straub Park. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
Times Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — World and national tragedies are changing the city's approach to security for special events at North Straub Park.With the approach of the holidays, concrete barricades have been erected at a...
Largo police Officer Keith Bowling, left, and Largo police Officer Vu Tran, right, block Largo police Officer Matt Williams, who pretends to be an active shooter, during a training to prepare residents and business owners in the event of an armed intruder. The training, called ALICE - Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate - took place at Largo Police Department on Saturday, November 18, 2017. During the training, tennis balls and other items were used by trainees to defend themselves during a drill. ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times
Largo police active shooter training 'a sign of the times' for participants
Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan speaks about the Seminole Heights killings at an NAACP general meeting at the Seminole Heights Branch Library in Tampa on Thursday.
Black residents question arrest spike during search for Seminole Heights killer
From left: Congressman Charlie Crist, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway during a meeting this summer to discuss the ongoing car theft epidemic among Pinellas youth. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
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Tuesday's letters: Disgraceful tax proposals

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Disgraceful, harmful proposals

The very fact that the Congress of the people of the United States would propose, not to mention pass, the current tax bill is...

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Crash involving bicyclist closes EB lanes on W Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Eastbound lanes on W Kennedy Boulevard were reopened by 6:30 a.m. at S Parker Street in downtown Tampa after a bicyclist was struck early Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred in...

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