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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

Anastasia Dawson

Times Staff Writer

Statewide push on for juvenile citations rather than arrests in minor offenses


About midway through the 28th annual conference of the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, Father John Tapp took the pulpit.

Hank Earl Carr’s girlfriend, Bernice Bowen, released from prison 18 years after police shootings


TAMPA — The girlfriend of Hank Earl Carr, a man who murdered her son, two Tampa police detectives and a state trooper in a matter of hours in 1998, was released from prison Sunday.

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez memorialized at Alonso High in Tampa, where he played

- The rain refused to let up, but hundreds packed the risers around Alonso High School’s baseball diamond Wednesday night. They always had for Jose Fernandez.

Patrick Murphy talks Marco Rubio, immigration reform at West Tampa restaurant

- He didn’t get a chance to eat the Cuban sandwich and plantain chips laid at his table Monday at Arco Iris Restaurant in West Tampa, but U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy left the small cafe with support from a host ...

Organizers say trouble-plagued Sunset Music Festival will be back at Raymond James Stadium next year


TAMPA — The Sunset Music Festival, an outdoor concert where two people died this year of drug overdoses and more than 50 people were hospitalized, will return to Tampa in 2017, organizers announced Monday.

Tampa mayor Buckhorn blasts proposed regulations for Uber, Lyft


TAMPA — If Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was behind the wheel, the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission and its proposed rules for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft would be driven out of existence...

Friends, family say unarmed man shot by Hillsborough sheriff’s deputy was more than just his rap sheet

- Messages posted to the Facebook video by friends, family and strangers throughout the country convey the anger and confusion provoked by Levonia Riggins’ death, which has sparked almost nightly protests in Riggins&#x...

Protests continue in Hillsborough over shooting of unarmed black man


CLAIR-MEL — For six days they’ve sat at the convenience store where he worked, sometimes blocking the streets, sometimes lighting candles in remembrance and sometimes just waiting for their next chance to a...

Sheriff’s official: Clair-Mel man reached toward waistband before deputy fired

- The southeast Hillsborough community of Clair-Mel braced for another night of unrest in the aftermath of Tuesday’s killing of Levonia Riggins, an unarmed black man suspected of selling marijuana.

Monsignor Higgins remembered at funeral for inspiring others to serve


TAMPA — More than a thousand mourners turned out Wednesday to remember Monsignor Laurence Higgins, whose wide-ranging community outreach inspired others to serve and whose influence was felt far beyond the Tampa p...

Tampa Police officer remembered for humor, heroism

- From the day Master Patrol Officer Fred Thomas Arnold III found a black rubber snake on the side of the road, he never missed a chance to use it against his fellow Tampa Police Department officers — hiding the snake ...