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Aramis Ayala: the Florida state attorney who refuses to pursue the death penalty

Aramis Ayala: the Florida state attorney who refuses to pursue the death penalty

ORLANDO — When Aramis Ayala began campaigning for state attorney in this Central Florida district last year, so few people knew her that she handed out cards informing voters how to pronounce her name.While she'd worked for eight years as a pub...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sunny skies for a busy Saturday around Tampa Bay

Sunny skies for a busy Saturday around Tampa Bay

It's a bit cloudy this morning, but mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures are expected to make today ideal for springtime parades and festivals taking place all over the Tampa Bay area."Warm, beautiful sunny both days this weekend," says 10Weather...
Published: 03/25/17
Friends say man accused in mother's brutal slaying 'loved her'

Friends say man accused in mother's brutal slaying 'loved her'

His friends say the only thing Joshua Carmona loved more than baseball was his mother. She would take him on road trips to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and buy tickets months out for New York Yankees games at Tropicana Field. She would cheer from ...
Published: 03/25/17
Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing due to possible engine fire

Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing due to possible engine fire

An Allegiant Air flight that departed the Orlando area made an emergency landing in Ohio a week ago after the pilot reported a fire in one of the aircraft's engines at 14,000 feet.Flight 636 with 163 passengers and crew was about 10 minutes from land...
Published: 03/25/17
As more vessels dock in St. Petersburg, city hopes for a busy waterfront in its future

As more vessels dock in St. Petersburg, city hopes for a busy waterfront in its future

ST. PETERSBURG — The downtown waterfront, a somnolent stretch in decades past, has emerged as one of the coolest places to be in Tampa Bay. Beach Drive hums with sidewalk diners. Pedestrians jostle for space. Bars, restaurants and shops are now...
Updated: 2 hours ago
USF researchers scan Tampa's Oaklawn Cemetery for lost graves

USF researchers scan Tampa's Oaklawn Cemetery for lost graves

TAMPAThe city's oldest cemetery is the final resting place for at least 1,000 early Tampa residents — pioneers, Confederate soldiers, victims of yellow fever, pirates, 13 mayors and slaves — but there might be even more.So this week, anth...
Published: 03/24/17
Updated: 03/25/17
Jeff Vinik-Cascade Investment partnership buys historic Tampa building for offices

Jeff Vinik-Cascade Investment partnership buys historic Tampa building for offices

TAMPA — An affiliate of Strategic Property Partners has purchased a historic downtown building for use as its office space as it forges ahead with a massive redevelopment of the Channel District. 802 Whiting LLC acquired a 1920s-era building at...
Published: 03/24/17
Updated: 03/25/17
Tampa mother freed after judge finds 'deceptive police practices' in child's death investigation

Tampa mother freed after judge finds 'deceptive police practices' in child's death investigation

TAMPA — When a 1-year-old boy died after suffering massive internal injuries, Tampa police pointed to his 24-year-old pregnant mother as the killer. Quanyisha Thompson, they said, admitted punching her son in the stomach before he died three ye...
Published: 03/24/17
Updated: 03/25/17
Carlton: Maybe an 'active' judge isn't a bad thing after all

Carlton: Maybe an 'active' judge isn't a bad thing after all

These are rough days for justice. For judges, too. Look at the headlines: A prosecutor wrongly refuses to prosecute the law she was elected to prosecute, then the governor wrongly overreaches by removing her from a case for her audacity. Politicians ...
Published: 03/24/17
HARTline bus with nine passengers and cement mixer hit in Ybor, shut down traffic

HARTline bus with nine passengers and cement mixer hit in Ybor, shut down traffic

TAMPA — A cement mixer struck a HART bus carrying 21 passengers early Friday, shutting down and slowing traffic in Ybor City, Tampa police said.Damien Boatwright was driving the truck south on 21st Street about 6:05 a.m. when he failed to stop ...
Published: 03/24/17