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FAST wants more Penny for Pinellas tax money spent on affordable housing

FAST wants more Penny for Pinellas tax money spent on affordable housing

ST. PETERSBURG — City and county officials were asked to commit millions of dollars of sales tax revenues to build more affordable housing in Pinellas during a gathering of about 3,000 people Monday night at Tropicana Field. The program was the...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ominous question preceded Tampa man's murder charge:

Ominous question preceded Tampa man's murder charge: "Did you find her?"

TAMPA — As Hillsborough sheriff's deputies led him to a patrol car, blood spattered on his clothes and legs, Hector Acevedo asked an ominous question."Did you find her?" the 24-year-old convicted felon asked moments after his arrest Saturday on...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa Bay area business leaders lobby on contentious transit bill

Tampa Bay area business leaders lobby on contentious transit bill

TALLAHASSEE — More than a dozen top business local executives went to Tallahassee with an appeal in the days following last week's political showdown between three GOP senators from Tampa Bay over a regional transit bill.Keep talking. Please.Th...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tampa mother charged with child neglect after leaving infant in hot car at courthouse

Tampa mother charged with child neglect after leaving infant in hot car at courthouse

TAMPA — A 23-year-old Tampa woman was arrested Friday after she left her infant daughter in a hot car at the Hillsborough County courthouse, police said.Brandi Leigh Guggino was charged with child neglect after she returned to her black Kia par...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute with Rick Scott

Aramis Ayala gets prominent backers in death penalty dispute with Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE — Ex-prosecutors, former state Supreme Court justices, civil rights organizations and families of homicide victims from across the country have filed briefs supporting embattled Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in her leg...
Updated: 9 hours ago
As budget talks crash, Corcoran wants 'continuation' budget, no new spending

As budget talks crash, Corcoran wants 'continuation' budget, no new spending

TALLAHASSEE — A bitter stalemate over spending forced the Legislature to suspend work on a budget Monday, stirring more bad blood among Republicans and putting an on-time adjournment in doubt.Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and House Spe...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Haley, Young center among VA hospitals where drugs disappeared en route to patients

Haley, Young center among VA hospitals where drugs disappeared en route to patients

The Tampa area's two Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals — James A. Haley in Tampa and C.W. Bill Young in St. Petersburg — are among five in Florida reporting the loss of prescription pain killers, according to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchana...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa Bay waterfront builder pioneer Jack Apple dies

Tampa Bay waterfront builder pioneer Jack Apple dies

Asked for the key to a successful home-building career, Gale J. "Jack'' Apple liked to say: Be honest and never build something you wouldn't live in yourself. It was a philosophy that served Apple well as his Apple Homes built thousands of houses ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Adam Putnam: Fighting wildfires and steps to prevent new ones

Adam Putnam: Fighting wildfires and steps to prevent new ones

In every corner of our state, severe drought conditions have made Florida a tinderbox.Roughly 100 wildfires are burning about 75,000 acres, and our Florida Forest Service wildland firefighters are working side by side with partner agencies to battle ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Editorial: Don't cut legal aid for the poor

Editorial: Don't cut legal aid for the poor

President Donald Trump's budget-slashing proposals to defund Planned Parenthood and PBS have received plenty of attention. Flying dangerously under the radar is the president's push to eliminate federal money for the Legal Services Corp., which distr...
Updated: 11 hours ago