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Pinellas deputies go door-to-door at dawn to arrest unlicensed contractors

Pinellas deputies go door-to-door at dawn to arrest unlicensed contractors

For years, licensed contractors in Pinellas County have yearned for law enforcement to target unlicensed roofers, painters and others in the construction trades who perform shoddy work and swindle money from homeowners.Deputies fulfilled that wish on...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

Tampa police link two shootings, tell Seminole Heights residents to avoid walking alone

TAMPA — One was a 22-year-old African American man. The other was a 32-year-old white woman. Both died mysteriously of gunshot wounds in southeast Seminole Heights last week. Now police are asking nervous residents to be alert, avoid walking a...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Roosevelt Blvd closed at I-275 after truck hauling crane hits overpass

ST. PETERSBURG — A truck transporting a construction crane hit the Interstate 275 overpass at Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday. Westbound traffic on Roosevelt was closed, police said, until the Florida Department of Transportation can assess damage ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sen. Nelson urges FEMA to examine high number of denied flood claims

Sen. Nelson urges FEMA to examine high number of denied flood claims

Sen. Bill Nelson urged FEMA on Tuesday to ensure fairness, proper oversight and transparency in processing Hurricane Irma aid following a report by the Palm Beach Post that 90 percent of Irma claims under the National Flood Insurance Program had been...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Trigaux: On new Forbes 400 list of U.S. billionaires, 35 now call Florida their home

Trigaux: On new Forbes 400 list of U.S. billionaires, 35 now call Florida their home

The latest Forbes 400 richest people in America was unveiled Tuesday, with 35 billionaires on that list calling Florida home. That's actually down from 40 Florida billionaires listed last year when a full 10 percent listed declared they were Floridia...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Editorial: UF can set example for free speech

Editorial: UF can set example for free speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer is bringing his racist message Thursday to the University of Florida in a legitimate, if utterly repugnant, display of the First Amendment at work. As a public university, UF has little choice but to allow Spencer's ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere

Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere

DADE CITY — Pasco County has pulled the plug on a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center that had been scheduled to open to the public on Sunday.Instead, the county and the Florida Department of Children and...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Amazon expands in Tampa with Pop-Up shop in International Plaza

Amazon expands in Tampa with Pop-Up shop in International Plaza

TAMPA — A new retailer known largely for its online presence has popped up at International Plaza and Bay Street. The Amazon Pop-Up, a small physical store for the online mega-market, allows customers to test new products, ask questions, set-up...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban

Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes t...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal, and Trump expresses support

Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal, and Trump expresses support

WASHINGTON - A pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that President Donald Trump ended last week - and the president expressed support for the plan.But it was unclear...
Updated: 5 hours ago