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Misuse of Florida’s driver database is often personal

Misuse of Florida’s driver database is often personal

After relations with his girlfriend grew cold last year, Ryan Elliott Butler stalked her and set fires along the way, torching her car and damaging the home of her friend, prosecutors say.
Published: 08/27/16
Elia supporters silent as Hillsborough County School Board members vie for re-election

Elia supporters silent as Hillsborough County School Board members vie for re-election

When four members voted to fire former superintendent MaryEllen Elia last January, Tampa’s politically powerful promised retribution once they faced election again. But now that election time is here, those threatening revenge are nowhere to be found.
Published: 08/27/16
Henderson: Monsignor Higgins tended to all, including Jerome, the score guy

Henderson: Monsignor Higgins tended to all, including Jerome, the score guy

As comfortable the good monsignor was around people of fame and influence, Joe Henderson says he never got too big for his parish — and his parish seemed to be anyone who crossed his path.
Published: 08/26/16
Tampa Sports Authority to consider fate of Sunset Music Festival

Tampa Sports Authority to consider fate of Sunset Music Festival

The Tampa Sports Authority next month is scheduled to discuss the future of the Sunset Music Festival, the scene this spring of two ecstacy-related deaths and more than 50 ambulance runs to the hospital.
Published: 08/26/16
Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

For the second straight year, Tampa City Council on Thursday will consider creating a new fee to pay for an ambitious plan to lessen the chronic street flooding residents see from a heavy summer thunderstorm.
Published: 08/26/16
Editorial: Give Citizens Review Board a chance to work

Editorial: Give Citizens Review Board a chance to work

Whether a new Citizens Review Board can improve relations between the Tampa Police Department and the community it serves hasn’t really been tested during the board’s first six months in operation. The 11-member panel has reviewed seven...
Published: 08/26/16
Brothers connect for Plant City football team

Brothers connect for Plant City football team

PLANT CITY — In the second quarter of last week’s preseason game at Riverview High, Plant City senior quarterback Corey King faced a third-and-long situation, took the snap, dropped back and sent a pass long and to his left. Pacing a pa...
Published: 08/26/16
Christian T-shirt maker wears his faith on his sleeve

Christian T-shirt maker wears his faith on his sleeve

Cornealous West remembers Sunday mornings growing up in Decatur, Ill.
Published: 08/26/16
Review: Hungry Harry’s brings ‘em back with family atmosphere

Review: Hungry Harry’s brings ‘em back with family atmosphere

♦ WHERE I ATE: Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que, 3116 Land O’Lakes Blvd., Land O’Lakes
Published: 08/26/16
Kendra Scott debuts new store in Hyde Park Village

Kendra Scott debuts new store in Hyde Park Village

In 2002, Kendra Scott, a single mother with $500 dollars in her pocket, traveled door-to-door in Austin, Texas, selling her handmade jewelry.
Published: 08/26/16