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Florida’s bike death rate highest in nation

Florida’s bike death rate highest in nation

The news for Florida in a comprehensive new report on bicyclist deaths is dismal, leaving those who toil at the problem asking themselves whether to blame the roads or the people using them.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rains made Lutz lake a brown, murky mess

Rains made Lutz lake a brown, murky mess

For three days, muddy water washed over a stretch of Van Dyke Road, turning nearby Lake Crenshaw into a chocolate-colored pond.
Published: 08/29/15
Before nation’s top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Before nation’s top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

MINNEAPOLIS – In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy.
Published: 08/29/15

In Tampa, Florida GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, ‘Washington Republicans’

TAMPA – They railed against the Obama administration’s foreign policy. They scolded “Washington Republicans.” And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done....
Published: 08/29/15
USF student injured in Cuba flown home for free

USF student injured in Cuba flown home for free

TAMPA — Moments after Barbara Jimenez stepped off the medical transport plane at the International Jet Center on Friday, she was escorted onto a stretcher, lifted into an ambulance and whisked away to Tampa General Hospital. ...
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
Tampa mayor heads off city council effort, creates police review board

Tampa mayor heads off city council effort, creates police review board

Mayor Bob Buckhorn signed an executive order creating an 11-member citizens review board to make recommendations on cases including use of undue force, police pursuits and other matters that lead to internal investigations. The board also will make recommendations on general police practices and community issues.
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
Buckhorn to seek recruitment, transportation tips in Ireland

Buckhorn to seek recruitment, transportation tips in Ireland

TAMPA — As evidenced by the green pants he dons on St. Patrick’s Day, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is mighty proud of his Irish roots.
Published: 08/28/15
Florida Lottery secretary resigns; Scott appoints interim

Florida Lottery secretary resigns; Scott appoints interim

Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell is resigning amid questions about her travel, spending and work habits.
Published: 08/28/15
Tampa City Council wants more answers before deciding on stormwater fees

Tampa City Council wants more answers before deciding on stormwater fees

When some parts of Tampa were under four feet of water at the start of the month, City Council members seemed largely supportive of raising the city’s stormwater service fee and introducing a new improvement assessment to pay for improved drain...
Published: 08/27/15
Updated: 08/28/15

Judge: Permanently disbar all three lawyers involved in DUI setup

Three lawyers who orchestrated the DUI arrest of an adversary should receive a professional death sentence - permanent disbarment, a judge recommended Thursday. “This malicious tampering with another person’s personal life and career was...
Published: 08/27/15
Updated: 08/28/15