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Politics

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

Indian film festival returns with hopes of rivaling Sundance

TAMPA — Tampa was immersed in the world of big-budget films from India 18 months ago when the area hosted the extravaganza known as the Bollywood Oscars, put on by the International Indian Film Academy.
Published: 08/27/15
Barron Collier III gives USF $10.85M for work-ready school

Barron Collier III gives USF $10.85M for work-ready school

TAMPA — Barron Gift Collier III and his wife, Dana Collier, had never met the boy they helped send to the University of South Florida until he introduced them to the crowd in the USF Muma College of Business on Thursday.
Published: 08/27/15

Carnival Pride returning to Tampa in 2017

Carnival Cruise Lines plans to bring Carnival Pride back to Tampa in 2017 with five- and 14-day cruises.
Published: 08/27/15
John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

TAMPA — Council members, mayors, congressmen, all revered John F. Germany.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Ever since leaving the battlefields of Vietnam in 1968, Marine veteran Gerhard Reitmann struggled with the horrific memories of the things he did and saw.
Published: 08/26/15
Once next to trash bins, artwork finds better vistas on Bayshore Blvd.

Once next to trash bins, artwork finds better vistas on Bayshore Blvd.

For years, one of the most important pieces of the city’s public art collection sat nestled among garbage bins and delivery trucks at the end of a park access road.
Published: 08/26/15
Scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay, new count shows

Scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay, new count shows

People are jumping into the waters north of here and hauling out scallops by the thousands this time of year, but the environmental group Tampa Bay Watch is rejoicing at a far smaller found number closer to home — just 233 of them.
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15