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Tampa police pension fund to pay slain officer's widow $1 million after finding benefits error

TAMPA — For years, former Tampa police Officer Ann Williams Thorn wondered whether she was getting a smaller widow's benefit than she deserved for the death of her husband — a fellow o …


Suspect in Orlando officer's killing captured after manhunt (w/video)


Review: Tim Dorsey's 'Clownfish Blues' pays dues to Florida-filmed 'Route 66'


  1. Deputies: Woman steals hundreds of dollars worth of feminine products, sex toys



    Deputies: Woman steals feminine products, sex toys

  2. Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel learns from time at the top, then the bottom


    ST. PETERSBURG — The distance between the top two quarterback prospects of 2012 was much greater than the few miles that separated Jameis Winston and Gunner Kiel on Monday afternoon.

    Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel prepares to throw the ball during practice Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in St. Petersburg. Kiel, who is playing on the West team, with face the East team in the annual East-West Shrine Game which will be played on Saturday, Jan. 21.
  3. How Donald Trump came up with 'Make America Great Again'


    "Make America Great Again."

    The four words that would help propel Donald Trump to the White House were an inspiration born years before, when hardly anyone but Trump himself could imagine him taking the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States.

    Donald Trump puts on a "Make America Great Again" hat at a rally in Sacramento, Calif., last June.  In 2012, Trump applied with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for exclusive rights to use "Make America Great Again" for "political action committee services, namely, promoting public awareness of political issues and fundraising in the field of politics." [Associated Press]
  4. Gun used by Berlin attacker imported to Switzerland in 1990s

    BERLIN — The gun used by Berlin attacker Anis Amri was imported to Switzerland in the early 1990s, but it remains unclear what then happened to the weapon, Swiss authorities said Wednesday.

    The wanted photo issued by German federal police on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 shows 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri. Swiss authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 the gun used by Berlin attacker Anis Amri was imported to Switzerland in the early 1990s. Investigators are still trying to figure out how Amri got hold of the .22-caliber handgun made by now-defunct German manufacturer Erma. [German police via AP]
  5. 4 reasons Democrats shouldn't totally freak out about President Trump

    State Roundup

    Inaugurations should offer a dose of hope and optimism, even for voters whose candidate lost. This week, though, millions of Americans are worried about the president-elect.

    President-elect Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Chairman's Global Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
  6. Carlton: Texting and driving, a stupid idea whose time has come in Tallahassee


    I am convinced that one day future generations will look back on us and say:

    Boy, was that stupid.

    A driver texts while moving south on Fourth Street at 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. A police could witness this and not pull the drive over legally. "Officers can't enforce the law. They can see it, but they can't do anything," says state Rep. Emily Slosberg, a Democrat from Boca Raton. "It's completely ridiculous." [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

  7. Rob Schneider slammed over MLK tweet to John Lewis

    Human Interest

    Oh, Rob.

    That's what hundreds of people are saying after actor Rob Schneider decided to get involved in the Donald Trump-John Lewis feud.

    Actor Rob Schneider (AP Photo/Tammie Arroyo, File)
  8. Jameis Winston lawsuits officially closed


    Jameis Winston's legal saga is officially, finally, over.

    Jameis Winston's legal saga is officially, finally, over. Judge Paul G. Byron closed the case Tuesday, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court's Middle District of Florida.
  9. Review: Shhhhh, and get in your seat; Van Morrison is on stage

    Human Interest

    CLEARWATER — You are out of practice. I get that.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy winner Van Morrison performs during the first of three concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday, 20 years since his record setting, 4 consecutive sellout performances. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
  10. Struck by politics in Miami, a White House staffer reflects on 'dream job'


    WASHINGTON - The University of Miami was buzzing over hosting the first presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry and for one undergrad, it was a career defining moment.

    Florida's Kaelan Richards, who worked in the White House press shop.

Court rejects teachers' union appeal to challenge tax credit voucher program

Florida's teachers union struck out on its last-ditch effort to dismantle Florida's tax credit scholarship program Wednesday as the Florida Supreme Court rejected its appeal for legal standing to challenge the voucher-like program that finances students from low-performing schools to attend private schools. ...


Can Bucs keep Shrine Game streak intact for 2017?

Practices for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field started Monday in St. Petersburg, and the Bucs have had a strong presence during practices at Shorecrest Prep and St. Petersburg High....


Tonya Harding in 1994.

Margot Robbie is unrecognizable in first photos as Tonya Harding

As we already know, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has no issues with roles requiring elaborate costumes, but her latest on-screen look as the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya is simultaneosly subtle and extreme at once....