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Jury convicts driver in murders of wealthy Tampa couple

TAMPA — More than three years after he fatally shot his employer and her husband at their mansion in a gated enclave of Tampa, Julian Ospina-Florez was found guilty on two counts of first-de …

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Rapper Pitbull named ambassador for Florida tourism

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Storm study puts Tampa in a very vulnerable spot

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  1. Tell Me About It: College senior rethinks career path

    Relationships

    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering readers' favorites from her archive.

  2. Tell Me About It: Pregnant widow uses routine to cope

    Relationships

    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

  3. Renewing half-cent sales tax for schools will benefit our children and our county

    Columns

    Hernando County kids need your help. In January, the half-cent sales tax for schools expired, resulting in a loss of $8 million per year in sales tax revenues. We need to bring it back. The Hernando County School Board recently voted to hold a special election to reinstate the half-cent sales tax. Please support this …

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  4. Editorial: Don't tinker with drivers' licenses

    Editorials

    In an era where virtually anything from airline tickets to library cards to books can be delivered instantly, the state's highway safety department might turn back the clock. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is considering centralizing the issuance of drivers' licenses and taking the job away from …

  5. Editorial: Court should allow solar amendment on ballot

    Editorials

    The investor-owned electric utilities and Attorney General Pam Bondi's office failed to make a compelling argument Tuesday for the Florida Supreme Court to block a referendum next year on expanding public access to solar power. They gave the court no reason to reject the ballot language of a 2016 constitutional …

    The investor-owned electric utilities and Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office failed to make a compelling argument Tuesday for the Florida Supreme Court to block a referendum next year on expanding public access to solar power.

    J.P. Arencibia proves Buck Showalter prophetic in beating O's

       Since getting called up last week, C J.P. Arencibia has said several times that he was glad to be with the Rays after all having made the wrong decision during the off-season when he passed on Tampa Bay to sign with the Orioles....

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    Miami Herald sues Department of Corrections over withholding records

    By Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald

    The Miami Herald has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections, alleging that the agency has violated the state’s open record laws by withholding information about suspicious deaths and possible sexual and physical assaults of inmates at the hands of corrections officers in the state prison system....

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    Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games....

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