Monday, December 11, 2017

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Lawyer Melba Pearson was just weeks into her new role with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office when she encountered her first instance of work-related sexual harassment.One day after class, Pearson and her colleagues were unwinding at a bar when t...
Published: 12/08/17
Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

TAMPA — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was honored by the Gold Shield Foundation, which assists families of first responders killed in the line of duty.At a luncheon Thursday, Bondi received the Philip A. McNiff "Lifetime of Service" award, named...
Published: 12/08/17
MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

TEMPLE TERRACE — Kim and Doug Marler described their daughter, Alexandria Jordan "Ally" as free-spirited, funny and fun."When she walked into a room her smile would light up the entire room," said Kim Marler about the elder of the Bradenton couple’s ...
Published: 12/08/17
March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

Local Republicans are still looking for another candidate against Democrat Janet Cruz in the county commission District 1 race, and lawyer and business owner Todd Marks is getting serious about the possibility. This week, Marks met with a group of po...
Published: 12/08/17
Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?"When you get looks from people, you fe...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Hillsborough County’s public school teachers are horn-honking, voice-raising, sign-waving, foot-stomping mad, and I can’t blame them. They are paying for a problem they didn’t create. About one-third of the workforce was expecting to receive a $4,000...
Published: 12/07/17

Talking subs, ships and the controversial F-35 with the Navy’s newest assistant secretary

TAMPA — James "Hondo" Geurts, a familiar face at MacDill Air Force Base, was sworn in as the Navy’s newest assistant secretary last week ."I’ll be responsible for acquisition for the Navy and Marine Corps," said Geurts, sitting in a chair on the brid...
Published: 12/07/17
Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

Temple Terrace hires a new city attorney

TEMPLE TERRACE — A former St. Petersburg senior assistant city attorney with 23 years of experience in that job was sworn in last week as the new city attorney for Temple Terrace.Pamela Cichon, who will work directly for the city, replaces Mark Conno...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/08/17
A home for Elmo and Doc Martin - a Sunday Conversation with WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth

A home for Elmo and Doc Martin - a Sunday Conversation with WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth

In October, WEDU became one of the first PBS stations in the nation to offer six channels of programming with the addition of new channels PBS KIDS and Create TV. • At the same time, it became a new home for PBS favorites like Doc Martin and Pen...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Ugly sweaters have holiday parties looking pretty

Ugly sweaters have holiday parties looking pretty

TAMPA — Nicole Connor was looking for the right clothes to wear to a party this weekend when she entered a local business this week."If I’m going to a Christmas party, I am going to wear an ugly sweater," said the executive assistant at the Tampa Bay...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17