Links from the Times for March 19: Water police on patrol in St. Petersburg
Video: New water enforcement push nets 100 violators
Since starting the 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. patrols on Monday, the city has caught 100 violators. That's more citations in two days than the city issued in the first six months of daytime patrols.
Video: Vacationer survives fall from sixth-floor hotel balcony
A vacationer survived a fall from the sixth-floor balcony of a St. Pete Beach hotel. His fall was broken by a second-floor ledge and his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
As parents plead, informants' law grows weaker
Rachel Hoffman, 23, was killed after going on an undercover drug buy for Tallahassee police in the spring. In the highly charged aftermath came a bill to create "Rachel's Law." But the proposal has met opposition from law enforcement groups who say it is overreaching and one-size-fits-all, if not unnecessary. | Backstory: The Rachel Hoffman story | How Rachel became an informer
FHP reconsiders handling of traffic homicide
Eleven years after a man died in the middle of Interstate 275, the Florida Highway Patrol is taking a second look at how investigators handled the traffic homicide probe. The internal review is expected to be finished this week. But it isn't enough to satisfy parents of Kevin McGinley. | Backstory: How did Kevin McGinley die? | Special report