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Family trust of Publix founder's daughter gives $800,000 to fight medical marijuana initiative

Preparing to again try to defeat a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, the Drug Free Florida Committee received an $800,000 contribution this month from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust, a …

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James Nozar has been busy planning the future of downtown Tampa

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Motorist hit 3 other cars in spree that killed scooter driver, 90, police say

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  1. Mother of Pulse nightclub shooting victim brings raw emotion to Democratic convention

    Blogs

    PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps the most raw moment of the Democratic National Convention came Wednesday night when a woman from Polk City, Florida, stepped up to the lectern.

    Christine Leinonen, the mother of Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, who was killed in the nightclub attack in Orlando, is joined on stage by Brandon Wolf, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando, and Jose Arraigada, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando, as she speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
  2. Rick Scott to chair Trump super PAC

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott will serve as national chairman for Rebuilding America, a super PAC supporting Donald Trump.

  3. Pinellas police leaders distance their departments from national tensions at Tiger Bay luncheon

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — In a wide-ranging discussion Wednesday about modern policing, three of Pinellas County's top law enforcement leaders sought to distance their departments from the violence and fractured race relations that have troubled authorities across the nation.

    From left, St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter answer questions Wednesday at Tiger Bay.
  4. Democrats chide Alan Grayson over domestic violence reports

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Four staffers quit U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's campaign for the Senate on Wednesday, continuing the political fallout from newly emerged allegations that he abused his ex-wife four times over 20 years.

  5. Warren Sapp reaches for a lobster and gets bit by a shark

    Bucs

    Warren Sapp likes to fish, but Wednesday he learned what the bait feels like.

    Warren Sapp’s left arm requires four stitches after a shark surprises him while on a dive.
  6. News Service of Florida: After Pulse, Rick Scott expressed support for gay rights

    Blogs

    From our friends at The News Service of Florida:

    Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, said that Rick Scott privately expressed to him support for gay rights after the Pulse nightclub killings.
  7. With trade rumors swirling, Moore leads Rays past Dodgers

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — If Wednesday was indeed Matt Moore's last start with the Rays before a trade by Monday's deadline, he went out in impressive style.

    Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe, left, makes the relay, after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) at second base, to get Scott Van Slyke at first for a double play during the first inning. [AP photo]
  8. State Rep. Chris Sprowls faces heat from opponent after leaving State Attorney's Office

    Elections

    CLEARWATER — State Rep. Chris Sprowls, a Republican attorney running for reelection to the House District 65 seat in November, is getting heat from his Democratic opponent after resigning earlier this month from the State Attorney's Office for Pinellas and Pasco counties.

    Assistant State Attorney Chris Sprowls resigned earlier this month after seven years as assistant state attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Pinellas and Pasco counties. He took a job with the private firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney.  [SKIP O'ROURKE  | Times]
  9. Romano: How to poison Florida's waters in a few easy steps

    Water

    To paraphrase an old Sam Cooke song:

    Don't know much about ecology. Don't know much biology.

  10. Warren Sapp bit in arm by shark while lobstering

    Blogs

    Former Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a regular on charter fishing trips in his retirement these days, was bitten in the arm by a shark while lobstering on a charter based out of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

    Jack Carlson's charter, Two Conchs, posted a photo to Instagram with a photo of a deep, bloody gash to Warren Sapp's arm.
Christine Leinonen, the mother of Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, who was killed in the nightclub attack in Orlando, is joined on stage by Brandon Wolf, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando, and Jose Arraigada, survivor of the nightclub attack in Orlando, as she speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Mother of Pulse nightclub shooting victim brings raw emotion to Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA -- Perhaps the most raw moment of the Democratic National Convention came Wednesday night when a woman from Polk City, Florida, stepped up to the lectern....

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"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...

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Bucs claim former Nebraska CB Daniel Davie from Colts

Continuing to tweak the bottom of their roster on the eve of training camp, the Bucs on Wednesday waived cornerback Joel Ross and claimed cornerback Daniel Davie, an undrafted rookie from Nebraska who was waived Tuesday by the Colts....

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