News Roundup

Get to know the candidates

Each election cycle, the Tampa Bay Times profiles candidates in all of the races. You'll find the candidates' positions on the issues and get to know more about their background. Before you vote, be sure to read these profiles for all of the 2014 candidates. The primary is Aug. 26, and the main election is Nov. 4.


Tyler Maddox, left, with his grandmother,  Linda Maddox, and twin brother,  Tyrique Maddox.Facebook

Woman shoots 7-year-old grandson she mistook for an intruder

TAMPA — Lying in bed early Tuesday morning, Linda Maddox heard a noise. She felt unsafe when her son, Reginald, would work nights, authorities said. So before she went to sleep, she propped a chair against the bedroom door and kept a gun at the ready. When she heard the chair scraping against the wood floor, author …


    Common Core support declining

    Public support for Common Core, the education standards supported heavily by Jeb Bush, has suffered as more people learn about it, according to a new poll....


    Dunedin hosts meetings this week on new City Hall proposals

    DUNEDIN| The public is invited to listen in as city officials discuss revised proposals from two developers interested in building a new municipal services annex....


    East Windsor kids placed in new schools

    The dozens of children who were kicked out of a charter school days before the first day of school were all placed in new schools by late Tuesday, a Pinellas County Schools spokeswoman said....