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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer Tuesday in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.  [Scott Olson/Getty Images]

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men. An emotional Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit described the slain officer, Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, as a persona …


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....


St. Petersburg pushes for Cuban consulate

Mayor Rick Kriseman said Cuban officials were receptive to his idea of placing a consulate for that island nation in his city....


The yearly student forum at the Hillsborough County School Board generally attracts high-achieving high school students.

Hillsborough board will get student voices

After a long and somewhat circular conversation, the Hillsborough County School Board agreed Tuesday to find a way to get student input at their meetings....