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Stephen Tyler Moore, 18 of Seffner, was placed under arrest for fleeing to elude, DUI, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Additional criminal mischief charges were added for the Armwood High School senior who subsequently kicked out the rear side window of the patrol car he was being transported with to the jail. [Florida Highway Patrol]

FHP: Armwood student, wrong-way driver knocks out window of patrol car after DUI arrest

TAMPA -- An Armwood High School senior knocked out the back window of a patrol car early Friday after he was arrested on multiple charges, including driving under the influence, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Just before 3 a.m., FHP troopers spotted Stephen Tyler Moore, 18, of Seffner, driving east in the westbou …


    Jeb Bush met with supporters after his CPAC appearance on Feb. 27, 2015.

    The email that rallied Jeb Bush's troops at CPAC

    Setting aside Jeb Bush's solid performance on the CPAC stage yesterday, the headlines would have been quite different today had he been repeatedly booed or faced a mass walk out....


    On fourth day of early voting, Tampa turnout nears 7.4 percent

    Turnout on the fourth day of early voting picked up a bit as 346 voters went to the polls Thursday. That pushed overall turnout so far to nearly 7.4 percent with three days left of early voting and election day next Tuesday. At this point, absentee ballots account for more than 91 percent of all ballots cast....


    Florida education news: Opt out, hiring freeze, contract talks and more

    TESTING: Parents and school districts across Florida prepare for opting out on testing day. More on opting out from the Orlando Sentinel. • One Pasco County teacher worries her students aren't ready. • Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers face a historic challenge to reform the testing system that has increasingly come under fire. • Alachua teachers are encouraged to create their own end-of-course exams, the Gainesville Sun reports....