News Roundup

Henrietta Regina Dickson is shown in happier times at a family gathering in Chicago. “It was a family party, Aunt Henrietta coming to visit us,” said her brother David Dickson. “That was pretty much her — a nice sense of style, a happy presence, always ready with a smile. Great plans and stories, and so engaging. She really did brighten up a room when she entered.”Family photo

Woman run over in parking space had a bright life dimmed by drugs and alcohol

ST. PETERSBURG When Raymond Schaefer sat down to drink his coffee Thursday morning, he didn't expect to see his new friend's photo in the newspaper. It was there, he learned, because she had been run over and killed as she slept in a carport parking space. "When I first saw it, I actually cried," Schaefer, 52, said …


    Rich tells newsies of dangers of 'two Republicans' for governor

    The News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders reports on Nan Rich's speech Friday to the Florida Society of News Editors:...


    Pinellas school board candidates talk Common Core, engagement

    The issues at stake for the candidates to replace Robin Wikle on the Pinellas School Board became clearer this week as the three contenders sat down with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board....


    307 Florida elementary schools face added hour of reading instruction

    Along with school grades, the Florida Department of Education on Friday released what's being referred to as the Lowest 300 list. It includes 307 elementary schools (there were some ties) that have the lowest combined total of percentage points of kids passing and making gains on the FCAT reading exam....