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The opinion faults Judge Chet Tharpe’s legal reasoning.

Appellate court again takes issue with a Tampa judge's sentence

TAMPA — For the third time in a year, an appellate court has issued an opinion rebuking Hillsborough Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe for improperly sentencing a defendant. In the halls of Tampa's courthouse, Tharpe is known for taking a hard line. But it's not the lengthy sentences the veteran judge hands down that are l …


    Capitol Buzz: Things to watch today in the special session

    Not much on tap for day two of the special session as lawmakers put themselves in position to enter budget negotiations, which House and Senate leadership said could happen by this weekend....


    Candidate for District 7 Seat

    Aaron Sharpe enters St. Petersburg City Council race for District 7

    St. Petersburg---A 46-year-old consultant and neighborhood association president says he will challenge a well-funded and endorsed candidate for the open District 7 seat on City Council, being vacated by term-limited Wengay Newton....


    What's on tap for Florida third graders?

    Florida's third graders are about to finish their school year. Their report cards should tell them whether they've been promoted to fourth grade, or retained for another year in third....