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Tampa Police Lt. Kim Torres, right, explains to Food Not Bombs members distributing food to the homeless at Lykes Gaslight Square Park Jan. 10 why their tables violate the city's ordinance. TONY MARRERO | Times

Hillsborough state attorney dropping charges against volunteers arrested for feeding homeless in Tampa park

TAMPA — Jimmy Dunson knew he was taking a chance when he arrived at Lykes Gaslight Square Park on Tuesday morning to feed the homeless. Just 10 days earlier, the same act in the same park landed Dunson and six others in handcuffs. But this time Tampa police didn't stop Dunson and his group, the Tampa chapter of Foo …



Charlie Crist urges Obama to champion cause of freeing local man

In a letter penned to President Barack Obama in his final week in office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, highlighted the story of a St. Petersburg man he said is wrongly serving prison time....


Vito Sheeley, left,  appears headed to Mayor Rick Kriseman's reelection team

Vito Sheeley headed to Kriseman campaign?

Vito Sheeley has been newly-elected Congressman Charlie Crist's district director for two months after playing a key role in the former governor's succesful run for Congress. ...


Parents spoke for nearly two hours Tuesday before the Pasco County School Board voted on new attendance boundaries.

Pasco School Board approves new attendance zones for thousands of students

Thousands of Pasco County students will be going to different schools next fall, after the School Board adopted new attendance boundaries aimed at easing crowding at some campuses and filling open seats at others....